Manifesting is a powerful tool

Manifesting for Beginners

Manifesting is a powerful tool that allows you to shape your reality by harnessing the energy of your thoughts, intentions, and beliefs. It’s about aligning your inner world with your outer world to attract positive outcomes. Whether you’re new to the concept or looking to refine your manifesting skills, this guide will walk you through the principles and practices to help you manifest your desires and dreams.

Understanding Manifesting Principles

At the heart of successful manifesting are three fundamental principles that guide the process, enabling you to harness the power of your intentions and beliefs to shape your reality.

For effective manifesting, you must be clear with your intentions

Clarity of Intention

To effectively manifest your desires, you must first gain crystal-clear clarity about what you wish to bring into your life. The more specific and detailed your intention, the more focused your energy becomes. Vague intentions yield vague results, as they lack the direction needed for the universe to respond effectively. Take the time to delve deep into your desires. Ask yourself what you truly want, and then articulate it in precise detail. This clarity acts as a beacon, guiding your energy toward a specific goal, making the manifestation process more effective and efficient.

Belief and Positivity

Your beliefs have the power to shape your reality. Manifesting begins with cultivating an unshakable belief in the possibility of your desires coming true. Doubt and scepticism can sabotage the process. Instead, nurture an unwavering belief that what you desire is not only possible but attainable. Pair this belief with positivity. Negative thoughts and emotions create resistance, hindering the flow of energy necessary for manifestation. By maintaining a positive mindset and focusing on the potential for your desires to materialise, you create a fertile ground for manifestation to occur.

Energy Alignment

Everything in the universe is energy, and your thoughts, emotions, and actions are no exception. Manifesting involves aligning your energy with your intentions. Think of your desires as a radio station you want to tune into. To pick up the desired frequency, you need to be on the same wavelength. Similarly, aligning your thoughts, emotions, and actions with your intentions creates a magnetic force that draws your desires closer. This alignment signals to the universe that you’re ready to receive what you’re asking for. It’s about living as if what you want is already on its way, infusing your energy with the anticipation of success.

Incorporating these manifesting principles into your practice provides a strong foundation for your intentions to take shape. Remember, manifesting is not just about wishing; it’s about aligning your inner world with the universe’s energy, ensuring that your desires resonate with the vibrations of creation.

Practical Manifesting Practices


Create affirmations in the present tense that align with your intention. Repeat them daily to reprogram your subconscious mind with positive beliefs. For example, “I am abundant and attract opportunities effortlessly.”


Spend a few minutes each morning and night visualising your desired outcome. Feel the emotions associated with achieving it. Visualisation imprints your subconscious mind, making your intention more potent.


Write a detailed script of your life as if your desires have already manifested. Describe your daily experiences, feelings, and interactions. This practice amplifies your belief in your manifestation.

Vision Boards

Vision boards are visual representations of your goals and dreams. They serve as powerful tools to make your intentions more tangible and specific. Creating a vision board allows you to focus your energy on what you want to manifest.


Create affirmations in the present tense

I’ve personally experienced the incredible impact of vision boards in your manifesting practice. I created one that featured images of travel destinations, adorable dogs, vegan food, and motivational fitness quotes. As I looked at it daily, it kept my intentions clear and inspired me to take action. I found myself researching travel options, exploring new vegan recipes, and embracing a healthier lifestyle. Before I knew it, I was jetting off to stunning destinations, savouring delicious plant-based meals, and embracing a fit and energetic lifestyle.

manifesting dream getaways

My Personal Manifesting Practice

Utilising mood boards and affirmations became instrumental in materialising my vegan business endeavour, Plant Essence. Immersed in vibrant images of flourishing greenery and bolstered by affirmations of business success, not only did I successfully launch a thriving venture, but I also attracted kindred collaborators and customers who resonated deeply with my vision.

Furthermore, the transformative power of mood boards extended to fostering meaningful friendships and even manifesting dream getaways to enchanting destinations like Santorini and Bali. These visual representations and empowering affirmations served as constant, tangible reminders of my aspirations, and remarkably, the universe responded in kind.

Manifesting is about aligning your energy and focus with your desires. Whether you’re crafting affirmations, visualising success, scripting your future, or creating vision boards, the key is to infuse your intentions with positivity and unwavering belief. As you venture forth on your path of manifestation, it’s vital to trust in the process and bear witness to the enchantment that unfolds in your life. Through consistent practice and an open-hearted approach, you have the power to manifest the life you’ve long envisioned.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
The basics of chanting

The Basics of Chanting

Chanting, a powerful practice that transcends cultures and traditions, has long been used as a means of spiritual connection and self-transformation. Rooted in ancient traditions and spiritual disciplines, chanting involves the rhythmic repetition of sacred sounds or mantras.

The Origins of Chanting

Chanting has a rich and diverse history, originating from various spiritual traditions across the globe. From Vedic chants in Hinduism to Gregorian chants in Christianity, the practice of chanting has been used to invoke spiritual presence, heighten awareness, and cultivate inner peace. The repetition of sacred sounds or mantras is believed to create vibrational shifts that align the body, mind, and spirit, leading to a state of harmony and transcendence.

The Benefits of Chanting

Chanting offers a multitude of benefits for our overall well-being, from physical and mental relaxation to spiritual awakening. Regular practice can help reduce stress, calm the mind, and enhance focus and concentration. Chanting also stimulates the release of endorphins, promoting feelings of joy and inner bliss. Moreover, it can deepen our connection to the divine, expand consciousness, and nurture a sense of interconnectedness with all beings.


