Energise and Balance – Using Your breath and Crystals to Balance your life.
Energy is infinitely available to everyone and everything in the universe. When you breathe, you have the ability to capture this energy and use it to energise and balance your life-force. That’s right: a full inhale fills you with the full energy of your life. Your breath can be used to bring balance and stability to your life and to energise you.
Your breathing patterns determine the quality and quantity of energy and present moment attention you have available. As your breath wanders, so does your mind and focus. Lopsided breathing causes your mind to think about and focus upon the past or the future. Balanced breathing brings poise, presence and power to your body and mind. When your breathing is even you are in your most powerful state of being.
As you go about different activities throughout the day your breathing patterns alter in accordance with their priority and importance and whether you are feeling supported or challenged with their undertaking. Longer inhalations and shorter exhalations wake you up and make you feel excited and elated. Longer exhalations and shorter inhalations make you feel sleepy, subdued and even depressed. However when you’re breathing is even you become present, certain, powerful and poised.
Balanced Breathing Exercise
- Find a place where you can sit and get quiet. Settle in. (You can sit on the ground or on a chair, or propped on some cushions, whatever is most comfortable and convenient for you).
- Breathing through your nose, inhale for a count of seven seconds.
- Hold your breath comfortably for seven seconds.
- Breathing through your nose, exhale for a count of seven seconds.
- Hold your breath comfortably for seven seconds.
- Repeat the previous steps until you are breathing comfortably, naturally and equally, or for at least seven rounds.
The bottom line of this exercise is that you will be become more present and balanced in your life. This will help you to be more focused and take the actions needed to get where you want in your life.
The above exercise can obviously be done on its own, but I find adding crystals takes it to another level, especially for the energizing part.
Energise your being with breath and Clear Quartz crystals.
Create a circle of crystals around where you will be sitting for the above breathing exercise. The energising and uplifting qualities of Clear Quartz are excellent for this exercise. 12 Clear Quartz points set around like the points on a clock can work wonders. These can be set in a variety of ways – with their points all facing in, directing their energy toward you in the middle – pointing clockwise to create a vortex of swirling energy, or reversed to generate an anti clockwise current of energy.
12 Clear Quartz tumbled stones will work just as effectively to produce an energetic and positive field.
Clear Quartz Crystal will contribute to an increase in your biomagnetic field. It will provide protection against radiation and dispel unwanted static electricity. This crystal embodies Clear White Spiritual Light, bringing light and energy into your being.
It will help to focus your mind, aid concentration and enrich your mental ability. Channelling universal life force energy, it is a powerfully protective stone, purifying on all levels; spiritual, emotional, mental, and physic.
Energise and ground with a circle of Hematite.
Make a circle of Hematite crystals around where you will be sitting for your breathing exercise. 12 stones are ideal, but you can use any number. If you only have 4, one placed in each direction. Or if you have 24, this is not a problem as you can’t really overdo it.
As well as the advantages of your breathing exercise you will add these extra benefits from the Hematite:
It is a very grounding, protective and calming stone that decreases negativity and harmonizes the energies of body, mind and spirit.
Hematite also improves awareness, hearing and general receptivity to vibrations and it increases alertness and vigilance.
Considered to be a symbol of life energy, it endows us with more confidence, will power and boldness. It helps adjust to being physical. Bolsters low self-esteem and is known to deflect negativity. It restores equilibrium, stability, and awareness that helps to maintain a sense of self.
Treat yourself and energise with other crystals.
Let’s take a look at one key property from our list above and why we might want to put them together; Agate, to harmonise yin and yang; Amethyst, has a great calming and comforting influence; Citrine, raises self esteem; Rose Quartz, teaches the true essence of love. Add these to Clear Quartz and Hematite and this would be a fantastic energy to sit in on its own. Add breathing and imagine how centred, present and balanced you would be in your life.
© Ron and Sue Windred.
Disclaimer: The outlined metaphysical and healing properties in this website are for inspiration and reference. We gather this information and alleged properties from writings, books, folklore and various other sources. They are also dependent upon the attitude and beliefs of the individual. Furthermore they do not replace diagnosis or treatment by a qualified therapist or physician.