13 Great Gemstones for Luck and Good Fortune

Gemstones for Luck

Everyone has their own beliefs about how to attain good luck or how to ward off misfortune. Since ancient times, people have used crystals and other gemstones to help attract good fortune and to ward off bad luck. These lucky stones and powerful crystals are often set on altars, placed around a home or office, and worn as jewelry to …

Why Does a Mala Have 108 Beads?

108 Mala Beads

While the number 108 may seem arbitrary, it actually has great significance in mathematics, astronomy and astrology. It also is an auspicious number with a long history in many spiritual traditions, including those of Buddhism, Yoga, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Most notably, the number 108 represents the number of counting beads in a traditional mala. While you don’t need to understand the meaning behind …

The Best Calming Crystals and Stones for Anxiety and Stress


Calming Crystals

When you’re stressed or anxious, it can be really hard to feel anything other than worry, exhaustion, or dismay. But there are many ways to combat these negative emotions, and one of the easiest and most effective ways is by using healing crystals and gemstones. Having a soothing stone with you is a great way to keep calm during a …

Rudraksha Beads: Their Benefits and Use

Rudraksha beads

Rudraksha beads have been used for centuries in India and Nepal for spiritual and healing purposes. They are associated with the Hindu god Shiva, and are worn as a symbol of devotion to receive his protection and blessings. Many people wear Rudrakshas to relieve stress, improve concentration and ward off negative energies. They are considered to be a powerful healing …

How to Cleanse Your Aura: 11 Easy Ways

Aura Cleanse

In the same way that we take time to clean our homes, we should also regularly cleanse our bodies, minds, and spirits. An aura is a subtle energy field that surrounds your body. It contains your subtle life force, your emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Over time, many things can affect your aura, including stress, negative emotions, others’ energies, and more. …

12 Stones and Crystals to Reduce Anger and Frustration

crystals for anger

We all let our anger get the best of us sometimes. Unfortunately, when our emotions get out of control, they can cause harm to ourselves and others. There are several different crystals and gemstones that are known to reduce anger and frustration. If you’re finding you are quick to anger, any one of these stones can help you achieve mental …

50 Japa and Mantra Meditation Quotes

Mantra Meditation Quotes

Our japa practice can sometimes feel difficult, desolate, and lonely. One easy and simple way to overcome these challenges is to read quotes from modern and ancient mantra meditation masters. You can read one or more of these quotes before you sit to practice for inspiration, instruction, illumination, and deeper focus. You may wish to print out some of these …

10 Great Gemstones for Gratitude, Thankfulness & Appreciation

Gemstones for Gratitude

The science of psychology tells us that cultivating a positive attitude can be deeply impactful for our overall health. One of the fastest ways to feel more positive is a daily gratitude practice. There are many great methods you can use to improve your sense of gratitude, and using gemstones is perhaps the easiest. Natural crystals and gemstones are known to …

Gemstones and Crystals To Balance Your Ayurvedic Dosha

Ayurvedic Dosha Gemstones

Ayurveda is an ancient type of natural healing that was founded in India over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda is based on the belief that imbalances in your body, energy, and environment can trigger diseases. Using therapies like herbs, massage, diet, and lifestyle changes, Ayurveda aims to regain the equilibrium in the mind, spirit, body, and environment to promote health, healing, …

The Top 9 Tools for Meditation


meditation tools

Meditation has powerful health effects on the body and mind. It can decrease stress, promote mindfulness. Practicing meditation for the first time (or the thousandth time) can be challenging, frustrating, and intimidating. There are several tools that can support and help you create success in meditation. Acquiring one or more meditation tools can increase your comfort, strengthen your focus, deepen …


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