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This Is the Most Powerful Energy Cleansing Bath Ritual!

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Energy cleansing is necessary in order to get rid of the negative energy that we accumulate when communicating with other people, experiencing fears, negative emotions, etc. If someone wished us harm, sent in our direction his (her) aggression, directed jealous thought about our success or relationships – it all leaves an imprint on our energy body. In this article, I want to share with you the easiest yet most powerful way to remove all this negativity – energy cleansing bath ritual.

Why Do We Need to Cleanse Our Energy?

Energy cleansing is as necessary as taking a shower or brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, not all people understand this. We take a shower and brush our teeth every day because we don’t want to smell bad. Not everyone can see and feel the energy quality of a person, place or activity. Otherwise, everyone would be more concerned about the purity of energy. Just imagine if you could smell a person with dirty energy as clearly as you can smell a person with a dirty body.

Of course, there is a number of people who have the ability to recognize when the energy is not clean. And you can see that these kind of people are very picky with the people they surround themselves with. But unfortunately, not everyone has these abilities.

After all, it’s pretty dangerous to live without energy cleansing. If we don’t practice energy cleansing the negativity begins to accumulate, and settle on our energy body, and block the normal flow of energy within us. Ultimately, all this leads to the deterioration of health and our mood.  Over time, this can turn into energy blocks, clumps of negative energy, which, in turn, will move to the physical body and appear in the form of diseases. You see, the physical illness is always the last alarm bell, which means that all other signals on the energy level we’ve already missed.

Signs That Your Aura Needs Cleansing

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  • You feel a constant physical and moral exhaustion
  • Your greatest desire during the day is to get to bed and fall asleep as soon as possible
  • You’re very irritable for no reason
  • You always Wake up in the morning as if you had not slept at all (and it does not depend on the length of sleep)
  • You avoid people, including your best friends
  • People around you repeatedly notice your decadent mood
  • You clearly feel that you live by inertia, nothing pleases you in this life

If you are characterized by at least a few of the above signs, your aura needs cleansing. Of course, it’s also possible, that you suffer from some disease; but if so, your energy may, even more, need to be “repaired”!

By cleansing your aura, you will raise your frequency of energy vibrations – something that yogis and meditative practitioners regularly strive for. Your life will sparkle with new colors and you will find its meaning. And for all this, it is only necessary to practice this cleansing bath ritual regularly!

Energy Cleansing Bath Ritual

So let’s say now you’ve realized that the an aura cleansing bath ritual is something you’ve really missed in your life. It’s time to catch up!

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There are just 3 things you really need to perform a cleansing bath ritual:

  1. Actually, the bathtub itself is necessary.
  2. Sea salt (for example, Himalayan or Hawaiian salt, dead sea salt).
  3. Essential oils (optional but very powerful ingredient).

In order for the cleansing process to be as effective as possible, it is necessary to make a list of negative emotions that prevent you from living your life to the fullest. That’s what you need to get rid of.

Choose a good time when nobody or nothing can interrupt your cleansing bath ritual

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Often bath lovers prefer to do it with a glass of wine and with favorite music. This is not the case! There should be no distractions or enticing factors. You have to choose a time in which nobody could bother you. No phone calls! Put your mobile in silent mode!

Clearly set up your intention

You can sit for hours in the bathtub, waiting for your aura to cleanse, as if by magic. Alas, this is not how it works! Your goal is to clear your energy field of negative energies. You can write this intention down on paper or just speak it mentally in your head. One way or another, but the main goal must be formulated.

Prepare the bathroom and the bathtub itself

As I already mentioned above, the cleansing bath is a ritual. Before you fill the bathtub with hot water, light scented candles (or ordinary candles), dim the lighting.

Some people like to take a very hot bath, gradually making the body get used to the high temperature. However, for this energy cleansing ritual, the water temperature should be so comfortable such that you can immediately lie in the bathtub.

Add sea salts and essential oils

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You should add just a few drops of some essential oil. The smell of it should not be sharp, otherwise, it can also distract from the process. It is recommended to use lavender or some other oil with an unobtrusive aroma.

Properly selected oil, the smell of which suits you best, will be useful both for the body and for the soul. Himalayan or Hawaiian salt should be poured directly into the water. If you have regular sea salt, you can use it as a salt scrub, rubbing it into the skin when you are already in the water.

Visualize the cleansing process

Putting salt on the body, do not rub too hard. Mix it with water, and gently scrub the skin. At the same time, you should visualize that together with the dead cells you’re removing all the harmful energy and negative emotions that your aura has absorbed.