Choosing a mantra adds a personal layer to your chanting practice
benefits of chanting

Selecting a Mantra

Choosing the right mantra is a deeply personal and intuitive process. Consider selecting mantras that resonate with your intentions and spiritual path. Some widely embraced mantras include:


The universal sound of creation and consciousness, Om represents the essence of all that is. Chanting Om can help align the body, mind, and spirit, bringing about a sense of inner harmony and unity.

Aham Prema

This mantra embodies the vibration of divine love. By chanting Aham Prema, we invoke and cultivate unconditional love within ourselves and extend it to all beings.

Om Namah Shivaya 

This mantra is associated with Lord Shiva, representing the divine consciousness. Chanting Om Namah Shivaya can purify the mind, dissolve limitations, and awaken our inherent divine nature.

Specific Mantras for Each Chakra

To specifically target and balance the energy centres within the body, incorporate specific mantras for each of the chakras. Chant “Lam” for the root chakra to ground and connect with the earth’s energy. Enhance creativity and sensual expression with “Vam” for the sacral chakra. Ignite personal power and confidence by chanting “Ram” for the solar plexus chakra. Open the heart and foster love and compassion with the mantra “Yam” for the heart chakra. Enhance communication and authentic self-expression with “Ham” for the throat chakra. Awaken intuition and expand consciousness with “Aum” or “Sham” for the third eye chakra. Connect with divine consciousness and experience transcendence by chanting “Om” or embracing the power of silence for the crown chakra.

Establishing a Chanting Routine

To fully experience the benefits of chanting, it is important to establish a regular practice. Create a sacred space in your home where you can chant without distractions. Dedicate a specific time each day to immerse yourself in the practice. Begin with a few minutes and gradually increase the duration as you feel comfortable. Consistency is key, so commit to your practice with reverence and devotion.

As you chant, find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, and focus your attention on the sound and vibration of the mantra. Allow the repetition to become a meditative experience, surrendering to the rhythm and resonance. Feel the vibration permeate your entire being, harmonising your body, mind, and spirit.

Incorporating chanting into your daily routine can also enhance your practice. You may chant in the morning to set positive intentions for the day or in the evening to unwind and find inner peace before restful sleep. Experiment with different techniques, such as rhythmic chanting, melodic chanting, or call-and-response chanting, to discover what resonates with you.

Establishing a Chanting Routine

Chanting is a profound practice that allows us to tap into our inner essence and connect with the sacred vibrations of the universe. As you embark on your chanting journey, embrace the power of sacred sounds and mantras to awaken your inner harmony. Whether you choose Om, Aham Prema, or any other mantra, let your voice become an instrument of transformation and transcendence. Through the rhythmic repetition of these sacred sounds, may you discover the beauty of your own divine nature and experience the profound healing and awakening that chanting offers.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
The Ho'oponopono Mantra Method

The Ho'oponopono Mantra Method

An ancient Hawaiian spiritual practice, Ho’oponopono is a set of profound healing mantras that can shift your mindset from a fixed one of lack to a growth mindset built on love. Based on principles of interconnectedness and compassion, the practice holds a mirror up to ourselves and asks us to take and share responsibility no matter what has happened. 

Accepting responsibility is being honest with yourself about your fixed mindset. Whether consciously or not, you are responsible for your thoughts, actions and feelings. Instead of allowing limiting beliefs to take control, acknowledge them and take responsibility. From there, you can transform your mindset.

There are four simple steps to the Ho’oponopono method: Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude and Love. While Ho’oponopono is used to heal problems outside of yourself, it can be easier to start by choosing something you already know you have caused. This could be an addiction, a sullied relationship or negative behaviour patterns.

A white candle and sage creates a purified energy for chanting

In my Ho’oponopono practice, I like to begin by smudging my space with sage and lighting a white candle. Then I visualise the person I want to forgive and let go and chant the mantra to them. Sometimes I also incorporate cord cutting as a physical manifestation of releasing what no longer serves my highest self. I find it helpful to follow guided meditations like this one to harness the full potential of this powerful healing mantra.

To begin your own Ho’oponopono ritual, bring to mind the issue or relationship you want to heal and build a deeper connection. Centre yourself, breathe deeply, visualise the person (or yourself) and imagine golden light filling your heart with compassion, gratitude and love. Imagine the golden light overflowing and pouring into the person in front of you as you repeat the mantra steps below.

Step One – Repentance

Once you identify what you need to heal, you must take responsibility by apologising. Say you are sorry and mean it. Really feel it in your heart that you are sorry. Feel remorse that something in your consciousness (whether aware or not) caused the issue you wish to heal. 

Step Two – Forgiveness 

Hold onto the remorse you now feel and ask for forgiveness. It doesn’t matter whether you ask yourself, a particular person or the universe, just ask to be forgiven. Repeat this until you feel it wholeheartedly.

Step Three – Gratitude 

Again, it doesn’t matter who you direct your thanks to, but be grateful. Say thank you to whatever it was that just forgave you. Repeat until you feel it. 

Step Four – Love 

Love is the most powerful force, so tap into it. Say “I love you” to anything you feel called to. Shower yourself in love, your home, your friends and family, the air you breathe and the challenges you face. Allow the love to pour in and out of you.

Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Love

Ho’oponopono offers a profound path to healing and transformation. By embracing the principles of interconnectedness, compassion, and responsibility, we can shift our mindset from lack to love. Starting with ourselves, we take ownership of our thoughts, actions, and feelings, paving the way for inner growth and harmony. 

Through the four steps of Repentance, Forgiveness, Gratitude, and Love, we engage in a powerful process of self-reflection and reconciliation. By chanting the healing mantras, and visualising and sending golden light, we cultivate compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude towards ourselves and others. With each repetition, we invite healing into our lives and foster a deep sense of love and connection.

Ho'oponopono offers a powerful process of self-reflection and reconciliation

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
The Crown Chakra

The Chakra Chapters: The Crown Chakra

We have explored the intricate realms of each chakra, from the grounded Root Chakra to the ethereal Third Eye Chakra. Now, we arrive at the pinnacle of our exploration—the Crown Chakra. In this final instalment, we will dive deep into the essence of the crown chakra, understanding its significance, recognising blockages, and discovering powerful practices to restore balance and harmony. Prepare to embark on a spiritual quest that connects you to the divine energy flowing through the crown chakra. If you missed any blogs on the other six chakras, be sure to visit my blog page to learn more!

What is the Crown Chakra?

The crown chakra, also known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the highest energy centre located at the top of the head. It is associated with pure consciousness, spiritual connection, and enlightenment. Representing our connection to the divine and the universal energy, the crown chakra transcends the boundaries of the physical world, allowing us to experience the profound unity of all things. It radiates a vibrant violet or white light, symbolising the purity and transcendence of consciousness. By opening and balancing the crown chakra, we can tap into higher states of awareness, expanded perception, and profound wisdom. It serves as a bridge between the individual self and the divine, offering a path to spiritual growth and a deep connection with the limitless essence of the universe.

Crown Chakra Blockages

How to Balance the Crown Chakra

Meditation & Candle Gazing

Meditation serves as a powerful tool for connecting with the divine and promoting inner clarity. When combined with fasting, it can amplify the purification of both the body and mind, fostering a deeper connection to the higher realms. Guided meditations can be helpful for focusing your meditative practice on the blocked chakra.

Candle gazing is another form of meditation that can be particularly beneficial for the crown chakra. Create a tranquil space for your meditation practice, and in this sacred environment, light a candle to serve as a focal point. Fix your gaze upon the flame, observing its gentle flickering movements. As you immerse yourself in the mesmerising dance of light, allow your mind to settle into a state of calmness and receptivity. Open yourself to the divine wisdom and guidance that flows through the crown chakra, embracing the profound unity and interconnectedness of all things.

Crown Chakra Blockages

When the crown chakra is imbalanced or blocked, it can lead to a sense of disconnection from the divine and a lack of spiritual purpose. Mental symptoms may include confusion, apathy, and a limited understanding of life’s greater meaning. Emotionally, blockages can manifest as feelings of isolation and detachment from others and the universal energy that binds us. Physically, chronic headaches or migraines may occur as a result of the disharmony in the crown chakra.

These blockages can leave us feeling lost, without a sense of purpose, and disconnected from higher realms. We may struggle to find meaning in life, experience apathy towards spiritual pursuits, and feel emotionally detached. The confusion and lack of mental clarity can hinder decision-making, while chronic headaches serve as physical indicators of energetic disharmony. Recognising these signs and symptoms is crucial for our spiritual well-being. By addressing and balancing the crown chakra, we can restore our connection with the divine, gain mental clarity, and rediscover our higher purpose.

Candle gazing to balance the crown chakra

Chanting Om or Soham

In addition to meditation, chanting sacred mantras can further enhance your connection with the crown chakra. Mantras such as “Om” or “Soham” carry potent vibrations that resonate with the energy of the crown chakra. As you chant these sacred sounds, feel the resonance within your being, allowing the vibrations to penetrate and activate the crown chakra. This practice serves to elevate your consciousness, deepen your spiritual connection, and foster a profound sense of peace and expansion.

Lavender is great for balancing the crown chakra

Crystals & Essential Oils

Crystals can serve as powerful allies in balancing the crown chakra. Selenite, clear quartz, apophyllite, snow quartz, rainbow moonstone, calcite, lodalite, and howlite are particularly beneficial. Place them on the crown chakra during meditation or wear them as jewellery to enhance the chakra’s energy flow and promote spiritual enlightenment. 

Utilise the aromatherapy benefits of essential oils like lavender, sandalwood, saffron, and frankincense. These scents can be used in diffusers or applied to pulse points to create a sacred atmosphere and elevate your spiritual experience. Smudge sticks, especially those made with lavender or sandalwood, can be burned to cleanse the energy and promote a sense of sacredness.


Incorporate specific yoga poses that activate and balance the crown chakra. Savasana, headstand, lotus pose, rabbit stand, crocodile pose, and tree pose are all beneficial for opening the crown chakra and fostering a deep sense of connection to the divine.

Other Practices

Disconnecting from technology and spending time in nature, especially in serene and secluded spaces, can help create the ideal environment for the crown chakra to flourish. Additionally, sleeping in a completely dark room promotes deep relaxation and facilitates spiritual experiences during sleep and dream states.

