Let’s Get Grounded

So, what are the tell-tale signs that you could benefit from some grounding?

Struggling for survival.
Frequently blissed out.
Abandonment issues.
Financial concerns.
Stressed out.
Adrenally over-loaded.
Always tired.
Can’t sleep.
Not feeling present.
Flighty.
Stumbling or tripping often.
Stiff legs.
Frequently crossing/wrapping your legs.
Issues relating to the base of the spine or rectum.
Always in fight or flight mode.

Read on for some helpful tips!

tips for the root chakraGrounding Breaths
Begin to breathe in and out through your nose to connect with the earth element. On the exhale, feel the earth pulling your body’s magnetic field towards it. On the inhale, feel the magnetic field of your body drawing the earth’s field into it. Breathe in vitality, and breathe out what you no longer need.

Help from Mother Earth
The earth mother is a very wise and compassionate soul, who knows how to balance herself, and offer guidance to humanity and all of her creatures. When we honour and align with her we experience increased harmony, balance, and vitality. Connect with mother earth through your intention. You can even imagine you are entering the picture above: As you step over the edge of the image into the landscape, notice the woman lying on the earth. Is this you, perhaps, or mother earth? Notice the scent in the air. Feel the forest floor. Hear the sounds of the earth. Let your heartbeat sync with the heartbeat of the earth. Feel the earth mother’s protection and love. Express your gratitude. Open yourself to her higher wisdom and healing.

Nature Walk
Imagine you are being bathed in all the earthy colours you witness. Break a lump of dirt with your fingers. Run your hand over wheat in a field. Sit in a rock garden. Smell garden mould. Imagine how trees push their roots deep into the ground for nourishment. Feel yourself infused, at one, and purified by the energy of the earth.

Balance your Root/Base Chakra
A balancing tip you can try on your own is to visualize a red glass sphere at the base of your spine…imagine it growing larger and clearer, spinning freely and glowing more bright.

InnerVitality, Toronto, offers energy therapy such as Reiki, Subtle Aromatherapy or Chakra Balancing/Cording to help clear, align, and balance your root/base chakra. Benefits include feeling more relaxed, grounded, stable, strong, secure and rested. You may also follow these links to more on chakras, as well as healing crystals.

Exercise to Root Down
If your knees and spine allow, performing a repetition of 3-4 squats daily can help you feel more grounded, since your centre of gravity and the base of your spine are closer to the earth. Any stagnant energy in the lower body is stirred up with this movement.

Meditation Tips
Meditation today is about connecting fully to heaven and earth, and exploring even more of who we are, rather than blissing out or escaping reality. At the start of your meditation, it’s helpful to imagine you’re growing tree roots into mother earth from your feet, and your body stretching upwards towards father sky. We achieve a higher vibratory rate while meditating, and if you feel a little dizzy/ungrounded afterwards, place your right hand on your crown, and left hand at the base of your spine to ground down any excess energy. Over time, you will be able to incorporate an increasingly higher and more peaceful frequency into daily living, while remaining firmly rooted in physical reality.

If you’d like to check out our upcoming Toronto Meditation offerings…InnerVitality warmly welcomes you!

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Healing Crystals

HOW TO USE CRYSTALS   CRYSTALS FOR CHAKRAS   CRYSTALS FOR AILMENTS
CHOOSING CRYSTALS   STORING & CLEANSING CRYSTALS

HOW TO USE CRYSTALS
Crystals can be used to bring body, mind, emotion and spirit back into harmony through their vibration and mineral constituents. Crystals gently interact with our energy field to calm, stimulate or adjust our flow of energy to bring us back into balance on all levels, thereby putting the body in a optimal state for healing.

A simple technique for crystal healing is to place a crystal by the affected chakra or body part for about 20 minutes daily. As you get more advanced in your use of crystals, you can program your crystal with an intention/information and use sacred geometry and colour therapy techniques to enhance effectiveness. InnerVitality offers a wonderful Crystal Therapy Treatment you may enjoy.

inner vitality healing crystals for chakras, ailmentsGEMSTONES FOR YOUR CHAKRAS, by Colour

  • Crown Chakra 
~ theme: spirituality, awareness
    Violet (or white) crystals ~ Amethyst, Charoite, Purple Fluorite, Selenite, Snow Quartz, Sugilite, White Calcite