If you just calmly soak in the water, imagine that the salts dissolved in the bath, are healing you from negative energy, restoring your aura, cleansing your energy, and making it shine with a bright light. Visualize how this light is surrounding your body and pushing out all the negative energy beyond your aura.

Energy Cleansing

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Visualization, in General, is a very important and powerful tool that helps to cleanse the aura. If you can not relax, imagine that you collect all the so-called psychological garbage together: negative thoughts, everyday problems, stress, and anger. In other words, all the negativity that comes to your mind.

Then visualize how you roll that negativity into a huge ball that you throw away like useless garbage. Then once again turn your thoughts to your mind and soul, already cleansed of this garbage. Imagine that your aura is shining with pure energy that literally illuminates everything around you!

Try to meditate

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Do you know that no matter how much negative energy is around, our aura is primarily a reflection of what is happening in our thoughts and soul? That is why it is so important to put your thoughts in order. The ability to meditate at the moment of the energy cleansing ritual is the best help in your cleansing practice.

You can use any meditation you want. I like to let my mind be filled with positive thoughts and love. Then I just let my mind plunge into these waves of love and positive energy. I hold this feeling as long as possible, and let it naturally cleanse my aura.

What to Do After Performing A Cleansing Bath Ritual?

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When you feel that you have spent enough time in the bath, release the water and put on your most comfortable clothes. For example, a cozy robe or a favorite pair of pajamas. You may want to climb under a warm blanket with a cup of your favorite herbal tea after cleansing and meditation.

The Bottom Line

As the energy cleansing bath will become your must-have regular ritual, it makes sense to experiment with essential oils, salts, water temperature. Do not get hung up on some rules: in the end, your ultimate goal is to get rid of what you do not need; cleansing from negative energies and the discovery of a new life full of love and positivity.


Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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6 Steps to Start a Meditation Practice: A Clear & Easy Guide

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Mindfulness is no longer considered a “soft skill,” but an essential part of overall health care among conscious people. Taking a few minutes to focus your mind each day can reduce stress, anxiety, pain, depression, and more. Meditation practice is getting more and more popular all around the world because without mindfulness it’s really hard to stay healthy and balanced in the modern world. If you want to start practicing meditation but don’t know how to start, this clear & easy guide is for you! To make it simple we will guide you through 6 easy steps to start a meditation practice.

What Is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state.

Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s all about developing such skills as awareness and mindfulness, the ability to be present, and getting a healthy sense of perspective. During meditation practice, you don’t need to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.

When you learn mindfulness you gain the ability to be present, to rest in the here and now, fully engaged with whatever you’re doing at the moment.

Meditation Benefits

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The popularity of meditation is increasing as more people discover its benefits. Here are some of them:

  • Reduces stress & anxiety;
  • Promotes mental & emotional health;
  • Increases focus & concentration;
  • Enhances self-awareness;
  • Can decrease blood pressure;
  • Improves attention and clarity of thinking;
  • Increases positive feelings and actions toward yourself and others;
  • Improves the immune system;
  • Increases our capacity for empathy & compassion;
  • Can help fight addictions;
  • Increases the energy level;
  • Improves sleep;
  • Increases serotonin production that improves mood and behavior;
  • Improves emotional stability;
  • Promotes clarity and peace of mind;
  • Can diminish the perception of pain in the brain which may help treat chronic pain;
  • Increases creativity;
  • Develops intuition;
  • Expands consciousness.

6 Steps to Start a Meditation Practice

Enough theory! Let’s dive into practice! Here are 6 easy steps to start a meditation practice.

#1: Take a sitting position

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Make a commitment to sit still and watch what happens. Do not pick up the phone, ignore the doorbell, do not add another task to your to-do list. Just sit and observe the thoughts that arise and pass through your mind.

If you’re just starting your meditation practice you will probably be surprised at how difficult it can be just to sit still for 10 minutes. However, in the process, you may learn something important about the properties of your restless mind and the ever-changing nature of life.

#2: Listen to the sounds of life

Close your eyes and tune in to sounds – both external and internal. Most likely, at first, you will only hear the most obvious sounds (like a sound of a car passing by your house or sound of a barking dog), but over time you will discover new layers of sounds that you have not previously paid attention to. Observe what you hear, not clinging to it, but not resisting it. Note that the world seems more alive as your awareness of the present moment deepens.

