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Spiritual Gemstones And Their Meanings

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Many people, including myself as of recent, turn to crystals for their healing properties. I'm a firm believer that gemstones and crystals are full of elemental energy. These precious stones help channel our true intentions and when placed in certain areas of the body, can provide mental and physical benefits. I personally use my crystals when I need to create alignment and balance within my body's energy field. I keep two jade stones in my office for focus and to help reduce stress. I recently went to a cool shop along the beach in Monterey, CA. There were crystals and gemstones everywhere and I was so overwhelmed. I picked a few that stood out to me and decided to study what their meaning and intentions were. Amethyst This is one of my favorites aesthetically. Amethyst is a spiritual healing stone widely used in meditation. It can help reduce anxiety, protect against fear, instill calmness and alleviate feelings of guilt. Amethyst stones tend to be lilac or purple in color. H

How To Get V Cut Abs Workouts and Diet

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                                                           (Photo Credit: Pakiholic) Many people find the transversus abdominis, or V cut shape at the obliques and hips very sexy. Workout enthusiasts strive for this coveted shape as it reflects dedication and hard work.  There are several factors to consider when trying to achieve the V cut shape. Genetics, diet, discipline, and training. You need to build a strong core with a lower ab and oblique focus. If you're serious about reaching the V cut shape goal, follow these tips and stay consistent. Exercises Body Up Start in a plank on your forearms shoulder-width apart and palms on the floor. Raise your body upwards and then lower and repeat.  Side Plank   Any variation of the plank is going to help tighten and strengthen your core. The side plank is an excellent exercise to help define your V cut abs.  Lie on your right side keeping your knees straight and propping your upper body with weight on your forearm.  Raise your hips and h

Slam Ball Exercises Upper and Lower Body

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A slam ball or medicine ball,is a rubber weighted ball that is used to condition your upper and lower body as well as your abdominals. The difference between a slam ball and a medicine ball is that a slam ball is thicker, making it ideal for high-impact throwing exercises. Slam ball exercises can target your core, back, triceps, shoulders, calves, and chest. I personally love to incorporate these slam ball excerzises after my regular weight training routine using a 15lb weighted ball.  Lower Body Slam Ball Workouts Bulgarian Squat The Bulgarian squat is an excellent exercise to tone your legs, booty and abs. Whenever I perform this exercise my quads and butt burn and I know I'm making gains.  Slam Ball Bridge The bridge is a tried and true exercise that improves posture, and builds the glutes, quads, and core. Below is one version that really works the glutes. You can also place the slam ball in between your legs right below the knees making the same movement.  Don't forget to

What Filler Is Used For Jawline Contouring?

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                                                          (Photo credit: All About Face Cosmetic Injectables ) Jawline contouring with fillers is becoming a widely popular cosmetic procedure for those seeking a slimmer looking face. Most celebrities have turned to jawline contouring like Khloe Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Bella and Gigi Hadid, and Ariana Grande.  (Photo credit: Lazer Lounge )    There are several fillers that are used to contour the jaw including Juvederm Voluma XC, Restylane Lyft, Radiesse, Sculptra and even botox. My particular nurse uses Radiesse with Voluma. The cost for jawline contouring varies, but averages $500-$2,000. It also depends on how many syringes you'll need which is anywhere between 2-4. Filler helps replace bone thus creating the illusion of a more defined jawline. The procedure typically lasts 10-20 minutes long.  With jawline contouring it's not just about the jaw! This procedure can also reduce sagginess in the jowls,chin and neck. The best c