Ayurvedic Tips and Reminders- Gemstones- Are they for Real?

rongoli diwaliDear friends,

The power of gemstones is not to be categorized as woo woo or new agie stuff. Although the laying on of stones might appear to be as such, Ayurveda teaches that everything in existence is imbued with the intelligence of Universal Consciousness. And what is that? You can call it subtle creative energy, vibration, or life force; this energy manifests in myriad forms in nature.

Ayurveda makes use of everything in nature to heal us. From foods, to herbs, stones, metals, colors and aromas. Most of these methods have been used for thousands of years and they have little appreciation in the west until recently with healing modalities.

In the book ” The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies, by Vasant Lad, (my honored teacher), he gives the following tips for everyday use of gemstones:

  1. To balance “vata” dosha use rose quartz. This helps to balance nervousness, dry skin, gas, and lower back pain. Can wear as pendant or place on heart chakra.
  2. For aggravated “pitta” dosha use pearls. Their cooling nature alleviates hyperacidity, inflammatory conditions as well as colitis. Wear on left pinky finger or around neck.
  3. To balance kapha dosha wear garnets. The red color reduces effects of water retention, lethargy, depression and overweight.

The principles of warm, cool and stimulating are at the heart of ayurvedic choices when it comes to stones, metals, colors,oils, herbs and of course foods.

It all begins with self-awareness.

Remember that everything you do that brings you JOY raises your vibrational energy which catalyzes the laws of attraction. If you spend time in fear, or listen to negative people then that’s the vibration you are allowing in. This affects your health, your wealth, your attitude, hormones, digestion etc etc etc etc.. use the tools available from nature to uplift you! After all you are a woman you deserve it!

I photographed the image above in India. These gemstones were arranged this way at the doorstep of someone’s home on the festival of lights holiday called Diwali. Can you imagine this on YOUR doorstep?

warm regards,

Gedalia Genin

Ayurvedic Health Specialist/Naturopath

” transforming women’s health and vitality using natural modalities”