Crystals and Your Yoga Practice
Dubai Based Yoga teacher Amara Thompson believes in a “truly wholistic yoga practice that touches the mind, body and soul”.
Amara explains how you can use crystals to enhance your yoga practice.
Amara feels “the first and most obvious place to start is with chakras”.
If you practice yoga, if you have attended a meditation class or had an energy healing session like reiki you will probably familiar with the chakras and the role that they play in the flow of energy in your body.
Chakra (cakra in Sanskrit) means ‘wheel’ and refers to energy points in your body. They are thought to be spinning disks of energy that should stay open and aligned as they correspond to bundles of nerves, major organs, and areas of our energetic body that affect our emotional and physical wellbeing.
There are seven main chakras.
Crystals can be used to heal, purify and balance the chakras; releasing all the negative energy allowing an emotional release of any blockages.
Amara shares with us that she uses crystals in her meditation and manifestation practice. “My current favorites are Citrine https://crystalcleartherockshop.com/collections/citrine and Rose Quartz https://crystalcleartherockshop.com/collections/rose-quartz
“I use Citrine for motivation, attracting abundance and career success. Meanwhile I use Rose Quartz to encourage self-love and acceptance; so it can be a lovely addition to a self-care yoga evening. During meditation I like to hold these crystals in my hand whilst creating a mudra with my fingers.”
Amara explains how you can use crystals to influence your practice.
“Different crystals can be used depending on your intention for your yoga practice that day.
For example If you are flowing with the intention of clarity and seeing things more clearly, then clear quartz is a powerful stone to encourage this.
If your flow is focused on heart openers then using rose quartz is a lovely way to connect to your heart.
Simply put one of these crystals at the top of your mat or even tuck a small stone into your waistband or sports bra and let them work their magic!”
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