#3: Practice mindfulness

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Pay attention to the sensations of the present moment – feelings of warmth and coolness, hardness and softness, pressure and lightness. What parts of your body touch the ground? How does the shape of the body change with each breath? How does your experience change over time? Developing awareness of the present moment will encourage a calmer and more attentive mind.

#4: Follow the breath

Focus your attention on the breath – on every breath you take in and out. Don’t force your breath in any way. Just observe it with your inner vision, the similar way as you would watch a tennis ball bounce from one side of the court to the other during the game. When you notice that the mind is wandering, just turn your focus back to your breath.

#5: Repeat the mantra

You don’t have to choose a complicated mantra in Sanskrit. Start with choosing just a positive word, phrase, prayer, or fragment of a poem and repeat it. Let its rhythm and meaning soothe you and bring you into a quiet, contemplative state of ease. When you notice that your mind is distracted by other thoughts, just redirect it back to the words of your mantra.

#6: Practice kindness

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Direct your attention to someone who needs love, compassion, and healing right now. Mentally send this person love, happiness, and well-being.

The Bottom Line

For many people, meditation practice has become as essential as taking a shower or brushing teeth. Give it a chance – practice it daily, and very soon you will experience all the benefits this practice can give. Once you get into the habit and experience all of the mental clarity, emotional stability, physical relaxation that the meditation offers, not practicing meditation would seem unimaginable!


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Gyan Mudra: the Key to Deep Meditation

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Gyan Mudra, or Mudra of Knowledge, is one of the most important mudras. It symbolizes openness to the wisdom of the Universe. Gyan Mudra practice stimulates wisdom and knowledge and evokes the most expansive version of the self, so you can flow through your life lessons with ease and calm.

In this article, I will share with you how to perform Gyan Mudra and receive its benefits.

What Is Gyan Mudra?

Gyan is a Sanskrit word that refers to ‘Knowledge’ or ‘Wisdom’. Mudra means ‘Gesture’ or ‘Symbol’.

Connecting the fingers in certain combinations, you can activate the meridians and direct energy throughout the body, restore the flow of energy and eliminate “breakdowns” in diseased organs thus improve your health.

Different positions of the fingers have the ability to close or clear the energy channels. In addition, performing mudras, we affect the biologically active points of the palms and fingers.

When performing Gyan Mudra, we use the upper phalanges of our fingers. On the upper phalanges of the fingers, there are a lot of nerve endings, which when connected to each other create something like a “short circuit of electricity”, because of which the energy does not diverge in the outer space, but is concentrated inside. It helps to create the correct redirection of energy in the body, for the control of prana, and for changing the psycho-emotional state.

To perform Gyan Mudra, we use the tip of the index finger with the tip of the thumb. And there is a reason for that.

Each finger of the hand corresponds to certain energy. And each tip of each finger is responsible for a specific part of the body.

The index finger is associated with knowledge, wisdom, and self-confidence. It is connected to our life force.

The thumb is responsible for our ego, will, and logic. Also, this finger is associated with wisdom, mind, and awareness.

By connecting the index finger with the thumb, we create a powerful gesture that activates all the components these fingers responsible for.

Also, it is important to know that each finger is associated with one of the 5 elements.

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Thumb represents the Fire element (Agni).

The index finger is associated with the energy of the Air element.

Gyan mudra mainly works on increasing the Air element inside the body. Increased Air element helps the brain to work more efficiently.

Gyan Mudra Benefits

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This beautiful mudra has lots of benefits. Here are some of them.

The Gyan Mudra:

  • helps to eliminate stress, sadness, and sorrow;
  • gives hope and confidence for the future;
  • improves concentration;
  • helps to process large amounts of information;
  • improves memory and attention;
  • stimulates the Root chakra;
  • heals Kapha and Pitta Dosha;
  • eases tension and depression;
  • calms down;
  • brings spiritual openness and ease in meditation;
  • boosts the air element;
  • stimulates the brain;
  • empowers the mind, nervous system, and pituitary gland;
  • prevents insomnia.

How to perform?

Lightly touch the tip of the thumb with the tip of the index finger, keeping the other fingers straight but relaxed. Do this with both the right and left hand and hold for at least a few minutes. In Kundalini Yoga, this mudra is usually practiced with the hands resting on the knees and the elbows straight.

When performing this mudra, it is recommended to visualize white color. For example, a white wall or a piece of paper.

You can perform this mudra with only one hand. This is especially appropriate during pranayama practice when the other hand is used to regulate breathing by pinching one nostril.

