Aquamarine – The March Birthstone

Are you wondering how crystal healing works? Crystals are being used for healing and harness the life-giving elements of the earth and the universe for over the millennia. Our ancestors have been using crystals and gem not just for beautification purposes but also for healing. There are many different crystals with a variety of uses to help you start with your crystal healing journey.

This month of March, let me introduce and share with you some uses and benefits of this month’s birthstone, Aquamarine.

What is it?

Aquamarine means sea water and just like emerald, is a variety of beryl. It ranges from light blue-green shades up to deeper blue color. It is relatively strong but can still easily break. It may also lose its color if exposed to strong sunlight for extended period of time.

It usually comes from Brazil, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Colombia and several other countries.

For centuries, this gemstone has been a symbol of youth, hope, fidelity and good health. It embodies eternal life.

Uses and Benefits

As a sea water stone, it has a very soothing energy. This is considered as a lucky stone for sea travelers (obviously!).  It has a flowing and peaceful energy which helps to move and purify your own energy.

It also helps to aid emotional healing and deepen meditative states. Its healing and nourishing effects can be compared to moonstone.

It helps bring joyful sense of harmony that can feel like splashes of water, playful but mischievous.

It helps soothe and protect your energy from being drained by the negativity that may surround you.

It helps relieve stress, cools high temper and conflict, heals trauma, brings peace, and clears mind and calm the heart.

It can also be a good anniversary gifts to couples as is has soothing influence on your relationships.

If you want to learn more on different stones and crystals, visit us here at Namaste Life Center. Also check our upcoming classes to see whats New at Namaste! 

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Amazing Health Benefits of Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

For those who aren’t familiar yet, mindfulness means maintaining awareness of our thoughts, bodily sensations, feelings and surrounding environment through a gentle nurtutring point of view. It is the practice of paying attention to our present thoughts and feelings and accepting them without any judgment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

History

Practicing Mindfulness can be traced back for over thousands of years. It is seen from Hinduism, which is one of the oldest religions in the world, Buddhism, yoga and to non-religious meditation recently.

Mindfulness exercise benefits

There are much more benefits of practicing mindfulness but here are some of them below:

It helps improve well-being. It supports traits and perspectives contribute to a satisfied life. It helps prevent regrets over the past or being caught up on the worries of the future which helps to improve self-esteem and relationships with others.

It helps improve mental health. As you free yourself from constant worry and fear from uncertainties and many others, it overall helps improve your mental health. Depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, or even couples’ conflicts were seen to have improved when psychotherapist tried mindfulness meditation as one of the treatments.

It helps improve physical health. Stress is one of the reasons people feel weak or even get sick. It can help relieve stress, lower blood pressure, reduce chronic pain, treat heart disease, improve sleep, and reduce migraine and many more.

Mindfulness exercise examples

There are many simple ways to practice mindfulness as some are as simple as paying attention, living in the moment, accepting yourself up to body scan meditation, sitting meditation, focused breathing, walking meditations and many more.

Well, we can write countless of things mindfulness can help you but experiencing it personally is really different as its amazing effects can vary from person to person.

If you would like to know more about mindfulness and is interested in practicing it, we have Mindfulness classes available here in Namaste Life Center. Check out our calendar to see our mindfulness practice schedules with Rev. Cynthia.

What Selenite Crystals Can Do For You

 

Have you heard about Selenite Crystal? Do you know that this crystal has a lot of benefits for you? Read on to know more why Selenite crystals should be your number one crystal.

What is Selenite?

It is a crystal formed from the mineral gypsum. It is one of the prettiest and most elegant crystals and comes with many forms and breathtaking color variations. The most common are the white pristine color with translucent and beautiful striations that looks like a silky pearl.

It is named after the Greek goddess of the moon Selene. It has properties that make it unique for spiritual and metaphysical purposes and is related to purity, peace and higher consciousness.

Selenite Crystal for healing and meditation

Selenite crystals have healing ability. It unblocks stagnant and negative energy and removes all blockages and helps create fluid flow of energy throughout the body. It is helpful to let go of emotional pain, tension of the past and worries. It also evokes protection from the angelic realm and helps dispel all negative energy from the mind and body to promote calming energies, mental clarity and peace.

Selenite harmonizing rods are high vibration stones. They are like lightning rods where they attract the light energy and positivity to a concentrated point. It resonates vibrations of light into its crystals and usher illumination and purification of the mental and spiritual space.

