This is a grounding stone that will help one with their meditation practice and spiritual explorations. Stimulating the crown and clearing all chakras. Enhancing your psychic abilities that assist one to understand the spiritual basis of life.
This precious Gem helps to enhance forgiveness and compassion for others and yourself.
Assisting one to take total control of their lives and guiding you in the proper direction so that healing can occur in any problem area. Clearing all of your emotional Lugagge.
While in a healing treatment if the healer places it on the throat area it is said the stone encourages to view your life helping one to be able to speak about it.
It is an excellent stone that cleanses; detoxifies the blood and the body. Quiet known for aiding longevity.
Eliminating al parasites and in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Hypoglycemia and diabetes are treated with this stone. Helping with the relief of Muscle pain.
Vibrates to the number 8
works well with the astrological sign of Gemini.
This precious stone comes in various shades of green. However, the highest vibrating frequency is usually found in the most profound darkest of green.
Widely known to Attract luck, success, abundance, and prosperity. Inspiring creativity and used in one's assistance to project, create and manifest their goals. As a stone of energy and stamina, it is excellent for people who play sports, are competitive athletes, or just anyone that is occupied where rigorous activity is required. It is also used in the treatment of motion sickness. Also known for restoring lushness and shine to one's nails and hair.
In the entertainment industry, these stones are valued and used as a conduit for electrical tuning circuits. They assist in conducting television and radio frequencies. They condone and are used for their durability when high frequencies pass through them without cracking breaking or shattering, as many others do.
This fantastic gem assists in overcoming emotional problems associated with a father figure or other male forces in one's life, and is exceptionally beneficial for hyperactive children.
Diminishes fear and may be useful for cases of paranoia. Helps overcome dyslexia by improving eye/hand coordination and the translation of coded information.
Quite soothing for a good night sleep as it helps in quieting the mind.
Some have used this in the treatment of claustrophobia and panic attacks.
Exceptional Mineral for those interested in the plant kingdom and Herbalism as it supports the study and practice of herbalism. Conducive to healing plants and helping gardens flourish. Many say it is a gateway to the devic realm providing a beneficial influence to all the things that grow and live. Used by many including myself in Meditation or to commune with Nature Spirits and or to physically connect with the spirits of plants and animals.
The Heart Chakra opens, and it stimulates resonance with Divine Love. A powerful tool for vibrationally healing the heart.
It stimulates healthy cellular function and regeneration. Always a first choice when treating etherically cancers or any other unhealthy cell-growth imbalances.
This Tourmaline strengthens the nervous system and is beneficial to thymus, eyes, the immune system, and glands.
Used by many as a detoxifier and for treating the intestines and chronic bowel diseases, and can be useful in weight loss.
All Egg Shaped crystals have their unique way of being applied while in a healing session.
When Held sideways between the thumb and forefinger it can be used to scan the auric field of the body.
Pointing the smaller end part on to a single point on the body; can be used for Reflexology, Zone Pressure, Acupressure, and Shiatsu.
Place it in your preferred hand and over the body and begin to scan from head to toe. You will be able o pick up Blockages, grey areas, coldness, and resistance. Once you have found and noted affected regions; you place the egg-shaped crystal onto the area and begin to turn in a counter-clockwise motion to dispel the affected grey areas. Relieving the blockages and releasing the resistances.
If you feel heat or tingly, this area is clear.
Shiva Lingams are egg-shaped stones that are made up of cryptocrystalline quartz. Found only in one of the seven holy sites of India; Narmada River in Onkar Mandhata. The villagers gather these sacred stones from the river and manually polish them.
The egg-shaped Stone has always been considered the phallic symbol of the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva lingam Frequencies represents both the male and the female cosmic union from which all creation has emerged from.
Using this stone to Charge the entire chakra system
Activates kundalini energies when and while using during Mediation
Also, helping to break up old patterns and opening the path to a new life.
Helps one to feel the sense of unity, even during times of separation.
This is a favorite stone for many healers including myself. I always have a supply handy for any or my clients to purchase after a healing session; I also use them when making jewelry for my jewelry with intention line.
