Alternative Health Care
Alternative Health Care
Do you wash TOO MUCH? Use too many sanitation products? Check out why healthy bacteria is necessary for your good health!
Many of Echinacea’s chemical constituents are, in fact, powerful immune system stimulators and can provide a significant therapeutic value. A few that you’re probably familiar with are essential oils, flavonoids, inulin, polysaccharides and vitamin C.
Called “Vitamins of the Air”, Himalayan salt lamps don’t just produce light. They have amazing health benefits because it also produces negative ion atmosphere.
How are universal frequencies affecting you this week (March 2-18, 2017)? Find out in our weekly column, a helpful complement to your weekly horoscope and a great standalone resource providing valuable insights into your health, nutrition, and muscular form and function.
What matters most about your sacred space is that it speak to you, and you may even come to find that you multi-task in this space in that you may not only meditate, but also write, draw, make music, etc. Whatever you are into, what is important is that it works for YOU and is a space that you are most comfortable in.
The 3rd chakra resides in the solar plexus. With its element being fire, it’s the home of your passion and zest for life, as well as your charisma, leadership abilities, courage and “can do” attitude. It is also the seat of your personal power and energy.
the root chakra which is the red energy located in your tailbone area that governs your legs and feet and is related to your stability, home, foundation, family, career and finances. It is the manifestation center, so it’s about everything physical, especially your body. Also it’s your most base energy center, so it is carries your will to survive and its element is earth and your sense of smell.
There are literally thousands of ways you can “heal” and “balance” your chakras. Meditation and visualization are both very popular choices, sound is another good method, sight is yet another (using yantras or mandalas), and smell works really well too – it’s called aromatherapy. Yoga is another very popular way to work on your chakras, and I could go on as the list is too long to recite.
A movement known as “grounding” or “earthing” is sweeping the holistic health scene. Walking barefoot outside, with the soles of your feet free to directly connect with the surface of the earth, is the main activity that’s a part of the earthing or grounding practice. While it might sound strange at first — ditching your shoes and digging your toes into the dirt or sand, or strolling across some pesticide-free grass — there’s evidence that this can be greatly beneficial for health by lowering free radical damage(also called “oxidative stress”), stress, inflammation and pain.
The 6th chakra is the home of feminine intuition, that deep knowingness that women have that surpasses — or bypasses, depending on how you feel about it — mere logic.
Every energy center in your body (chakra) relates to a different part of your life, and for this reason, each one has specific life lessons to impart. This video looks at the 3 key lessons of your second chakra that resides in your pelvic area. If you haven’t watched the video for your first chakra, take a look at it here
Late winter is a time for rest and rejuvenation, according to Ayurveda. So even though Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, and an early spring is predicted here in the Northern Hemisphere, we still have a few weeks to take advantage of this seasonal downtime. Many of us living in colder climates are making the shift from Vata Season (fall/early winter) to Kapha Season (late winter/spring). You can feel the cold, dry, lightness of Vata shifting to the cold, damp, heaviness of Kapha. This is a very tenuous time for the body (and the mind, as well). Ayurveda cautions us to give extra TLC to ourselves as we make the transition.
Most of us in spiritual circles already know we’re spirit embodied, and that we are whole and perfect. Still, we may not be experiencing it, and what good is it to be whole if we don’t feel whole? In this article, I share some basic things that have helped me to remember my wholeness.
To get the heart open, you need to reverse this chest collapsing, You need to elongate the front of your torso upward away from your waistline and then draw your shoulder blades down your back. This takes the head of your arm bones back and let’s your chest open. It causes your collar bones to “smile,” that is, to widen.