Minerals and Chakras

One of the approaches on minerals consists in linking them, according to their colors, to one or more chakras. By placing a mineral of corresponding color on each chakra, you contribute to the opening of the chakras!

The ARASIA shop offers you minerals, in the form of rolled stones, or jewelry. But also advice to take advantage of their virtues on physical, mental and spiritual well-being on a daily basis.

The chakras are, according to traditional Indian medicine, the energy centers of information and consciousness in our bodies. They each correspond to specific functions.

The first chakra (minerals of black or red colors)

Red jasper, and red or black colored stones (black tourmaline, bull’s and falcon’s eye, etc.) are linked to the 1st chakra. It is the root chakra, the one that connects us to the Earth.

They are anchor stones, very useful to help us “keep our feet on the ground”! They help us become aware of our inner strength and feel secure in life.

The second chakra (minerals of orange color)

Carnelian, amber, and orange colored stones are connected to the 2nd chakra. It is the sacral chakra, which is the center of the emotions. These stones bring us creativity and vitality.

The third chakra (minerals of yellow color)

Yellow calcite, tiger eye, citrine, and yellow colored stones are connected to the 3rd chakra, that of the solar plexus.

These stones increase motivation and self-confidence.

The fourth chakra (minerals of green or pink colors)

Rose quartz, unakite and aventurine are connected to the 4th chakra, the heart chakra. They bring us love, compassion, openness of heart.


The fifth chakra (minerals of light blue or blue-green color)

Chalcedony and stones of light blue or blue-green color are connected to the 5th chakra. It is the throat chakra that is the center of communication.

These stones help us express ourselves, listen to others, and clarify and organize our thoughts.


The sixth chakra (minerals of dark blue color)

Sodalite, lapis lazuli and dark blue, indigo and violet colored stones are connected to the 6th chakra), that of intuition and the 3rd eye.

These stones bring us clairvoyance, balance and capacity for imagination.

The 7th chakra (minerals of purple, white or gold colors)

Amethyst, and the stones of white, gold and violet colors, are connected to the 7th chakra, the crown chakra which connects us to the divine.

These stones push us to gain height over the little hassles of daily life, to put things into perspective, to calm our emotions. They open us to cosmic consciousness, spirituality and the divine.

Litho-therapy or how to use your stones?

A very effective way to benefit from the virtues of minerals is to put them, for a few minutes, directly on the corresponding chakra.

Lie down comfortably and arrange one or more minerals of corresponding color on your chakras. This is the basis of litho-therapy (alternative medicine using the energy of stones to heal).

During a litho-therapy treatment, it is important to have an anchor stone, black tourmaline for example. Place it at the level of the base chakra (at the level of the pubis, or between the 2 feet), in order to remain well connected to the earth.

It is also advisable to purify and recharge your minerals correctly before a litho-therapy session.

Litho-therapy is not an exact science. It is advisable to let your intuition speak to find out what suits you best.

The benefits of traditional Thai massage

Traditional Thai massage, or Nuad Bo Rarn, restores balance and energy to the body, and provides many benefits.

In Thailand, thai massage is an integral part of everyday life. They are practiced mainly as a preventive measure, because their regular practice allows you to stay in good health.

Traditional Thai massage is a true alternative medicine that has its roots in the ancestral traditions of Ayurvedic medicine.

In Thailand it is called Nuad Bo Rarn or Nuad Boran. Nuad means “pressure” and boran means “old”.

Of Indian origin, its practice spread to Thailand at the same time as Buddhism, around the 5th century BC.

The Nuad Boran is practiced on the ground on a futon, dressed in loose and comfortable clothes, and without oil or lotion.

The masseur uses his thumbs, elbows, knees, feet to exert pressure on the whole body, as well as stretching and postures.

It is an invigorating massage that works the whole body, and its health benefits are numerous.

In addition to softening the joints and relaxing the muscles, Thai massage helps detoxify the body, in parallel with the 3 other elements of traditional Thai medicine: nutrition, herbal medicine and meditation.

It frees the mind from accumulated stress, relieves tension and stiffness in the body, it is beneficial for blood and lymphatic circulation and it improves the quality of sleep.

You will leave your session completely relaxed and regenerated.

Be careful, however, because there are contraindications, for example for pregnant women, and certain serious illnesses. If in doubt, seek the advice of a doctor.

To give or receive a Thai massage, you should wear loose and comfortable clothes, such as Thai pants and a Thai shirt.

You will find some on my online store, also discover our massage and self-massage accessories!

The Powers of Minerals

The powers of minerals are many and varied, find here some of their daily benefits.

Stones to help you relax

Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Rock Crystal: the combined energies of these 3 stones bring love and comfort, softness, serenity and appeasement.

