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9 Effective Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

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Chronic pain is basically any pain that has a duration of 3-6 months and could extend much further. A popular alternative definition for chronic pain states: involving no arbitrarily fixed duration. It is “pain that extends beyond the expected period of healing”.

Epidemiological studies have found that 10.1% to 55.2% of people in various countries live their lives trying to manage their chronic pain.

I’ve recently dealt with a 2 year battle of sciatic nerve pain stemming from a pinched nerve caused by my L5/S1 disc herniating out onto my sciatic nerve, sending shooting, searing hot, cripplingly demoralizing pain from my lower back all the way down my right leg, leaving me all but bedridden.

Obviously, there are different levels, degrees, and types of pain. Out of all the different types that I’ve experienced in my life, including birthing labor pains, this was the worst!

Unfortunately, western medicine usually treats the symptoms of the issue but rarely delves into dealing with the root of the issue.

There is a common practice in western medicine to treat pain with opiates, which has caused an opiate epidemic. Opiates are highly addictive, causing internal damage to otherwise healthy organs and they don’t actually fix the root issue. In my experience, I have found one medical professional after the next that wanted to prescribe pain meds but did not have a lot to offer in the way of getting to the root of my issue. While you’re experiencing chronic pain, it can be a daunting and painful challenge just getting to and from doctors offices, having imaging done and getting little to no answers, only to leave with yet another prescription that can only barely alleviate the pain.

This journey took me on an in-depth discovery of myself, the medical community, and ways to effectively manage chronic pain. I’m going to share with you a recipe of practices that I created for myself to manage my pain.

1. Stay Away from Opiates

I myself chose not to take opiates to relieve my pain. I did not want to add insult to injury and create yet even more illness from taking addictive pain meds.

Opiates include a variety of drugs ranging from legal drugs such as fentanyl, codeine, and morphine, to illegal drugs such as heroin. The one thing they all have in common is the ability to depress or slow down the body’s central nervous system.

There are three classifications of opiates:

The first group contains naturally occurring opium derivatives including morphine.

The second group contains partially synthetic derivatives of morphine, called opioid drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and oxymorphone.

The third group contains synthetic compounds like Fentanyl, alfentanil, levorphanol, Meperidine, methadone, codeine, and Propoxyphene.

These drugs only mask the root of the issue, they have harmful side effects, and will NOT cure the root cause.

Pain is your bodies way of communicating with you and where you need to focus your attention. It’s an alarm to get you to the root of the problem.

Opiate usage can dull and numb the senses, keep you unaware of your true pain levels and how to manage it.

If you do have to take them, moderate and minimize: use only when the pain is unbearable.

Instead, I chose pharmaceutical grade THC and CBD oils and tinctures that do not have addictive qualities. Thankfully there has been a surge of new information surrounding medical cannabis, CBD oils, and tinctures along with passionate individuals and companies that are creating effective and safe ratios to treat and relieve chronic pain and inflammation.

2. Meditation and Affirmations

Meditation is one of the most important practices that you can learn to assist you in bringing the intensity of your pain down, to calm the nervous system, and to center yourself.

A calm mind is a powerful pain reliever.

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For more in-depth information on how to begin your practice of meditation read Katya’s article “Meditations For Beginners: Best Ways To Start Your Practice”

Learning to breathe into your pain, to let go and surrender, will be one of your best tools.

It takes presence, courage, commitment, and consistency to evolve your practice, but you will notice a big difference in your ability to manage your pain.

Daily affirmations of healing are a must.

Visualize and verbalize your vibrant health. Only speak healing words into yourself, speak as if you are already healed. See yourself doing the things you want to do, and adopt a belief that it’s on the way.

Discouragement will come up a lot when you’re feeling awful and experiencing debilitating pain, so you have to be disciplined in your desire to heal.

Allow yourself to feel discouraged as you should, considering the pain, but don’t wallow in it. Be willing to pick yourself back up and move forward.

A wonderful book on healing is “You can Heal your Life” by Louise Hay.

