The flower of life is the graphic expression of a concentration of physical laws but also of metaphysical laws. This mandala, geometric, sacred and harmonious pattern, leads us to a reflection on the logical construction of our universe and on the interdependence of all things. It is sacred, venerated, respected by all the traditions of the world, and its symbolic energy is powerful. It generates a beautiful and stable shape wave. A wave of life and positive expansion that harmonizes thoughts, the environment and energizes water and food! Its regenerating vibratory power is extraordinary.
People have pondered this
Nassim Haramein is an internationally recognized physicist and cosmologist. He discovers for the first time at the Temple of Osiris in Egypt the 2D representation of the flower of life. He will later discover another representation of it in Beijing in China, in the forbidden city, another sacred site. A 3D sphere, located under the paw of the “Fu-Dog”, the “Guardian Lion” considered as the guardian of knowledge. Leonardo da Vinci, mathematician, studies the shape of the flower of life and its mathematical properties. It was also made popular by Drunvalo Melchizedek through his two books on “The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life”. In it, he recounts in detail the techniques necessary to create the energy field of the evolved man.
A universal symbolic power
The flower of life has been found in Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Ireland, England, Israel, India, Japan, China, Germany, Spain, Switzerland..
It contains many mathematical or symbolic representations:
The 5 Platonic solids representing the 5 elements, Metatron’s Cube The 7 planets (the center: the Earth + the 6 centers of the second level of circles, which form the seed of life), The 12 signs of the zodiac (the 12 centers of the 3rd level of circles), and some of its secrets have so far remained unrevealed.
Due to its many properties, the flower of life naturally releases very powerful vibrational waves. It can be used to energize water, food, and to purify and recharge minerals.
It is also an ideal medium for meditation, because the more we contemplate it, the more our mind can grasp the mystery of divine design.
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 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 powers of minerals are many and varied, find here some of their daily benefits.
Stones to help you relax
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.
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),…
Aum (or Om) is a Sanskrit syllable. It is found in several religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, or Brahmanism.
This sound is considered to be the divine primitive vibration of the Universe which represents all existence. The original sound from which the Universe would have structured.
The AUM syllable therefore represents the totality of what exists, as well as the Hindu trinity:
The letter A represents the beginning, the birth, and the creator god Brahma.
The letter U represents continuation, life, and the god Vishnu
And the letter M represents the end, death, and the destructive god Shiva.
The pronunciation of Aum is sometimes described as follows: first A emerges from the back of the throat, towards the palate, then U rolls on the tongue and M ends on the lips.
A symbolizes wakefulness, U, dream, M, sleep. Awakening corresponds to the fourth step: silence, departure and rebirth of Being.
This is the first syllable of the famous Aum Mani Padme Hum mantra.
Ganesha or Ganapati is a cross between the human and divine worlds. His body is that of a man while his head is that of an elephant. His mount, Mushaka, is a tiny rat.
Known as the god of wealth, wisdom and luck, traders, travelers and the household. He is the son of Shiva and Parvati.
Ganesh protects from any obstacles and unawareness, and it is customary to make an offering in the form of of flowers (preferably red), fruit (bananas, coconuts, mangoes …), plants, lamps, candles and incense, as well as treats, which he loves before one foregoes an examination, a trip, or a ceremony.
A warm and welcoming god, Ganesh is extremely popular in India and as He is seen in temples, houses, shops, restaurants…
His favorite days are Tuesday and Friday.
Other names of Ganesh are: Ganapati: Lord of Ganas Vinyaka: Best guide Gajnara: Elephant Head
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.
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.
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.
Both ancestral and contemporary, the poncho is a garment that is part of the Peruvian textile tradition. The poncho has cross time and borders : present in Asia, but also in the Incas, Nazcas and Paracas cultures.
Here is the history of the poncho, the secrets of its popularity today, and the many ways to wear it.