It is best to perform Gyan mudra for 30-45 minutes daily. You can also do this mudra in 3 shifts of 15 minutes.

Morning time is the best time to perform the Mudra of Knowledge.

Side Effects And Precautions

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Gyan mudra mainly increases the Air element in the body. Therefore, if you have any health problems related to stomach or digestion problems, this mudra might increase these problems.

In Vata dosha, the Air element is already present. Therefore, if you have Vata dosha, perform this mudra moderately.

The Bottom Line

It is believed that Gautama Buddha practiced the Mudra of Knowledge during his meditation for the enlightenment, beneath the bodhi tree. Gyan Mudra is a great tool for deepening your meditation practice and enhancing the power of your concentration.


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Chaturtha Pranayama: Discover A New Dimension Of Awareness

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Chaturtha pranayama is both a meditation practice and pranayama that helps to enter deep meditation and the transcendental state of being. This pranayama is also called a “pranayama of the fourth state” which means a transcendental state beyond words. Chaturtha pranayama practice leads to a deeper awareness and helps to prepare for more advanced meditation practices. 

In this article, we will share with you what Chaturtha pranayama is and how to perform it correctly. Read on!

Chaturtha Pranayama

The Sanskrit word ‘chaturtha’ means ‘the fourth’. There are two reasons for this name:

#1

The first three types of pranayama are widely regarded as pooraka (inhalation), rechaka (exhalation) and kumbhaka (retention). Chaturtha pranayama is the fourth type that follows them. In this case, the Sanskrit word ‘Chaturtha’ can be translated as ‘the fourth pranayama’.

#2

According to the Mandukya Upanishad, there are four states of awareness:

1. Jagrat – is a waking state that people experience whenever they are not asleep. It corresponds to the externalized perception of the world;

2. Swapna – is the dream state, which corresponds to the perception of the subconscious mind;

3. Sushupti – is a dreamless state, which corresponds to an intuitive perception of the collective unconscious;

4. Turiya (Chaturtha) – is the transcendental state where words and definitions fail to reach.

Turiya is a state of deep meditation, a transcendental level of being. It is very different from the other three states of awareness. It is also called “spiritual awakening“.

There is nothing to say about this mysterious level of being since its understanding lays beyond words and can be understood only through experience. That is why it is called simply “the fourth (state)”. When the mind is deeply asleep and does not dream, but the consciousness is awake, this is Turiya.

Instead of trying to understand Turiya with our logical mind, we should try to experience it. Chaturtha pranayama is designed to help us with this!

How to Perform Chaturtha Pranayama?

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This pranayama is, in fact, easy to do. It has five stages (five processes):

  1. Sitting straight and motionless, we observe our calm, deep breathing. (At least 20 breath cycles or 5-12 minutes).
  2. Continuing to breathe as well, mentally repeat the mantra “OM”: on the inhale say ‘O’, and on the exhale M-m-m (do it mentally, your mouth should be closed). Do it for 5-12 minutes.
  3. Keep doing steps 1 and 2 and start concentrating on the point between the eyebrows or on the tip of the nose. Do it for another 5-12 minutes.
  4. Keep breathing and repeating the mantra. And now concentrate on the Sahasrara chakra. With the inhale and awareness of the sound ‘O’, you’re focusing at the chakras along the spine in descending order: SahasraraAjnaVishuddhaAnahataManipuraSvadhisthanaMuladhara. With an exhale and the mental sound “M-m-m” you are going up the same line: Muladhara – Svadhistana – Manipura – Anahata – Vishuddha – Ajna – Sahasrara (you DO not need to say the name of the chakras to yourself). You do so a few “circles”. It should take about 5-12 minutes.
  5. Now concentrate on the point between your eyebrows or on the tip of your nose. Continue to mentally chant the mantra “OM ” except now do not observe the breath. Do it as long as possible (5-15 minutes). This leads to deep meditation. This is the main technique of Chaturtha pranayama practice. Do not rush to complete this stage, give yourself time to achieve success in it.

Helpful Tip:

  1. For your convenience, you can set a quiet timer on your phone. If you do each stage for 12 minutes, the total practice (5 stages) will take 60 minutes. If you do each stage for 5 minutes, the total practice will take 25 minutes.
  2. Make sure in advance that no one and nothing will bother you during your practice. In this state, a person is very vulnerable and it is easy to get an extremely negative stressful experience if somebody will interrupt your practice.
  3. It is best to sit in the Lotus pose while performing this practice. If for any reason this pose isn’t comfortable for you then sit on a chair with your back being straight.


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