Calling all Empaths and highly sensitive people!
We are giving you a chance to have your own Foundations of Selfcare – Reiki 1 Class!
For every friend that joins your class you will receive a $25.00 credit. Or have your own class. With 5 friends your class is FREE. What a treat for Empaths to know everyone in the class.....right?! Plus learning great techniques to help you navigate the energies of yourself and the world around you.
Use the credits towards your current tuition or continue to add them up for other classes and sessions.
Questions, give us a call 208.353.0604.
Summer is coming in HOT June 21st, on the longest day of the year. Are you ready?
We've made it through the dream of Winter. We’ve re-awoken to the time of Spring. Now it is time for action. Perhaps you took a little bit longer to blossom, that is simply fine. Now, it's time to Spring into your future. Summertime is the perfect time to ignite the fire within you and accomplish your goals.
Oftentimes, we believe that our goals must be the end game. Truthfully through goals can be as little or big as we would like them to be. Life is about moving forward to the next phase of our life. Have you been stuck in a stagnant time of your life; wondering where you should go and what you should be doing?
Take these last few days of Spring to see what intentions have started to bloom and which didn’t spout. What goals have you working towards this Springtime? Its time weed out and let go of what no longer is serving your goal. Better yet, maybe you can see that those intentions have transformed into something different.
Continue to nourish the intentions that are growing abundantly. Then consider what are the next steps you can take within the next three months of Summer. Once the solstice hits, you should feel a shift in the energies; and feel like somebody finally lit a fire under you. Enjoy this time of manifestation and productivity!
Also known as Pot Marigold, not to be confused with actual Marigold, which is a completely different species of plant.
The Latin name is Calendula, Calendula Officinalis. Whenever you see officinalis at the end of an herbal name that means; this was an original herb that was used by the monks. This herb that goes way back. Used by Ancient Greek, Romans, Middle Eastern and Indian cultures not only for its medicinal purposes, but for dyes in food & clothes. Calendula is still used to dye traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes today. The flower is edible, has been used in salads in the past.
This plant has the ability to help soothe the skin from acne and eczema. It is wonderful for cuts, bruising, rashes or sunburns due to its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. During the Civil War, they would send Caligula as part of the first aid kit. The detoxification properties in Calendula, is immensely powerful helping to detoxifying the liver, gallbladder, and the entire body. Its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to remove toxins make it a great choice topically or internally.
Calendula can stimulate the immune system with its astringent and anti-septic properties to help fight off viruses and infections; helping to reduce congestion and swelling in the lymph nodes. Due to its antispasmodic properties Calendula is especially useful in aiding in the cramps in the female reproductive system. Calendula should not be used internal during pregnancy.
The magic of Calendula is said to have the ability to give one the gift of prophecy or clairvoyance, success in love or legal matters, the ability to see magical creatures and renewal of one’s personal energy. Calendula also has the power to ignite your playful side. A wonderful plant to have with you going into the summer solstice.
KYANITE pronounced kai uh nait
Blue Kyanite opens the throat chakra, encouraging communication and self-expression. It helps break through fears and blockages, helping to speak one’s truth. Great for public speaking. It aligns all chakras in your body, it provides balance to yin/yang energy.
Kyanite is a wonderful stone for meditation, it will not retain negative vibrations or energy so this amazing stone will never need clearing or cleaning. It drives away anger, frustration, confusion, and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought.
Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perseverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength. It can help when connecting to your spirit guides.
Kyanite is a natural pain reliever. It aids in disorders of the throat, brain and muscular system. It helps to heal infections and lower blood pressure.
Kyanite is a beloved birthstone for those born under the zodiac signs of Taurus, Aries, and Libra. While not a member of the traditional birthstone chart, that doesn’t mean that Kyanite doesn’t come with a ton of benefits for these signs.
Tureans can be practical and stoic and have a penchant for ambition. While all these things make them go-getters, they can also dip into stubbornness at times (being a Taurus, I have no idea about stubbornness I am uber flexible). Kyanite (especially in shades of blue) will help Taureans to communicate effectively, to find compassion in their hearts, and to compromise a little more when necessary.
Aries too will adore the energy; this stone beautifully complements their charismatic character like leadership. For those who are courageous and determined, Kyanite works wonders with your drive. It also helps you to shake off those times when you may feel a little moody or short-tempered.
Librans will find Kyanite matches their moods especially when it comes to being diplomatic, fair, social, and incredibly idealistic. Kyanite boosts those qualities while keeping you balanced and logical when it comes to decision making.
If your Kyanite ever looks dull or lack luster, you should take a moment and sing or hum to your stone, the vibration of your voice is energetically good for the stone. Another note is most stones that end in “ite” are not water friendly so best not to wear them in the shower or while swimming.
The psoas muscle, also known as The Muscle of the Soul. This muscle holds trauma on a cellular level.
Many of us have heard of the psoas muscle but do we truly know what it does?
It connects your upper body to your lower body and gives you the ability to move your legs for running, kicking and into your chest like for riding a bicycle. Helps you with breathing in deep into the diaphragm; gives the ability to bend over to pick something up off the ground; and to stabilize your spine when we are sitting to hold good posture.
The psoas muscle is where you hold your fight or flight instincts. When the psoas muscles are tight, that means you are in a constant state of fight or flight in your entire body. Tight psoas muscles signal the brain that you need help to get out of the situation you are in. The psoas muscles do not have the ability to discern whether you are upset in traffic, stressed at your jobs, fighting with a significant other or if a cougar is chasing you. So, the brain senses tight psoas muscles and sends an excess of cortisol and adrenaline to your body to help you move out of the way. Having an excess of cortisol in adrenaline constantly supplied to you leads adrenaline fatigue. This will also affect the mood that you are in.
Due to the psoas muscle connecting to your diaphragm, when you have tight psoas muscles your diaphragm is not given the ability to breathe in completely. Thus, giving you short quick breaths instead of allowing you to breath long deep breaths and receiving all the oxygen you needs. Creating more fatigue.
Articles I've gone over have indicated that when releasing the psoas muscle also helps release the trauma within the body. They have stated that people in classes stretching the hip muscles have ended up crying for no reason, because they are unlocking cellular trauma that has been held within their body so long, they may not know why it’s there.
How do you know if you have tight psoas muscles? Do you sit more often than you move around; do you have lower back pain and/or shoulder pain; are you often anxious, aggravated, and fatigued; have you ever lost some one close to you; ever been in an accident? This can all be connected to tight psoas muscles.
There are many things that you can do to help release the tension within your psoas muscles. There are a few different yoga positions that you can try. Like the Recline Knee into Chest pose or Wisdom pose. Really any kind of stretching would better than nothing. Talking to a counselor or healer about any traumas or stresses that you have. My personal favorite is to the Shake Method. Laying on your back shake your head, arms, hips, and legs to wiggle out the tension.
Also, there is the ever-important step of RESTING your body, laying on your back still. If it hurts too much to have your legs straight, you can always bend your knees with your feet flat on the floor. Find a spot with no distractions and do not have your device near you. Maybe have relaxing music in the background. Have your eyes closed, imagine your psoas muscles releasing and relaxing. Allow yourself daily selfcare to remove your stress and let go of what no longer services you.
For a deeper understanding of selfcare consider taking the class The Foundation of Selfcare – Reiki 1.