Rhythmic Breathing Sequences & Exercise

September 30th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Rhythmic Sequences & Exercise

Rhythmic breathing is a simple breathing excercise for beginners. This yoga technique calms the mind, balances emotions, helps to release muscular tension, may increase respiratory capacity, and can help lower blood pressure.  Perform this breathing exercise sitting upright or lying flat on your back.  The four stages of this exercise are: 1. Inhale – 2. Hold the breath -3. Exhale – 4. Hold the breath. You will experience different results, depending on how long you spend on each stage of the breath.

The following is an example of breathing in for a count of two, holding for a count of one, breathing out for a count of two and holding for a count of one before repeating the cycle (2 x 1 x 2 x 1).  Exercising this sequence for a period of time can help speed up your respiratory rates.

Rhythmic Exercise & Sequences

Here are what the breathing sequences can do for you.  Please build up the number of breaths gradually, especially if you are not use to doing yoga breathing.  Many find that practicing the 2 thru 6 sequences are the most comfortable and quite adequate exercises.

• 2 x 1 x 2 x 1 (mentioned above)

• 4 x 2 x 4 x 2 simulates glands, massages the heart

• 6 x 3 x 6 x 3 balances the emotional body, reduces anxiety


• 8 x 4 x 8 x 4 enter a meditative state, balances the frequency of vibration in the body’s cells

• 10 x 5 x 10 x 5 speeds up metabolism, very stimulating and invigorating

• 12 x 6 x 12 x 6 clears the mind, rejuvenates memory, charges one’s mental energy

• 14 x 7 x 14 x 7 induces serenity of the mind

• 16 x 8 x 16 x 8 when mastered,  significantly boosts overall well-being






Animal Spirit Guide Barn OwlI feel a great fondness for Barn Owls with their magnificent heart shaped faces and the striking white under-feathering of the wings. I am honored to work with the Barn Owl medicine that heals the feminine spirit.

If Barn Owl shows up, it means:
Live life to the fullest.
Open your heart express what you love without fear.
Retreat in silence for minutes, hours, or a couple of days.
Entering a period of fulfilling needs requiring adaptability.
When needed, call on the spirits of your ancestors for help.

Call on Barn Owl when:
You’re inundated with lots of noise & need a break from it.
You feel that your emotions & intellect are out of balance.
You believe that your resources are in short supply.

animal spirit guide barn owl

 spirit animal guide barn owl Affirmations:

I open my heart and soul to the truth.
My life’s journey is illuminated before me.
I have the wisdom to seek silence.













making a space-clearing rattle

Space Clearing techniques have been used throughout history to create greater harmony and balance. The sound of a rattle can clear negative energy transmuting it into positive and vibrant energy.  In Tess Whitehurst book The Good Energy Book she gives us the following instructions on making an effective space-clearing rattle.  You will need:

space-clearing rattle for balance & harmony1 large saltshaker with handle (Can be found on Amazon)

2 small handfuls of dry white beans

2 small handfuls dry black beans

1 clove garlic (or use eight whole pieces of allspice, anise, or cloves)

sunlight or white sage (first purify empty shaker by placing in sunlight or white sage smoke 1-2 minutes)

Take a small handful of the white beans in the right hand cradled in the left.  Visualize the beans glowing and pulsating with a bright white light. Mentally empower them with the intention to help purify the space and bring in balance and harmony. Follow by doing the same empowerment with small handful of black beans, then garlic if used cut up into 8 pieces or other recommended spices, and then the remainder of the white beans, and black beans. Close the lid, with the rattle in both hands hold it up to your heart to align with your energy and blessingSpace Clearning Rattle for Balance & Harmony.




You can start space-clearing a room and move in a counterclockwise direction while loudly shaking your rattle. Pay special attention to corners and anywhere energy might be stuck.  Replace both the beans, garlic or spices periodically to keep the energy the rattle fresh.  Get ready, get set, go, start rattling!

Tuesday's Healin Word Self-Healing & More

The most avid fan of Balanced Women’s Blog, my daughter, suggested the following phrase might be very appropriate for Tuesday’s Healing Word(s).  I agreed. First before introducing an entire phrase, I wanted to research its beginnings and the author.  Probably many of you might be familiar with this phrase that can have several meanings.  However, for today it is all about the importance of self-care.

Tuesday's Healing Words Self-care

The following words have been described as the most powerful 10 two letter words and today I am suggesting we use them as our self-care affirmation:

tuesday's healing words self-care & more

This is a great reminder and affirmation that before we can give quality care to others, we must first take care of ourselves.  I am pleased this phrase was brought to my attention.  If you have any post suggestions, let me know.  My e-mail address is on the contact page.


Do You Need Violet Energy?

September 23rd, 2013 | Posted by Velda in COLORS

Do I need violet energy today?

Violet is a color that can make you think in a more open-minded way and allows you to connect to the beauty, inspiration, and creativity within yourself.  Violet might be the color you need today if this is true.

Violet is also a power color.  Wear violet to feel more positive about yourself and trust your abilities.

Do you need violet energy?

Violet is a soothing color.  If you have difficulties sleeping, try using violet sheets or wearing violet pajamas, or adding a violet night light to help guarantee a good night’s rest.

