Category: Holistic

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

Amethyst – Healing Crystal

Amethyst is an extremely Powerful and Protective stone with a high Spiritual Vibration. It guards against Psychic Attack transmuting the energy into Love. A Natural tranquilizer, Amethyst blocks geopathic stress and negative environment Energies. Its Serenity enhances higher states of Consciousness and Meditation.

Amethyst has strong Healing and Cleansing powers, and enhances Spiritual Awareness. Traditionally, it was worn to prevent drunkenness and has sobering effect on overindulgence and physical passions, supporting sobriety. It overcomes Addictions and Blockages of all kinds. Used at a higher level, Amethyst opens another Reality.

Amethyst is extremely beneficial to the Mind, Calming or Stimulating as appropriate. When you Meditate, it turns thoughts away from the Mundane into Tranquility and deeper understanding. Mentally it helps you feel less scattered, more Focused and in control of your faculties. It enhances the assimilation of New Ideas and connects cause with effect.

This stone facilitates the decision-making process, bringing in common sense and Spiritual Insights, and putting decisions and insights into practice.

Mentally: It calms and synthesizes, and aids the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It is helpful where Insomnia is caused by an overactive Mind and Protects against recurrent nightmares. Amethyst enhances Memory and improves Motivation, making you more able to set realistic Goals. It can help you to remember and understand Dreams and facilitates the Visualization process.

Amethyst balances out highs and lows, promoting Emotional centering. It dispels Anger, Rage, Fear and Anxiety. Alleviating Sadness and Grief, it supports coming to terms with loss. Amethyst is one of the most Spiritual stones, promoting Love of the Divine, giving insights into its true nature, and encouraging Selflessness and Spiritual Wisdom. It opens Intuition and enhances Psychic gifts. This is an excellent stone for Meditation and Scrying and can be placed on the Third Eye to stimulate it. Sleeping with Amethyst facilitates out-of-body experiences and brings Intuitive Dreams. It transmutes “lower” Energies to the Higher Frequencies of the Spiritual and Etheric Realms.

Healing: Amethyst boosts production of Hormones, and tunes the Endocrine system and Metabolism. It strengthens the Cleansing and Eliminating organs and the Immune system. An excellent Cleanser for the Blood. Amethyst relieves Physical, Emotional, and Psychological pain or stress, and blocks geopathic stress. It eases Headaches and releases Tension. This stone reduces Bruising, Injuries, and Swellings, and treats Hearing disorders. It heals dis-eases of the Lungs and Respiratory tract, Skin conditions, Cellular disorders, and dis-eases of the Digestive tract. It is beneficial for the Intestines, regulating Flora, removing Parasites, and encouraging reabsorption of water. Amethyst treats Insomnia and brings restful sleep.

At a subtle level, Amethyst balances and connects the Physical, Mental and Emotional bodies, linking them to the Spiritual. It cleanses the Aura and transmutes Negative Energy, and stimulates the Throat and Crown Chakras. It’s helpful for people about to make the transition through Death. Amethyst can stabilize Psychiatric conditions but should Not be used in cases of Paranoia or Schizophrenia.

Position: Wear or place as appropriate , especially as jewelry. Clusters and Geodes can be placed in the environment and single points are used in Healing. Place the point in toward you to draw Energy, and away from you to draw off Energy. Amethyst is especially beneficial worn over the Throat or Heart. For Insomnia or Nightmares, place under the pillow. Amethyst fades in Sunlight.

Herbs for a Woman’s healthy monthly cycle

Nothing in Nature, or with a Woman’s body, works in isolation. All of our body systems must be able to work together harmoniously and in a uniquely balanced way in order to reproduce our kind.

Amenorrhea

This means the absence of menstruation for at least 3 months in a row. The most common cause is of course pregnancy, but often the glands and organs of the reproductive system will be out of balance, and Amenorrhea is the result of that.

There are Herbs out there that will help women menstruate, but these herbs should be avoided in high amounts and avoided altogether in pregnancy.

