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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

Toned Abs Without Sit ups

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                                                 (Photo credit: Health and Style ) Sit ups are the worst. In fact, I don't know anyone who really looks forward to doing them at the end of their workout. The good news is, crunches aren't necessarily the most effective way to tone your midriff. You must implement high intensity cardio training to burn the fat covering your stomach muscles. Here is a list of the top abdominal exercises to get that toned tummy without the boredom.  1. Stability Ball Mountain Climbers This is a plank variation that makes you work harder due to the instability of the ball.  1. Start with your hands on the medicine ball and walk your feet back into a plank position. 2. Pull one knee towards your chest at a time and return to starting position. 3. Perform 3 sets of 20 reps or until it becomes to challenging. 2. Pot-Stirrers This is another excellent medicine ball plank exercise for a full abdominal burn.  1. Place forearms on your medicine ball intertw