Latest Tourmalines

Tourmaline is pretty amazing, all colours of the rainbow, many names, a common triangular like formation, but say ‘tourmaline’ and most think of black sticks!

A lot of tourmaline has hidden colours, zoning and and bi colour areas, previously we showed a few from Staknala but these Himalayan crystals have some hidden blue green zoned colours.

can you see the colour change from black to green to blue

A Little on crystal Healing

Crystal healing is one aspect of living a more holistic lifestyle, in brief, various crystals can be held, worn as jewellery or placed on or around a person, animal, plant, building or natural area.
Its a non invasive treatment which can aid general well being or treat a specific condition, subjective but perhaps most used in order to keep ‘balanced’.

Whilst over time various tests and experiments of crystal healing have been performed in order to dis-credit it, its use is steeped in history. How many prominent figures have been seen to wear large stone jewellery and carry objects encrusted in gemstones?
Whilst the boundaries of science are ever widening, perhaps the true effects of crystals are still lurking in the unknown…
But science can measure frequency, vibration and energy emanating from stone, especially when external forces are applied, the simple clock or watch has a quartz movement, struck together quartz can create a spark.
This energy vibration therefore must have a subtle impact on our own energy fields, adopted from an older civilisation the term chakra is commonly used today to refer to the different energy centres in the body, the main being root chakra, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown, there are other smaller chakras all around the body.
So taking a stone of a particular vibration and places it into the area of a chakra can have an effect on it.
Down at the local bookshop(if you have one) you’ll find several books on crystal healing from a variety of authors often with what appears contradictory information. You must consider with your own discernment which you feel appropriate or resonates with you, we’re all different so different crystals can have differing effects on different people, what some might consider a grounding stone others may have a different view.
Visiting a crystal healer and having a healing session maybe appropriate for you, or if you have a range of stones or crystal jewellery at home, perhaps you take a moment every morning and consider which would be the best stone or stones for you to carry around today, take that moment to quieten the world and hold the thought then decide.

I had a lovely rose quartz large inverted drop shape pendant gifted to me which I wore daily for quite some time, then for a few days in a row the cord can undone at it would slip from my neck, I managed to rescue it and tie it tighter then one day it fell and hit the pavement and damaged itself. Perhaps it was a way to say I didn’t need to wear it any longer.

Placing stones around the home in conjunction with cleansing can change the feel of the room, traditionally salt was also sprinkled around.

Crystal grids, the placement of quartz points and other stones should be tried, for example quartz points in the corners of a room, maybe with some rose quartz and perhaps a quartz cluster in the centre to help the energy flow, experiment to find what feels best, perhaps different in each room depending on the purpose. Once I visted a good friend and noticed a huge chunk of rose quartz in the shower. My neighbours think I have a couple of interesting brown rocks adjacent to my path but I know they’re jasper, in the garden I’ve several large chunks of rose quartz, amethyst and clear quartz, the plants seem happy!

Mala Beads

Tibetan bone mala

Recently we’ve managed to restock with mala beads. As you’re probably aware many faiths use mala’s or a similar style of prayer bead.
Having used them in the type of yoga I practise(Kundalini Yoga) I can share with you my experiences.
Although most malas are recognised by their 108 beads with a single often 3 way bead(guru bead) at the bottom and a tassle(which represents the petals of a lotus) malas can be divisible by 108 so 54, 27 are also used.
Occasionally you may also see a mala rings.

A mala can be used in either hand, lots of people use the thumb to move each bead reciting a mantra or prayer, the mantras can be said in part or full with the turn of the bead depending on the mantra.

rosewood mala position to help with patience
middle finger meridian – patience

Each finger on the hand represents a planet, a part of the brain and a physical or emotional system. So if you are working on yourself you may want to ensure the beads pass the meridian of the require finger.
Index finger is for knowledge, prosperity and Jupiter
Middle finger for patience and Saturn
Ring finger health, energy, nervous system and the Sun
Little finger intellect, communication skills and Mercury

snow white quartz mala

A mala can be created from many materials, wood malas our favourite are a sandalwood mala where you can catch a faint fragrance of sandalwood when you meditate. Seed mala with lotus seeds or Rudhraksha.

There are many types of gemstone mala, clear quartz crystal mala, amethyst,  black agate, jasper, carnelian or even perhaps a custom combination of different gems or perhaps quartz with rudhraksha.

Don’t forget all materials have properties which will help so take care of your mala keep it safe when you’re not using it. Or perhaps wear it around your neck or wrist to keep it with you ready for an impromptu meditation.

The important thing is to meditate regularly so whichever system or method you choose to follow- just be!