Yesterday I was learning about Ayurveda and decided to take a quiz to find out my BIO-INDIVIDUALITY.... and I found out I'm a Vata-Kapha and it stated.....
What Does Vata-Kapha Mean?
The manifestation of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha is responsible for our physical, mental, and emotional constitution. Thus, for all Ayurvedic medical recommendations, this so-called Ayurveda type is considered first.
When Vata and Kapha meet, so do the air and earth elements (the light and the grounded) in the human being, which is quite a fluctuating combination.
It is referred to as either a Vata-Kapha or Kapha-Vata type depending on whether Vata or Kapha is more pronounced. For both of these types, the recommendations for both Doshas should be considered.
Character of the Vata-Kapha Type
The Vata-Kapha Ayurveda type is, from a health perspective, a particularly interesting case. A fitting analogy would be a racecar driver hitting the gas and the brake at the same time.
The creative Vata Dosha, in the fast lane of life, meets the rather ponderous Kapha type, which is typically averse to change. There are preprogrammed internal conflicts, and it is understandable that the Vata-Kapha type has to grapple with frustrations from time to time.
Physical Characteristics of the Vata-Kapha Type
The body of the Vata-Kapha person can look either like a Vata type—small and delicate or tall and slender—or more like the large and strong Kapha type.
Typical Vata-Kapha Disorders
Vata-Kapha people freeze easily, have very bad digestion, often feel bloated, and tend to have constipation. Emotionally, the Vata-Kapha type is rather anxious, tends to be lethargic, suffers under alternating waking at night and excessive sleep, feels migratory pain, has frequent edema, stone formation, lack of discipline, disorientation, and may tend to experience schizophrenia-like disorders and depressions.
Health Tips for Vata-Kapha Types
The Vata-Kapha type should balance his/her constantly changing condition with sufficient warmth, easiness, and acuity. Regular Hatha yoga, regular warm meals, and maintaining discipline are the prerequisite for achieving a healthy balance. Daily routines that are as structured as possible support the process.
Generally speaking, Agni (digestive fire) must be increased in the case of Vata-Kapha dominance, preferably by Plumbago Zeylanica (Bai 01). The weak points of this Dosha combination are the stomach and colon due to mucus formation. Here, the “Three Fruits” are recommended: Terminali Chebula, Terminalia Belerica, and Phyllanthus Emblica (Bai 35).
The Best Diet for Vata-Kapha Types
Vata-Kapha types should utilize the nutrition tips for both Doshas if possible. However, contradictions may occur.
The basic rule is that the somewhat more pronounced Dosha should take precedence. Furthermore, the more active Dosha in the respective season should be pacified: Kapha is more present from February to May, Vata from October to January.
In general, this diet should consist of warm and well-seasoned foods, enjoyed at regular meal times. Ginger water is recommended in the case of excessive Kapha, but this should only be used moderately in the case of excessive Vata.
Eggs & Meat
Milk Products & Substitutes
Anupana (Carrier Substance for Herbs)
Vata, Pitta, or Kapha? The combination of your Doshas is essential for your health. When you know what constitution you have, you better understand why you are the way you are at times. You discover what nutrition is suitable for you and how you can stay healthy, fit, and happy with yoga, exercise, and meditation.
With the free Ayurveda Test from Euroved, you’ll find out what Ayurveda type you are. Simply answer a few questions about your physical, mental, and emotional aspects to get free health and nutrition tips for your personal constitution.
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In June 2016, I packed up my car and drove across the country to start a new life in Dallas, Tx. Honesty I had no idea what I was doing but I knew some how, some way this was the road to success. My first few months in Dallas was honesty the worst; I moved into an apartment sight unseen and it was infested with roaches and rats, my car broke down on me ON MY BIRTHDAY, my job placed me with a bunch of sexist idiots who thought women were only good for sex and cooking, and my love life was pretty much nonexistent.
Needless to say by September I was pretty much ready to pack up and move back to Chicago with my tail in between my legs. One simi-positive thing would happen but it would only lead to something terrible happening in the long run. I was able to get out my lease with out any repercussions only to move in to an apartment that was worst off! My job was cutting my hours and changing my schedule with out my knowledge, only to run back to corporate and make it seem like I was unreliable. But my breaking point was when I purchased a new vehicle, but they forgot to process the paperwork and instead of telling me and working it out, they called the cops and reported the car stolen. Which lead to me being arrested in September 2016.