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3. Take the Initiative

What exactly does this mean? It means not leaving the responsibility of your healing and health in the hands of medical practitioners. You have to take control of your destiny, of your healing, of your well being. No one is going to come and wave a magic wand and end the misery. You have to dig yourself out.

You are alone with your pain, people can love and be supportive in your journey but it’s you who has to endure and manage your pain. You have to will yourself healthy, you have to do the “work” if that means physical therapy, show up EVERY single time, even when you don’t feel like it. Even if that means minimizing your activity and resting, do it. If that means eating healthy foods to assist your body in healing, give up the junk. And if that means asking and allowing others to care for you, be vulnerable and ask. It’s about balancing your inner will to heal and your outer practical steps towards that healing.

One thing about being in long extended periods of pain with limited mobility, you will have to become comfortable being vulnerable.

Don’t expect anyone to make it better for you, make it better for yourself!

4. Diet, Mobility, and Exercise

Our bodies are divinely created to endure immense levels of trauma and injury. With that being said, it’s vital to feed yourself the proper nutrition to aid in your healing. Hydration is number one, and is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is the cause for the majority of health issues today. Drink at least an ounce of water for every pound you weigh. Make sure you are choosy about your water quality and the container that holds your water. Glass being the ideal receptacle and make sure you are praying into your water. Water has consciousness and responds to your positive intentions. Positive intentions spoken into your food and water changes the molecular makeup.

For more education on this see Dr. Masaru Emoto’s work. Here’s a snippet of an experiment where he proves this.

Eat live, fresh, organically sourced food. Lots of green foods, which are filled with chlorophyll.

Chlorophyll is a green pigment present in plants which facilitates the absorbtion of light from the sun. Consuming chlorophyll from vegetal sources can help with blood detoxification, boosts energy naturally, fights fatigue and assists in the prevention of cancer.

Eat foods that will support your vital life force energy: veggies, fruits, live, whole organic foods.

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Try to avoid dairy products, which increase inflammation in the body.

Avoid caffeine. Caffeine exhausts the nervous system and can decrease your pain threshold, making the nervous system more alert to pain.

Take supplements!

Do the research, expand your knowledge, seek alternative methods and be consistent.

A few really good ones to mention are Curamin: a combination of curcumin (It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, a member of the ginger family) and boswellia (also known as Indian Frankincense. Resin made from boswellia extract has been used for centuries in Asian and African folk medicine. It’s believed to treat chronic inflammatory illnesses, as well as a number of other health conditions). When curcumin and boswellia are combined, the boswellia increases the absorption rate of the anti-inflammatory compounds in the curcumin.

Most illness and pain is derived from inflammation in the body.

Magnesium is vital even if you are not suffering from chronic pain, but especially when you are experiencing high levels of inflammation. Magnesium is a powerful pain-relieving mineral. In fact, some researchers believe this mineral holds the key to resolving many types of chronic pain and most people are deficient in magnesium.

In the body, magnesium converts vitamin D, which the body needs to take advantage of bone-strengthening calcium – into a form that it can use efficiently.

Be as active as you can be, without adding extra pain to yourself. Movement will be your friend. Even if it’s difficult and painful, movement is a huge step forward from staying stagnant and sedentary.

Even small attempts towards keeping active will be beneficial.

5. Salt Bath’s

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I can’t say enough about this wonderful, easy practice. During my intense period of chronic pain, I literally took 2-3 hot, epsom salt baths a day! First off it takes the weight of gravity off and allows you to relax your muscles. The salt pulls out toxins and the heat aides in pure relaxation and lightens muscle tension. My baths meant everything to me. They help soothe tremendously.

6. Use Alternative, Holistic Pain Therapies

We are so fortunate to have access to alternative health practitioners: massage, essential oils, acupuncture, reiki, sound healing, network spinal analysis (Gentle precise touch to the spine cues the brain to create new wellness promoting strategies).

Create a cocktail of alternative and conventional care that is personalized and geared toward your health condition. Be open to researching and seeking out qualified practitioners that can assist in your journey to healing.

Conventional medicine is a wonderful and life-saving resource, not to be discounted by any means. Using discernment when to move forward in exploring alternative options is key. Or vice versa knowing when to seek conventional medicine when alternative options you’ve sought aren’t providing long-term relief.