  • Third Eye Chakra ~ theme: mind, intuition
    Indigo crystals ~ Covellite, Iolite, Lapis Lazuli, Sapphire, Sodalite


  • Throat Chakra 
~ theme: communication
    Blue crystals ~ Angelite, Aquamarine, Azurite, Blue Calcite, Blue Fluorite, Blue Lace Agate, Blue Opal, Blue Topaz, Turquoise


  • Heart Chakra 
~ theme: love, trust
    Green (or pink) crystals ~ Amazonite, Aventurine, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Emerald, Fuchsite, Green Calcite, Kunzite, Malachite, Moss Agate, Nephrite, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz, Jade, Serpentine

  • Solar Plexus Chakra 
~ theme: personal power, boundaries
    Yellow crystals ~ Amber, Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Tiger’s Eye
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  • Sacral Chakra
 
~ theme: creativity, sexuality
    Orange crystals ~ Carnelian, Halite, Crocoite, Orange Calcite

  • Root Chakra 
~ theme: survival, abundance
    Red crystals ~ Cinnabar, Red Calcite, Red Jasper, Red Tiger’s Eye


Read more about Chakras

GEMSTONES FOR AILMENTS*

  • Arthritis ~ Amethyst, Azurite, Blue Lace Agate, Carnelian, Fluorite, Garnet, Malachite, Rhodonite, Turquoise
  • Asthma ~ Amber, Apophyllite, Carnelian, Jade, Malachite, Rose Quartz, Sapphire, Tiger’s Eye
  • Bladder complaints ~ Amber, Bloodstone, Jade, Jasper, Red Jasper, Topaz, Tourmaline
  • Blood disorders ~ Almandine, Amethyst, Bloodstone, Chrysocolla, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Ruby, Sapphire
  • Bronchitis ~ Amber, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Jasper, Nebula Stone, Pyrite, Tourmaline, Turquoise
  • Catarrh ~ Amber, Topaz
  • Colic ~ Coral, Hessonite, Jade, Nephrite
  • Common cold ~ Amethyst, Carnelian, Emerald, Fluorite, Green Opal, Labradorite, Topaz
  • Depression ~ Jade, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz
  • Digestive issues ~ Carnelian, Citrine, Orange Calcite, Pyrite, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper
  • Earache ~ Amber, Sapphire, Tourmaline
  • Eczema ~ Fuchsite, Kyanite, Sapphire, Selenite
  • Eye issues ~ Emerald, Lapis Lazuli, Onyx, Opal, Topaz
  • Fatigue ~ Amber, Blue Opal, Hematite, Opal, Rose Quartz
  • Fever ~ Amber, Aquamarine, Chiastolite, Green Opal, Moonstone, Pyrite, Ruby
  • Flu ~ Fluorite, Green Moss Agate, Green Opal, Jasper, Rose Quartz, Turquoise
  • Headaches ~ Amber, Amethyst, Cathedral Quartz, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Rose Quartz, Sugilite, Turquoise
  • High Blood Pressure ~ Chrysocolla, Chrysoprase, Emerald, Jade, Kunzite, Sodalite
  • Insomnia ~ Amethyst, Malachite, Sodalite
  • Kidney issues ~ Amber, Bloodstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Emerald, Jade, Malachite, Rhodochrosite, Rose Quartz
  • Laryngitis ~ Blue Calcite, Hawk’s Eye, Stilbite
  • Low Blood Pressure ~ Garnet, Ruby, Tourmaline
  • Nervousness ~ Amazonite, Jade, Sapphire
  • Nosebleeds ~ Bloodstone, Magnetite, Ruby, Sapphire
  • Rheumatism ~ Azurite, Chrysocolla, Copper, Garnet, Malachite, Turquoise
  • Stomach ailments ~ Amethyst, Citrine, Jade, Sapphire, Tiger’s Eye
  • Stress ~ Citrine, Kunzite, Rose Quartz, Topaz, Turquoise
  • Swollen glands ~ Aquamarine, Sapphire, Topaz
  • Thyroid issues ~ Aquamarine, Carnelian, Citrine, Indicolite, Lapis Lazuli, Rhodonite
  • Tonsillitis ~ Amber, Shattuckite, Tourmaline
  • Urinary complaints ~ Aventurine, Dolomite, Jade, Kyanite
  • Varicose Veins ~ Amber, Aquamarine, Dioptase, Opal, Pyrite, Rose Quartz

