Posts tagged holistic healing
Is Your Root Chakra on Overdrive? Stay in the Now and Care for Yourself!
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I’ve fallen sick and I’m not surprised because my root chakra was in complete disarray these past couple of weeks.

The problem was that I was trying to do too many things at once, which left my energy scattered and ungrounded. I was waking up early, going to work, coming back home, exercising, cooking my vegan meals and doing distance healing sessions. Add in some social commitments and teaching energy healing classes over the weekend  – I was left with no time to myself.

One night I found myself rushing to the kitchen to cook my meals for the next day. As I was whipping up a smoothie bowl, I suddenly felt an energy shift in my back and shoulders. I stopped the blender and contemplated what the energy was. It was tight, scattered and tense – stress.

I literally laughed at myself – I was getting stressed over making a smoothie bowl. I mean, come on. It’s hilarious how a busy schedule makes even the smallest of things seem like daunting, stressful tasks.

I also realized that I was approaching the simple task of making my meals as yet another item to mark off my checklist instead of really stopping and connecting with what I was doing.

A healthy root chakra is all about being in the present moment and grounding yourself.

I realized that instead of approaching the task of cooking with a “this has to get done” mentality, I simply had to shift my thought process over to something else. For me, it was recognizing that I was taking out the time to prepare healthy meals that would nourish my body. Suddenly, a disconnected, annoying task shifted into an act of self-love. That made my root, solar plexus and heart chakras very happy!

Always approach taking care of your body as an act of self-love instead of being frustrated or annoyed with it. That can easily happen because lets face it – you do have to take extra time out of your schedule to commit to a healthy lifestyle. It’s not always that convenient. Plus, our bodies can do very random and odd things that we don’t understand. It’s easy to get annoyed or frustrated instead of treating them with gentle, loving care.

Of course, the moment I got the sniffles I realized that I was carrying all that stress in my system for the past couple of weeks. Out came my energy healing tools and I am well on my way to a complete recovery. It’s amazing what energy healing and a healthy diet can do for you.

So if you find yourself on root-chakra overdrive, try to stay in the now and shift your perception of your self-care tasks. Taking care of your body is so important! Your root chakra will love you for it! 🙂

Healing with Crystal Jewelry
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In one of  my previous posts, “Healing with Crystals”, I explained how crystals have an effect on our energy fields that can support our well-being. While you can use tumblestones for energy therapy, it’s often easier to wear crystal jewelry.

Since the veins in our wrists are located close to the surface, it’s great to wear crystal bracelets. The crystals placed on our wrists will energetically charge the blood there, which will be delivered to our entire body within 60 seconds. In addition, if you are purchasing crystal jewelry for a specific purpose or if the piece represents something to you, you will see it more often if it is on your wrist instead of elsewhere, such as on your neck. Regularly seeing the piece brings its meaning or symbolism into your conscious awareness. Remember that positive energy + positive intention = positive change.

Here are my favourite jewelry companies that make great healing crystal jewelry:

Energy Muse
Their jewelry pieces are beautifully designed and themed in accordance with the energetic properties of the crystals used. If you are new to crystals and wouldn’t know which one to use for a particular situation in your life, you can shop by theme or intention on their website.

Each bracelet comes with a scroll containing information about the crystals used and an affirmation you can say to bring the energy of the crystals into your conscious awareness.

The crystals are high quality and you can choose what size of bracelet or necklace you want. You can also place a custom order for a custom size.

Kate Hudson, Britney Spears, Jennifer Love Hewitt and David Beckham are just a few of the celebrities that have been seen wearing their pieces. In addition, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Jason Mraz have collaborated with Energy Muse to create their own charitable pieces.

Satya Jewelry
I love Satya for their contemporary and classy style. You can shop by gemstone, symbol, or design your own piece. The symbolism of each piece is explained on their website.

A portion of their profit goes to Satya Foundation, which supports a variety of children’s groups throughout the world.

Their jewelry comes packaged in beautiful boxes and organza bags so it’s always fun gifting their pieces to others.

Alex and Ani
If you love charm bracelets, Alex and Ani is for you! They have crystal bracelets, which you can combine with others that have charms that represent something specific. The great thing is that you choose what bracelets to combine so the piece becomes your own personal creation and you can keep on adding to it or changing it around. They also create pieces in support of charity.

Tips to Maximize the Energetic Effects of Your Crystal Jewelry
(1)  If you are trying to manifest something new in your life or need strong energetic support, it is better to wear the piece regularly for a period of two to three weeks.

(2)  If you are conscious about pieces matching your outfits or don’t like to wear much jewelry during the day, try wearing crystal bracelets at night while you sleep. I like to do this as psychological research suggests that your subconscious mind drives your reality. Therefore, if you focus on your piece before sleeping and your intention (e.g. good health, luck, etc.) then you can program your subconscious mind overnight to manifest what it is that you want for yourself.

(3)  Always cleanse your crystals regularly. The easiest way to do this is to pass them through the smoke of burning sage.

If you want to know more about crystals and how they work, check my blog post Healing With Crystals.

I hope you will experience the positive energetic changes crystal jewelry can bring for you! 🙂

Healing with Herbal Teas
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I’m going to be frank – once upon a time, I hated herbal teas. I had read about all the amazing health benefits associated with them and really wanted to like them but just couldn’t bring myself to incorporate them into my daily regimen due to their bland taste. They tasted like diluted flavoured water and I was an avid coffee drinker so in comparison, herbal teas seemed really boring.

One day, I stumbled across some herbal teas at a vegan restaurant that sounded too good to ignore so I ordered them. I didn’t regret my decision – they were yummy! I began to do more research and found some others that tasted just as good.

Herbs have properties, which affect your body and chakras. So it is worthwhile considering which herbal teas might be able to assist with restoring your chakras to a state of balance.

Here is a list of my favourite herbal teas and the chakras they work with:

Spring Dragon Longevity Tea
If there is any tea that you should incorporate into your daily regimen as a health tonic, this is it. This sweet tea is composed of gynostemma, astalagus, goji berries, schizandra, and Luo Han Guo (fruit). These ingredients are anti-stress, anti-aging and a great source of antioxidants. The tea is energizing yet calming.

In terms of chakas, this tea works predominantly on the heart and root chakras, making it an excellent choice for preventative and restorative health care.

Rishi Ginger Lime Rooibos Tea
This tea is composed of rooibos, ginger, lemon and licorice. It’s a great antixoidant and digestive tea that assists the solar plexus chakra.

Sahara Tea 100 Mysteries
This is a sweet herbal tea consisting of roobios, coconut, herbs, fruit and almonds. It is considered to be a wellness tea for those who are prone to anxiety. I find that it corresponds to the third eye and sacral chakras. It goes great with dessert!

Sahara Tea Beautiful Foolishness
This is a wonderful tasting white tea that is blended with pomegranate, coconut, exotic fruit and spices. Since it is a white tea, it is great for detoxing and for your skin. White teas work predominantly on the crown chakra, which may explain the “healthy glow” that you get from drinking them.

If you feel like you’d enjoy some of the teas above, check them out! Please also feel free to share any herbal teas that you like by leaving a comment below.

Happy herbal tea drinking!