We’ve created so much resistance around the word “alternative” because somehow that translates to negating traditional medical practices. I found that it’s vital to be open, educated and willing to explore and experiment with newer therapies available. When you are suffering debilitating chronic pain and illness you have to be willing to try. When you’ve exhausted traditional western medicine and it isn’t helping, you have to be willing to expand your own practice, remove resistances and actively seek those who are truly informed about “alternative” therapy and healing modalities.

There is most certainly a need to use discernment, same thing in the case of exhausting alternative therapies you need to know when it’s time to seek conventional medicine.

I tried to heal myself naturally first through noninvasive practices, but as time went on I sought out a neurosurgeon and turns out I did indeed need surgery to fix my injury. I don’t regret the path I took at all, the organic, alternative therapies I did in the interim were not in vain. It kept me physically strong and prepared me for surgery and allowed me a speedy recovery. I believe surgery should always be a last resort.

7. Be your own Cheerleader

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When experiencing day in and day out extreme pain you have to become your own best friend, your own cheerleader and your own voice of encouragement.

It’s wonderful to have family and friends encouraging you and sending beautiful blessings and intentions, but unfortunately, when you’re dealing with chronic pain specifically, you will find that most of your time is spent alone. You’re going to have to find that inner voice that speaks loudly to your healing and well being.

You will cry, you will ache, you will feel like giving up, you will be confused, you will be exhausted, you will be discouraged, you will be in agony and you will be enraged and every single expression is worthy of being felt and heard.

You mustn’t suppress any of it. When you’re done feeling it, let it pass and move into being proactive about healing.

Look at others powerful testimonies of healing to encourage you. Surround yourself with pleasant things, stay as active as you can, fill your time with positive reading, and reflections. Get to know yourself, enjoy your own company. Find healthy outlets to keep your mind occupied: writing, reading, researching, crafts, arts, music, whatever your personal interests are.

8. Practice Gratitude and Compassion towards yourself

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Practicing daily gratitude is essential. When you are experiencing intense pain, it’s not going be easy to practice. Even on your worst days it’s more important than ever to stay mindful, and saturate yourself in gratitude, this is going to lift your mood, remind you of all the blessings you still have and that you will eventually heal and it keeps your heart open and content.

Taking a huge dose of gratitude the moment you wake up every morning will affirm your vibration and transmute victim mentality. Be gentle, loving, soft, nurturing and compassionate with yourself, don’t wait for others to give you this, do it for yourself.

9. Get as much quality sleep as possible

Sleeping is essential to healing. When you’re in extreme pain, it’s very difficult to sleep. Drink chamomile tea before bed, take a hot bath with lavender oil, take melatonin, make sure your bedding is always clean and that you have proper pillows and body alignment for sleeping.

Wear comfortable sleepwear or sleep nude for optimal sleep. Do breathing exercises before bed to calm the nervous system. Make sure your room is dark, light can be disruptive. Turn off all gadgets ie: tv, phones, computers, and tablets. Hope for a better tomorrow and be grateful you got through your day.

The Bottom Line

Healing is not linear, some days will be better than others. Try not to get discouraged on the tougher days, know that better days are ahead of you.

You can heal, you can manage your pain without becoming addicted to harmful drugs and you can be your own advocate, it’s all about not giving over your power solely to the medical community. Your healing is your responsibility and that should empower you.

Happy healing, I hope these tips encourage you to start an optimistic approach to overcoming your chronic pain. Remember that information is just information, concepts floating around until you actually put things into practice. No one can do it for you but you!

DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE AND WEBSITE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained in this article are for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Angela is an Empowerment Ambassador, Health and Wellness Advocate. She is a student and an example of holistic, spiritually enhanced and youthful living. Angela empowers people to live the heart's path and to believe that life doesn't require one to age quickly and live a life of illness. Writing articles for SOLANCHA Magazine is one of the ways she expresses her passion for inspiring people to become a happier and healthier version of themselves.

