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Crystal Totems for Healing

Crystal Totems for Healing Using gifts of the mineral world for deep, profound healing explained in plain English by The Green Shaman Does carrying around the little piece of quartz really make a difference? Surely you’ve seen and heard about these magickal little stones as the miracle healers of the New Age. Perhaps that sounds a little woo-woo to you, and rightfully so. The belief that you can pair any dis-ease or goal with a corresponding crystal cure is a gross over-simplification of crystal healing and how to effectively use them. What is crystal healing? Crystal healing is a type
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How to Solve Any Problem in 3 Simple Steps

How to Solve Any Problem in 3 Simple Steps No matter how small a change, this simple formula guarantees lasting results. by Nate Metz The Green Shaman Let’s face it, not everything always works out. We have all been there: thwarted plans, unmet expectations, failed resolutions, broken promises, fallen goals. Life would not be complete if we never faced any problems. This fact of life does not have to be full of pain and suffering though. The difference between happy, self-realized people and those stuck in a loop of chaos and despair is the ability to solve life’s problems. Learning
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The Science of Breath

The Science of Breath Learn how to breathe properly, and change your life for the better! by Nate Metz The Green Shaman Practicing mindfulness of your breath is perhaps the simplest way to improve your quality of life. Your entire life, you breathe. It’s automatic, every moment of every day. It’s crucial to life. The brain stem monitors oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood, adjusting the depth and duration of each inhale/exhale cycle. But, have you ever considered paying attention to this life function? Why the breath? Mindfulness and exercises of the breath are called pranayama (translated: life-force
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Coping with the change in season

Coping with the change in season Did you know that the common cold virus is always around us? There are many hypotheses for the higher infection rates during fall and winter: colder temperatures and the school season prompt people to spend more time indoors and increase the chances that viruses will spread, lower humidity levels allow the virus to survive easier, and the colder temperatures dry the tissues lining the nasal cavity making it more vulnerable to infection are just a few. Regardless of why we see more colds, you can take an empowered position to your wellbeing as the seasons change. Let’s
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Benefits of Deepening Your Yoga Practice

Benefits of Deepening Your Yoga Practice You know the feeling: you drop-in class, leave your hectic life at the door, do some really great work on the mat or hammock & relish all the goodness of your practice while resting in savasana, wondering “Why don’t I do this more often?” Leave all the regrets and guilt behind! Here is a list of just a few of the benefits I love about a regular yoga practice: The mind-body connection fostered in yoga boosts your immunity. The increase in blood flow circulation and strengthening the mula bandha increases sexual performance. Get a better night’s sleep by changing
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