Once I was released from Fort Worth Jail, I was left homeless at least for the weekend. Monday morning came and I was finally able to go into my apartment and it was infested with bugs and my lights were off( didn't pay the light bill), and all I could do was cry... and not because I didn't want to fail, but I didn't want people knowing I failed.
For so long I lived my life for other people. Everything I did was to make other people happy even if that meant sacrificing my own happiness, and when I finally started to live my life for myself it really wasn't for myself. I still had this sick obsession of proving everyone wrong. See my problem was I never accepted my own failures, and I always cast blame on the close person around. So in my mind I had to make it in Texas because I had to prove to the world that I'm really the successful one and all my failures up to that point was due to me listening to some one else. But here I was less then 4 months into my self journey in a bug infested apartment, no cash in danger of losing my job, behind on bills, and just released from jail. I had a total meltdown, I just didn't know what to do! I sat on the toilet holding my kitty crying asking God what was his plan for me. I remember it like it was yesterday I asked God "what do you want me to do? I been doing this my way and it's just not working... let me know! I give my life, my body and soul to you lord just show me what I'm supposed to do. Because I don't know..." and I just cried. Don't call me crazy but I felt a power of forgiveness and acceptance come over my body and I knew what I had to do. I had to accept my Failures. No one is to blame for your life but you, and you can only live your life for yourself. Simple right?!? but it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do...
That day I told myself everything I do from now on will only be for me. I will not live my life to prove people wrong, and if I fail I will accepted it and not make excuses. My failures are my failures and my success are my success. I had to come up with a plan (you guys should know I love me a good plan lol) first thing was I had to find a job, second a place to live. By that Wednesday I had two jobs and was waiting on my background check for another one, and I moved into a new apartment (yes 3 apartment in 3 months) and almost two years later to the day I have doubled my income, bought my own car (yes the paper work cleared), moving into my dream apartment (something I never thought I would be able to afford in 2016) and looking to buy my house next year. Now I'm not going to lie and make it seem like I stop failing in 2016 because i didn't, but once I started to accept my failures I started to over come and learn from them.
Ps: Love life is still non existent ❤️
Rose Quartz for unconditional love
Apache Tears for releasing feeling of grief
Amazonite for healing emotional pain
Garnet for healing issues of belonging
Carnelian for self empowerment
1. Black Tourmaline: absorb negative energy, transforms negative energy into positive energy, helps stress release, support grounding.
2. Lapis Lazuli: Enhance Communication, allows for a speaking ones truth, connect to spiritual and hire wisdom
3. Blue Lace Agate : promotes a sense of calm, helps lessen deep negative emotions, helps with public speaking, facilitates communication with spiritual beings.
4. Blue Tigers Eye: Induces calmness, reduce stress, balances yin and yang, provides insight.
5 Garnet: Aids chakra cleansing, support grounding , promotes helping one another, cleanses negative energies
Soul Mate: Someone who is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Once the lesson has been learned, physical separation usually occurs.
Life Partner: A companion, a friend, a stable and secure individual who you can lean on, trust and depend on to help you through life. There is a mutual feeling of love and respect and you are both in sync with each other’s needs and wants.
Soul Mate Relationship
At different times of our lives, we will need and want different types of relationships. Neither is better or worse than the other, it is all a personal decision and one that you will feel guided to as long as you are following your heart.
To get the most out of your crystals journey you want to make sure you are using your crystals in the most peaceful environment. So here is a list of tips you should take in consideration when preparing your space.
1.Keep negativity out of your space.
2. Decorate space with the beloved items that make you feel happy peaceful and positive.
3. Use soft lighting if you have a dimmer that's awesome.
4. Create a space where you can sit or lay down comfortably for meditation
5. Keep certain things in your space like candles, incense and sage.
6 Minimize electronics that might disturb or interrupt the energy flow.
7. Remove any distractions.
By the time you receive your crystals , they have been through many hands and places and due to their energetic nature the crystal holds on to every energy pattern it come in contact with. With that being said you want to make sure you are properly cleaning your crystals before using them. Personally you should clean your crystals as soon as you get them and at least once a week. There are several methods for cleaning crystals.
Light a bundle of sage, lavender, sweetgrass, and cedar. Then hold the crystals in th stream of smoke to cleanse them. You can also cleanse them with smoke from n incense.
If you have some type of energy healing ability (like reiki), you can cleanse the crystals using that energy.