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Divine Feminine Nature of Rose Quartz, Its Healing and Magical Properties

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People associate rose quartz with love, heart, and beauty. Since ancient times humanity has used it in love rituals and ceremonies for centuries. It’s not surprising that even today, Rose Quartz is one of the most popular crystals to use. We use it for healing broken hearts, protection and attracting romantic luck. Let’s take a brief look at the meaning of rose quartz and its healing and magical properties.

Divine Feminine Nature of Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is the embodiment of divine femininity. It is full of feminine, Yin energy, practically free of impurities and of the masculine Yang energy.

The nature of rose quartz is associated with Water, one of the two traditionally female elements. Water is our emotions, tenderness, inspiration, ability to love and care. This crystal helps to remove fears and open the heart to new love. There are many crystals that have a similar quality. But, unlike them, rose quartz does not affect intellect and emotions. That is, a person wearing rose quartz does not rethink his life and attitude to people in an intellectual way but learns to trust his (her) feelings, gradually opening himself (herself) up to unconditional love and acceptance.

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Therefore, rose quartz is considered one of the best crystals for the attraction of love. It dissolves the emotional shell of people and eliminates excessive cynicism. It has a positive effect on the self-esteem of its owner, especially if it is a woman. Rose quartz returns woman’s confidence in her own attractiveness and makes her more soft and graceful. This crystal is also indispensable for melancholy and pessimists. It gives people children’s spontaneity, teaches them to notice the good in the world and the people around them. Rose quartz is a wonderful talisman for those whose work requires friendliness, tact, tolerance (teachers of schools, Tutors, nurses).

Rose Quartz Meaning

The first mention of rose quartz meaning is found in ancient cultures such as Assyrian, Roman, Greek, Egyptian and Native American.

Ancient Assyrian civilization was the first, who used rose quartz. First, it was used just for decorative objects. Much later ancient Assyrians started to use it as beads in jewelry.

Early Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations used rose quartz as a talisman and as a token that a deal had been reached. The rose quartz talisman was the indication of an achieved transaction.

The Egyptians also believed that rose quartz crystal could prevent wrinkles and aging.

Greek and Roman myths attached the symbol of love to rose quartz. According to the myths, Cupid (Roman God of desire) or Eros (Greek God of love) granted the gift of love to people in the form of rose quartz. Another myth about rose quartz tells a story of the crystal, getting its color from Aphrodite’s blood, that was spilled in an attempt to save her dying lover Adonis. Both lovers were bleeding over the stone, and its lasting stain symbolizes their eternal love.

Ancient Native Americans also believed that rose quartz is a love stone. They used it in amulets for eliminating anger and frustration, harmonizing emotions and attracting love.

Healing Properties Of Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz, as well as other crystals, possesses unique properties allowing people to recover and get rid of vital problems. This crystal has healing properties in the treatment of human organs and psychological trauma.

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1. General recovery

Since ancient times people believed that rose quartz assists in maintaining good health until old age.

2. Skin care

Nowadays, many women, like many centuries ago with the help of this crystal successfully cleanse and rejuvenate their skin. Its regeneration allows getting rid of edema, acne, bruises, warts, etc.

To do this you should put a rose quartz crystal into a glass of water in the evening. By morning time, the water will receive healing and beneficial qualities. So you can drink this water in the morning or use it in cosmetic procedures. If you start using rose quartz water, regularly use will help you to smooth your wrinkles and your skin will get healthy freshness and elasticity.

3. Psychological injuries healing

Rose quartz suppresses irritability, helps with experiences and other psychological injuries. To do this you may use rose quartz necklaces, pendants, beads, etc. The best way to wear this crystal is close to your heart. You can also put it under the pillow during the night so you can receive its healing effect during the night. After a while, you will feel a positive background, become more cheerful and begin to let go all the negative moments in your life.

4. Body healing

Rose quartz helps to heal the lymphatic and urinary system. It also normalizes the kidney, blood vessels, heart, and brain. It has a positive effect on the pancreas, helps in diabetes healing.

5. Women health

Rose quartz has a positive effect on the feminine reproductive system. It helps to heal a mother after giving birth. A woman who wears rose quartz crystals during and after pregnancy radiates love and envelops her baby with the energy of love.