Nature's Healing Gifts Spider Webs

You can put aside the spider EKK today!  Because this is about being overwhelmed by the female web-spinning spiders’ beautiful artistry of  webs they spin. I have always been intrigued with the sheer elegance of these masterpieces. However, here are a few spider web facts I wasn’t aware of: 1.  The spider spins two types of silk for each web. 2. The silk is made of proteins, and is both stronger and more flexible than steel of the same weight. 3. Many medical research centers study the microstructure of this silk, as it has the potential to be used in protective gear like bulletproof vests, and even artificial tendons

Nature's Healing Gift Spider Webs

Also in ancient European medicine, spider webs were used on wounds to discourage infection, promote healing and reduce bleeding. I hope you can give serious thought to thank and honor the amazing web-spinning female artist the next time you gaze upon one of her Nature’s Healing Masterpieces.

Nature's Healing Gift Spider Web



Grounding Essential Oil-Stablizes&Balances

September 21st, 2013 | Posted by Velda in OILS

Grounding Essential Oil Stablizes and Balances

GroGrounding Essential OIl Stablizes & Balancesunding™ stabilizes and grounds us in order to cope constructively with reality. It creates a feeling of solidarity and balance.   Emotional chaos can lead to poor decisions. Grounding helps you cope with reality in a positive manner.

How to use: For aromatic or topical use. Diffuse or wear on the back of the neck and on the temples. Young Living Oils ™ product information states dilution not required, suitable for all but most skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Generally safe for children over 2.






Calm Heart with Green Stone & Crystals

September 20th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in GEMSTONES


Calm Heart with Green Stone & Crystals

The Green Heart Exercise is featured in Simon & Susan Lilly’s books ‘Using Crystals for Healing’ and ‘Healing with Crystals and Chakra Energies’.  To practice this calming exercise, you need one green stone (your choice) and two small clear single pointed crystals. Find a quiet place to relax as shown above:

1. Place the green stone on your heart chakra.  In your left palm hold the clear crystal pointed up the arm and inward to the heart chakra.  Hold the other clear crystal in the right hand pointed down away from the body.

2. Visualize a flow of energy coming from your left hand to your heart and from your heart down the right hand out of your body.  Feel the calm energy filling you up from the left crystal and draining the tension down and out through the right crystal.

3. Important – now change the quartz points in each hand around so the flow moves in the other direction.  Repeat this process.

4. After five minutes remove the quartz points from your hands and experience the calm green energy at the heart chakra. This is a good time to check in with the rest of your body. Feel free to place the green stone on any other area of the body where there is pain or the need for extra calming energy.





tuesday's healing word optimism

“The optimist sees the rose and not its thorns; the pessimist stares at the thorns, oblivious of the rose.”

~ Kahlil Gibran

tuesday's healing word optimism

“It is not that optimism solves all the life’s problems; it is just that it can sometimes make a difference between coping and collapsing.” ~ Lucy MacDonald, Learn to Be an Optimist

tuesday's healing word optimism

Keep your thoughts positive, because your thoughts become your words.

Keep your words positive, because your words become your behavior.

Keep your behavior positive, because your behavior become your habits.

Keep your habits positive, because your habits become your values.

Keep your values positive, because your values become your destiny.

~ Mahatma Gandhi, Open Your Mind, Open Your Life:  A Book of Eastern Wisdom 

The Awareness Art of Walking Exercise

September 16th, 2013 | Posted by Velda in ENERGY HEALING

Awareness Art of Walkng Exercise

My walks take on more meaning since I read  Free Your Breath, Free Your Life- How Conscious Breathing Can Relieve Stress, Increase Vitality, and Help You Live More Fully by Dennis Lewis.  He gives us the following Conscious Walking Practice:

Awareness of Art of Walkng Exercise1. Learning the Art of Walking: First step is awareness or being mindful about yourself. How do you feel and what is your motive when walking? Are you in a hurry, anxious, or tense, which will bring on discomfort and quick exhaustion?  The art of conscious walking depends on the rhythmical and harmonious movement of all parts of your body without unnecessary tension.Awareness of the Are of Walking Exercise

2. Opening and Closing the Joints of  Your Body:  Allow your pelvis to swing naturally to open & close the joints, support movement of blood, exercise all internal tendons, ligaments and muscles.  Conscious walking opens up your breathing spaces. Neuroscientist Candace Pert tells us “Let the opposite hand swing forward with each step…Somehow this sets left brain-right brain information flowing, breaking up old patterns of worry and rumination.”

Awareness Art of Walking Exercise3. Becoming Aware of Your Feet:  See if you can discover a gentle rolling motion, in conjunction with the swinging motion of your arms and pelvis?  This helps release tension in the feet, legs, pelvis, and relaxes the shoulders.  Bring your awareness to how grounded you feel.

Awareness Art of Walking Exercise

4. Sense Your Breathing: Breathing reaches deeper down in the body when tension is released from the way we walk. As this occurs, the efficiency and capacity of your respiratory system increases.  You are able to walk longer with less fatigue and feel more energetic.Awareness Art of Walking Exercise

5. Walking Inside the Energy Atmosphere of Your Breath: Visualize you are walking inside the atmosphere of your breath. This atmosphere surrounds and interacts with the body as you walk.  This breath energy is your life force.

6.  The Art of Walking Begins with Awareness: Mindful walking supports our health and well-being. Awareness Walking can share some of the same benefits as practicing tai chi or qigong.