Three powerful Herbs that can help with Amenorrhea are:

Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh

Chaste Tree Berry
Chaste Tree Berry

Menorraghia

This is unusually heavy and prolonged menstruation associated with painful periods. Causes of Menorraghia can be clotting disorders or hormonal disruptions. There are Herbs that can control bleeding and hemorrhaging, include the herbs mentioned above.

Three more Herbs that are known to help control heavy bleeding:

Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantle

Shepherd’s Purse
Shepherd’s Purse

Yarrow
Yarrow

Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome ( PMS )

Dysmenorrhea is a term that describes abnormally painful periods. PMS is a combination of physical and psychological symptoms occurring for up to 2 weeks before menses and relief experienced after menstruation has begun. Examples of symptoms are abdominal bloating, altered appetite, cyclic weight gain, head aches, joint pain, back ache, premenstrual acne, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, mood swings and nervous tension.

Tips for lessening the severity of symptoms:

– Check in with your doctor if there are no serious underlying reasons

– Become aware of your hormonal shifts

– Practice Sleep Hygiene ( turn down the lights at dusk, no lights of cell phones / tablets )

– Eat Liver-friendly foods like Beets and take Bitters to keep your liver healthy

– Treat your intestinal flora with fermented and cultural foods

– Maintain a healthy body weight ( neither too light nor too heavy )

– Stay active and move / exercise daily

– Minimise exposure to toxins in your daily life

Herbs that can help with PMS:

Black Haw
Black Haw

Chamomille
Chamomille

All mentioned Herbs above can be use as a Tea or as a Tincture ( from your Herbalist ). About 3 cups of tea a day will support in creating a healthy cycle.

It’s always recommended to advice your GP when using Herbal Remedies, especially when you are using pharmaceutical medicine on a regular basis.

 

Source: The Herbal Academy study resource

Powerful Healing with Cayenne Pepper

Cayenne is a hot and spicy Herb that can relieve pain, prevent a cold, dramatically support heart health and promote healthy weight loss

Cayenne is a stimulant and is antimicrobial, analgesic, carminative, styptic, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and a blood mover.

It can be used for ailments like toothache, arthritis, fever, heart disease, poor circulation, parasites, digestive problems, sore throat, depression, low libido, bleeding, inflammation, hypertension, hypotension, headache, neuropathy, shingles, fungal infections, type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance, weight loss and menstrual cramps.

Cayenne Pepper can be used in preparations like a tea, tincture, liniment, oil salve or as a culinary spice.`

To avoid stomach upset it’s recommended to consume Cayenne Pepper with a meal. Depending on your sensitivity and tolerance, you can use just a few sprinkles to spice up your meal or a therapeutic amount of 1-10 grams per day.

Always start with small amounts of Cayenne Pepper and then slowly increase as desired. Cayenne is a hot herb, taken in large amounts over time could lead someone to feel hot and dry all the time. Cayenne is very irritating to the eyes and sensitive skin, so avoid touching Cayenne or Cayenne preparations and then touching the eyes.

Cayenne shouldn’t be taken in large amounts during pregnancy.

People on warfarin or other blood-thinning pharmaceuticals should talk to their doctor before using large amounts of Cayenne.

Cayenne Tea

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne powder, or to individual taste

1 table spoon Fresh Lemon juice

1 teaspoon Organic Honey, or to individual taste

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Place the Cayenne powder in a cup, then pour the hot water over it, add the Lemon juice and Honey and stir. Sip slowly once it has cooled a bit. The hotter you drink this, the better.

Cayenne Salve

Cayenne Salve works for minor pain relief, it works very well for sore muscles and joints, bruises and even nerve pain.

If you use it for Arthritic pain, use it daily, and note that it may take a week or two to see results.

This salve can be stored at room temperature for up to a year, but for best results use it withing 6 months.

Cayenne Salve is a hot mixture! It can only be used externally and Not put on broken skin as it may sting open wounds. Even on closed skin you may feel a bit burning or heat in the area where it is applied.

Sensitive individuals may experience tenderness or blistering, if this happens, discontinue use until the area is healed, then apply less often or in smaller amounts.

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