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Many women also use rose quartz yoni eggs for enhancing their sexual pleasure, increasing blood supply to the vaginal region and raising their sexuality.

6. Heart healing

Rose quartz has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. Therefore it is good for people who have suffered a heart attack to wear this crystal in a pendant.

7. Heart chakra healing

Rose quartz opens up and balances the heart chakra. This crystal helps you to feel unconditional love and be more positive and happy.

8. Protection from radiation

Those who spend a lot of time near the computer, it is good to have rose quartz crystal near your workplace. It will remove the tension from the eyes, body and will protect you from radiation.

Magical Properties Of Rose Quartz

1. Calming and forgiving

The vibration of rose quartz calms and makes people soft, kind, responsive, able to forgive.

Rose quartz helps to neutralize the conflicts, improves understanding,  ease in relationships and helps to gain and keep love.

2. Attracting love

Women successfully use Rose Quartz to attract the attention of men and finding true love. Quartz helps single women to find their soulmates. If you wish to get married you should wear rose quartz on your left hand.

It also protects marital happiness. It is believed that expanding rose quartz crystals in sectors of your house can help to achieve harmony and love in the family.

3. Charming

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Another magical property of rose quartz is that it enhances the attractiveness of women and awakens their femininity. Rose quartz helps to escape from past mental anguish and gives the opportunity to start from scratch. This crystal gives optimism and desire to enjoy life to melancholy and pessimists.

Although the crystal is pink, it can also be used by men. It can help men to be more attractive to women and enhance their confidence. If you’re a man it’s not necessary for you to wear rose quartz jewelry. You can simply place rose quartz crystal in your bedroom, on your desk, or get a rose pink keychain.

4. Creativity

If your job is related to creativity then you should definitely consider using rose quartz! It will help you to disclose your talent and make your project very successful. You may notice that most art people have rose quartz globes at their workplace. The energy of this crystal helps them open up their creative potential and use it at 100%!

5. Feng Shui Property

In Feng Shui, we usually use Rose Quartz for the Southwest and Center sectors of the house. If you place a rose quartz crystal in the Southwest sector it will help you to attract love and improve the relationship with your partner. If you place rose quartz in the center of your house, it will create emotional balance for the whole family. Besides that, you can also place rose quartz in any sector where emotional healing is needed.

Conclusion

Rose quartz is a wonderful crystal that can help you to be happier, more loved, feel more attractive and creative. It brings joy and love into your life. But from another side, you have to remember that rose quartz can also increase tumor growth. Therefore, it’s not recommended for people with cancer.

And like I always say, I am not a medical doctor. I am a beneficiary of crystal therapy, and I want to share my knowledge and experiences with the world. If you have any health problems, always seek medical attention even as you use rose quartz.

Namaste!

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Binaural Beats: Benefits And Harm For Your Health, Meditation And Work

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If you practice meditation, you have probably heard about binaural beats. This is a modern technology that allows you to enter into a meditative state. Unlike traditional methods, when using binaural stimulation,  immersion is quick and easy. The developers claim there is no need for long-term training of skills development or fightingt against extraneous thoughts and doubts about the correctness of the actions performed. This sounds so incredible! But can binaural beats really give us relaxation and quality rest? Or they can harm our bodies? In this article, you’ll find the answers to these questions.

What Are Binaural Beats?

Binaural beats is a brainwave synchronization technology. They exist only in the brain and are not really “rhythms” in the usual sense. The essence is as follows: each ear at the same time catches a little different sound, and the brain combines the frequencies into one, creating a “rhythm”. For example, the left ear catches 210 Hz, and the right ear — 200 Hz. In this case, the brain creates a “rhythm” frequency of 10 HZ — it is just right for the meditative state. If you need “to recharge your batteries” and focus on your work or sports, you need 16 Hz frequency.

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You should remember that binaural stimulation does not work without headphones. If you just play 2 different frequencies, they remain separate sounds. But only when they are fed in isolation to different ears, the brain begins to generate a new “sound” with a frequency equal to the difference between the frequencies of the sounds.

