Crystal Healing Therapy

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Crystal Healing Therapy

             One may wonder what Crystal Healing Therapy 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 of 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.

             These precious Minerals 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 to 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. 

Crystal Healing Therapy is a form of Vibrational Medicine. Crystal Healing therapy is laying on the crystals and gemstones to promote healing where is needed. These precious gemstones carry spiritual healing properties that can be acquired to each user in many different ways. 

There are various ways that healers use Crystals in sessions. Placing stones on their clients while lying down to balance the chakras, the aura, maybe even to combat various ailments or discomfort in the body.

Everyone's experience is slightly unique; in general, the feeling is always comforting, and a sense of warmth, allowing you to feel extremely relaxed physically and internally. Every gem has its own unique talent, color, shape, and texture with each their own special meaning.

                 Wondering Does, it work? 

I invite you all to please book a complimentary 30 min healing sessions here at House of Skye-Yoga, and I can assure you, you will wonder no more. 

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Series: Part 1:  Yoga In Your Office

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Series: Part 1: Yoga In Your Office

            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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.                                                                                         

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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. 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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  

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Why You should have your Bachelorette and Bridesmaid shower at House of Skye-Yoga

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Why You should have your Bachelorette and Bridesmaid shower at House of Skye-Yoga

Beginning the journey of a special union on a fit and healthy start is a good way to enter any lifetime commitment. Honestly nowadays hiring a male stripper or drinking till one is literally physically sick can be a little outdated and overly done.

          This event is specifically designed for all beautiful and bashful brides to be, It is for the bride who is spiritually driven and seeking for a deeper and meaningful connection with her closest friends. This is a special day in every woman's life, and for most, they have been planning on this occasion, since they where little girls.

          Conscious and Healthy Living is where most people focus can be directed now a days for example -  taking a cooking class and then enjoying dinner with a bottle in the end  , an art class filled with creativity and fun and an empty canvas that becomes filled with art created by you , a striptease course that can teach one the art of seduction and a little black book filled with new moves  , a pole dancing class that can have anyone desiring the need to have their own pole . Even a yoga class with tea cookies tons of time for pictures. These are just a few options for one to choose from in these modern times. 

Here at House of Skye-Yoga, this event is designed for the bride that is committed to herself and her own personal self-development, one that is willing to share a bonding experience of mind-body unification while learning how to continue to cater to her ever-evolving lifestyle. One should know that adding a yoga class before drinking or partying, will elevate everyone's Metabolism which then can help one to consciously chose to drink less. 

We try to cover in teaching and discussing just a few simple techniques for stress reduction that can be useful to cope with any type of jitters that may arise on the day.

One leaves this event feeling a sense of sensuality, a positive body image and a whole bunch of self-confidence. We are hoping to help women in rediscovering their own bodies as they currently are physically, and internally, and also learning how to identify muscles and movements never used before. Teaching the body a new kind of flow where one gets to explore a forbidden kind of body language, that may have been prohibited by one's self or another. 

 We offer here at Skye-Yoga Llc  Bachelorette Parties and Bridal shower packages that include a delicious organic menu with a selection of various options to choose from

Here are a few links to Bachelorette party packages Offered at the House Of Skye-Yoga . 

   Party Package 1 -  http://www.skye-yoga.com/party-packages/bachlorette-party-package-1

   Party Package 2 - http://www.skye-yoga.com/party-packages/bachlorette-party-package-2

   Party Package 3 - http://www.skye-yoga.com/party-packages/bachlorette-party/3


 For booking please go to www.Skye-Yoga.com  or call Adelaide 504 439 7499 for info.

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Learning to use the Malas you wear .

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Learning to use the Malas you wear .

         Mostly everyone that wears Mala Beads either around their necks or around their wrist as an accessory, look really stylish but sadly many do not know how to use them. Using them in your Meditation is just as easy as wearing them and can be fun too.      