Almost always Use Shiva lingams to treat impotence, it has faster results.
Can be used for Infertility, and to strengthen and balance the whole body.
Rose Quartz is one of the most known to all, and the most used of crystals. Although it does have a high energy, its vibe is oh; so very calming, and soothing. This lovely mineral permeates on the highest level of all types of Love including self-love.
The soothing energy of Rose Quartz resonates to each individual starting from the soft tones in pink, that can melt anyone's heart with just gazing upon it.
A stone this powerful can help one be conscious and aware of Empathy, reconciliation, and forgiveness of others.
Lowering the levels of stress and tension in the heart area. It is especially beneficial when one is explicitly working on the heart chakra. This assists one in the opening of that energy center and reduces stress. Helps to clear out feelings of anger, and jealousy, even resentment of others.
Providing the message that there is no need to haste under any circumstances, bringing calmness and clarity to every situation. It helps in restoring the mind back to harmony.
Known as the stone of romance. Rose Quartz is often used by many to attract love in one's life. Just place a Rose Quartz on your table beside your bed, or in the relationship corner (Feng Shui) of a room or home to attract new love. You can even use it if it's just to add trust and re-commitment to existing relationships. It adds a loving energy to all relationships, bringing to it calm and peace that we all need.
Also helps one to release unexpressed feelings about others.
It is used to heal with issues of the heart lungs and thymus.
This mighty mineral is known to help with and heal breast cancer.
Also used in assisting with the enhancement of a more youthful complexion.
Known for Aiding the circulatory system of the heart, the adrenal glands, the spleen and or kidney ailments.
Healers including myself use it on clients for alleviating vertigo, asthma and varicose veins.
It helps ease problems with sexual frustration and balance one's sex drive.
When using in the treatment of the physical body, this helps with emotional wounds.
Placing this beautiful crystal in your environment permeates Love in the Air.
In an Elixir or wearing it stimulates pure life force of Love.
Vibrates to the number 7
Resonates well with Libra and Taurus
Comes from Brazil, India, Madagascar
The Desert Rose comes from Morocco. This gorgeous stone can sometimes be called the Sand Rose, Selenite Rose, Gypsum Rose or Alabaster. Its formation is similar to the pearl; as when any sand particles become embedded in it; I begin to form rosette-like concretions. They are found in the arid part of the desert region, hence their name.
Each Desert Rose contains its own spirit guardian. Each guardian is different. They are accommodating when used as protective talismans and in Helping increase your self-confidence and self-worth. This mineral helps one mold their character towards their most optimum level of growth and improvements throughout their lives. Any type of stagnation is prohibited, and progression of strength and growth are applied. It also helps one to practice the art of self-discipline and to contain themselves when " things are going to fast. "
This stone is exceptionally suitable for children/teens. Especially helpful for one who is shy or timid.
It is considered a " lucky stone " to the aborigines as they used it in ceremonies for acquiring rain; 'rainmaking ceremonies," by throwing stones in the air.
Healers including myself use this stone in the treatment of many phobias including claustrophobia.
Another common ailment its useful for is helping those who find themselves with travel sickness, viral infections, and nausea.
Also used in disorders associated with the prostate.
An elixir can be applied internally and externally when used for promoting and enhancing the elasticity in the skin and tissue.
Vibrates to the number 2
Aries benefit from the usage of this precious gem.
Aragonite is said to Dissipate Anger and old hurts, putting one at ease. It is a stone that helps to ground other crystals; imagine the effects on oneself. It helps to provide one with patience when one is accepting of their life's responsibilities, thus allowing them to be comfortable in taking reliability and practicality.
Aragonite promotes focus and concentration for those who chose to mediate with this stone it can be helpful for students.
It will offer generosity and sensitivity.
It can help to speed up the recovery of broken bones and nerve damage. Its vibrational grounding energies help to alleviate any stress and nerve problems. Sometimes this can lead to restlessness, twitching or spasms while sleeping or at rest.
Sleep with Aragonite under the pillow for insomnia. Used for the absorption of calcium in the skeletal. As a Healer Myself, I use this stone for combating chills and bring warmth to the extremities. It may be used as an elixir. It works almost immediately when placed topically on the affected area. This tonic may also be used for aches and pains. Even know for providing Vitamine A and D when there is a deficiency.
