Flotation Therapy – Time to Float!

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Have you heard of flotation therapy? I had briefly before but didn’t know in detail how beneficial it can be. You float around in a flotation tank which contains 10 inches of super-saturated salt solution. This creates an environment similar to the Dead Sea which enables you to float effortlessly on the surface. Once inside the pod it’s the complete darkness, silence and freedom from the sense of touch and gravity that allows your primary senses to be deceived. This leaves the ‘left side’ of your brain with very little to do and so it begins to slow. This triggers a relaxed state so profound that your brain and body are fooled into believing that both are asleep.

Well I had my first experience of floating around in Stafford this week. I had pulled a back muscle in yoga and needed some TLC in recovering quickly. As soon as I stepped into the tank and started to float the pressure that I had felt previously on my back lifted instantly. I remember being in there for what seemed 10 minutes, well actually the hour had passed already. A deeply relaxing feeling came over me and my first thoughts were wow. The back pain I originally went in for had gone but I had another pain at the bottom of my back. I thought that is strange, however the following day I was pain free. It seems the flotation tank realigns your posture, so what I was feeling was my body in the correct posture.

Floating has been scientifically tested to improve many conditions, please visit http://www.timetofloat.co.uk where you can find so much more information. If you have any questions Mark who runs the center is very knowledgeable and a lovely chap, that is there to help.

Art of Love customers can get £10 off there first float by quoting Art of Love. Go and try it for yourself. Only through direct experience will you see the benefits for you.

Love and Blessings.

 

Carly x

 

Why use a natural room spray?

It may seem like a harmless act, spraying an air freshener like Febreze, around your home, but instead of cleaning the air, they are further polluting the air with toxins. The chemicals found in many commercial room sprays are bronchial irritants  that cause serious allergic reactions, asthma, migraines, cancer, and more!

My new range of room sprays give you all the health benefits at the same time as smelling wonderful. There are 5 amazing blends to choose from depending on your  personal preference. Instantly transform your home and mood.Spritz into the air to create a naturally calming ambiance.

Energise – An uplifting rich scent combining ginger, orange, bergamot and patchouli.

Harmonise – A delicate fragrance blended with some of the most popular oils, frankincense, lavender and bergamot.

Relax – A breathe in a bottle, the smell instantly creates a calming effect. Jasmine, lavender and orange.

Purify – A great aura spray, the rich frankincense with the freshness of lemon and grapefruit.

A 200ml glass bottle is just £8. Have the choice… chemicals vs nature without the price being a factor.

Get in touch to order.

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Zeal Chakra – Smokey Quartz Crystal Bowl

 

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Introducing a new bowl into my collection, and a very special one it is too. A beautiful 8 inch smokey quartz zeal chakra crystal singing bowl.

Zeal chakra? Yes! Chakras are energy centers. Although most people have heard of seven chakras, there are actually 114 in the body. The Zeal point chakra is located in the back of the head, at the base of the skull and is also called the Mouth of God.

This chakra is aligned with the color magenta and number 44, which in numerology is the entry point for the new evolution. Opening of this chakra and keeping it balanced enhances peace, universal love and being in a place of acceptance, surrender, and harmony.

The gift of this chakra opening is a fully conscious mind to express the spiritual powers through the voice.

The Smoky Quartz Bowl promotes positive mental and spiritual thinking and the art of staying grounded and balanced. Smokey Quartz helps one center oneself during meditation and supplies a link in between the physical and higher self.

I love the combination of the grounding element as well as opening up to our higher self. I look forward to sharing this with you in the near future.

Blessings Carly xx

Kombucha – The tea of Immortality!

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Have you heard of Kombucha and wondered what all the hype and craze is about? 80% of our immune system is in our gut. In the west our range of bacteria we get from food is limited due to our diet. By drinking kombucha daily you are adding new good bacteria to your immune system. Not only that it is sooooo good for you.

Kombucha is a fermented tea with amazing health benefits. I have been brewing kombucha for over a year now, and I cant get enough of it. Especially now I have mastered flavouring it with a second ferment. Yum yum!

Kombucha is produced by fermenting tea using a scoby. Friends that come into my kitchen are often shocked when they see the scoby as it does resemble something from an alien life.

It is so easy to make that every household would benefit massively from making and drinking it. I have one glass a day, sometimes more!

The first recorded use of kombucha comes from China in 221 BC during the Tsin Dynasty. It was known as “The Tea of Immortality”. It has been used in Eastern Europe, Russia and Japan for several centuries. It’s from Japan in 415 AD that the name kombucha is said to have come.

After being fermented, kombucha becomes carbonated and contains vinegar, b-vitamins, enzymes, probiotics and a high concentration of acid (acetic, gluconic and lactic), which are tied with the following effects:

  • Improved Digestion
  • Weight Loss
  • Increased Energy
  • Cleansing and detoxifying
  • Immune Support
  • Reduces joint pain
  • Cancer Prevention

How to make-

  1. Combine hot water and sugar in a glass jar. Stiruntil the sugar dissolves. I use 80g sugar to 1 litre of water. Dont worry you are not consuming all this sugar as the scoby eats it as its fermenting.   
  2. Place the tea or tea bags in the sugar water to steep and allow to cool.
  1. Remove the tea bags or completely strain the loose tea leaves from the liquid.
  2. Add some kombucha from an old batch. I use about half a cup.
  3. Add an active kombucha SCOBY.
  4. Cover the jar with a tight-weave towel or coffee filter and secure with a rubber band.
  5. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed at 68-85°F, out of direct sunlight, for 7-10days.
  6. Pour kombucha off the top of the jar for consuming. Retain the SCOBY and enough liquid from the bottom of the jar to use as starter tea for the next batch.
  7. The finished kombucha can be flavored and bottled, if desired, or enjoyed plain. To flavour add fruit or 100% juice to the bottled kombucha and leave for a few more days.

If you would like a scoby and to start brewing your own, please get in touch and I can send you one.

 

Happy Kombucha brewing xx

Work place Well Being!

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Mental health is one of the top three causes of absence in the workplace. Studies now show that people are more stressed than ever. Big companies like  Apple and Google recognize this and have implemented meditation practices for their employees.

Employees suffering from high stress levels have lower engagement and are less productive.

How would you like a happy, healthy and productive work force?

Sound Meditation has many benefits:

  • Reduces stress levels
  • Reduces Anxiety
  • Decrease Depression
  • Emotional well being
  • Higher engagment levels
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased job satisfaction

Get in touch to discuss tailored options which are right for you and your business.

Art of Love – Carly Oliver 07917414146