Selenite is one of the most important crystals in your energy tool kit. It maintains its high-vibe energetic power without a need to be recharged. It absorbs and dissipated negative energy and helps recharge not only you but can also be used to cleanse and recharge other crystals.

Selenite crystals help align chakras. It is perfect for whipping energy system and chakra field recover and back into shape. It gives boost to your mind and spirit to combat negativity with liquid light.

Other beneficial properties are:

It aids in hypnosis.

It enhances psychic awareness.

It improves concentration.

It helps to access personal power and communicate wisdom of angels.

These are some of the Selenite crystals uses and benefits. It has many other uses and benefits that are too numerous to list here.

If you would like to own one and would like to learn more on its benefits an uses, visit us here in Namaste Life Center. We can help and guide you to maximize Selenite crystal use and its amazing benefits you don’t know can help you with your life.

What Everyone Should Know About Amethyst – The February Birthstone

 

What Everyone Should Know About Amethyst – The February Birthstone

 

Are you wondering how crystal healing works? Crystals are being used for healing and harness the life-giving elements of the earth and the universe for over the millennia. Our ancestors have been using crystals and gem not just for beautification purposes but also for healing. There are many different crystals with a variety of uses to help you start with your crystal healing journey.

As the month of February approaches, let me introduce and share with you some uses and benefits of this month’s birthstone, Amethyst.

What is it?

Amethyst is the birthstone of February ranges from a blend of deep violet and red to a lighter lilac hue. The darker more intense color is more valuable than the lighter ones. Ancient royals treasure dark rich royal colors of amethyst since 2500 BC. In the 15th century, they can only be worn by the Royal family on ceremonial occasions in France.

Currently, not only is it the beautiful color that makes this gem popular but also widely available in different shapes and sizes which makes it more accessible to the public.

Reiki Healing and Benefits

Amethyst crystal healing and Reiki healing also work together wonderfully. It has an affinity for the healing frequencies of Reiki plus it is the perfect companion for meditation practice as its color holds the highest vibration of brow chakra. Using it in Reiki treatments help create a synergistic effect of healing and love energy.

Many believe that wearing it not only enhances almost every color in your wardrobe but also can help prevent the wearer from becoming drunk or poisoned. It is also an aid to the brave to help protect soldiers in battle. It can also help control evil thoughts and can also help owners shrewd in business matters.

It helps to protect and increase personal energy to keep negative energies away from resonating and hurting you. It also has calming influence which can aid in self-cultivating a deep state of meditation and healing. It also helps to calm the emotion of those who tend to get upset easily. It can help to ease tension, migraine, stress, insomnia, headache, and relaxation.

There are many ways to use amethyst like placing it over each eye to treat tired eyes. It can also help promote sound sleep and avoid frequent nightmares to those who have them. You can also combine them with some other crystals to boost effectiveness, especially for healing purposes.

If you want to know more and learn how to utilize uses of Amethyst, visit us here at Namaste Life Center. You can also check upcoming Reiki classes here on our calendar.

5 Popular Wellness Trends This 2019

It’s this time of the year again when we refresh our lives for the future. There is no denying that wellness should be one of our top priorities in our day to day lives. So, in the next months, here are the biggest wellness trends this 2019 that you have to try!

CBD

This was all the rage in 2018 and it will continue to grow in 2019. We will see wider range of CBD products for specific ailments with complimentary natural ingredients that will give us more benefits.

Meditation

This will still be a trend this year. This is coming for you whether you like it or not. It is going to be more accessible anywhere. Meditation is becoming more mainstream. It is being taught in places like schools, offices, professional sports teams and basically anywhere. It is even offered in one of our classes here in Namaste Life Center.

Celery Juice

This is the year where you will see celery juice everywhere from restaurant menus to your local grocery store. Celery Juice can help us with great digestion, unbelievable energy, and an amazing skin. It is best to drink every morning on an empty stomach.

Cauliflower Craze

Last year, you’ve seen it in pizza, rice, pasta and in frozen food. This year, you will see it in snack options as well. This is one of the big wellness trends this year. Cauliflower is perfect because it is flexible to many recipes, high in fiber and overall healthy. It can help lose weight without being hungry, boost energy and live a healthier life.

More to health than diet and exercise

This is the year when we will realize that being healthy mean more than what you eat and how often you exercise. Everything we do impacts our overall health, even the simple this most people take for granted. Gratitude, quality time with your loved ones, technology break, being genuinely happy physically and emotionally, having purpose and meaning in your life are essential. People are starting to integrate wellness where the mind, body and spirit are being taken into the account.