Aragonite is usually used to ground the Root Sacral and Crown chakras.
Its vibrational number is the number 9
Resonates well with the sign of Capricorn.
Can be found in Namibia Morocco and Spain
it's known for being used as a stone of strength
One may wonder what Crystal Healing is? How do you do it? What does it feel like? What kind of Crystals does one use? And finally, Does it work?
As a Healer myself I use a few different forms of healing techniques and often varies according to the type of client and session I will be having. There are even times that I may combine two formalities at the same time or more. The central importance in any Healing Session is always the intention, and how it is applied. I must admit one of my top favorite modalities is Crystal Healing Therapy. And many many times I will combine Reiki into all my Crystal Healing Therapy Sessions or Visa Versa.
Crystals and gems are a vast part of the planetary transformation, in which we all are a part of. Our Earth gives birth to these rich exquisitely colored minerals, which are filled with divine knowledge that can help us in all Healing aspects and in advancing our consciousness. These teachings are available for everyone and can be applied by anyone, especially one who is intuitively drawn to these precious gems. One thing must be clear to all intentions have to be humanitarian-ly pure.
And final, but not least on the Does, it work?
I invite you all to please book a complimentary 30 min healing sessions here at Skye-Yoga studio, and I can assure you, you will wonder no more.
Are you married to your office? Do you love yoga but can't make it to class due to your work schedule? Have you fallen out of your yoga routine/practice because of your job? Are you all caught up with your life, career the stresses and competition to " make it ? ". If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then you will love this sequence. With simple instructions to follow alongside the chart, it will help guide you through each pose, explain what it works on internally, and how to progress the move when prompted and ready to do so.
In Part.1 of " Yoga in Your Office Series, " you will experience all the major muscles in your body become stronger, stretched, and toned.
You can do this sequence in 15 min if that is all the time you have and can spare. In 15 min you can get just what you are seeking to keep your day moving along the way you need it to. Ideally, though 20-30 minutes could create a particularly positive change within you and your environment. Chair yoga is beneficial for those who have mobility limitations as well. For full efficiency
Please remember to take shoes off before you begin this practice.
1. Begin in a seated position with your spine upright and feet pressing to the ground legs wide open.Sit up straight inhale as deep as you can roll your shoulders up and back lift your chin and on the exhalation bring your upper body in betweem your legs allowing your head to hang freely and your neck to relax. Your hands can be placed in the direction that feels most comfortable and at ease for you. Remain in this position for as long as you feel the need to. Focus on your breath and listen to your heart beat, this will assist you to slow down. Stay here as long as you need to and when ready push hands into the ground and gently roll up to a seated position.
Forward bend provides internal focus while flexing the spine forward and massaging the internal organs, it can also offer quiet reflection just close your eyes.
2. A: Seated leg lifted is a favorite of mine because it is two in one pose.Begin seated with spine straight hands to the side of the chair touching lightly. Inhale and lift the chin and chest contract your abdominal muscles, and on the exhalation extend your leg contracting the muscles on your leg especially the quadriceps maintaining the foot flexed toes up hold it and then switch to pointing for the same amount of time. When ready place foot back on the floor. Repeat to the other side.
B: Remain seated, extend the leg, and push both hands onto the sides of the chair, lifting your bottom up from the seat, your gaze should be between your thighs. The Leg on the floor can touch lightly or hover and if needed can add some pressure for assistance. Hold a minimum of 10 seconds then sit back down and release foot to the floor. Repeat to the other side.
As you can see, how dynamic this pose can be working on the main muscle groups starting from depressing the shoulders, activating the triceps, and firing into the abs, tons of core work and the many ways to progress here as well.
3. Seated single leg stretch, is a great pose to follow the last one we just did. Begin seated with your spine up right inhale bring the knee into the chest, reach to the lowest part of your leg if possible reach for the foot, exhale begin to extend the knee. Hold the position for as long as possible while simultaneously trying to lengthen the leg. Remembering to keep the spine as straight as possible. Try to hold for a few minutes, when ready repeat to the other leg. This is a great position to isolate the hamstring as you feel the back of your leg become straighter with time. Your spinal muscles are fully activated as you work to maintain keeping it straight.
