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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

Best Yoga Practices For Fat Burn

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                                  (Photo credit: Times of India) Yoga typically isn't looked at as a form of exercise to lose weight. Yoga is more about de-stressing, encouraging patience, increasing flexibility, meditating, and becoming in-tune with your mind and body. However, that doesn't mean you can't use yoga as a weight-loss tool as well. There are many types of active yoga practices that help burn more calories during and at rest. Active yoga practices implement more difficult poses and movements with an emphasis on cardiovascular fitness and strength.  Those who already practice yoga know that it builds total-body strength. When you build muscle mass, you increase your metabolism. The following yoga practices will elevate your heart rate, increase your strength, and turn up the burn! Vinyasa Vinyasa works the entire body by moving from one pose to the next without resting in between. I personally love vinyasa yoga because no two classes are the same. This particula