Energy Vampires by Dr. Christie Smirl

Are there people in your life that exhaust and drain you, leaving you feeling frustrated, manipulated and bewildered? Consider that you may be dealing with an energy vampire. At first glance this term may seem silly or fantastical, but if you have experienced the phenomenon of an energy vampire, the description is spot on. In…

Manipura Chakra Therapeutics by Dr. Christie Smirl

The third of the primary 7 chakras is the manipura chakra. In English it is referred to as the solar plexus chakra. In Sanskrit, manipura means “city of jewels”. This chakra is symbolized by a yellow 10 petaled lotus flower representing the mastery over spiritual ignorance, thirst, jealousy, treachery, shame, fear, disgust, delusion, foolishness and…

Svadhisthana Chakra Therapy by Dr. Christie Smirl

The second of the primary 7 chakras is the svadhisthana chakra. In English it is referred to as the sacral chakra. In Sanskrit, svadhisthana means “one’s own base”. This chakra is symbolized by an orange 6 petaled lotus flower representing the mastery over 6 modes of consciousness, known as vrittis: affection, pitilessness, feeling of all-destructiveness,…