Author: Angelique Mol - Healing and Herbs

Reiki Master, Herbalism, Holistic Therapies & Coaching

The Importance of Grounding / Earthing

I have known for a long time that Grounding and Earthing is very good for you, make contact with the Earth with bare feet. I knew it was good for your Energies, to Release the Energies you no longer need or are not good for you and to Recharge your Self with the Positive Energies of the Earth.

When I’m home I mainly walk bare foot and on a nice day I will sit outside in my front yard with bare feet in the grass to Ground my Self. But that only doesn’t seem enough to properly become Grounded and Earthed.

Grounding / Earthing

When I was living in New Zealand for a few years, on the South Island, there were a lot of people who walked bare feet on the streets. Coming from the Netherlands and never seen people do that, unless they were homeless, was a strange thing for me to see, and to do. But later on the understanding came that it was for Grounding and Earthing.

Now living in the UK I do realise that nobody really does that here either, and I’m sure people would look weird at you for walking bare foot on the streets. But actually, it should be more accepted and be normalised to do it, for our own Health benefits really.

Back in the old, old days people did not do anything else than walking bare foot, but since we started to wear shoes with artificial soles we basically became more disconnected and less grounded.

I did not know, or realised there is so much more to Grounding and Earthing. I did not know that Grounding and Earthing actually helps to release Inflammation within the Physical body. Inflammation is a cause of a lot of dis-eases and what makes our bodies ill. By reducing Inflammation and releasing it completely from our bodies, we Heal from so much illnesses.

Beside reducing and releasing Inflammation, Grounding and Earthing is also beneficial for Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Increasing Energy, Normalising Biological Rhythms, Normalising Blood Flow and Blood Pressure, Relieving Muscle Tension and Headache, Improving Menstrual and Female Hormone Symptoms, Lowering Stress, Decreasing Anxiety and Protecting the body from the effects of EMF’s ( electromotive force like voltage ).

This should be reason enough for all of us to walk more on bare foot or even at least sit outside for a while, every single day, to Ground and Earth your Self. To release all you have to release and to recharge with the energies we need to keep our bodies healthy.

Grounding and Earthing is a very important part of Self Healing, and I feel it should be taken more serious than just something “hippie” people do. As there is a true Science behind it and it’s proven Science as well.

So all I can say for my Self, and hopefully motivate You to do, is taking off our shoes more, put your bare feet on the Earth and let the Healing process begin!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Bring Yoga off the Mat!

I watched a documentary the other day and it was about Yoga and taking Yoga off the Mat. First it was a bit unclear to me how to do that and what it would exactly meant to do that. As Yoga is not just a practice or a physical exercise, it’s so much more and had such a deeper meaning than you might think.

For me, Yoga has been so far a practice to stabilise my Body and Mind in Peacefulness and Mindfulness, together with the Physical exercise aspect of it. It makes me feel good to do Yoga and it’s a great start of the day! I prefer doing Yoga in the morning, when I get up, before getting ready for my day. And Yoga is for Everyone! No matter what Age, Size, Shape, Ethnicity or Religion.

But, I learned now that Yoga does not just help you in that moment of doing the positions but that there is so much more to it! You can bring Yoga with you during your day in a way that you can reflect your Yoga into whatever you’re doing during the day or towards other people.

It’s like with Mindfulness, you bring your stabilised energies from your Body and Mind into your daily routine and keep that Feeling and Mindset during the rest of your day. I do feel it’s a process of Learning to do that, as we always can have “challenging” moments in our day when our Mindfulness or Inner Peace gets “tested”. Then, it will be the Art to try to keep Being in your Inner Peace space and Mindfulness and not let the challenges come to you or taking over your Inner Peace.

It definitely requires practice, as I noticed myself, but I Do feel when you Create the Intention to bring your Yoga Feeling, that you have established in your morning practice, into the rest of your day, it can change So much within your own Inner Peace, your Mood, your Reflection towards other people and your own Inner Happiness! And it definitely helps with fighting Stress, Anxiety and Depression!

I learned that Yoga is, indeed, so much more than the physical practice On the mat. And I’m so Happy and Grateful that I learned that about Yoga. I also learned that the Intention of wanting to practice Yoga should not be Just the intention to practice it for your Physical development only but Also for the Total development within your own Spirituality, Compassion, Self Love, Unconditional Love and Mindfulness.