Origins and history of the poncho
The poncho is a typical garment and a traditional heritage of Peru, it is designed as a simple coat that protected people from the cold of winter. It consists of a thick piece of fabric in the shape of a rectangle, cut in the middle to allow the head to pass. The fabric falls on the body and allows the arms to move freely.
The wool poncho is an outer garment that was originally used by the country folk and was a must for traveling on horseback. It is an ideal garment for protection against rain, dust, hot and cold. Among the Peruvians, each man had his own poncho and its use depended on the context and the situation.
In winter, the poncho was wrapped around the body to protect it from the cold, and in hot weather it was worn around the shoulder. On horseback, it was either wrapped around the belt or worn naturally to protect the body and thighs. The wool poncho was also widely used as a blanket for sleeping.
Why is the poncho so successful?
The poncho is a timeless piece of clothing that has crossed time and borders without aging. It can be worn in many ways and brings style, comfort and elegance. Whether at home or in the street, the poncho offers a relaxed style as well as a bohemian and ethnic look.
It is a garment that brings a cocooning aspect, while being chic and trendy and above all very practical. The poncho is indeed easy to wear and effectively protects from the cold and rain, and this is what makes it so popular.
If originally the poncho was worn in winter, for protection reasons, today it has been able to transform into a real fashion phenomenon, available in several versions. The ways to wear it are endless, and its cut advantageously emphasizes the silhouette by highlighting the legs. Just pair the poncho with slim fit jeans or leather pants and heeled ankle boots to be perfectly stylish.
How to wear the poncho in style?
The poncho easily adapts to all styles, all body types, and whatever the occasion. It certainly does not replace a large coat or down jacket but it is perfect in the fall period, to keep warm, with style and elegance.
The poncho is a garment that instantly revamps an outfit, even the most basic and classic. Do not hesitate to adopt it, for a furiously trendy look. Inspired by Latin American cultures, it brings an ethnic and fantasy style. You have the choice between a modern poncho that you find in supermarkets, or a handcrafted poncho, with Nepalese know-how.
The poncho in total black look
Being considered a universal coat, the black poncho is suitable for sophisticated outfits as well as a chic look. It is perfectly suited to all types of occasions and can be worn with a black dress or black pants. The total black look with a poncho is easy to compose, practical, and elegant.
Daring colors with the poncho
Originally, the poncho was made with organic fibers, and the peoples of America who wore it favored natural colors. Thus, the dominant colors were brown, burgundy, black or beige.
Today the range of colors and shades is much more varied and richer. It is found in the tones that are the trend of each winter and it adapts easily to all fashions. The modern poncho never goes unnoticed and it attracts attention by the class it brings to an outfit.
It comes in bright colors like red, pink or bright yellow, to enhance a classic outfit or to emphasize a more sober look. Otherwise a poncho in soft pastel colors is ideal for gray days to add some sunshine.
Dare the colorful poncho with a short skirt and boots, or with pants in classic colors.
Wear a poncho with a short dress
What if you could enjoy the good weather while staying warm under your poncho? According to your desires, and the colors you like, associate a light poncho with a dress in the same tones or black. Whether in cool weather or on milder days, the poncho will adapt and bring you the necessary comfort.
Don’t hesitate to try the black poncho with ethnic patterns, over a little black dress, for a chic and trendy look.
Add a beanie or hat
Get inspired by the peoples of America, and reproduce their look, by matching your poncho with a beanie. Whether with a modern hat or with a woolen hat, you can play with accessories to bring more style to your outfit.
Adopt a boho chic style with a poncho
If you are a fan of the hippie style or the bohemian trend, then the poncho is the garment you need. It is a fashion accessory that has re-appeared in the West with the rise of the hippie movement. This style has been so successful that today it has become a fashion must-have.
For a boho chic look, the poncho can be worn with a long dress, playing on layers of colors and tones.
