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5 Powerful Practices that will Unblock your Creativity

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By The Breatharian BloggerPublished 2 years ago 4 min read
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5 Powerful Practices that will Unblock your Creativity
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In a world where everyone around you is constantly creating, it can be tough to feel like you're in the same space.

You might feel creatively constipated if you're pushing yourself too hard to create something new.

I adore writing, but there are moments when I feel like I can't seem to get it done no matter how hard I try.

This is when I decided to give writing a rest and use methods that will help me awaken my creative potential.

What if I told you your limitless creative power lies right inside of you?

Would you believe that you could unleash this power any time you wished?

Still wondering how?

…Okay here’s the secret.

Your creative power is related to your Swadhisthana chakra. Otherwise known as your Sacral chakra.

Chakras

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What is chakra and how does it impact your creativity?

If we are to talk about chakras, let's start with an analogy.

Imagine you are traveling from one place to another by train. See the train lines connecting these places. Now, imagine these train lines as connections running within your own body.

Similarly, there are nadis in our body that connect each other just line train lines connect different places.

Our body is jada meaning: it cannot function by itself. It needs prana (life force energy) to keep running.

The day the prana stops, is the day the body stops working as well.

All train lines in every city meet at a junction - which is essential for trains to run smoothly.

Likewise, there are chakras in our body where all the nadis meet.

Each chakra has a superpower associated with it; if any of them are imbalanced, we lack that superpower.

If we're feeling creatively blocked, it may be because our sacral chakra needs some attention.

Here are some of my favorite secret techniques for rebalancing this energy centre and getting the creative juices flowing again.

These practices include yoga poses, pranayama and a mantra.

Poses that open the door to possibilities!

1. Hip circles

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Magic happens when your spine is more aligned.

Create small circles with your hips to warm up your spine and create a sense of fluidity.

As you get warmer, you can gradually increase the size of your circles.

Eventually, you'll be able to melt all the way back into Child's Pose for a few breaths.

Try taking a moment to circle around in each direction.

2. Frog Pose

This pose is a great stretch to improve your hip mobility and also helps to ease back pain.

Get down on all fours, placing your hands directly below your shoulders and your knees below your hips.

Slowly start moving your knees away from each other while keeping your feet in line with your knees.

You should end up with your shins and quads forming a 90-degree angle.

Go ahead and slide down onto your forearms with your palms pressed together.

Gradually begin to press your hips back toward your heels, using a blanket for comfort if you need to.

Stay here for a minute, breathing deeply.

3. Reclining Bound Angle Pose

This pose serves to stretch your inner thighs and helps to stimulate your abdominal organs.

It also helps the heart by improving the circulation.

Lay down on your back and bring your feet together with your knees bent.

Place a block under each knee for support and let your knees fall to the side. Then place your hands on your stomach.

As you close your eyes and take a few deep breaths, you may feel your body relax and the tension from your practice dissipate.

Fill your lungs with fresh air and let it fill you with a sense of peace and calm.

4. Mantra

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Singing the “Om Vam” mantra can help you connect with your intuition. Vam is the seed mantra associated with this chakra. Pay attention to what feels right for you as you sing.

What's your style when you sing? Slow and soft, or loud and strong?

There's no right or wrong answer – just follow your instincts and go with what feels right for you.

After some time, you may feel the vibration begin to build up in your body.

This can take some getting used to. If you're finding it tough to sing out loud, at first, don't give up!

5. Breathing exercise

The “Chandra Bhedana” Pranayama is a unique breathing technique that is used in yoga.

It helps to create a feeling of rest and to purify the Chandra Nadi.

This nadi is connected to the sacral chakra, which is said to hold the key to your creative power.

How to:

1. To begin, bring your right hand up to your face and press the tip of your thumb lightly against your right nostril.

Gently inhale through your left nostril, feeling the breath move all the way down into your lungs.

When you're ready, release your thumb from your right nostril and exhale slowly out through the left nostril.

2. Slowly inhale through your left nostril, filling your lungs with air.

Once you've taken a deep breath, use your ring finger to block off your left nostril.

Now both nostrils are blocked, and you should hold your breath for as long as you can.

3. When you're ready to release the breath, lightly block the left nostril with your finger and open the right nostril.

Breathe out slowly and evenly through your right nostril, making sure to empty your lungs entirely.

4. This Chandra Bhedana Pranayama is quite the workout! See if you can continue for 8 to 10 rounds without a break or pause.

Think about how you can use your time with these tools to cultivate creative energy.

They will help to open your mind for the rest of your day.

Thanks for reading. Comment below and let me know which ones you enjoyed!

As a bonus, here’s one of my favorite scenes from Avatar: The Last Airbender that illustrates the importance of opening your chakras.

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The Breatharian Blogger

Here to inspire you on your journey. ✊🏾

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