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The Pulsating Red Garnet

Garnet cleanses and re-energises the chakras.  It purifies and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate.  Inspires love and devotion.  rg4Garnet balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony.  It activates and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope.  Stimulates past-life recall.  Sharpens perceptions of oneself and others.  Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos.  It opens the heart and bestows self-confidence.

Chakras – Base ChakraHeart Chakra

A stone of commitment, Red Garnet represents love.  It revitalises feelings and enhances sexuality, bringing warmth, devotion, understanding, trust, sincerity and honesty to a relationship.  Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.rg3 rg2 rg1

Mystical Mudras

Mudras are very useful during meditation. When I use mudras they give me a sense of when i’m drifting away from my physical senses. When my fingers are in a mudra and I have my eyes closed It becomes harder and harder to feel the way my fingers are situated. So I use them as a gauge as well.
Mudrasz There is even an app to view mudras on your mobile device. Check out 99 mudras here

Art by Joyce Huntington

Marriage Meets Yoga

Ever wonder If Yoga would help the imaginary marriage you will be in one day? Well it will!

Here are 10 ways yoga can help your marriage:

1.Yoga is about connection.
Practicing yoga makes you more connected to yourself. The process of slowing down and connecting to your breath makes you more aware of how you’re feeling and what you’re thinking. When you’re better able to understand yourself, it’s easier to be more understanding of others, which leads to feeling more connected.

2.Yoga makes you more compassionate.
Yoga teaches you to love and accept yourself. It teaches you to have compassion for yourself. When you can forgive yourself for not being perfect, it’s much easier to be compassionate with the imperfections of others.

3.Yoga brings clarity and teaches you to take responsibility.
When you get clearer about your own stuff — your reactive tendencies, head trips, projections, and desires, you can take responsibility for your behavior. Taking responsibility for your part in a dynamic is an important step in shifting things.

4.Yoga helps you process.
The very process of tuning in to your breath allows you to sift through your feelings and gain insight into whatever the issue is. From this more lucid place you can figure out if it’s something you need to discuss with your spouse, or if it’s better for you to process on your own.

5.Yoga is about softening and letting go.
The physical practice is a great teacher; at some point you run into your own stuck places and there’s nowhere to run. Yoga teaches you to back off and go easy when you encounter a tight place in your body. Breathe deep. Soften. Let go.

Read the remaining five ways Yoga can help your Marriage here 

Book Select: Face to Face

“Professor A. Ramachandran has contributed significantly to the Indian art scene. He has been a ceaseless experimenter and a versatile artist. Over the years his paintings have acquired a classical monumentality and his use of medium and colours luminosity. He has also created a substantial body of sculptures. This book of three essays and a photo-essay is being published on the occasion of his solo exhibition in New York in December 2007, featuring faces from Rajasthan, studies of heads in oil and a suite of ten watercolours.f2f The book crystallizes the artist’s philosophy of life and his persona and his relationship with his subjects and himself while distilling his philosophy of the surge of life force in all things in the universe. It highlights his observations about his aesthetics and the evolution of his distinctive visual style, as well as the influences of Kerala and Santiniketan in moulding his artistic sensibilities. His engagement with modernism does not confine itself to expressing himself through an international idiom, but reinventing a traditional idiom to suit a contemporary sensibility. Besides his paintings, he has also created a substantial body of sculptures.” – The Guild 

PYRITE

Pyrite is a powerful protection stone which shields and protects against all forms of negative vibrations and/or energy, working on the physical, etheric, and emotional levels.py2  It stimulates the intellect and enhances memory, helping to recall relevant information when needed.  Pyrite assists one in seeing behind facades, promoting an understanding of that which lies beneath words and actions.  The ancient Incas used Pyrite for meditation and divination

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Gloomy Day Smoothie

One thing i love is oranges…. So juicy and fresh especially when they are nice and cold. When I came across this recipe I had to give a try and test out the blend. It was delicious I tell you!

Ingredients

  • 1 mango – peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks
  • 1 banana, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup vanilla nonfat yogurt

Directions

  1. Place mango, banana, orange juice, and yogurt in a blender. Blend until smooth. Serve in clear glasses, and drink with a bendy straw!

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