So, which of these are you excited to try this year? Do you have other ideas you can share? Put it in the comments below!

If You Have A New Year’s Resolution, Then Use Crystals To Achieve Them

How many times have you set a new year’s resolution and failed to achieve them? Or you just stopped and got tired of making them because you keep failing them over the years?

Guess what? Unlock the power of fulfilling your new year’s resolutions with these crystal combinations to get you through. There are specialized crystal combinations that can cater you to every goal in that list.

Check out below to see which crystals match best with your New Year intentions.

Agate stone – this helps bring courage and strength, protective energies, balancing and accepting emotions.

Angelite stone – this can help relieve tension and anger and encourage faith and forgiveness.

Amethyst – this helps for making wise decisions and achieving calm and balance to help break free from bad habits and addictions.

Black Obsidian – this can help you break free from your destructive habits and move forward.

Carnelian and Sunstone – this helps with motivation to start a routine for weight loss and a healthy body in general. This can help with determination and leadership.

Seraphinite, Celestite and Selenite – these crystals can help with your meditation if you are looking for gaining divine wisdom, You can sit near them or hold them or even look into them to help you focus while you pray or meditate.

Vesuvianite – this can help to surface your buried emotions so you can have the chance of dealing with them.

Rhodochrosite – this can help with healing you emotionally and encourage yourself for a more positive self-image.

Quartz – this helps you to let go of past failures, distress and old memories. This can help you heal from personal pain and loss. It also helps boost your self-confidence and will power.

These are just some of the crystals you can use to help yourself. Whatever your goals are, write them down in short and clearly stated affirmations and carry them with you will help.

Be kind to yourself. It takes a while to achieve something great so stick with it and you’ll get there someday. Hope you have a joyful and fruitful year this coming 2019.

Pros and Cons of Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine such as tai chi, acupuncture, and other various forms are designed to bring the body into balance to help restore health. Benefits of using traditional and alternative medicine are many but there are also things you need to cautious of.

Here are the Pros of using alternative medicine:

  1. The difference between traditional and alternative medicine is that most forms emphasize on whole body care as some physicians often forget to also take care the healthy parts of the patients. Physical, emotional and spiritual health is being taken care of.
  2. It offers a great deal of personal attention from traditional physicians.
  3. It focuses on prevention. Prevention is always better than cure right? Traditional medicine treatments focused on preventing the disease before it occurs.
  4. It targets to treat the root cause of the health condition.
  5. It reduces stress. Stress is one of the factors people get sick emotionally, physically and even spiritually. Reducing stress helps to prevent or heal illnesses.

Here are the Cons of using alternative medicine:

  1. There is limited scientific research about it. Though there is a growth in funding for its research studies, evidence are still limited which left many questions unanswered.
  2. There is confusion in marketing between natural and safe. Some manufacturers of herbal medicines and dietary supplements make unrealistic claims that their products are miracle cures or secret ingredients.
  3. Supplements herbs can potentially interact with prescription and over the counter medications. Some of them may have side effects of their own.

So, if you are planning to try alternative medicine, it is important to do some research or get someone knowledgeable enough to help you with the process.

When considering alternative medicine, think balance. Get the best health care from both traditional and alternative sides of medicine can be your best option.

Call us at 216-210-1846 or check out our calendar of events to see classes we have so you can try alternative medicine that we offer here in Namaste Life Center.

8 Dimensions of Wellness That Will Help You to a Higher Quality Life

 

Wellness is the pursued goal of being in good health. It is very important if we want to function successfully in the world.

While health focuses on the physical and mental being free from any illness, injury or disease, wellness addresses the broader spectrum of our body encompassing the overall balance of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Eight dimensions of wellness are:

  1. Emotional – this is the understanding of our feelings and coping effectively with stress.
  2. Environmental – this is the interaction and harmony we have in our environment.
  3. Financial – this is learning of how to successfully manage financial expenses.
  4. Intellectual – this is our open-mindedness with new ideas and continuing to learn and expand our knowledge.
  5. Occupational – this is about enjoying occupational endeavors and appreciation of our contributions to promote personal satisfaction and enrichment in life through work.
  6. Physical – this pertains to maintaining a healthy body and seeking medical care when needed.
  7. Social – this about us performing social roles effectively and comfortably. It encourages relationship with our peers and even intimate relationship with our romantic partners.
  8. Spiritual – this helps us seek meaning and purpose. It helps us to seek the right set of values to cope in everyday life.