How Does It Work?

When the frequency is supplied continuously for 7 minutes, the frequency of the brain is synchronized with it. This is a natural reaction, which was known to ancient civilizations. They immersed the audience in a state of hypnosis with the help of rhythmic drumming. Now the same function is performed by rhythms that you can hear in Nightclubs. The difference is that the dance rhythms create the energetic state, and the binaural rhythms — the meditative state, that is, a person mentally and physically relaxes. Like modern club music, rhythmic drumming and melodies due to its hypnotic effect previously allowed a person to achieve a state close to trance.

Brain activity is determined by the frequency of waves – this is typical for all forms of energy, including sound and light.

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In a state of wakefulness and activity, the brain works on the Beta frequency. In meditation, it switches to lower frequencies – Alpha, Theta, DeltaBeta frequency is associated with stress, from which we all want to get rid of. Using binaural stimulation, it is possible to banish extraneous thoughts and to remove yourself from problems.

Theoretically, binaural beats change the brain’s electrochemical environment, which also causes changes in mind and consciousness. When, while maintaining brain awareness, it is simultaneously captured by the low frequencies, a unique state arises. Practitioners call it “the mind is awake, the body is asleep.” The presence of slightly higher frequencies in the brain can provoke an increase in suggestibility. How you perceive depends on the state of your consciousness. Some states narrow perception, others – expand it. Most often the states of consciousness change depending on the influence of constantly changing environment — both internal and external.

When using binaural beats a person can continuously meditate until the end of the recording. There is no need for additional effort to dive into this state.

Types Of Brain Oscillations

Binaural beats fluctuate in the brain with different frequencies.

Each phase of the waves refers to a different state of the body. There are 5 main binaural beats.

Gamma waves

Gamma binaural beats are the fastest fluctuations. They range from 30 to 170 Hz.

Gamma waves are associated with increased activity, emotional perception of the environment, moments of awareness of something, fear.

Beta waves

The frequency of beta waves varies between 14 and 42 Hz. This effect on the brain makes the body stay awake, wake up, focus.

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People use Beta waves to treat depression, poor selective attention, problems with remembering various information.

Alpha waves

The appearance of alpha waves begins when your eyes are closed and you are in a passive and relaxed state.

Bioelectrical oscillations slow down and there are bursts of alpha waves, the frequency of which varies in the range from 8 to 13 Hz.

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With the continuation of such relaxation, alpha waves begin to dominate the brain and you may experience a state of complete peace.

Theta waves

Theta waves occur during the transition from complete peace and tranquility to drowsiness. The oscillation frequency becomes moderate and more rhythmic, from 4 to 8 Hz.

Binaural beats of theta waves are accompanied by the appearance of visual images that can be taken from memories or fantasies. This is so-called dream-like images.

Theta state allows you to open access to the unconscious part of the mind, so at this moment various creative ideas, unexpected insights, new associations are born.

Delta waves

Delta waves dominate when you are falling asleep. Their frequency is less than 4 Hz.

Some people can be in the Delta state without losing awareness. This equates to a deep trance.

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When exposed to Delta waves, the brain releases a huge amount of growth hormone, and the body’s recovery and healing processes are enhanced.

Indications And Contraindications

People use binaural therapy to treat a variety of psychoemotional disorders.

For adults:

  • various phobias;
  • panic attack;
  • depressions;
  • neuroses;
  • insomnia;
  • neurological pathologies.

For children:

  • low level of learning capability;
  • speech disorder;
  • problems with concentration;
  • hyperactivity;
  • autism;
  • disorders of psychomotor development.

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But you have to remember that binaural therapy is completely prohibited for people suffering from:

  • epilepsy;
  • psychosis;
  • arrhythmia.