I’ve seen this documentary on Gaia.com which is kind of the Netflix for Spirituality and Consciousness. Lots of videos, short films, documentaries, Series, but also practices for Yoga, Meditation and Pilates. I definitely can recommend this channel to you as there is so much knowledge shared about different subjects within Spirituality, Consciousness and Mindfulness.

I wish you a Wonderful Day and I hope you can bring your own way of Yoga into the rest of your day!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Green Agate for stabilisation of the Aura

Agate stabilizes the Aura, eliminating and transforming Negative Energies. Its Cleansing effect is powerful at the Physical and Emotional levels. Placed on the Heart, it will Heal the emotional dis-ease that prevents acceptance of Love. Placed on the Abdomen or taken as an Elixir, Agate stimulates the Digestive process and relieves Gastritis. It heals the Eyes, Stomach and Uterus, it cleanses the Lymphatic system and the Pancreas, it strengthens Blood vessels and heals Skin disorders.

It Enhances Mental and Emotional flexibility and improves decision-making. It is useful in resolving disputes.

Agate is formed from microscopic crystals of Quartz laid down in bands, this is a very stable crystal. Agates are Grounding stones, bringing about an Emotional, Physical and Intellectual Balance. They aid in centering and stabilizing Physical Energy.

Agate has the power to harmonize Yin and Yang, the Positive and Negative forces that hold the Universe in place. A Soothing and Calming stone, Agate works slowly but brings great strength. It’s multiple layers can bring hidden information to light.

Psychologically: Agate gently facilitates acceptance of one’s Self. This builds Self-confidence. It aids Self-analysis and Perception of hidden circumstances, bringing to your attention any dis-ease that is interfering with your Well-being.

Mentally: Agates enhance Mental function as they improve Concentration, Perception, and Analytical abilities, leading to practical solutions. Agate’s love of Truthfulness encourages speaking one’s own truth. Agates with Clear crystals can stimulate Memories.

Emotionally: This crystal overcomes Negativity and Bitterness of the Heart. It heals inner Anger, fostering Love and the courage to start again. It is useful for any kind of emotional trauma. It creates a sense of safety and security by dissolving internal tension.

Spiritually: Agate raises Consciousness and links into Collective Consciousness and Awareness of the Oneness in Life. It encourages quiet contemplation and assimilation of Life experiences, leading to Spiritual Growth and Inner Stability.

Green Agate – Healing Crystal

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New Tinctures and a Lovely Lavender Cream

We added a few new Herbal Tinctures to our shop and a lovely Lavender Moisturizer Cream.

All products are made from natural ingredients and Herbs which we also sell in our shop. A Tincture is a stronger remedy than a Herbal Tea, so you can pick which remedy suits you better.

Also with Tinctures, if you are under medical care or using prescribed medication it’s recommended to consult your GP or Medical Specialist before using it.

Our new Lavender Cream is a lovely Moisturizer which is perfect for the Sensitive Skin. It works great for skin problems as Rosacea, Eczema, Blemishes, Acne, Breakouts, Dry Skin and Irritated Skin. It’s very light from structure and only a small amount is needed. Also we love the smell!

Lavender Moisturizer Cream
60ml

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Detox with Nettle Leaf

Get ready for the Summer and Detox, Cleanse and Purify yourself with Nettle Leaf Tea to support fluid retention and weight loss.

Nettle is traditionally used as a Cleansing, Detoxifying herb. It has a diuretic action ( possible due to its flavonoids and high potassium content ), and increases Urine production and the elimination of waste products from the body. It helps many Skin conditions and Arthritic problems.

Just 2-3 cups of Nettle Leaf Tea will help with detoxing your body. Together with a couple of glasses water during the day, even with a few slices of Lemon in it, will definitely help you to get your body cleansed for the Summer.

Nettle is Astringent what also helps with slowing down bleeding, from wounds and nosebleeds, and is good for heavy Menstrual bleeding.

Nettle is Anti-allergenic, it treats Hay Fever, , Asthma,  Itchy skin conditions and insect bites.

Get your Nettle Leaves in our Shop and start your Detox!