Different stones have calming and soothing properties, such as rock crystal, amethyst, rose quartz, aventurine, etc. These stones fight stress and facilitate sleep. They are also effective in relieving headaches of nervous origin.

Stones to increase your joie de vivre

Some stones bring vitality and good energy, such as tiger’s eye and carnelian. They help us see the world around us in a positive light. They are a valuable support in case of depression, sadness or fatigue. Avoid keeping them close while sleeping.

Tiger’s Eye is the symbol of self-affirmation. It is a stone of protection that endows its wearer with powerful and radiant energy.

Stones to develop creativity

Rock crystal, brecciated jasper, rose quartz and aventurine stones stimulate creative energy. They are very helpful in clearing the mind, relieving stress, and speaking in public. These stones also sublimate the sexual energy. They promote tenderness and empathy, and help remove emotional blockages.

Stones to promote clairvoyance and Spiritual openness

Stones such as lapis lazuli, sodalite, rock crystal, amethyst, etc. promote meditation, the opening of the 3rd eye and the connection with the spiritual worlds. They increase the ability to see and understand beyond the material world.

stones for protection

Indispensable in lithotherapy, they can protect you and your home from the harmful effects of various unhealthy influences: whether negative entities, spells, electromagnetic waves, wifi, bluetooth, as well as bad energy vibrations, whether they emanate from yourself or others…

Some protective stones act by absorbing bad energies, like a sponge, such as black tourmaline, labradorite, obsidian… While others act like a protective shield, repelling the bad vibrations, this is the case of tiger’s eye.

Among the stones of protection, you will find turquoise, jasper, lepidolite, hematite, bull’s eye, onyx…

To each person, and to each moment, corresponds a stone…

Each stone has its own power, an energy of its own and depends on its variety (quartz, jasper, agate, others…), its color (connected to one of the 7 main chakras),…

How to choose your stone or stone bracelet?

Minerals Bracelet: How to choose them and how to wear them?

The mineral (fine stone) bracelet, with round pearls, has become a very trendy fashion accessory. This phenomenon is strongly linked to the needs for renewal and spirituality that we are currently going through.

Indeed, the stones, because of their many powers, can support and guide us in this period of transition.

Indeed, the stones, because of their many powers, can support and guide us in this period of transition

Each stone is different, and each person is different. In addition, in the same person, the effects felt on contact with a stone can vary depending on the day, the moment, the mood …

How to choose a stone or a stone jewel?

There are several possible selection criteria:

  • Feeling : the best and simplest method is to choose, letting yourself be guided by your intuition. If you feel attracted to a stone, or a jewel, it is that it corresponds to you !
  • The virtues of the mineral : choose according to the desired effect, and what you want to work on at the given time.
  • The corresponding color or chakra : each color has its own vibrational energy, and is linked to one of the seven main chakras.
  • Zodiacal connections : you can also let yourself be guided by the table below, and choose your stone bracelet according to your zodiac sign.

On which wrist to wear the stone bracelet?

Stone bracelets are a great way to enjoy the benefits of minerals. Because direct contact with the skin facilitates energy transmission.

In general, it is advisable to wear “active” stones on your right wrist (which bring courage, strength or vitality, for example). Indeed the right wrist is connected to the left cerebral hemisphere, which is the center of logical thinking, analysis, decisions, and action.

The left wrist will receive the “passive” stones, those which bring effects of calm, harmony, and which help in meditation. This wrist is linked to the right hemisphere of the brain, the center of intuitive thinking, sensitivity and the synthetic mind.

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Can we wear several stones together?

You can wear several bracelets on the same wrist, if their virtues are compatible, if their colors are similar, or if they belong to the same mineralogical family (example: agates, quartz, jaspers, etc.)

In general, it is advisable not to carry more than 3 different stones on yourself simultaneously. Except in special combinations (example: 7 chakras, life path, etc.)

Rock crystal can always be worn with any other mineral. Its neutral energy purifies and strengthens the virtues of other stones!


Some additional tips:

  • Do not keep a stone on you permanently, or for too long. Because you will get used to its effects and these will tend to diminish over time.
  • In all circumstances, always trust your intuition. Because lithotherapy is not an exact science, the energy of stones is never frozen. It is experienced differently by people.
  • To offer mineral jewelry, you can apply the same selection criteria mentioned above. Feeling (thinking of the person to whom the gift is intended). Depending on the desired effect. Or the person’s zodiac sign.
  • Remember to purify and recharge your minerals and mineral jewelry on a regular basis.
Remember to purify and recharge your minerals and mineral jewelry on a regular basis

Mudras : health at your fingertips !