The seven chakras

As we conclude our journey through the Chakra Chapters, we arrive at the majestic crown chakra—the gateway to spiritual transcendence and profound connection. By understanding the significance of this energy centre and recognising blockages, we can embark on a path of healing and restoration. Through fasting and meditation, candle gazing, chanting sacred mantras, working with crystals, using essential oils and smudge sticks, practising specific yoga poses, and adopting other mindful practices, we can awaken and balance the crown chakra, allowing us to embrace our divine nature and experience the limitless expansiveness of pure consciousness.

Remember, exploring the chakras is a lifelong journey, and each chakra represents a unique aspect of our being. May the wisdom gained from this series of blogs empower you to cultivate harmony and balance within yourself, leading to a more fulfilling and spiritually enriched life. Embrace the energy of the crown chakra, and let your consciousness soar to new heights as you connect with the divine essence that resides within you.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
Crystals and Herbs

Crystal and Plant Combos To Add To Your Natural Medicine Kit

In our pursuit of holistic well-being, we often turn to various tools and practices to enhance our healing journey. Two powerful allies in this realm are crystals and plants, both of which possess unique energetic properties. When combined intentionally, the synergy between crystals and plants can amplify their individual healing powers, offering a harmonious fusion of natural elements.

Through my personal encounters with crystals and plants, I’ve witnessed the remarkable shifts in energy, emotional balance, and spiritual growth that these combinations can bring! I genuinely believe that by embracing the magic of crystal and herb unions, we can unlock hidden potentials within ourselves, tap into ancient wisdom, and align with the abundant energies of the universe.

Amethyst and Chamomile

Amethyst, known for its soothing and calming properties, synergizes beautifully with the gentle energy of chamomile. Together, they form a potent combination to relieve stress and anxiety. To harness their healing powers, you can create crystal-infused herbal water. Simply place a cleansed amethyst crystal and dried chamomile flowers in a glass jar filled with purified water. Allow the crystal and herbs to infuse overnight, and the next day, drink the water to enjoy a tranquilising effect on your mind and body.

Garnet and Pine

Combining the grounding energy of garnet with the rejuvenating essence of pine can inspire commitment and longevity. One way to utilise this combination is by creating crystal and herb sachets. Fill a small pouch with garnet crystals and dried pine needles, then tie it securely. Carry the sachet with you or place it under your pillow to harness their energy, promoting stability and endurance in your endeavours.

Amethyst and Chamomile

Rose and Rose Quartz

The soft and nurturing energy of rose quartz perfectly aligns with the loving essence of rose. Together, they create a harmonious blend that encourages love and forgiveness. A beautiful way to integrate these elements is through crystal and herb smudging. Use a rose quartz crystal to gently waft the smoke of dried rose petals or rose-infused incense around your space. As the smoke disperses, visualise it carrying away negativity and opening your heart to love and forgiveness.

Red Jasper and Mint

Red jasper’s grounding qualities synergize with the invigorating properties of mint, creating a combination that provides strength and luck. One way to harness their energies is through crystal-infused salve. Begin by creating a herbal-infused oil by combining dried mint leaves and carrier oil of your choice, such as coconut or almond oil. Place a cleansed red jasper crystal in the oil and allow it to infuse for several weeks in a cool, dark place. Once infused, strain the oil and use it as a base for creating a salve by adding beeswax or shea butter. It can then be applied to your pulse points to encourage its properties.

Garnet and Pine

Citrine and Bay Leaf

The vibrant energy of citrine combines harmoniously with the manifesting power of bay leaf. Together, they awaken the energy of manifestation within you. To utilise this combination, write down your intentions on a bay leaf and hold it alongside a cleansed citrine crystal. I like to burn the bay leaf, allowing its transformative energy to merge with the citrine’s potent vibrations. Carve out time to meditate during this and visualise your intentions coming to fruition as the smoke carries them out into the universe.

Moonstone and Jasmine

Moonstone, associated with intuition and feminine energy, pairs gracefully with the enchanting aroma of jasmine. This combination empowers and harnesses confidence. My favourite way to use this combination is through a crystal-infused herbal bath – start by placing a cleansed moonstone crystal in a muslin cloth or a mesh bag and tie it securely. In a warm bath, add dried jasmine flowers or jasmine essential oil to the water. Drop the moonstone-infused bag into the bath and allow it to steep while you soak. As you immerse yourself in the bath, visualise the moonstone’s energy intertwining with the jasmine, empowering you with confidence.

Embrace the magic and powerful properties behind these harmonious unions as you explore their therapeutic benefits. Trust your intuition in selecting the crystals and plants that resonate with your intentions and desires. Allow the energies to intertwine and envelop you in a symphony of healing vibrations. And remember – each combination is unique and personal!  Feel free to experiment, adapting and creating your own rituals and practices to help manifest your intended outcome.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
Third Eye Chakra

The Chakra Chapters: The Third Eye Chakra

It’s time for the next stop on the enchanting journey through the chakra system! In the sixth instalment of the Chakra Chapters, we set our sights on the mystical realm of the Third Eye Chakra. Before delving into this enlightening energy centre, make sure to explore the insightful blogs on the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, and Throat Chakra. Each chakra unveils a unique aspect of our being, and now it’s time to unravel the wonders of my favourite chakra, the Third Eye Chakra.

What is the Third Eye Chakra?

Located in the centre of the forehead, this chakra governs our intuition, insight, and spiritual awareness. In Sanskrit, the third eye chakra is known as the Ajna chakra which translates to “perceive” or “command”. Associated with the colour indigo, the third eye chakra is connected to our inner vision and higher consciousness. When this chakra is balanced, we experience clarity, intuition, and a deep sense of knowing.

