Yoga with Crystals


The World of Crystals…

Both yoga and healing crystals have the ability to bring inner peace. In yoga, release, transformation, expansion and awareness happen when the mind, body and spirit connect through breath and movement.

Crystals work in a similar way, only the mind, body and spirit connect through energetic vibration. 

When combining both (yoga and crystals) during your practice you will receive all the benefits into your inmune system at another level.

It becomes truly energy medicine for the mind, body and soul.

A yoga practice takes you into a journey within yourself, helping you to regain balance.

Holding a crystal in your hand, or laying several on you body, and breathing deeply for 10-minutes has a similar affect.

Both actions have a parallel effect.

Another fact is that people practice yoga to help reduce anxiety and stress.

While healing crystals are often times worn to help relieve anxiety and stress as well.

Integrating the two creates a powerful, symbiotic energy combination that deepens your yoga practice and increases spiritual growth and self-exploration.

It takes you to a deeper level of healing, creating a closer connection with your yoga practice, your crystals and, most importantly, your self.

Once you incorporate crystals into your yoga practice, you will instantly feel the energetic shift, and wonder why you haven’t been using them all along. 

Setting a crystals in a grid around the perimeter of your mat is the first phase of this experience.

Allow yourself to connect with the energy of the crystals progressively.

Place your crystals on your body for savasana.

As a yoga teacher I started by placing them over the chakra the practitioners had displayed imbalance based on their selection at the beginning of the class.

Trust your intuition when choosing which healing crystals you want to incorporate into your practice, because nine out of ten that your choice is based on energy’s realignment necessity.

So, your choice should be placed over the chakra’s related crystal.

Everyone will resonate with different crystals, and you may also be drawn to different crystals on different days.

Based on my experience working with crystals, I’m sharing a basic layout of crystals grid for a beginner’s reference.

Black tourmaline, selenite and lepidolite. Is a protective, stabilizing and calming basic crystal grid layout to which you can add other crystals on top of.

Yoga crystals for the top edge of your yoga mat:

Selenite crystals for mental clarity and expansion (I also like to place two pieces on the sides of my mat).

Selenite also provides cleansing and purification. Installs peace, enhances telepathy. It connects to Angelic Realms (because of its high frequency and energetic vibration).

Selenite Pyramid

I even place some crystals at home over a Selenite wand, to cleanse and reprogram them with this powerful crystal.

Lepidolite:

This is certainly a stone for calming and transformation.

Blue Lace Agate:

It helps unblock the throat’s chakra with its soothing energy. Also is a stress and anxiety reliever.

Fluorite:

Heart shaped Rainbow Fluorite:

I called it “Love Story Rainbow” and is carrying bands of clear, violet, purple, green, aqua and pink.

It balances the chakras as well as body, mind, and spirit), harmonizes emotions, facilitates communication with higher self and higher beings, including the Divine, promotes intuition and inspiration, aids spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

Below there is another Fluorite with its crystal reading.

This beautiful crystal help to transition from the chaos in your mind and focus on the calmness of your breath. Also is related to explore past lives unresolved present traumas during crystal healing.

Yoga crystals for the bottom edge of your yoga mat:

Black Tourmaline:

Releases fear, anxiety and stress.

Shungite:

Neutralizes negative energy, and turn it into positive.

Hematite:

Provides grounding and stability.

Black Onyx:

Provides energetic protection.

Yoga crystals to use during savasana (corpse pose): 

When the healing crystals are placed on the body during savasana, it is as if you are giving yourself a very powerful healing treatment at the end of your practice.

Place Rose Quartz over your heart for love, forgiveness and to open the heart chakra.

Rose Quartz promotes and strengthens all types of love, fosters unconditional love, promotes joy, emotional healing, fosters faith, strengthens hope, helps overcome despair, instills calm and peacefulness.

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Tattooing Anahata Chakra

Place blue Sodalite, Chrysocolla or Aquamarine over the throat chakra for truth.

Chrysocolla:

This crystal shifts, supports and allows change in your life. Importantly, it supports the breaking down of old patterning and is crucial for healing karmic relationships and situations. It helos those who are leaving the archetypal matrix ir going though an ascension process.

It opens the heart and creates a deeper connection to and understanding of your emotions. This allows you to begin mastering the feelings of forgiveness and unconditional love.

Chrysocolla also enables you to hear and understand the language of light and communicate to Ascended Masters and Angels.

Helps with empowering expression of the Divine Feminine within each of us.

“When expressing myself, I lead from the heart.”

Chakras:

Heart, Throat and Third Eye.

Chakras… Your Road Map Of Energy Within.

Aquamarine:

Aquamarine “The Stone of the Sea”

Aquamarine has the name and the color if the ocean, and sailors use it for centuries to promote safe sea journeys and prevent drowning.

It provides courage, offers protection against negative energies. Helps with phobias lessen anxiety and fear, promotes speaking the truth, cleanses and strengthens the aura, overcomes judgement, aids in calming and relieving stress.

Chakras:

Third eye, Throat and Heart.

Wear this when you need to feel soothed and calm.

It helps you get rid of old negative baggage. It also is good to get through grief.

It is perhaps the strongest stone for clearing and activating the Throat Chakra. It stimulates energy from the heart to the throat, allowing one’s deepest and heartfelt truth to be communicated.

Associated with the Throat chakra, Aquamarine helps overcome the fear of speaking, and is an excellent stone for teachers and presenters of all types.

It relaxes speakers to a stage of consciousness in which they are fully aware of their own truths, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. It also allows one to speak clearly and without anger in difficult situations.

Aquamarine accelerates the intellectual reasoning processes and enhances the ability for rapid response.

It makes one unconquerable through learning, not only about the physical world, but about oneself.