4. Seated in the center of the chair both feet on the ground inhale and reach both arms behind the chair and wrap your fingers to get a good grip, continue to hold on to the chair. As you exhale maintaining both hands behind you on chair inhale again deepening the breath pushing the chest forward and tilting the head slightly back your gaze is upward, take a few breaths or hold it for as long as needed when ready just release the hands bringing them onto your thighs. This exercise is excellent for expanding the chest and extending the spine. While expanding the chest, the rib cage opens allowing to promote the flow of oxygen. In extending the spine, you counterpose pretty much your entire day as most of us spend time with our spines flexed forward adding unessasery pressure to the spine. My recommendation is to remember this one and do it throughout the day as many times as possible.
5. Chair pose with arms extended up towards the ceiling. Begin with both feet flat to the floor hip distance apart or aligned with the legs of the chair. Inhale reach both arms up towards the ceiling palms facing each other shoulders pressing down, exhale as you tilt the body forward pushing your feet into the ground and lift your bottom up from the seat to hover. While in this position focus on reaching with long fingers and pressing the shoulders down. Hold this position not the breath for a minimum of 10 seconds or more. When needed just simply sit on chair and rest arms on your thighs. Repeat as many times as needed. This works on the arms shoulders abdominal muscles thighs and glutes.
6. Please make sure the back of the chair is pressing up against the wall before you begin. Place both hands onto the edges of the seat while wrapping your fingers around the seat for a stable grip. Take one giant step back away from the chair with both feet forming a 90-degree angle with the body your torso is parallel to the floor. Continue to reach your chest to the ground while lengthening the back of the legs. Your breath should be slow and profound as you deepen the stretch. It extends the entire back of the legs while strengthening the legs knees and ankles and opens the shoulders. Hold this pose for a few minutes, to feel its benefits. When ready step foot back up to the chair and stand upright or you can continue to progress toward the next pose number seven.
7. While enjoying down dog position one of the many ways to progress this move is by lifting one leg. Reaching one leg straight up to the ceiling with the toes pointed for a little, and opposing the move by flexing. You can explore the variety of opening the hip and reaching higher towards the ceiling or by squaring off the hips. Hold for as long as possible to feel the benefits of this pose. This position strengthens the arms, core helps to improve hip flexibility and mobility while making awareness in the body whether the hips are closed or open. This position is also called a Downdog Split.
8. Supported Front leg split is next to follow. Lunging with your leg on the chair from down dog position is quite simple just take a deep breath and on the exhalation step the right foot onto the seat of the chair hands are lightly touching the top of the chair for balance, as you slowly extend your knee and holding this position for as long as possible. Another option available for those who can go deeper simply place hands on the outer edges on the sides of the seat for stability and a deep stretch or place hands on the top of the chair, erect the spine, while the left foot is flat on the floor anchored. This helps strengthen all local stabilizers the glutes, and the psoas muscle group intensely stretches the hamstring.
9. Warrior one with Foot on the chair. Inhale deeply, then exhale step the right foot on the seat of the chair keeping your knee bent, feel stable before you raise your hands to the ceiling. While arms are reaching upwards, your gaze should be forward, allow the shoulders to melt away from the ears, your fingers are fully extended and reaching upwards. Take a few breaths here feeling the solidity of this pose the " The proud and strong warrior " when ready if you want you can either a) Close your eyes as you continue to maintain this position and breath gently while keeping firm focusing on all the sensations as they come. There is also option b) which is just shifting the gaze upwards to the ceiling looking at the space in between your hands. Making things a little bit more challenging but feels uplifting when done. The standing leg is fully extended at the knee and the foot firmly grounded. Closing the eyes here is optional too. To release step the right foot down and repeat to the other side. While in Warrior 1 you can begin to feel the many areas being stretched starting from the chest, lungs, shoulders, neck, belly, the groin and psoas. Simultaneously strengthening the shoulders the entire arm and all the muscles on your back. Your thighs calves and ankles are also fully working here so they are being stretched and developing strength as well. The benefits are many and there is yet another variation for Warrior 1 and it will be included in the next series.