Adapt the poncho to your body type
If you are small, prefer the graphic-chic poncho, with a contrast of colors at the edges. If you are taller, you can play it elegant by wearing your bohemian-chic poncho. For women who have a few curves, it is better to adopt flexible materials such as mesh, for a cool and easy-going style.
The Tibetan bowl is traditionally used for prayer, meditation as well as for holistic therapeutic treatments (healing by sounds).
The best singing bowls are from the Dharamsala region in India, and are made of a seven metals alloy: bronze, copper, tin, zinc, iron, silver and gold, which corresponds to the seven planets of the solar system, seven chakras … etc.
The sound is obtained by circular friction of the stick around the bowl to obtain a continuous sound.
How to make your Tibetan bowl sing?
Place the Tibetan bowl flat on your left hand, which must remain flat (the fingers must not touch the bowl). Hold the stick with your right hand, and begin by giving, gently and softly, one or several small blows to make the bowl ring.
Then try to rotate the stick circularly around the bowl by pressing more or less strongly on the bowl.
Dexterity game enthusiasts will enjoy this
You will get a very pure sound that has healing and calming virtues.
The simple fact of making your bowl sing is a meditation in itself, because one has to center oneself and be in the present moment.
This incredibly rich and beautiful sound is actually a harmonic (several notes) sometimes complex, and that is characteristic of each bowl.
The stick can be made of wood or covered with felt for a softer sound.
You can also use a soft mallet to hit the bowl, which will produce a warm bell sound.
The popularity of Tibetan bowls is due to the remarkable sound they produce. They have been an integral part of Asian culture for centuries.
The singing bowls can be decorated with spiritual motifs and symbols (the Om mani padme hum mantra, or carved Buddha).
Arasia sells many Tibetan bowls as well as several models of Tibetan bowls sticks, and Tibetan bowls pads.
Ethnic fashion is a set of clothing criteria that invites the eye in a colorful trip.
It a style that seeks to be authentic, refined with sometimes a spiritual meaning and a strong exoticism influence.
Ethnic fashion is inspired by the traditional attire or dresses of numerous Asian, African, etc. ethnicities. It is a mix of many styles with a wide range of varieties that have common features:
• Ethnic clothing is often colorful or even multicolored with fringes, feathers, and beads
• The fabrics bear geometrics or stylized patterns such as elephants, spiritual figures, trees, flowers and animals…
• The jewelry is made from natural and raw materials as wood, leather, rope and is sometimes adorned with small shells, mirrors semi-precious stones and/or metal.
• Ethnic fashion is mostly hand-made and from an age-old traditional expertise practiced by tribes, ethnicities and craftsmen of the world.
Those traditional dress codes are now used by fashion designers who updated them. Ethnic fashion can be chic as well as inexpensive but it is always laden with history and symbolism.
You can find in our online shop Arasia clothes inspired by Asian ethnicity such as the Hmong – they live in the mountains between China, Thailand and Vietnam – characterized by singular and original prints.
You can also fin on our website the typical Thai pants and its related article here
Thai pants are originally Thai fishermen’s pants. Nowadays it is often worn by tourists visiting Thailand, and those pants are worn all around the world.
Its convenience and its incredible comfort have made the Thai pants an essential item in the wellness and Buddhist world (massages, shiatsu, yoga …), indoor sports or martial arts, as well as for dance performances, batucada … etc
These pants allow a great freedom of movement. For this reason, it is highly appreciated by all those who want a garment that combines comfort and flexibility.
Suitable for many occasions, elegant and comfortable, sober or colorful, Thai pants is also a practical garment during pregnancy, since it adapts to the waist through a set of folds.
ARASIA offers a wide range of Thai pants, Thai trousers XL (20 cm longer for very tall people), Thai capris, as well as Thai pants for children.
Our pants are either in thick cotton, or in fine cotton, or in rayon, a fluid and light fabric, or in hemp, a very robust and natural fabric.
We also offer Thai skirts and shorts (medium and long).
Take a look at our Thai pants on our online store here !