Third Eye Chakra Blockages

Blockages in the third eye chakra can manifest in various signs and symptoms, indicating an imbalance in this energy centre. These include a lack of intuition and insight, difficulty visualising and imagining, closed-mindedness, an overactive mind, and a lack of clarity. This can cause excessive mental activity, creating confusion and a lack of clarity. When our third eye chakra is blocked, we can feel very close-minded and resistant to new experiences or ideas. Recognising these manifestations allows us to take steps towards healing and restoring the harmonious flow of this chakra, reuniting with our instinct and intuition.

What is the third eye chakra

How to Balance the Third Eye Chakra

In order to restore balance and activate the third eye chakra, there are various techniques and practices that can be incorporated into your daily routine. From meditation and candle gazing to yoga and crystal healing, these methods offer pathways to enhance your intuition, clarity, and connection with your inner vision.

Candle Gazing & Meditation

One effective ritual for balancing the third eye chakra is candle gazing. Sit in a quiet space, light a candle, and gaze at its flame. Allow your eyes to soften as you focus on the flickering light, and let your mind quiet down. Basic meditations are also helpful for restoring balance to your third eye chakra. Observe your breath and gently move your eyes towards the space between your eyebrows. Follow guided meditations to follow instructions to open your third eye and feel the energy flow restored. For a heightened meditation, try combining your practice with fasting, as this will provide even greater focus and clarity.

Smudge sticks

Crystals, Herbs, & Smudging 

Crystals, smudge sticks, and herbs can be powerful allies in healing and restoring balance to the third eye chakra. Crystals such as amethyst, labradorite, fluorite, apatite, sodalite, and angelite are known for their ability to activate and harmonise this energy centre. Placing these crystals on or near the third eye area during meditation or wearing them as jewellery can help stimulate the chakra’s energy flow and enhance intuition. Remember to cleanse and recharge your crystals regularly and set intentions for their specific healing properties.

Burning sacred herbs such as lavender smudge sticks or palo santo wood clears stagnant energy. Allowing the potent smoke to envelop you and your surroundings to create a harmonious environment for healing. Herbal teas like blue lotus or mugwort can also support the restoration of balance in the third eye chakra. Blue lotus tea is known for its ability to enhance spiritual insight and stimulate your intuitive faculties. Mugwort tea has been used for centuries to promote lucid dreaming and facilitate access to the subconscious realms, allowing for a deeper connection to one’s inner vision.

Yoga & Breathwork

Incorporating specific yoga poses into your regular practice can also stimulate this chakra. Child’s pose, humble warrior, bow pose, dolphin pose, and lotus pose are excellent poses to activate the third eye chakra. Yoga Nidra is also a perfect practice for accessing your third eye chakra and clearing it of any blockages.  Holotropic breathwork can deepen your connection to the spiritual realm, ushering into you a higher plane of consciousness. This specific breathwork practice can be very intense, so I recommend exploring it with a trained guide to ensure your journey is both safe and effective.

Avoid Fluoride

Fluoride is commonly found in toothpaste, tap water, and certain processed foods. While fluoride is beneficial for dental health, excessive consumption can have negative effects on the third eye chakra. Fluoride is believed by some to calcify the pineal gland, which is closely associated with the third eye chakra. A calcified pineal gland can potentially hinder spiritual perception and intuition. To minimise fluoride intake, consider using fluoride-free toothpaste, drinking filtered water without fluoride, and being mindful of the fluoride content in the products you consume. Consuming natural remedies such as turmeric may also help combat the harmful effects of fluoride due to its potential detoxifying properties.

Plant-Based Diet

If there’s one thing anyone knows about me, it’s my passion for veganism and championing the plant-based lifestyle. I’ve written before about what I’ve learned since committing to veganism, and it has positively impacted many areas of my day-to-day life. Plant-based foods are often rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, nourishing the body and supporting clear energy flow. For balancing the third eye chakra, adopting a plant-based or vegan diet can promote overall energetic balance and well-being, as well as enhance your spiritual awareness. Check my vegan venture Plant Essence for plant-based meals and plans to kick-start your vegan journey.

A plant-based diet activates the third eye chakra

The third eye chakra is a gateway to expanded consciousness and heightened intuition. By incorporating rituals such as candle gazing, working with crystals, smudging, practising specific yoga poses, and exploring other supportive practices, we can awaken and align our third eye chakra, leading to a deeper connection with our inner wisdom.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
The Throat Chakra

The Chakra Chapters: The Throat Chakra

Welcome back to the enchanting world of chakras! In our fifth instalment of the Chakra Chapters, we delve into the ethereal realm of the throat chakra. If you haven’t already, be sure to read my blogs on the first four chakras, the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, and the Heart Chakra.


The throat chakra resonates with the colour blue, symbolising the vastness of the sky and the boundless potential of our voice.

What is the Throat Chakra?

Nestled in the centre of our neck, this chakra acts as a portal for authentic self-expression and effective communication. In Sanskrit, the throat chakra is called Vishuddha which translates to ‘pure’ or ‘purification’. It holds the power to harmonise our inner thoughts with the external world, allowing our truth to be heard.