10. Side angle pose is next, otherwise known as side lunge. From your Down Dog position with hands on the seat, inhale deeply and on the exhalation step the right foot in between your hands The right hand can remain on the outside of the right foot or place it on the inside as you lift your left arm to the ceiling opening and exposing the left side of your body. Your standing leg is fully extended at the knee, and firmly grounded by the foot. Take a few breaths here maintaining your gaze forward. After holding as long as you can bring down the left arm placing your hand back onto the chair straddling the right foot again, step the foot back down and repeat to the other side. Here we can feel the position strengthen and stretch the legs the knees the ankles the groins, spine, waist, chest, lungs, and shoulders. It squeezes and stimulates the abdominal organs increasing stamina.
11. Plank position with your hands on the chair. Stand with legs slightly parted placing both hands onto the sides of the seat. The further back you move the harder and more challenging this can become. Stay in your plank position with both arms fully extended for as long as possible, then begin to bend your elbows wide out to the sides away from your body. Go as low or as high as you feel most comfortable as you explore what feels right to start with. Final but not least you can also bend the elbows wide and then straighten them to perform a push-up, even if the flexion in the elbow is a quarter of an inch. Do as many rounds as you can when done just step both feet up towards the chair and stand up straight. This dynamic pose is a total body exercise that will work your abdominal muscles and all of your upper body. The chest, triceps, shoulders, are working really hard to hold all of your body weight. You can fire into your thighs glutes and hamstrings too for a little extra sizzle.
12. Seated twist. Begin by sitting towards the center of your seat with your back away from the backrest, both feet flat on the floor anchored so they don't move your legs should be slightly parted. Both of your arms are by your side dangling. Inhale lift the right arm then exhale begin to twist your body to the right while reaching with your left arm and your right hand towards the backside of the chair. As you begin this motion the right arm naturally follows, place both hands where you feel most comfortable. Making sure your knees are directed to the front allowing your spine to twist efficiently. Try to hold this position as long as possible. When ready twist back to the center facing the front of the room and repeat to the other side. Twisting the spine helps to release and lengthen your spinal muscles allowing for more mobility, benefiting the soft tissue and enhancing the health of your discs and facet joints between the vertebrae. Twisting poses also help ring out the toxins from your internal organs so that when the twist is released it allows more oxygenated blood to flow. Thus allowing you to feel refreshed and clear headed.
13. Bridge pose. PLease make sure you don't rush the last parts. These final poses are just as important. Lie on the floor your legs up on the seat of the chair, with your knees bent. Arms are alongside your body palms facing down. Inhale deeply and begin pressing onto the feet, which causes you to fire into your glutes and hamstrings. As you lift your bottom off the floor, you will notice how your body creates a bridge. Hence the name of the pose. Hold as long as you can, when ready just place your bottom back onto the floor. Repeat as many times as you need to. This pose is a great way to begin to develop a back extension so that you can work your way to a full bridge. Extending your thoracic spine, opening your shoulders and chest while toning the upper back muscles. It also strengthens the legs, while lengthening the hip flexors something that is especially beneficial for those who sit for long periods at a time. This is a great pose to do closest to the last pose to do because it helps to calm the mind and ease the anxiety one might have created throughout their day. Not to mention this pose also helps the blood flow go to the head, and this contributes to reducing the aging process.
14. Resting pose. As we bring our practice to an end resting pose is very important especially after all the hard work you just did. Continue to lie on your back arms alongside your body resting. The back of your legs resting comfortably. The back of your head heavy but stable. Just simply close your eyes focus on breathing evenly fully and gently. Close your eyes to deepen your experience and allow yourself to feel at peace. Hold this as long as you can or need to.When ready open your eyes lower your legs to the right side of your body hold for a few seconds then gently push yourself up, bringing your yoga routine in the office to an end.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series as we will continue to progress moves and explore other Yoga poses.
Namaste Thank you for participating