Binaural Beats Benefits

Synchronization of brain waves provides several effects:

  1. Mindfulness meditation is an opportunity to pay attention to your body, thoughts, the surrounding world, abstracting from extraneous thoughts.
  2. Synchronization of the brain hemispheres, so it begins to function fully. It improves intellectual ability and memory. This allows you to effectively solve problems and achieve your best performance during  work.
  3. Getting rid of stress and relaxation. Binaural beats help to stop worrying and clear the mind of negative thoughts. With daily meditation, the activity of areas of the brain associated with stress is reduced.
  4. Self-improvement. The frequencies of alpha and theta are responsible for the development of consciousness. This opens up opportunities to creatively visualize, learn to focus, control thoughts and emotions instead of letting them control you.
  5. Binaural stimulation allows you to normalize sleep, mood, appetite, get rid of headaches, quit bad habits. It also helps to improve sports performance, as it teaches to tune in to the result, to focus and free your head from stressful thoughts.

How To Use Binaural Beats?

All you need is a computer, smartphone or other gadgets, as well as headphones. You need to get comfortable, close your eyes and relax. You should listen to binaural beats for at least 7 minutes — this time is necessary to synchronize your brain with the external frequency. For best results, you should meditate from 15 minutes to half an hour. You can do this with your eyes open, focusing on a specific object — for example, on a burning candle. However, it is easier for beginners to meditate with their eyes closed – so it is easier not to be distracted.

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When listening to audio, you will not hear the rhythms themselves. It will be a soothing melody or the sounds of nature — this music helps to relax and immerse in a state of consciousness suitable for meditation.

DO NOT listen to binaural beats while driving. It slows down reflexes, which can be dangerous on the road.

DO NOT listen to such beats when you’re doing intellectual work. Since the meditative state is incompatible with rapid critical thinking, which is focused on performing a specific action.

Negative aspects

It is believed that binaural beats are absolutely safe. This technology uses the same frequency at which the brain works during meditation. Natural frequencies influence electrochemical processes in the brain, immersing it in a meditative, deeply relaxed state.

But you should understand that all computer programs, technologies, and techniques in this area are aimed at commercial demand. In fact, pure binaural beats are neuroacoustic drugs.

It is also believed that binaural beats can cause harm to your body. They can be dangerous for teenagers because at this age the brain is not able to perceive even a minor pathology without consequences. The fact is that in nature pure binaural beats do not occur. The body is not familiar with them, they are not natural for it. Since “acquaintance” and “interaction” occurs in the brain, the consequences can be serious for the whole body.

The Bottom Line

Many experiments show that treatment with binaural beats can be very effective in eliminating mental and emotional problems. But keep in mind that such therapy has contraindications and should be used carefully. If you’re not sure if binaural beats are good for you or not, then it’s better to be extra cautious and not  use them. In this case, you can use regular meditative music with nature sounds or mantras for your meditations.

Namaste!

 

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A Detailed Look at Yoni Crystals: Tips to Choose the Best for You

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Yoni crystals also referred to as the yoni egg, jade, or love egg, have been Asia’s best-kept secret in bringing out the feminine pleasure and the healing power of the yoni. This egg, together with other yoni crystals, has been in use for more than 5,000 years.

Today, this ancient Taoist secret is out and shared by many health-conscious women worldwide. Do you know this secret? Are you using it to get in touch with your femininity? I will explore different crystals and assist you to make the right choice depending on your current needs.

Why Do Women Use Yoni Crystals?

These stones are curved from the earth. They have various healing and restoration capabilities. They tap the healing power of the sacral chakra.

The sacral chakra is the center of energy that sets the woman’s emotional state and sexual gratification.

When going through physical or emotional trauma, a woman tends to retain negative residual energy around the womb or hips. This negative energy will manifest itself in many ways including a poor sex drive, urinary incontinence, menstrual cramps, hormonal imbalances, and infertility.

The woman puts these egg-shaped crystals in or around the vagina (also known as the yoni) during meditation to balance the energy in the sacral chakra. In turn, she accesses both spiritual and physical healing.

The Different Types of Yoni Crystals

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Commonly used yoni crystals are rose quartz, nephrite jade, black obsidian, and green aventurine. However, according to Taoist teachings, traditionally, women used only 3 crystals. They would start with Jade crystals. Jade has healing properties. You then introduce Black Obsidian. It integrates your ‘shadow.’ Finally, whenever you feel ready, move on to Rose Quartz. This gem opens the Heart. Let’s have a deeper look at each of them.

