TRAVEL & ADVENTURE
MIND & SOUL
AGOOA is concerned with helping you heal your body, mind and soul, and we use our natural jewelry gemstones to accomplish this goal. If you’ve never used gemstones to aid in healing, it’s never too late to start. Gemstones are handy in meditation, and if you meditate regularly, you can easily add a gemstone in your routine. The healing benefit you seek will determine what type of gemstone you want to hold or wear, for instance, as a ring or necklace. Every gemstone has a benefit that can help you, and you only need to find what you seek and let the gemstone deliver it.
If you need to ease a troubled mind and get a good night’s sleep, an amethyst is a handy gemstone. The gemstone will help you work through the things running through your mind and be still, which is important in meditation. Hold your gemstone in your hand while you meditate, or wear it in a piece of jewelry, then concentrate on the crystal; staring at it, imagine your awareness is moving into the crystal. From there, let the healing power of the gemstone envelop you.
ARTS & CULTURE
Sleep is one of the body’s natural mechanisms for healing, and it’s one of the most vital things we often neglect. If you don’t have proper sleep habits, then you’re neglecting your health. Here’s how you can improve your sleep tonight.
Abstain from electronics 30 to 60 minutes before bed — the bright lights of the screen -- especially in a dark room -- trick your brain into thinking that you need to be “up.”
Change your body temperature with a warm bath or shower, which will stimulate your body’s sleep hormones.
Place lavender or amethyst under your pillow. Both have been proven to calm the mind and create a soothing feeling for sleep.
Journal, especially if you have something on your mind.
Doing these simple things will go a long way towards making sure you are well-rested.
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