Some people prioritize work and forgetting their wellness should be too. If anyone’s body diminishes, all others in your life will to.  Maintaining optimal level of wellness is crucial for a quality life. It matters because every emotion and all the things we do relate to our well-being. One diminishes and everything will be affected too. Each one of them directly affects our actions and emotions. Optimal wellness keeps our overall self healthy and happy.

So you see, these areas of wellness are interconnected so it is a must to take care of it. If you are looking for ways to take care of your wellness, check out our calendar for our classes, events and activities here in Namaste Life Center. Remember, the change in your life begins with you.

Everything You Need To Know About Sound Therapy

As our sound therapy session happening this weekend, do you also wonder why receiving it is meditative and therapeutic?

Music was not invented or discovered. Whether it is for entertainment, expression, celebration, ceremony or communication, it is surely something innate in us. We connect to music, our feelings, and our body is somehow connected to it. So many believed and have tried using it for healing.

Sound healing has been used as therapy to ease and cure many for centuries. Music is used to improve physical and emotional well-being. It may involve listening, singing along, meditating and moving to the beat of the music. Sometimes, special sounds are used to produce vibrations to improve brain waves.

Along with voice and different musical instruments like flute, harp and drums, tuning forks and singing bowls are also been used.

There are different types of music therapy such as:

  1. Vibroacoustic therapy where music vibrations are used.
  2. Neurologic music therapy is creating, singing or moving to music is used to promote relaxation.
  3. Guided meditation where one meditates to voiced instructions.

4.Nordoff-Robbins where skilled musicians use music familiar to those being treated, create new music together, or work toward a performance.

  1. Bonny method where it uses classical music and imagery to help explore personal growth, consciousness, and transformation.
  2. Singing bowl therapy where a metal bowl is used to produce a deep-penetrating sound to help on relaxing and repair the mind.
  3. Brainwave entrainment where a pulsing sound is used to stimulate the brain and encourage aligning brainwaves frequency.
  4. Tuning fork therapy where tuning fork is being similarly like acupuncture by applying vibrations to the different parts of the body.

Benefits of music therapy are:

  1. Can help improve or cure psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, learning disabilities and developmental troubles
  2. Can help bring clarity and balance
  3. Promote relaxation and a stronger immune system.
  4. Help improve memory, concentration and sleep.
  5. It helps to lower stress, mood swings, blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sound healing has been found to be effective and has shown many health benefits. There is no risk to listening to music.

If you want to try it, click here.

 

Gratitude and DHEA Benefits You Should Know About

 

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and grateful for the benefits we have received or expect to receive.

They say mentally strong people choose to exchange self-pity for gratitude. They choose to always look at the brighter side of any situation. Cultivate gratitude whenever you have the opportunity is one of the best decision you can make in life. Take a few moments to focus and all that you have instead of focusing on what you don’t. While that is easier said than done, you’ll be grateful that you chose to be grateful. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

It does a good thing for our body. It contributes to a healthy mind and it aids in fighting off and healing illnesses. It helps reduce stress and changes chemicals in our body. Practicing it reduces the stress hormone cortisol and dramatically increases the feel-good hormone DHEA.

What is DHEA?

DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone is one of the most abundant natural body steroid hormones circulating in our system.

Here are some of DHEA benefits:

Improves Brain Function and Sleep

DHEA helps improve memory by stimulating neurons and inhibiting cortisol. It also enhances the emotional regulation of memory and connections between the memory center of our brains. Because of this, REM sleep increased, which meant better memory storage as well.

Boost Hormones and Increase Pregnancy Rate

DHEA affects testosterone and estrogen levels in the body. DHEA is being converted into these hormones. It can help alleviate sexual dysfunctions due to poor hormone levels. With this, it also helps increase pregnancy rate.

Protects the Heart

It helps lower high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Low levels of DHEA are associated with heart disease in men.

Protects Muscles and Bones

It helps protect muscle against dystrophy. It helps prevent cell death from cell oxidation in muscles and bones. It also boosts the effects of anti-oxidants in the body.

Physical and Emotional Health

It is usually praised for its anti-aging properties. It also helps with weight problems, lower insulin resistance, inflammation protection, and decrease pain levels, reduces anxiety and depression and increases energy and vitality.

Looking for ways for a healthy and mind and body?  With all the hassles in life, be sure to make time for yourself. Check out Namaste Life Center’s events here specifically planned and created for you to have a better and happy self.

Namaste!