Thursday, February 25, 2010

Chakra Healing Meditation

Last Wednesday I woke up late feeling a bit blue and instead of staying home continue feeling blue I said why not go for an horal meditation and what better than a Chakra Healing.

The Chakra Healing meditation is based on the osho-type meditations and the steps as well as the music is created by Milarepa, a student of Osho. Milarepa shared a special relationship with Osho and his music and workshops carry the grace of him.

The Chakra Ηealing meditation as its name betray has to do with the healing of the 7 chakras - the 7 energy centers in our aetherial body.

It is one hour long and divided to three stages. The first stage of the meditation is a series of exercices designed to release blocks and free up energy in the chakras of our aetherial/spiritual body. More specifically there are seven 3-minute exercices, one for each chakra. It's a mixture of breathing - inhaling, exhaling noises like HU for the first chakra or HA for the second or mummering at the fifth - hand movement, feeling your body and energy. The second stage is to allow the energy to settle so you sit down for 20 minutes and then, the third stage is the relaxation point and you lie down for another 20 minutes.

represantation of the throat chakra, or else Viśuddha, in Sanskrit
photo taken from here

"When the blocks dissolve and the energy in the chakras is unlocked, a powerful inner momentum is created. You might experience certain colors or feel heat in the area of the opened chakra as its energy releases. The released energy will have a natural tendency to flow upwards and will be helpful in opening the higher chakras." (as said at site) Personally I felt heat on my hands and heat every time I passed them over the chakras, also after the 3-minute exercices I felt like I was working out like for an hour and had an apetite and I felt a blockage at my throat, like my voice was down. That last didn't impress me at all since I know I have an issue at the 5th chakra, that is the throat and neck area, that I need to work on.

Chakra Healing meditation has wonderful up-lifting music and you can easily practise it at home by your-self. From Athens stores you can buy the cd at Magenta or again at Essence Human Space.

The Chakra Healing is the 2nd meditation I was telling you about on the previous giveaway post. Leave your comment here for the giveaway.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Essence Human Space

I was there last Sunday celebrating World Sound Healing Day and on Wednesday for a Chakras Healing Meditation, I 'll tell you all about on an upcoming post.

Essence Human Space is an alternative multispace down town that is created by people that first of all they love what they do and second they definitely know what they do since they are like forever in alternative therapies and meditations. I was speaking with Michail Fan, one of the co-owners and he was telling me that they invested a lot in this place, never thinking of doing something off-hand or 'cheap' and believe me you can see that from the minute you enter that door. You understand that they had a vision and they have considered every detail - beautiful decoration and space arrangement giving an essence of quietness and liveness at the same time.

The place offers weekly lessons of yoga, belly dance, tai chi, and pilates, as well as all sort of osho-type meditations. Also every week lots of different seminars take place, like voicing, reiki, kundalini yoga, Tibetan pulsing, aura-soma, feng shui and actually this list never ends and for all these seminars most of the times great teachers come from all over the globe. You can also book your personal one-to-one session of Tai massage, reiki, aromatherapy, rejuvance, aura-soma, Tibetan pulsing, reflexology, shiatsu, ayurveda, crystal therapy and so on and so forth.

And last but not least they even have an amazing little shop where you can find all sorts of things, like Tibetan bowls, essential oils, aura-soma bottles, meditational cds, eco-friendly clothes, ayurveda, Himalaya salt-crystal lamps and silk handmade blankets from India - I 'll soon get my hands on one.

all photos taken from Essence Human Space facebook page

Essence Human Space is kindly giving a free attendance to a Kundalini or a Chakra Healing Meditation you can find on the weekly program. All you have to do is leave a comment here and next Friday (5/03) I will do a draw.

Essence Human Space - find your place!

Essence Human Space
32, Pallados str. - Psirri
Monastiraki Metro station 
T: 210 3229041

Friday, February 19, 2010

Himalaya Salt - Crystal

The Himalaya salt-crystal took more than 250 million years to form from oceans that dried up. The Himalaya salt-crystal when is trimmed, turned and polished by hand it makes beautiful natural products such as lamps and candle holders. Most probably you have come across one. I own a lamp like for ages, don't even remember where I got it from and just few days ago I also bought a candle tea-light holder.