Aquamarine encourages the ideal of service to the world and to the development of a humanity attuned to healing.

Its gentle and compassionate energy, promotes moderation and responsibility for ones’ actions.

It inspires judgmental people to be more tolerant, and helps those overwhelmed by responsibility to find order.

A stone of natural justice, Aquamarine utilizes compromise and negotiation, and gives quiet courage and clear reasoned words in confrontational situations. As a travel crystal, greenish blue Aquamarine protects those who journey by sea, alleviating the fear of water, and guards those involved in any long-haul travel such as flying or driving long distances.

Aquamarine is a stone of breath, the respiratory tract, and the lungs. It can heal sinus conditions and frequent coughing, and is effective for hay fever and other chronic allergies. It relieves colds and bronchitis.

Aquamarine is a cooling stone, countering infections and useful for laryngitis, strep throat or a sore throat.

It harmonizes the pituitary and thyroid glands, regulating hormones and growth. It is beneficial for teeth and gum problems.

It supports the healing of inflammatory diseases of all kinds, and is soothing to eczema, hives, rosacea and psoriasis. It may also help prevent outbreaks of herpes.

Some skin diseases caused by allergies may be cured by Aquamarine, and can complement the treatment for shingles.

Aquamarine is a Water element stone, powerful for cleansing the emotional body and opening communication. Its gentle energy brings emotional patterns to the surface and assists in understanding the reason for holding onto old thoughts or patterns that are limiting forward motion. It also identifies where ego is causing one to overreact, assume a victim/abuser role, manipulate others, or martyr oneself. By consciously releasing these patterns, it allows for better relationships, love and compassion.Aquamarine helps balance excessive anger or fear, and clears past emotional, physical or verbal abuse. It is an excellent stone for children who have been through traumatic situations and are acting out aggressively or who have disassociated from their emotional bodies. It heals the effects of over-judgmental parents who set impossible standards, and panic attacks lingering from guilt and inadequacy into adulthood. Aquamarine is useful for moving through transition and change, its cleansing energy removing resistance and helping one overcome fear of the unknown. It helps not only in the release of emotional baggage, but the clearing out of physical items and clutter.

Amethyst:

Place over the third eye to restore harmony between the upper and lower chakras.

Amethyst is a quartz semiprecious gemstone. Its name is a derivation of the Greek word amethustos (not drunk). Throughout history, people have considered it to be a stone that prevents intoxication and helps support sobriety.

It enhances intuition and inner sight, supports sobriety, treats insomnia, promotes restful sleep, enhances psychic abilities, supports connection to the spiritual realm and higher self.

Amethyst is extremely powerful and protective against psychic attacks, transmuting the energy into love.

Its spiritual vibration is very high and as such.

As a natural tranquilizer blocking geopathic stress and negative environment energies.

It has strong healing and cleansing powers. Enhances spiritual awareness.

During meditation is extremely beneficial to the mind, calming or stimulating as appropriate. It turns thoughts away from the mundane into reality and deeper understanding.

Mentally helps one feel less scattered, more focused and in control of your faculties.

Amethyst promotes love of the Divine giving insights into its true nature, and encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom.

It opens intuition and enhances psychic gifts we all have and are meant to be developed through meditation with a mindset of humanity’s service.

Amethyst boots production of hormones, and tunes the endocrine system. An excellent cleanser for the blood.

Amethyst also treats insomnia promoting a restful sleep.

Although can stabilize psychiatric condition but should not be use with cases of paranoia or schizophrenia

Chakras:

Third eye and crown

Quartz crystal or selenite (as described above) in each hand for expansion, clarity and enlightenment.

Clear Quartz is transparent and translucent. It comes in clusters, geodes, points, double terminated points( known as Herkimer diamonds), and polished or rough stones. It is a high vibration stone and is known as a master healer because it works with all conditions.

It works amplifying energies, cleanses spaces, works as a master healer to help with a type of healing, increases energy, cleanses and charges crystals, it also provides protection.

Chakra:

All, but particularly the Crown

Place chakra healing stones on each of the 7 chakras for balance, alignment and chakra cleansing.

Both yoga and healing crystals have the ability to bring inner peace. In yoga, release, transformation, expansion and awareness happen when the mind, body and spirit connect through breath and movement.

Crystals work in a similar way, only the mind, body and spirit connect through energetic vibration. 

Combining yoga and crystals during your practice is truly energy medicine for the mind, body and soul.

To learn more about yoga benefits click on the following link:

Yoga

THE POWER OF CRYSTALS…

They are objects of beauty, fascination and mystery. They never lose their beauty so they can be treasured and exchanged.

They can become as expression of wealth, magical properties and even part of the spiritual healing paradigm.

They have been used as complementary healing during a long tradition across the world.

In contemporary practice there are two main ways in which they are used:

1.  Spiritual healing paradigm:

To channel and amplify energy from the healer, or from the spiritual realms with which the healer works.

Healing energy is mentally directed through the stone, which amplifies and clarifies the healing potential. 

Example: 

 North American Indian healers use quartz in this way to diagnose a  problem and then remove it. When facilitating this healing support the crystal may or may not come into contact with the receiver.

2.  Resonance Placement Paradigm:

For this is not required to belief in the spiritual worlds or any energy coming from elsewhere. It relies on the power of the crystals themselves and the healing intuition of the individual.

The difference here is that there is a wider variety of stones that may be used, compared to Spiritual Healing paradigm that is limited to  two.

When they are placed on or around the body, the color, shape and composition of the stones may be used, each one chosen for a particular beneficial effect of the patient or receiver.

Their color, shape and composition of the stones are thought to create an encouraging resonance that will provide healing to the patient by taking place to the affected area.

India Ayurvedic tradition encourages choosing stones to bring harmonious energy to each individual.



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