Posted: by Jo Friday, 6 March 2020 @ 15:19
have just launched two new Chakra Necklaces at Mantra, to join the Solar Plexus Chakra that we already have.
you know, we start with the words themselves – the mantra – rather than the
design, so why have created two more necklaces using chakras, the Heart Chakra and
the Sacral Chakra?
year, we started working with anxiety expert, Chloe Brotheridge, on a
collaboration. Chloe is a hypnotherapist who has written two books on
overcoming anxiety and building your confidence - ‘The Anxiety Solution’ and
‘Brave New Girl’ – having suffered herself from anxiety for many years.
calm and reassuring mantra, ‘I am brave. I move forwards with confidence’, acts
as a gentle command to yourself through the day, encouraging you to use any
anxious feelings you might have as a springboard for courage.
was very keen to use a chakra to represent her mantra, as she is interested in
the physiological impact of anxiety, and how the body overcomes it. According
to yogic tradition, there is a subtle energy which flows inside your body,
focused around seven vortexes known as chakras. When energy becomes blocked in
a certain chakra, it triggers physical, mental, or emotional imbalances that
manifest in symptoms such as anxiety, lethargy, or poor digestion.
energy around the Solar Plexus Chakra is said to be what is out of kilter when
we feel anxious. Physically, the solar plexus itself
is a cluster of nerves and tissue just below the diaphragm and behind the
stomach; energetically, the Solar Plexus Chakra is an energy centre in the body
governing personal power and self-esteem. When your Solar Plexus Chakra is
balanced and strong, you feel a strong sense of personal power and high
We agreed with
Chloe that the symbol of the Solar Plexus Chakra would therefore make a
beautiful design to bring her mantra to life, in a way that gave a physical
shape to how one wants to feel, and a tangible object to hold onto for support.
Our new Heart Chakra
When we wrote
our new mantra to welcome new experiences into our lives – ‘I open my heart to new experiences, without expectation’ – we felt that this could also be brought to life with a chakra.
mantra is all about letting go of expectation, as expectation is one thing in
life that can lead us to real disappointment and unhappiness. If we could only
embrace life in an open-minded and open-hearted way, completely open to what
life brings us – we would all be so much happier. Because we impose our own
expectations and desired outcomes on experiences, we fall victim to
disappointment when things don’t work out according to our fixed plans. If we
could do more to ‘embrace uncertainty’, as Susan Jeffers put it, and welcome
whatever new experience comes our way with a curious and non-judgmental mind,
life would be filled with happy surprises and engaging experiences.
encourage all of us to welcome new experiences in this more open way, whether
it be new relationships, a new job, new friendships or new adventures, say this
mantra to yourself as you embark on anything new.
have brought it to life with the Heart Chakra design. The Heart Chakra, or
Anahata in Sanskrit, is the energy centre that sits in the centre of the chest,
symbolising love, compassion, empathy and openness, and encouraging connection
and relationships – which we felt was perfect to help you visualise this mantra.
Our new Sacral Chakra
this month, we are also celebrating the journey of womanhood in all its glory,
particularly as we approach International Women’s Day. We wrote the mantra, ‘I celebrate the woman I am’, to celebrate ourselves for who we are, with all our
personal characteristics and qualities, and to revel in our femininity and
our lives, we change and evolve, from innocent young girl, to grown woman, to
wise old lady. Our physical body is there throughout our journey, achieving
amazing things for us every day as it evolves and grows with us; our love and compassion
connects and bonds us to each other; and our feelings and emotions make us the
strong and powerful women we are.
women can sometimes feel apologetic, small or unworthy, living smaller than we
should. Self-respect, self-esteem and pride in our own achievements are to be
celebrated, as we encourage ourselves to play big in this world and enjoy being
unapologetically us. Life is for living in our own way, and we are the only one in this
world with the unique mix of skills, experience, emotion and talent that we
we have used another Chakra energy point - the Sacral Chakra, or Svadhishthana
in Sanskrit – to bring this to life. This is the energy centre that sits below
our navel, associated with our emotional body, our sensuality, and our
creativity. This representation of our physical and sensual selves seems the
perfect symbol to bring this celebratory mantra to life.
mantra is perfect for as a gift for a woman you admire or want to honour, or an
encouragement to a friend to believe in herself and treat herself with
compassion. It also works as a reminder to yourself to celebrate your life
experiences and all you have to give.
can see all three of our Chakra necklaces here.