They have a unique yellow-orange colour and when the lamp is turned on or candles in the tea-light holders are burning, their effect is even twice as strong. The salt-crystal lamps/candle holders create an atmospheric light, and its harmonizing colour shades have a pleasant and relaxing effect on body and soul.

Measurements have shown that the salt-crystal lamps/candle holders emit vital negative ions that improve the room climate working as a natural ionizer. Very beneficial to our health negative ions counteract electromagnetic pollution in all working, living and sleeping areas and they also damage cigarette smoke and TV, PC and mobile radiation.

I always light my lamp at night in the bedroom to create a lovely and clean atmosphere. Here it's on my temporary bed-side table/stool (a DIY thing I did this summer, it's an Ikea stool).

Here in Athens you can buy them from Magenta shop in Sydagma or Essence Human Space in Psirri or Azima store in N. Smirni, which sells also online or maybe from Feng Shui stores. There is also a Magenta shop in Thessaloniki I think, it used to be at least. And if you want to buy them online from abroad try here, it ships internationally and has many beautiful stuff. From this last site I also saw fantastic Persian Salt Crystal lamps that create a stunning purple colour, hadn't seen before and now I want to buy one.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

One day - Many identities

World Sound Healing Day was this Sunday along with Valentine's Day. This is a very special day for the past 8 years that groups of people get together around the world and project planetary peace and harmony through sacred sounds, like the 'HA' sound.

photo taken from here

In Athens for this special day there was a get together at Essence Human Space where I attended and had a wonderful experience. We started with a half an hour tuning with the 'HA' sound and continued with an Osho Kundalini Meditation, remember my paranoia moment of my inner dialogue I was telling you about? Osho Kundalini is a very easy-to-do active meditation that "acts like an energetic shower, softly shaking you free of your day and leaving you refreshed and mellow". At that point of mellow is when my mind insisted of interrupting my relaxation.

Kundalini awakening energy passing through chakras. photo taken from here

Visit Osho's site to read more about the Kundalini meditation process step-by-step or about other meditations.

Also you can hear the sacred sounds, like 'HA' or 'OM', here (press ENTER twice and choose a sound) and read more about sound healing here and here.

The World Sound Healing Day at Essence Human Space finished with a percussions live, which unfortunately didn't stay to 'see' because this Sunday was also the last day of the carnival and I had some serious dressing up to do. Hope you all had a wonderful 3-day weekend! Did any of you (my Greek readers) flew the kite?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Moments of paranoia? Maybe.

Inner dialogue with my hyperactive mind during an Osho Kundalini meditation yesterday afternoon.


What games are you playing again?

You always find a way to evoke anger or fear or sadness

Only one thing I can say

Do what you have to do

And I will be what I am.

photo taken from here

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Be water my friend.

Empty your mind

Be formless... shapeless, like water

Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup

Putting it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot

Water can flow or creep or drip or crash

Be water my friend  
Bruce Lee, 1940-1973

photo taken from here

Thursday, February 11, 2010

The 2010 post

For several days now, not to mention weeks, I 've been thinking of what to post after so long. The thing is not that I don't have what to write, but that I have so many things in mind and don't know where to start from. And so I guess I 'll take it one step at a time.

Due to all changes in my life lately and due to my new home I decided to reface my blog as well, just to suite my steps.

This post will be I guess for my late obsessions and my more-list for this year. Late obsessions that have given me positive feelings and many smiles...

My essential oils, with the top-3 list of Frankincence - Geranium - Petitgrain

photos taken from
here and

Books, such as The power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle and Osho The Orange Book - Meditation Techniques, strongly recommend them.

The Sea - The Nature - And the photos of nature only just to bring nature-moments in-house.

Laughter Yoga meditations for Ha - Ha - Happy hours.

The Bach Remedies for uplifting the emotions.


Exquisite moments of living the Now inside me.

And after all that I came up with a more-list for this year, which is...


More-smiles, more-laughs, more-fun

More-sea, more-nature, more-nature photos, more-travels

More-friends, more-music, more-dance

More-understanding of love, more-sharing, more-helping

More-danger, more-risk

More-listening, more-quietness

All in all... more-life!