            Malas are usually made from many different materials that have their own unique meanings, for example, Sandalwood represents a scent that arises from within during the depth of meditation, by smelling this scent it is said to induce a calming affect.Tulsi ( basil wood ) wonderful in relieving symptoms of depression, Rudraksha seeds which are said to those who wear it not to drink alcohol, do drugs, swear, lie, eat meat, or involve themselves in sexual intercourse. If one wishes to act in these ways it is advised to remove the Rudraksha from the neck.They can even be made of Gemstones that can match a specific intention in your Meditation practice. All of these properties affect the practitioner's subconscious mind on deep levels. 

                 Using Mala Beads in your Meditation can be considered an active Meditation in itself by many but for the active users, it's simply an aid in the counting process. Mala Beads are usually a strand of 108 beads used for keeping count during Mantra Meditation. Malas can also be made up of 21 beads or 27 beads for shorter Meditations.Malas are also referred to as Mala beads, Buddhist Prayer Beads or Buddhist beads.

       ~~~~~~~~~  Here is a simple guide to assist you in beginning your practice ~~~~~~~~~

        Begin by hanging the first Mala bead gently on the middle or ring finger of your right hand, Place your thumb on the guru bead and begin reciting your Mantra. At the end of the Mantra push the Mala bead away with your thumb and move onto the next bead for another round, then continue your Mantra until you reach a count of 7, 21, 27, or 108. For those who wish to do the second round, do not skip over the guru bead,  Instead, turn the Mala around and continue to move in the opposite direction.

Namaste <3

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Chakra Meditation and Mudras

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Chakra Meditation and Mudras

The importance of chakra meditation is overlooked by so many who think that they are " Spiritual " or have a type of yoga practice. Nor Is doing a five-minute chakra sound off good enough. One should and must take interest in fully devoting oneself to take and make the time required to this practice and to use it as a tool for personal development. 

The Chakras are so much more than just knowing what each one means, the sound, and associated color. 

There are Mudras (  special hand gestures ) that can be incorporated into the meditation as well. In doing this it assists one, in opening the chakras and gives them more power to send energy to each and every particular chakra to enhance the effect the sounds are chanted. These sounds are from Sanskrit letters and When chanted, they create a certain resonation in your body that you can physically feel at the chakra that it is meant for. 

 Begin by sitting with your legs crossed, in a seated chair, or the position most comfortable for you to withstand at least 30 minutes dedicated to this practice.

1 . Start by pressing the tips of your thumb and index finger.
Focus and visualize on the Root chakra at the spot in between the genitals and the anus otherwise known as the perineum.
 Begin to Chant the sound LAM.

2 . Place your hands on your lap,  both of your palms facing up, on top of each other. Making sure that the left hand is placed beneath the right. The tips of the thumbs touch are gently touching.Focus on the chakra located at the sacral which is at the sacral bone (on the lower back).
Begin to chant the sound VAM.

3 . Place both your hands on your stomach, just a little below your solar plexus. Allow the fingers to join at the tops, all other pointing away from you. Cross thumbs making sure the right thumb is over the left, It is important to straighten the fingers.
Focus on the Navel chakra located at the bottom of your spine, a bit above the navel.
 Begin to chant the sound RAM

4 . Put your left hand on your left knee. Take your right hand and place the tips of your index finger and thumb to touch, then place your right hand in front of the lower part of your breastbone (just  a bit above the solar plexus) 
Concentrate on the Heart chakra.
Begin to chant the sound YAM.

5 . Cross your fingers on the inside of your hands creating a circle, Reach the thumbs at the top. 
Focus on the Throat chakra at the base of the throat.
Begin to chant the sound HAM.

6 . Place both your hands before you at the lower part of your breast, both of your middle fingers are straight and touching at the tops, and pointing forward. The other fingers are bent towards each other and touching at the upper parts of fingers. Your thumbs are pointing towards you and touch at the tops.
Focus on the Third Eye chakra slightly above the point between the eyebrows.
Begin to chant the sound AUM or OM. 

7 . Place your hands in front of your stomach clasped, allow the ring fingers to point up, touching at the tops. Make sure ** the left thumb underneath the right.

Focus on the Crown chakra at the top of your head.
Begin to chant the sound NG.

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