The throat chakra resonates with the colour blue, symbolising the vastness of the sky and the boundless potential of our voice. When the throat chakra is balanced, we communicate with clarity, creativity, and compassion, having the space to freely express our truth. However, when this chakra becomes blocked, our voice may feel silenced, leading to difficulties in expressing ourselves and misunderstandings in our relationships, as well as stifling our creativity.

Throat Chakra Blockages

Recognising blockages in the throat chakra is a crucial step in the healing process. Pay attention to moments when you struggle to find the right words or when you feel hesitant to speak your truth. Physical symptoms like throat infections, tension in the neck and shoulders, or a chronic sore throat may also indicate an imbalance in this chakra.

How to Balance the Throat Chakra

If you are feeling any manifestations of a blockage in your throat chakra, there are several rituals you can practise to help clear it and rebalance that communicative energy.


Toning and Chanting

One of the most effective ways to cleanse and activate the throat chakra is through toning and chanting. Find a quiet space, take a deep breath, and produce a resonating sound like “Ham” to stimulate the throat area. Feel the vibration reverberate through your entire being, dissolving any energetic blockages.



Meditation is a powerful tool for rebalancing the throat chakra. By cultivating a calm and focused state of mind, meditation allows you to tune into your inner voice and release any blockages hindering self-expression. Guided meditations that focus specifically on the throat chakra are especially beneficial if you’re unsure where to direct your mental energy. Through regular practice, you can create a sacred space within to harmonise the energy of your throat chakra, promoting authentic communication and a profound connection with your inner truth.

Crystal Healing

Crystals carry powerful vibrations that can aid in chakra balancing. For the throat chakra, try working with Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli, Amazonite, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Angelite, or Blue Apatite. Hold the crystal close to your throat as you meditate or wear it as jewellery to harness its calming and harmonising energy.


Yoga Poses

As a trained yogi, I can attest to the restorative power different types of yoga have on both our physical and spiritual being. Engaging in specific yoga poses can help open and balance the throat chakra. Poses like Fish (Matsyasana), Fish Variation (Matsyasana Variation), and Plough  (Halasana) can gently stretch the neck and stimulate the throat region. As you move through these postures, imagine a river of soothing blue light flowing through your throat, releasing any stagnant energy.



Diffuse essential oils that purify to keep your throat chakra balanced
Wear healing blue crystals as jewellery to help keep the throat chakra balanced!


I can never overstate the power of breathwork. Breath is particularly important to this chakra as the throat is a major component of the body’s respiratory system. Conscious breathing exercises like Lion’s Breath and Ujjayi Breath can invigorate the throat chakra. Lion’s Breath involves taking a deep inhale and exhaling forcefully while sticking out your tongue and opening your eyes wide. Ujjayi Breath, on the other hand, is a gentle constriction of the throat during both inhalation and exhalation, creating a soothing oceanic sound. These breath practices help clear any energetic obstacles, allowing your voice to flow freely.



Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool in balancing the throat chakra, as the throat is intricately connected to the nose. Essential oils and incense work their magic by engaging our sense of smell. Eucalyptus, with its invigorating and clarifying properties, not only clears the airways but also promotes mental clarity. Sage, renowned for its purifying qualities, helps release energetic blockages that hinder self-expression. Diffuse these cleansing scents in your space or gently apply diluted oils to your throat area during meditation, and let their healing aroma embrace your soul.

By nurturing the throat chakra, the energy of authentic self-expression and effective communication flows freely. This balance brings clarity, creativity, and harmony to your voice. Embracing this chakra’s power can enhance your overall wellbeing, allowing your truth to be heard and fostering deeper connections with others.

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Inner Child Healing

How To Get Started With Inner Child Healing

In the vast landscape of self-healing and personal growth, the practice of inner child healing stands as a gateway to profound transformation. It offers us an opportunity to embark on a sacred journey of self-discovery and healing, unlocking the dormant magic within us. By tending to the needs of our inner child, we embrace wholeness and authenticity, inviting joy, resilience, and deeper connections into our lives.

All too often, we neglect this tender aspect of ourselves, unknowingly carrying the consequences in our relationships, emotions, and overall well-being. We may dismiss their yearnings for playfulness and spontaneity, or suppress their innocent curiosity under the weight of societal expectations. The consequences of this neglect ripple through our existence, affecting our relationships, emotions, and overall well-being. This can manifest as patterns of self-sabotage, fear of intimacy, low self-esteem, or difficulty in expressing emotions. It is vital to heal and nurture our inner child so that we may be our best, most joyous selves.

What is the Inner Child Healing?

Picture a garden filled with vibrant flowers, each petal holding a story. Our inner child is like that garden, a treasury of memories, emotions, and experiences from our childhood. Inner child healing is the act of acknowledging, understanding and nurturing this young, vulnerable aspect of ourselves. By exploring our past, we gain insights into the wounds that have shaped our beliefs, behaviours, and relationships. This sacred practice empowers us to heal those wounds, releasing patterns that no longer serve us, and reclaiming our authenticity.

Possessing a healing, loving and calming energy, the heart chakra connects the physical realm with the spiritual. It serves as our centre for unconditional love, compassion, empathy and joy – and working with it can often reveal deep and profound truths.

Inner Child Healing

Rituals and Practices for Inner Child Healing

There are many ways in which we can approach healing our inner child. From light-hearted dancing and singing to the mindfulness of shadow work, there are several transformative rituals and practices that offer solace and restoration to our wounded inner child.

Journaling is a great way to nurture and heal your inner child.