Nonporous crystals, like quartz and amethyst, can be soaked in a saltwater solution. Submerge your crystals in the salt water for about an hour, you might want to change the time depending on the size, then rinse them and pat them dry. You can use sea salt or Himalayan salt but not table salt! So remember that!!! Also this method can not be used on porous crystals like selenite, desert rose, or gypsum because the salt will damage the stone. So make sure you check which stones you have before using this method.
QUARTZ CLUSTERS OR GEDOES
If you happen to have a large cluster made out of Quartz stones like amethyst or clear quartz, you can place your smaller crystals in the cavity for 24 hours to cleanse them.
What are Crystal Grids?
Crystal Grids are a group is crystals places in a geometric pattern in a chosen area. To create a crystal grid, you need a minimum of four crystals. Honestly you can have as many as you want.
What are there purpose?
Crystal Grids can be created to amplify the power of the crystals, to direct healing toward someone else, or to protect or cleanse a space.
Guidelines For Making a Grid
1. Cleanse and charge the crystals before you start.
2. Start with a center stone. The center stone may be larger, a different type, or a different shape than the other crystals in the grid.
3. Choose your basic geometric pattern. Always use an equal number of crystals on each side of the pattern to maintain symmetry.
4. After placing the grid, use your finger to trace an imaginary line from one corner stone to the next.
5 If you leave the grid in place. You need to cleanses and charge the crystals weekly to maintain its power.
Learning about crystals can be overwhelming at first, because it may seem like you need every single crystal out there to start your journey. Fortunately that is not true! I have come up with a list of the necessary crystals in order to start your journey to self love. Now it's no right or wrong crystals to start with but to me I find these to be the most helpful and I hope they help you as well 💙
Primary Uses: Absorbs Negative energy, transforms negative energy to positive energy, helps with stress release
Primary Uses: Enhances self-love, supports spiritual growth, enhances communication with higher self, aids intuition
Primary Uses: Promotes communication with higher self, cleanses and purifies energy, cleanses other crystals, fosters enlightenmen, provides protective energy
Primary Uses; Treats insomnia, promotes restful sleep, supports sobriety, supports connection to the spiritual realm and higher self
Primary Uses: Promotes and strengthens all types of love, fosters unconditional love, promotes joy, promotes emotional healing, strengthens hopes, helps overcome despair, instills calm and peacefulness
Charka and Healing crystals was something very foreign to me in 2015, but it quickly grasp my interest. At this time I was a very hurt individual who had no real understanding of life. My soul had been distorted by disappointment from family to my relationships and I found myself at the age of 26 in a dead end job, homeless, in a verbally abusive relationship and pregnant. I honestly didn't know what I was doing with my life, but I knew what ever I was doing wasn't right and I was about to bring this baby into my chaos and I needed a change.
One day I was strolling on Instagram and I ran across a friend of mines page and at first I was like "o lord what is this girl doing with these rocks" but then I read the caption and this was my first time seeing the word chakra. I had know idea what this gypsy mess was about but I wanted no parts of it and I quickly stroll down my timeline to laugh at memes that would take my mind off my tragedy that was my life. After spending hours laughing at unimportant memes I ran across the post again, but this time I decided to google this charka mess and what I found was shocking.
"Charka Healing through self" was the first thing that popped up on the screen. Ummm healing through self ? Now how does one do that? I was instantly intrigued to learn how I can heal myself through myself. As I mentioned before my life was a living hell and I saw no way out other then death. The only thing stopping me was the fact I was about to bring life into this world and I wouldn't be killing just my self but also an innocent child who did nothing to deserve an outcome like that, but then again he didn't deserve the entire situation I was placing him in.
My relationship with my ex will be something I will get into at a later date because his role in my life plays an whole part of its own, but what I will say is at this point of life I had been so broken down and desperate for any sign of love from a man who literally told me everyday he didn't love me, didn't want to be with me , or value me as a human being. But deep down in my heart I felt if I could get him to love me everything will be alright. That day never came and I'm happy it didn't.
As I read on how to heal myself, I realize this was something I couldn't do alone. I needed stones , a quite place, someone to show me how to use them or even a book I could read. At this time I decided that I would give the healing stuff a try... why not I don't have anything else to lose ... right? So that night I spent hours reading through my google search about the stones I would need and where I can find them and most important how much do they cost because the last thing I had was a lot of money. Me and my ex was packed in one room inside his parents condo and it was quickly filling up with baby stuff and our hatred for one another. I was looking for an escape and all this time I thought death was the only way but now I may just have another way! Excited was an understatement.