Mudras are hands gestures whose origin goes back to ancient India, several millennia ago.

According to the ancient tradition, our five fingers represent the five building blocks, or the five main elements of the universe (called Panchamahabhootas ).

The thumb is connected to the Fire (Agni)

The forefinger is linked to the Air (Vayu)

The middle finger is connected to the Ether, the Sky (Akasha)

The ring finger is connected to the Earth (Prithvi)

The little finger is connected to the Water (Jala)

It is worth mentioning that the 5 elements do not refers to the same concepts in the Indian and Chinese culture, the correspondences also change (learn more about the 5 Chinese elements here).

Murdas is practiced by creating, with one’s fingers, particular forms that generate energy and subtle vibrations that care for the body and the mind.

It also includes the principle of Asanas (postures of yoga). Moreover, mudras are often referred to as ” finger yoga”.

Practiced regularly, the mudras improve our general health, and harmony body-spirit-universe.

Mudras are omnipresent in Hindu dances, especially the dances that talk about the story of the manifestation of God in the universe.

Each mudra has a deep meaning and has a share of the magic of Life.

The Sanskrit word ‘mudra’ means ‘sign’ or ‘seal’. It comes from the terms: ‘mud’ which means ‘bliss’, happiness and ‘dhra’ which means ‘dissolution’.

Each finger has its own function and power in the body. Used properly it can help maintain your physical, mental and spiritual health.

When the fingers touch, the ‘nadis’ (energy channels) are connected and some energies are activated. The different elements that make up our body and the whole universe can associate and cooperate.

Our hands can replace our eyes in the dark, they can also be used to communicate with our fellow humans and with the rest of the universe. Our hands are the first means of expression before one learn how to speak!

Our destiny rests in our hands, and this expression is to be taken literally and figuratively.

Our hands are the first means of expression before one learn how to speak!

With Hakini Mudra, the five energetic channels are equally activated.

Dharmachakra mudra

Dharmachakra mudra is the gesture of the turning wheel of life.

Padma mudra

Padma mudra or lotus seal is excellent to open oneself to universal love.

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Arasia: practice meditation

The benefits of Meditation

Meditation: between tradition and renewal …

Long regarded as the preserve of the wise meditation is associated with the image of the great spiritual masters, be they religious or philosophers.
Yet today, meditation is becoming more democratic: all time widespread in the East, the schools of meditation also flourish in the West and its benefits for the physical, moral and mental health are increasingly well known and recognized.

To each his own experience!

Sometimes witty, sometimes secular, the practice of meditation is always based on a technique: it is possible to meditate on an object, a thought, an action, on breathing, on his feelings or just on yourself … To each to his own experience and find out what works best for them: most of achieving focus its attention in order to appease them, to develop a better sense of yourself … and the universe!

A time out of time, a time to live better.

Practicing meditation is to give yourself valuable time: a time out of time to connect to its own power source.
If you practice meditation regularly, it will be easier every day to connect to this inexhaustible source in order to draw the life force needed to act and exist in the world.

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The tree of life: this mythical symbol

 

The tree of life is a powerful and ancient symbol, present in many cultures.

 

It is the symbolic connection between all the forms of creation, like an immense genealogical tree. It is often represented in a circle.

 

The tree of knowledge connects the underground world, represented by the roots, with the heavenly world, represented by the branches.

 

The tree is a symbol present in many religions, mythologies and philosophies.

 

According to Christianity, the tree is present in the garden of Eden, it is the symbol of eternal life and the knowledge of good and evil.

 

The same notion of an immortal tree is found in Islam and in Judaism. Placed in the middle of Paradise, it loses its leaves every winter and these grow back in the following spring (representation of the eternal cycle of seasons and life).

 

According to Buddhism, ‘Açvattha’ is a sacred fig tree: it is under this tree that Buddha meditated and acquired wisdom.

 

Among the Hindus, the universe takes the form of an overturned tree: it’s roots start from the sky, and its branches and leaves cover the earth. The sacred tree of Hindus is the Akshayavat, “the eternal banyan,” a remarkable example of divine power, for this tree would be indestructible. It would be located within the ramparts of Fort Allahabad, at the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna River.

 

In Chinese mythology, ‘Kien-mou’ is the sacred tree that connects the nine sources (stay of the dead) to the nine heavens. Thanks to him, the sovereigns pass from heaven to earth and vice versa. They are temporary substitutes for the sun to manage life on earth.

 

The tree of life, a mythical symbol, is considered a lucky charm, a talisman that reminds us of where we come from and where we go (we come from Earth to rise to the Heavens).

 

The flower of life, will be the subject of an upcoming article 🙂

 

The tree is charged with symbolism and imbued with divine essence, and with the spark of life that allows it to grow.

