In Feng Shui, there is a particularly pleasing soak that is said to be ideal for when you are feeling tired, tested, battle weary, worn, jaded, drained, angry or bitter. Now, there's a real tubful, eh? But seriously, any negativity or fatigue that may be lingering could be draining your enthusiasm and making you feel like the proverbial wet blanket. Time to take a trip to the local florist for a spectacular bit of Chi and cheer!
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This particular Feng Shui Chi-enhancing, energy-activating and mood-lifting bath uses seven different fresh-cut florals, with that lucky number seven being associated with hope, miracles, creativity and joy -- all qualities this bath promises to infuse into your being. And this bath can be drawn any time of the year to erase whatever ails you.
Choose seven stems of flowers that really appeal to you, being careful to remove any thorns or excess leaves before bathing. Fill the tub with water at a temperature that most appeals to you. Add two cups of Epsom salts. Next float the seven stems in the water for at least 20 minutes before you step in. Spend any seven minutes of this bath rubbing your skin with each of the seven flowers, as well as submerging your whole self periodically. Meditate on your goals, hopes, wishes and dreams.
Once out of the tub, dry off with a clean white towel and put on clean fresh clothes. And, one last: When cleansing negative energies from the body, it's important to not clean the actual tub basin right away. Instead, wait at least an hour while your own new, fresh and uplifted energies stabilize and bloom beautifully -- both inside and out!
Jyotishi, Saraswati J. Miller, draws upon her lifelong Vedic education and couples it with art and psychology, in order to give clients clear insights and tools for bettering their lives. The emotional/psychological realms of Vedic astrology,... read more