Led by the whispers of the subconscious, hypnotherapy takes us on a journey into our inner realms. We access memories and emotions that may be buried within through deep relaxation and focused attention. This transformative practice allows us to reframe past experiences, heal wounds, and foster a profound sense of self-acceptance. Guided meditations are a helpful way to practise hypnotherapy, and thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can even find videos specifically created for inner child healing.


Dancing, Singing, and Painting 

Expressive arts are like spells that enchant our inner child. These rituals awaken the childlike spirit, unleashing joy, creativity, and healing. Creativity is a uniquely human experience and has a powerful impact on our souls. I’ve written before about how movement helps awaken both the body and the mind, and dancing is a fun, child-like way to embrace movement. Dance with abandon, sing melodies that resonate within your being, and let the colours of your paintbrush dance across the canvas.


Shadow Work 

Just like the moon reflects light and darkness, our inner child carries joy and pain within it. Shadow work involves delving into the depths of our subconscious, embracing and integrating the aspects of ourselves that we’ve disowned or suppressed. Shining a light on our shadows brings healing and wholeness to our inner child.



A magical tool to unlock the secrets within, journaling provides a safe space for our inner child to express itself. Through writing, we can release emotions, uncover hidden desires, and gain profound insights. Let the words flow like ink from a pen, allowing your inner child to speak its truth and find solace on the page.



Dancing is a fun, child-like way to embrace movement.

Inner child healing is a sacred and personal journey that unlocks the depths of our being, bringing healing, authenticity, and joy into our lives. Through practices like shadow work, journaling, and expressive arts, we embark on a transformative path of self-discovery. Guided meditations provide loving support as we reconnect with our inner child, embracing love, healing, and self-acceptance. Remember, your inner child holds the key to your authenticity and creative power. Create a nurturing space within your heart and let the healing adventure begin. May your journey be filled with love, light, and transformation as you embrace the profound and beautiful path of inner child healing.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
The Heart Chakra

The Chakra Chapters: The Heart Chakra


The heart chakra sees us approach the halfway point on our journey through the seven chakras in my Chakra Chapters series. I’ve previously covered the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra and Solar Plexus Chakra, so make sure to read those blogs, too. 

Known in Sanskrit as Anahata, which roughly translates to unhurt or unbeaten, the heart chakra sits in the centre of our chests and the chakra system. It acts as a bridge between the upper and lower energy centres. As you would expect, the heart chakra is all about giving and receiving love – and therefore plays a pivotal role in determining the relationships we have with ourselves and others.

What is the Heart Chakra?

Possessing a healing, loving and calming energy, the heart chakra connects the physical realm with the spiritual. It serves as our centre for unconditional love, compassion, empathy and joy – and working with it can often reveal deep and profound truths.

Heart chakra leaf

The heart chakra is associated with the colour green, representing growth, harmony, balance, healing and love. And, the element for the heart chakra is air which, like love, is vital for our survival. Air and love are all around us. When you move through life with an open heart you allow yourself to love freely and for it to flow through you. A healthy and aligned heart chakra will make you feel surrounded by love and connected to the world around you, which is just as wonderful as it sounds. 

Heart Chakra Blockages

What is not so wonderful, however, is when your heart chakra is blocked. A blockage in this energy centre can feel like you’re suffocating. Love, the primary emotion associated with this powerful chakra, is best when it’s given and received freely. Just like the air we breathe, the energy needs to be free-flowing. Try to contain it or dam its flow and it becomes unbreathable. 

A misaligned heart chakra can manifest itself in physical ailments such as poor circulation, high or low blood pressure, other heart and lung conditions or general pain and tightness in the chest. Emotionally, you may find it difficult to develop and maintain healthy relationships, feel lonely, unhappy, heartbroken or unable to give or receive love. You may struggle to connect deeply to yourself and others. This can be a breeding ground for developing fears around intimacy and self-loathing. 

Fortunately, a heart closed off from love can be reopened. And the best way to regain alignment and energy flow is to cultivate self-love and self-compassion.

How to Balance the Heart Chakra


Having an attitude of gratitude is a beautiful way to fill yourself with love. I like to keep a gratitude journal where I jot down three things I am grateful for each day. These can be as small as relishing a morning stretch or appreciating your pet. When you put things into perspective and force your mind to focus on the many incredible things life offers, you are able to tap into this abundant vessel of love. 

Affirmations & Meditations 

As mentioned earlier, practising self-love is an important step to healing your heart chakra. If you can freely provide yourself with love then you can open yourself up to give and receive it from others, too. Affirmations are a great way to dispel negative emotions and beliefs through a ritual that cultivates daily positivity. Examples of some affirmations you could incorporate are: “I am worthy of love,” “I live with gratitude and generosity” or “My heart is open to giving and receiving love.” If you have the time I would strongly recommend practising your affirmation following an independent or guided meditation that’s centred around opening the heart chakra. You’ll find it easier to receive and believe the affirmations once you have prepared your mind. Here is one I personally like to practise. 

Heart opening Cacao ceremony

Cacao Ceremony & Chanting

I’ve talked about the heart-opening powers of cacao in a previous blog all about spiritual healing plants, but incorporating drinking cacao in a heart chakra ceremony takes it to a whole new level! Cacao offers a gentle high without any mind-altering effects and opens your heart allowing you to tap into a healing childlike energy. I set the scene with either rose, lavender or jasmine incense – all scents strongly associated with tapping into the love frequency. I then like to chant Yam, which is the mantra that vibrates with the energy of the heart chakra and brings about peace, compassion, joy, love and contentment for yourself and those around you. 