 

It is a very recurrent symbol on jewelry, and ARASIA-SHOP hangings for its spiritual aspect, but it is also because very aesthetic.

 

We offer many products wonderfully decorated with trees of life like draperies, pendants, etc …

 

Read our blog article about the Banyans  here .

 

Plant a tree with Arasia and Mass-Education.

 

Mass-Education planted 100,000 trees in Bengal

 

All our reforestation actions

 

Thanks to Stéphanie, a trainee who provided the basis for this article

 

Mass-Education An Indian NGO that has planted 100,000 trees!

Mass-Education is an Indian NGO founded in 1976. Its goal is to promote education for everyone, mainly the poor rural and urban areas of Bengal.

Mass Education aims to make changes in basic, everyday life, to create opportunities for development, and to help the emergence of a conscious citizenship.

People are educated to become self-reliant in resource management.

The NGO has already built more than 60 schools with a capacity of 15,000 pupils, 6 teacher training centers, 1 orphanage and 1 nursing home.

They have set up training programs for adults (sewing, plumbing, etc.), actions to raise awareness of health, hygiene, contraception, actions to combat exclusion, demonstrations in favor of respect for Human rights and the environment.

Mass-Education is also a reforestation program with more than 100,000 trees planted since 1980, as well as an ethical tourism program that has already welcomed 300 tourists.

This year, Mass Education has planted 1000 mango trees, check out the pictures here.

You can also finance the construction of a collective latrine (starting at 350 euros), or sponsor one or several children (30 euros per month per child allow to pay for his/her education, food, school materials, etc.)

Sukumar Singh dreams of changing society with his ideas and alternative approaches. He studied history, economics, politics, as well as the social and cultural situation of India. 40 years after founding Mass-Education with a group of farmers, he is till this day dedicated body and soul to this noble cause.

Photos of Mass-Education achievements

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The banyan trees: sacred trees

The banyan, also called pagoda fig tree, Bo tree, pipal, or ficus religiosa is a majestic tree that can reach 30 meters, and several hundred meters in circumference!

With its aerial roots descending from its bushy crown to the ground, becoming trunks, and its heart-shaped leaves, the banyan invites to meditation. In Asia, they are found everywhere: in the towns, in the middle of a road, in front of a building or in the middle of a parking lot, and are tended to by devotees who come to place some offerings or prayers.

Indeed, it is said that Buddha attained enlightenment under the shadow of a banyan tree. And the Bhagavad-Gita made it the tree of supreme knowledge.

This tree has a particular energy, the banyan trees are very often found near the temples, and can live up to 1500 years. It has the power to calm the mind, but also to take the mind very high to heaven.

In South America it is called “the tree that walks” because it seems to have enormous legs that can be compared to elephant’s that leave the “main trunk”.

Some famous banyan trees:

The most famous and most sacred is in the holy city of Bodh-Gaya, in northeastern India, where the Buddha would have attained enlightenment.

The Great Banian of Howrah, near Calcutta, India. Its diameter is over 130 meters.

Another famous Banyan is the Dodda Alada Mara in Bangalore.

The banyan is part of many Ayurvedic remedies. One uses its sap, its leaves, or its bark.

Operation 1 euro = 1 tree in Bengal!

Arasia’s reforestation

Forest Man, the man who planted a forest!

Majuli Island is located in the Bhramaputra River in the north of India. In the 1970s it was a large shoal threatened by winds and soil erosion with a population of 150,000 inhabitants.

Jadav Payeng is an incredible defender of nature. Since 1979, tree by tree, he planted, by himself an incredible forest, the Molai forest, with the aim of saving his island threatened by erosion.

Forest Man Jadav Payeng

Today, the Molai Forest makes up to more than 550 hectares. It has become dense and rich, and is home to many animal and plant, many of which are endangered: elephants, Bengal tigers, one-horned rhinoceros, vultures …

The Molai forest was planted by a single man, now dubbed “Forest Man”, he planted his forest without tools or without any help but simply with his two bare hands.

Jadav Payeng devoted his life to planting this forest, this man is a true nature lover, humble and passionate, who shows us that with will anything is possible.

His fight is far from over. As he himself says: “it will never be. The biggest threat I face is not from nature but from my people. Man has a vocation to destroy everything, when it should be the opposite. I will fight to the end to make it happen. ”

What if we took this as an example and each of us take action on their own scale? The whole world would be transformed.

Arasia offers you the opportunity to plant trees by participating in the operation 1 euro = 1 tree, in partnership with the Indian NGO Mass-Education.

Click here to plant a tree!

Learn more about reforestation projects sponsored by Arasia here.