Sound Of Mind

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When my Mum first told me she’d been to a sound bath, I literally had no idea what she was talking about. 

She explained that it had nothing to do with water as I first suspected and was all to do with sound and relaxation but it was still a long time before I actually experienced a sound bath for myself.

Well, earlier this year, before the apocalypse, courtesy of one of my BFF, Lynsey’s Shoreditch House membership I finally did.

We met up bright and early in Shoreditch on a cold but Sunny Winters morning outside Sound Of Mind and were quickly welcomed in to the studios.

I was pleasantly surprised that it was more luxurious than bohemian inside, dark and cosy, lit with fairy lights.

The gongs are situated in the middle of the room with comfortable mats lined up around the edge, pillows to rest your head on and blankets to keep you warm.

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Gongs, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, pipes and bird noises were all used along with aromatherapy oils and incense to create a holistic sensory experience.

I have to say, the hour went by very quickly, I was actually worried I’d fall asleep in a dark room, all cozy with my eyes closed (ask my boyfriend, I can never make it through a full movie whilst curled up on the sofa on an evening) but although feeling relaxed, I was enchanted by the sounds and managed to stay awake and definitely left feeling calm and balanced.

I’d 100% recommend a trip if you’re London based, I’m certain I’ll be going back once the apocalypse is over and the world gets back to normal.

Sound Of Mind don’t just do gong baths but also yoga, meditation and massage.

To find out more, check out the Website.

Sound Of Mind

28 Redchurch Street

Shoredith

London

E2 7DP

If you’re not London based, google search for a sound bath near you.

Moonology

It is said that  the cycles of the moon have a huge effect on our health, our mood, our relationships and our work and that by understanding these lunar phases we can work with them to improve and empower every aspect of our lives.

I’ve been fascinated by this concept for a while, I’ve always felt the effect of the moon and can never sleep on a full moon (I wondered for a while if it could be possible I have werewolf genes) and have heard the same from friends.

It wasn’t until a couple of years ago when I started have a full moon ritual bath every month on the full moon with candles, oils, crystals and petals etc that I managed a full and peaceful nights sleep. Strange as that might sound, they do say that the moon governs women as it does the tide so maybe, just maybe it makes sense.

Well for Christmas I was gifted a Moonology 2020 diary , a Moonology book and a deck of Moonology oracle cards, all written by world renowned astrologist Yasmin Boland.

I’d heard about Moonology before and know people who swear by it so I opened up the diary just a few days ago on 1st January and am already fascinated, I’ve already discovered more about astrology than I ever knew, I’ve always been interested in astrology as in I’ve always ready my horoscopes but took them with a pinch of salt as I found it hard to believe that everybody born under the same star sign could have the same personality traits and fate, having said that I am the embodiment of a typical Leo but after following a link in the diary and typing in some of my details, not just birth date but exact time and also place and receiving a full birth chart back, I’ve realised that there’s so much more to astrology than just your star sign and I’ve learned that I’m not just a Leo but a Leo with Aries rising, that’s double fire, actually makes a lot of sense, I am a feisty one!

Well I’m open to following my new found interest and I’m looking forward to discovering where Moonology and working with the phases of the moon for guidance and wisdom takes me in 2020. 

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The first card I pulled for the year – Well if Moonology is to be believed then 2020 is looking promising!!!

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For more details go to www.yasminboland.com

Bewater Bottles

My Mum had been infusing her water with crystals for years and I admit that on her council, I have a piece of shungite in each of my gym bottles (apparently it’s a water purifier, who knew?) but other than that, up until now it’s only fruit, mainly lemon that I’ve been avidly infusing on a day to day basis.

Well, not anymore, welcome Bewater, a company who create the most gorgeous crystal elixir bottles.

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Everybody needs to hydrate, that’s nothing new, water is literally the most important thing we can feed our bodies, every cell, tissue and organ we have needs water to work properly but we can improve not just our health but our wellbeing with water, good hydration boosts energy, flushes toxins and strengthens skin, hair making us feel happier all round.

Personally I do believe that gemstones have a special energy, something about them forming over hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of years, being part of the earth, the universe and even if I didn’t believe that, I’d still be drawn to gemstones due to their sparkle (I have a definite magpie complex).

It is said though that different crystals have different healing properties, that some are energising, some are calming, some are grounding, some cleanse and some protect, well whatever it is you need, I can guarantee that Bewater will have the right bottle for you.

It’s no secret right now that single use plastic is a problem and of course Bewater bottles are completely reusable.

They come in 4 different varieties:

Home and Office (glass)

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Belove Passion Glass – Garnet & Rock Crystal £28.95

Original Titan (BPA free plastic)

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Bejoy Elements – ocean Agate, Amethyst, Fossil Wood, Rose Quartz & Chalcedony £25.95

On The Go Titan (BPA free plastic, easy lids)

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Belove Harmony – Rose Quartz & Rock Crystal £19.95

Zodiac Bottles (limited edition glass)

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BeUnlimited Leo – Ruby & Clear Quartz £54.95

Each bottle comes with a choice of insert, you can choose inserts for awareness, elements, balance, glow, harmony, passion, vision, clarity, courage, vitality, liberty, abundance or magic or if you go for one of the limited edition zodiac bottles, they have all kinds of other properties.

If you got for the Home and Office, you also have the option to purchase extra interchangeable inserts.

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Bejoy Abundance Insert £19.95

I personally went for the On The Go, partly because it’s slightly smaller so fits better in my bag, partly because it’s plastic, I’m very clumsy so I don’t think any of the glass bottles would last long around me and partly because you can choose  which colour lid you want and they had pink!

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What insert did I get? Magic. Why? Well, because I figured all of the other properties are covered by that one.

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Bemagic On The Go Junior £19.95

I would quite like a Zodiac Bottle in Leo though, maybe if this one ‘magically’ makes me a little less clumsy I’ll invest . . . 

Each bottle comes in a recyclable tube and also comes with an extra tumblestone crystal to add to your crystal collection.

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www.bewater.com