The next day was payday and also my day off and I was ready to start my new life if not for me but for Josiah! I woke up that morning with a clear goal get stones! I quick walked into earthbound in Chicago Ridge ready to make the biggest purchase of my life. Way bigger then anything else I was purchasing my life back.
I spend almost an hour in the store that day picking out stones and reading reviews on my phone to find the best charka book for me. Finally I made my purchase I bought a small set of stones and a book that I read nothing but great reviews on. My total was about 50 dollars which at that time was a lot of money for a last minute thing but like I said before I'm purchasing my life back and my life is worth way more then 50 dollars right?
I got in the car and called my now ex boyfriend to tell him about my doctor visit and my mall purchase. I was quickly verbally attacked on why I would buy such a thing like crystals and we will have nothing like that happening in his house and to take them back immediately and he will be checking to make sure they didn't come in his house. I begged him to let me keep them because it was something that could really help us and he told me I could not come to his house with that stuff and hung up. I was dying inside and no one could see my pain not even the man I gave so much to be with. But like everything else in my life if he didn't approve it didn't happen and I turned around and went back to the mall to return my life.
Walking back into earthbound with sadness in my heart was one of the hardest things to do. This was the only thing I could truly be happy about, this was my way out of no way. A new beginning for me and my son! This was the only way he was going to have a happy life and now I have to return everything. The employee was shocked I was back to make the return and I definitely didn't want to tell her the real reason why I wasn't keeping my life.
That I was so desperate for love and acceptance that no matter how much someone disrespect and belittle me I am still willing to do anything to be accepted by him even if it means giving up on my own life.... I made my return and went back to his place went in the bathroom and cried as he played his video game.....
From that day on I never thought about charka or healing crystal again. I decided to breakdown my walk into finding crystal healing into multiple blogs as an easier way for me to deal with the situation since I have never spoke about it to now. I by no means want to use this platforms as a way to bash or disrespect my ex, his family and my family. I am only speaking my truth and want to use my voice to help someone who maybe going through a similar situation get through the hurt and pain.
Fast forward to November 2015 I am now in Saint Louis single , childless, and feeling as lost as ever. I lost everything not saying that I actually had a lot to start with but now I have to deal with another pain , the pain of losing a child. I have had miscarriages in the past and this was a pain I knew all to well but this time was different. I wasn't allowed to grieve like the last time. Crying was out of the question being weak was something I couldn't do I was in survival mode. I had to find a place to stay, a new car, another job, and I had no time to be sad. I had to fix this ... this life it couldn't continue like this or I would be dead in no time. Even though I was in survival mode I also felt a sense of freedom.... I was shocked I thought the day me and my ex was finally over I would just died because what is me without him but that wasn't the case. I finally felt I was about to be me and that excited me but yet scared me at the same time. Was I to damaged to live a healthy life? I had two major miscarriages, failed relationships, no real income, nothing really to my name but the stuff that could fit into my car. It wasn't even my car since it was in my ex boyfriend name and it could be taken away at anytime.
I had to come up with a plan but first I wanted to do all the things I was told I couldn't do when I was in my situation. So I sat down and wrote a list I want to start my YouTube channel, start my blog, open a business, get a better job, find a husband who loves and respect me, move out of Chicago for good, and most important I wanted to be happy.
One day right before thanksgiving after siting in my car listening to what I now call " another episode of Jazmin ain't shit" from my ex bashing me yet again about my closure letter and telling me again how I should feel and most important how his feeling should mean more. I past an earthbound and decided to walk in just to kill some time . I walked past what I know now to be sage and asked the employee what was this? The guy was so nice and friendly told me all about sage what it does and how to use it. He asked me if I ever used Healing crystal and I told him how I wanted to but my ex was against it and I remember him saying "well he is an ex now u can do what ever you want". Those word ring in my ears because it was true.. I can finally do what ever I want. That day I picked up sage and a set of charka crystals and my journey to self healing began.
I want to encourage anyone reading this to never stop fighting for what you want. If you truly believe in something go for it and if anyone tries to bring you down leave them and their negativity alone. I had two fail attempts of suicide between returning my first set of crystals and buying my second set. What if It didn't fail? I would have lost my life trying to please someone else. Losing yourself in order to gain love from someone else isn't love.... I put myself and my child in danger because I was hurting... my soul was crying out and no one could hear how serious I needed help not even myself.