According to folklore, Rose Quartz was formed when Adonis, lover of the Greek (and Roman) goddess Aphrodite, was confronted by Ares, god of war, in the form of a boar. When Aphrodite hurried to protect him she got entangled on a briar bush, and mixed her blood stain the white Quartz pink. … More Rose Quartz: Stone of the Heart
With sandalwood, profound states of relaxation take place on the spiritual level. Burning sandalwood incense can support healing work by stimulating a deeper relaxed state in the healer, increasing spiritual energy. Sandalwood also brings ease to the heart and throat chakras. … More Sandalwood: A Sacred Herb
By living in harmony with the natural laws of the season, we can preserve a sense of balance, and develop a stronger natural immunity against sickness, low energy, stagnancy, and a disturbed mind. … More Ayurvedic Tips to Support the Transition into Autumn
First off, don’t be paranoid or fearful about getting sick. Trust your instincts when you’re there. With the stark shift in air/weather/food/water/environment – of course there’s bound to be a shift in the body.
Chances are you will contend with a stomach bug or two while in the Mother Land – after all, it’s a part of the Indian experience! The land of deep purification on every level – mind, body and spirit. … More How to Avoid ‘Delhi Belly’ in India & Other Useful Health Tips
Shinrin-yoku refers to “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” Initiated by the Japan Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries during the 1980s, it has become a key source of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Both Japanese and South Korean researchers have complied a substantial body of scientific literature on the health return of simply being under the canopy of a living forest for an extended period of time. Their research is helping to establish forest therapy throughout the world. … More Shinrin-Yoku: The Medicine of Simply Being in the Forest
Ayurveda – the Science of life which originated from India 5,000 years back – advises the use of particular herbs which purify the organs and restore the tissues. Some of the suggested herbs include triphala, ashwagandha, neem, brahmi, ginger, turmeric, and guggulu. These herbs improve the bodies’ detoxification tracts. They also carry supportive natural antioxidants … More Ayurvedic Cleansing Herbs
The extraordinary properties and celestial powers of Rudraksha have been illuminated in the ancient Hindu Shastras such as Rudraksha Jabala Upanishad, Padma Purana, Shiva Mahapurana, Devi Purana and Bhagavat Purana. In the Shiva Mahapurana, Shiva told Parvati, “My love, any deity can be worshipped with the Rudraksha…Lords Shiva, Vishnu, Devi, Ganesh, Surya and other Gods … More Rudraksha: The Holy Bead