CHOOSING CRYSTALS
Trust your instincts. If you are in a crystal shop, sense which crystal(s) you are naturally drawn to and that feel good in your palm. Each crystal has a unique energy field ~ you’ll notice that certain crystals will ‘speak to you’ or you may feel an ideal temperature or tingling in your hand when you touch it. Research which crystals are good for any ailments/situations you are experiencing. If you find yourself repelled by one of the listed crystals when you feel its energy or view it…connect in and intuit whether it is actually a good fit for you (sometimes we are repelled by what we most need in order to heal). You may also wish to use a pendulum or muscle testing to determine whether a crystal will be beneficial for you to work with.

Buy your crystals from a reputable supplier, preferably in-store, or if you prefer to order on-line, get a referral from someone else who has used that particular company.

HOW TO STORE & CLEANSE YOUR CRYSTALS
Crystals love to be stored in sunlight and open spaces. When transporting your crystal, store it in a natural fabric such as silk or cotton, and/or a wood container. Remember to protect the points of crystals (and never aim a pointed end directly at a person or animal without previous training in the use of crystals).

After using a crystal in healing, or after bringing a crystal out of storage, you will want to cleanse it by:

  • Placing it in the sun (some crystals alternatively do well in the moonlight)
  • Performing Reiki on it or visualizing white light surrounding it
  • Using your breath or smudging (ie. sweetgrass or sage) to clear it
  • Placing it near a Quartz Crystal or inside a Geode
  • Covering it in sea salt, brown rice, or in the earth for a few days

Trust your instincts on when a crystal needs cleansing, and which method will work best for that particular crystal (or research it).

For more on the Chakras or Healing Therapies, please visit InnerVitality’s website.

Excerpt copyright © 2010 InnerVitality, All rights reserved. | *Note: InnerVitality does not offer or imply medical diagnosis or treatment; please consult your medical doctor. Ask your Holistic Health Care practitioner for tips in using crystals as part of your healing regimen. Malachite and Sulphur are considered toxic, and should not be placed directly on the skin. | Visit InnerVitality’s health and wellness website at www.InnerVitality.com. If you’re interested in intuitive development resources and angelic messages, we invite you to hop over to our sister blog, SatyaSoul. | Follow us on Twitter: @Inner_Vitality, @SatyaSoul.

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A Journey through the 7 Chakras

your body’s energy centres

innervitality chakra balancingPhysical health, emotions and mental thought patterns affect our energy levels. The more positive our belief systems, the more resilient our energy systems become. When energy centres are open ~ we function harmoniously in body, mind and spirit.

The suppression of feelings locks our emotions into our subconscious where they congest energy flow from the body’s energy centres. When these centres are closed ~ we are unbalanced and open to negativity and ‘dis-ease’. If a disturbance is not addressed in the aura (the energetic field surrounding our physical body) or energy centres, a clinical condition or physical body symptom may occur.

There are seven major energy centres of the body, which are referred to as chakras, and a colour and gland is associated with each:

Crown Chakra, violet or white

* located at the top of the head
* associated with the pineal gland
* centre for connection to spirit

Third Eye Chakra (also known as the Brow Chakra), indigo

* located in the centre of the eyebrows
* associated with the pituitary gland
* centre for intuition and inner knowing

Throat Chakra, sky blue

* located at the throat
* associated with the thyroid gland
* centre for communication

Heart Chakra, emerald green or pink

* located under the thymus, above the breasts
* associated with the thymus gland
* centre for giving and receiving of love

Solar Plexus Chakra, yellow

* located above the navel
* associated with the pancreas gland
* centre for personal power and will

Sacral Chakra (also known as the Spleen, Navel or Sexual Chakra), orange

* located below the navel
* associated with the reproductive glands
* creative and sexual centre

Root Chakra (also known as the Base Chakra), ruby red

* located at the base of the spine
* associated with the adrenal glands
* survival centre

Lifestyle changes, a healthy diet, exercise and positive mental attitudes play a key role in maintaining energy channels in the body.

In the words of Doreen Virtue, “Like taking a nap, getting a foot rub, or taking a nature walk, chakra clearing is a natural avenue to greater peace, perspective, and vitality.”

Many energy therapies, including Reiki, help to unblock and clear the chakras.

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