Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu deities perhaps second to Kali. Ganesha is considered as the deity that represents wealth,materialism, knowledge and destroys all things evil and obstacles in your life that may be holding you back. Ganesha is depicted with an elephant head in which there are several stories as to how his head came about. Before any prayers or ritual Ganesha is prayed to and acknowledged before the start of any ritual to ensure prosperity in whichever endeavor the devotee wishes to undertake.
Most paintings of Ganesha depict Ganesha with many symbols relating mostly to the elements of the earth, such as the ego, pride, material gains etc. Which makes sense since Ganesha also rules over the root energy center which is primarily based on the material world, or earth rather. Not only does Ganesha destroys all obstacles but he also places them on your path to teach you lessons and of course remind you that earth is a school and you can’t leave it without learning.
The photos depicting Ganesha are elaborate and with a lot of symbolism. He is celebrated between August and September and his color is red. Ganesha likes to be offered sesame seeds as well as pomegranates and of course all things sweet will also suffice. His favorite plants are the lotus and waterlilies. It is great to work with Ganesha when you are at the threshold of a new life or any start in life for that matter such as moving, new job etc. Ganesha can also be used to work in matters of literature, intelligence,wisdom and all things beneficial to your self realization.
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1. Do NOT Clean Your Tub With Toxic ChemicalsMany of the individual substances in a wide array of cleaning products have been linked to cancer, reproductive problems and damage to the central nervous system. And the type that you can simply spray on, let sit, then wipe off (with no scrubbing) are among the most noxious.When you clean your tub with chemicals, not only do you have the exposure to vapors while you’re cleaning, but there will be some residue left behind that can get into your bath water.
To clean your tub safely, use only natural cleaning products, such as Vermont Organics’ Liquid Sunshine Non-Toxic Cleaner, or non-toxic items you have around your house. Vinegar combined with baking soda, for instance, is a powerful freshener for drains.
2. Do NOT Bathe With a Dirty Shower Curtain
Does your shower curtain hang into your tub as you soak? Is there mold, mildew or soap scum on your shower curtain?
Researchers have discovered that 80 percent of the germs on shower curtains belong to the sphingomonads or methylobacteia families. Such germs can infect open wounds as well as harm those with weakened immune systems causing:
Urinary tract infections
Abscesses in the gut
What can you do? Wipe down your shower walls, tub and curtain on a frequent basis with an ultramicrofiber wipe that cleans at the microscopic level. Do not depend on regular cloths or chemical cleaners if you are trying to eliminate germs (versus just wanting to eliminate dirt). Instead, try ultramicrofiber wipes that contain a high volume of microscopic fibers that each measure only 3 microns. That’s smaller than most bacteria!
What that means is that these wipes are capable of removing virtually everything from a surface including soap scum and biological contaminants. This is due to the fact that the fibers have a naturally positive electrostatic charge and dust and other particles are negatively charged, making it easy for the ultramicrofiber wipe to thoroughly clean. Further, regular towels and rags tend to merely smear germs around, but the ultramicrofiber wipes will hold onto germs and never let them go.
3. Do NOT Use Just Any Shower Gel
Personal care products are not regulated in the United States, which means that just about anyone can throw together some chemicals and fragrance and call it a shower gel. What they don’t tell you is that leading shower gels on the market can contain ingredients that are linked to:
Developmental and reproductive toxicity
Organ system toxicity
There’s Something You Should Know
If you regularly take showers, not baths, you need to be aware of the hidden danger lurking in your shower: chlorine and its byproducts.
By taking a hot shower you end up absorbing over 600 percent more chlorine and other chemicals than you would from drinking the same un-filtered water all day!
So please do your health, and your family’s, a favor by installing a top-of-the-line Wellness Shower Filter into your shower.
4. Do NOT Soak in Chlorinated Water
Bathing in chlorinated water can be downright dangerous. The warm water opens up your skin’s pores, making it like a sponge for chlorine. Meanwhile, the steam coming off the water, which you readily inhale, is full of chlorine and its byproducts as well. Since your skin is the largest organ of your body, some estimates say that steam can transport into your body up to 100 times the toxic chemicals as you would get from drinking tap water.
What can you do? Install a filter that removes chlorine from your water supply.
5. Do NOT Use HOT Water
Water that’s too hot can scald your skin or cause it to become dry. When taking a bath (or shower) use warm water to protect your skin.
Join Indigenous Remedies for another FREE Herbal Certification info session. January’s Session is already in full swing, but there is a new course series starting on Monday, February 27th. So come and learn all you need to know about our herbal certificate of completion program.
Here is just a sample of what you will be learning in the course:
-Herbal Mysteries- Covers the 40 Most Commonly used herbs and their origins.
-Herbal Science in the Kitchen- Covers the origins and science of plant life.
-Systems of the Body- Covers herbal wellness for the various systems of the body
-Origins of Medicinal Plants- In this course we will cover the healing systems from around the world including Chinese, Native Indian, Auryvedic, African, and Egyptian.
-Womb Healing Herbs-