Collecting Consciousness

I love complimentary medicine and pretty much anything that would enhance my overall well-being. I have tried a lot of interesting things in my life, except for Reiki and Acupuncture. My curiosity brought me to Gina Yallamas from Collecting Consciousness. Gina works with traditional Chinese medicine including acupuncture and energy healing. Soon enough we met at her beautiful clinic in Birchgrove for Energy Healing Session. What is Energy Healing?  From my understanding, it is a combination of Reiki and Acupuncture. Gina believes that illness occurs because of an imbalance in your energetic bodies at varying levels within your Electromagnetic field (EMF) and physical body. These energy fields and the physical body are interconnected and tuned in to each other allowing the transfer of information from the EMF to your physical body and back again. When you are balanced and in good health, these fields are interacting harmoniously, however when you present with illness, disease, pain or emotional problems, your energetic fields become distorted creating an imbalance that manifests in the physical body. As we are all just energy, we really require energy medicine to be of therapeutic benefit to our bodies.

The studio is absolutely gorgeous. My appointment started with Gina explaining how Reiki and Acupuncture work together.We discussed my concerns and what currently bothers me. Nothing bothers me these days, so we agreed on a simple energy balancing session. As I lied down on the bed we started with Reiki first. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” but not actually touching the body. It is feels as if the practitioner is touching your aura and re-balancing your chakras. It is truly relaxing. During this process things that troubled me at the time, started to fade away and i felt a ray of positivity going through my body. Then Gina grabed tiny acupuncture needles and gently inserted them into my skin; one right at the base of my forehead, another two in both of my wrists. and another two on the side of my feet. It doesn’t hurt, you do not feel them at all. The ones on  my feet did sting a little though. It is a strange feeling lying on the bed with your eyes closed trying to be relaxed while knowing you have needles sticking out of you. But that is the part of the Energy Healing experience.

By the end of it i felt relaxed, positive and ready for face my monday.

If you would like to try this experience and get your chakras in balance, see details below:

Ph: 0408 698 845

E: gyallamas@gmail.com

W: http://collectingconsciousness.com.au

Address: Studio You, 135 Rowntree St, Birchgrove, Sydney, 2041.

 

 

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Probiotic Smoothie Recipe

Our gut health is everything , it is so important to have plenty of good bacteria in our body to maintain your energy levels, proper body function, radiant skin condition, healthy hair just to name a few. Probiotics are extremely important in your diet, so here is a very delicious way to make sure you get plenty of good bacteria in your body.

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Your main ingredient for this smoothie is Twisted Coconut Yogurt. It’s 98% fat free, made from all natural ingredients and contains live and active cultures for balanced inner health. And guest what?  Twisted Frozen Coconut Yogurt is gluten free which makes it very easy on your stomach.

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Recipe:

1 .Half of mango

2. Whole banana

3. A cup of Coconut Water of your choice

4. 2 large scoops of Twisted Coconut Yogurt

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Blend in your Nutri Bullet or blender, add some passion fruit on top and this is basicly it, you got yourself a mouthwatering smoothie full of goodness and good bacteria! Twisted Frozen Coconut Yogurt is also very good on its own, as a dessert. I am usually not a fan of coconut yogurts, but this is beyond! I would eat it for days! Highly recommend you guys to try it too! Just pop in to your local Woolworth!

Enjoy!

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Releaving Stress in the most beautiful way

rose-water

What can be more delicate and naturally stunning than a bunch of fresh roses? Not only they can so effortlessly uplift your mood but drinking rose water can relieve stress, sooth your stomach and detox your body.

Roses are symbol of love and purity and traditionally were used in meditation and prayer. Not only they help to clean your body from the inside, they were used in medicine to treat reflux, depression, constipation, high blood sugar levels, stress and even grief. Rose water taken internally or externally is also amazing for your skin. Cleopatra used to drink it and bath in it to hydrate the skin, tighten pores and reduce wrinkles. It’s a natural beauty enhance full of vitamins A,B,C and E. It truly is an ancient beauty remedy.

Rose water is easy to prepare yourself but then you would have to go and buy bunch of fresh roses every time your drink will run out and it can get quite messy. You make it by storing rose petals in a jar filled with distilled water and steeping in the sun for 2 days. To make rose water tea, steep a handful of rose petals in boiling water for 10 minutes and strain. Pink and red petals make the most fragrant tea.

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But here is a better solution! CILK Rose Water Extract is very strong and powerful supplement. The best thing about it is that it is organic, unlike roses you get from shops which has been sprayed with chemicals. It is quite strong so you will only need 5-10 drops of rose water extract in clean distilled water. I am inlove with the gorgeous and stylish packaging, i ended up having it displayed on my shelf in the living room instead of kitchen, just because it looks too damn good. It came in simple white box with a beautiful white ribbon around it, it looked like a stunning perfume bottle (and smelled like one too) but don’t be fouled, this Rose water is to be used internally not topically.

How gorg! This bottle of beauty can make the most perfect Valentine’s Day present. Costs $79 AUD and can be purchased HERE

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T2 Teas: The Recipe for Perfect Chai

Earlier this year T2 had an amazing pop up store in Pitt Street mall that allowed customers to create their very own blend of Chai. Apart from huge variety of spices and teas the packaging and store decorations were absolutely incredible! The price for a large tint of personally selected Chai was $40, in my opinion it was worth the money but each to their own.

So here is what you see when you come in. Truly magical.

Once you walk in, you will get to choose one of the beautiful tins for your tea, gold, rose gold or black. Rose gold for me, of course, since it matches my decor at home.

Your next step is to select the tea leaves and up to 5 spices. I like my Chai sweet and spicy, if you have similar taste you can follow my recipe.

My selection for tea leaves ended up being Red Rooibos, they are loose tea with health benefits and no caffeine, which is perfect for cold evenings at home.

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After that you get to add extra blend to your selection of tea leaves,  my selection were Indian Spice to make it more authentic, Honey Green Almon for nutty flavour and Spi Chai with anise seeds for spiciness and a bit of personality.

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Then i have added some extras such as Choc Chips for the perfect chocolaty flavour, Just Rose for aroma and appearance, Orange Peel for the citrusy taste and Chilli Flakes and Red Pepercorns for an extra kick

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And there it is the perfect spicy Chai that is good for you yet can pretty much replace a desert when added with Coconut or Almond Milk. Perfection on a rainy day! Or you can just stare at it because it is that beautiful.

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