Chakras

March 29, 2017

CHAKRAS

In Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism, a chakra is an energy point on the physical and spiritual body. It is derived from the Sanskrit word for wheel, Cakra. There are 7 main chakras, and many more minor ones, with each chakra having a specific location and function. These 7 chakras are located from the top of the head down to the base of the spine. Each chakra has different locations and attributes, and are not something you can physically touch, but rather something you can feel and sense. The chakras are formed at the junction of three energy shafts along the spine. The two lesser channels of energy (the Pingala on the right and the Ida on the left) and the main central channel (the Shushumna) run parallel to the spinal cord. Chakras absorb prana (life force energy), and also transform and pass on this energy. Each of the seven chakras contains bundles of nerves and major organs, as well as one’s emotional, psychological, and spiritual states. Everything is moving, and therefore it is important that the chakras remain aligned and opened, for if there’s a blockage, energy cannot flow.

January 20, 2017

HALITE

Halite, also commonly known as rock salt, is the mineral form of Sodium Chloride. Halite is often found alongside other evaporate minerals that result from the drying/evaporation of lakes and seas. Other evaporates (water soluble mineral sediments that have been concentrated and crystallized by evaporation) that are often found alongside Halite are: sulphides, halides, and borates. Halite is often used to lower the freezing point of ice (freezing-point depression), especially by homeowners in colder climates to melt the ice from their driveways and sidewalks. Some places also add this salt to the roads during snow storms to improve traction.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES:

Hardness: 2 Colour: Can be colourless, white, red, yellow, orange, pink, blue, violet, green, and grey. Halite can also be multicoloured. Lustre: Vitreous Chemical Composition: NaCl (sodium chloride)  

HEALING PROPERTIES:

  • Detects negative influences
  • Aids in the effectiveness of the immune system
  • Maintains the salt balance in the body
  • Stabilizes the emotions
  • Removes environmental pollution (effective by placing bowls of salt or pieces of halite around the home).
  • Balances the body’s energies
  • Used to alleviate blood disorders, low blood pressure, and aid with the intestines.
  • Blue halite is o