Nephrite Jade

This is the most popular especially for beginners. Compared to other crystals, the nephrite-jade stone is a dense and heavy gemstone. The weight makes it ideal for Kegel exercises. In addition, it doesn’t break easily, which is good because when starting, that gem will fall multiple times before you master the retention skill. This crystal also has high thermal conductivity. It feels warm immediately you put it inside and, therefore, your body uses lesser energy to warm it up.

The advantages of Nephrite Jade

It communicates with your Heart chakra. This egg will connect your heart with your yoni. It also balances your body’s water, which promotes your overall health, especially that of your kidneys. Finally, Jade promotes balance, well-being, and self-love.

Black Obsidian

This crystal is a hard, dense, strong volcanic stone. The grounding and salvaging properties of the Black Obsidian are excellent in removing negative deep unconscious thoughts. Such thoughts may manifest as hidden anger and fear from past traumatic experiences such as the loss of a child during childbirth. Ideally, this crystal resonates with your root chakra to relieve the pelvic negative energies.

Rose Quartz

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Rose Quartz or the love stone is an intimacy gemstone. This love stone heals the body and spirit of emotional wounds through the heart chakra. It does this by sending positive vibrations to the yoni to replace negative feelings and hindrances. This energy release, in turn, facilitates the restoration of your self-worth and self-love. Use the Rose Quartz crystals for your yoni to bring back the romantic mood in your life.

Note

Most yoni crystals are available in three different sizes: Small, medium and large. If you are just beginning, start with the large size and work towards the small size. Find the type that is drilled or threaded for easy removal. However, remember that you don’t have to worry about the egg getting stuck in the yoni. This never happens because the woman’s womb is created to give birth, and, therefore, naturally pushes the egg down and out of the yoni.

A Guide to Buying the Right Yoni Crystals for You

How do you choose the right yoni crystal for maximum benefits? Here is my simple guide.

Your intuition

Yoni crystals possess energy that draws our inner energies. What does your intuition say? I may advise you to start with Jade but if your inner being has a stronger attraction to the love stone, by all means, go for the love stone. This is because unless you feel internally connected to the yoni crystal, you will never fully experience the benefits.

Mineral Composition

Choose yoni crystals that resonate with you. Minerals such as Jadeite and Nephrite can be very powerful in their pure form. You can also choose according to your Zodiac. Sometimes a crystal may be composed of more than one mineral (like the Lilac Jadeite). Understand the energies these minerals possess and chose a crystal based on that. Be careful, however, not to fall for cheap imitations. Genuine original yoni crystals are certified.

Shape and size

Choose a shape and size that is comfortable. Our yonis are different. If an oval crystal feels more comfortable than a circular one, use the oval gem.

Exercise Routine – How do you plan to use the crystals? When meditating, bathing or sleeping? A yoni crystal stays firm in a sitting position. If you try different positions, the heavy and biggest crystals work better.

Yoni Crystals FAQs

Will I feel cold when I insert these crystals in my yoni?

Initially, yes. But this will quickly shift to a warm and cuddly embrace as the crystal absorbs the warmth of your Yoni.

How do I clean my yoni crystal?

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Soak the crystal in warm soapy water for a few minutes before air-drying it. Add a few drops of natural plant extracts for a fresh scent as desired. To sanitize your drilled yoni egg, pour a few drops of coconut oil into the hole. Run a long string back and forth through the hole. Wash it off with a mild soap. Let it dry.

Are there any side effects for prolonged use of the yoni crystals?

There are no known side effects of using yoni crystals. However, it is important to mention that not all crystals are ideal for the yoni. Some are intended to be placed in a room and not come into physical contact. Since these are earth minerals, some may react with your skin or deposit some chemicals in your yoni. Make sure you understand the properties of the metal composition of the crystals before buying.

Conclusion

The yoni crystals are every woman’s secret weapon to unleashing her sexual strength. I hope this guide equips you to take full advantage of the benefits of yoni crystals. The power to heal yourself is now in your hands. Try them today.

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