Movement is an incredible medicine – especially when looking to shift a blockage. When it comes to the heart chakra, practising backbends of any sort is a fantastic way to open up the front body. These yoga poses can be intense and put a strain on your lower back if you’re not adequately warmed up, so make sure to start slow with simple backbends like Cobra Pose, Cat/Cow Pose and Puppy Pose before embarking on more intense postures such as Camel Pose, Wheel Pose or Fish Pose. Remember that you don’t always have to go to the fullest expression of the asana, use blocks and bolsters to support you as needed to make sure you’re getting the full benefits rather than straining your way through. 

Crystal Healing 

I love using crystals when working to open my chakras. Crystals in the chakra’s associated colour of green are wonderfully beneficial, such as jade, emerald, green aventurine, malachite and moldavite. Pink crystals that vibrate with the love frequency are other great alternatives, such as rose quartz, rhodonite and rhodochrosite for cultivating self-compassion and joy. Thanks to its central location, you can easily work with crystals to heal your heart chakra by wearing them around your neck with jewellery or as a pendant. You can also hold the crystals while you meditate, keep them near your bed or use them in a Reiki session. 

Holotropic Breathwork

If you feel your heart chakra is particularly misaligned, then you can always look into holotropic breathwork as a practice to help release the blockage. While emotionally and physically intense, it can have a truly transformational effect. Holotropic breathwork is usually guided by a trained facilitator who will take you through a series of controlled breathing patterns to place you in a state of altered consciousness. Once in that state, you’ll find you can move beyond your body and ego to deeply connect with yourself. The deep connection and understanding will help heal your heart chakra. 

Heart chakra crystal healing

A healthy and balanced heart centre is crucial for us emotionally and physically. It’s not just about fostering romantic love, but love between friends, family, strangers, nature and, most importantly, ourselves. When we move through life full of love and compassion, we project and experience more gratitude which is a heartwarming place to be.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra
Wellness Practices

Three Wellness Practices I Am Trained In

I’ve always been drawn to the magic and mystery of wellness practices, a curiosity that has blossomed throughout my adolescence. And as I have gotten older and committed further to my spirituality, it has led me down a path of learning and training. 

There are a plethora of wellness practices out there, and I have so far focused my energy into three: Reiki, sound and crystal healing. Since training in these wellness practices, it’s allowed me to tap into higher frequencies to heal the mind and body, and incorporate them into my own spiritual ceremonies.


If you’re seeking a natural way to promote healing and relaxation, you might want to consider Reiki. As a trained practitioner, I can attest to the power of this ancient wellness practice! 

Emerging from Japan, Reiki is based on the idea that we all have a life force energy, known as “ki” or “chi,” that flows through us. When this energy is blocked or depleted, it can lead to physical, emotional, or spiritual imbalances. Reiki works by channelling this energy through the hands of the practitioner to the recipient, helping to restore the flow and balance of energy.

During a Reiki healing session, you’ll be asked to lie down comfortably. The practitioner will then place their hands on or near your body in various positions, working to channel healing energy to promote relaxation, release tension, and restore balance. The effects of Reiki can be subtle but profound – during the session, you may feel tingling sensations as the energy flows through you, leading you to a sense of peace and calm.

Reiki has become an essential part of my spirituality; it guides my mind to a place of peace and inner calm that I carry with me throughout the day. Through regular self-Reiki sessions, I’ve been able to connect with my own inner-wisdom and intuition, unlocking a deeper understanding of myself.

Wellness practices

Sound Healing

Since exploring further into spirituality and completing my training in sound healing, I’ve discovered how deeply transformative this wellness practice is! With its roots in many ancient cultures, such as the Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese, sound has been used for its therapeutic effects on the mind and body. 

One of the things I love most about this wellness practice is its ability to promote healing on many levels. Whether I’m experiencing physical discomfort, emotional distress, or spiritual disconnection, sound healing has the power to help me find relief and restore balance to my life. 

If you’re curious about learning more about this,it’s vital to understand that sound waves have the power to affect us on many levels, from our physical bodies to our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. To harness this power, I have used a variety of tools, including singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, and gongs, to create a vibrational frequency that can promote relaxation, release tension, and restore balance to the body and mind.

Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is a wellness practice that works by using the unique energetic properties of crystals and gemstones to support all aspects of our wellbeing. When we use crystals for healing, we’re essentially tapping into the natural vibrational energy of the earth, which can help to restore balance and harmony within our own energy systems. 

The power of crystals isn’t a new discovery – they have been used for thousands of years for protection, health and emotional healing! During my studies, I learned that in India, Ayurvedic medicine has long recognised the healing properties of gems and minerals, and Native American tribes also have a rich history of using crystals in their healing ceremonies.

When working with crystals, I like to focus on setting intentions and using specific stones that resonate with my goals or needs. For example, I might use rose quartz to promote self-love, citrine to enhance creativity, or amethyst to support spiritual growth and connection.

Wellness practices

My time in holistic training has shown me a different perspective on myself and others – and the wonderful part is, it’s not over yet! I still have so much to learn, and many more wellness practices to discover. At our very core, we are energy, and learning to tap into the energies of other forces can entirely reshape our overall wellbeing.

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© 2022. TanyaS.Mansotra