By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
Create a breast cancer healing home office as a private sanctuary where you can find solace and quiet reflection. Here, you can lift your spirits, or nurture and soothe the soul. Your assignment is to create a healing space of your very own to dream, meditate and heal. Use the suggestions below to create a space that expresses YOU and fully supports your healing practice during breast cancer.
Plant An Indoor Garden
There are numerous reasons that somebody would choose to plant a full scale indoor garden. A desire to grow your own food year round is a good reason, or maybe you need a way to support your out-of-control plant collecting addiction. You could simply want to beautify your home and purify the air. Learn How
Smudge Your Space
As even the happiest homes accumulate in time negative vibrations, it is good to smudge your home thoroughly at least several times a year. You can also smudge your office space (not during busy office hours!); as well as use smudging to clear your own energy or the energy of other people. Learn More
Salt lamps can be used in the workplace to improve concentration, and to diminish stress and fatigue. Research indicates that a salt lamp could reduce the radiation from office equipment, especially computer monitors, and fluorescent lighting. Source
Plants To Clean Air
Plants have long been known to improve air quality. They absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen into the atmosphere, making the air cleaner and more refreshing for us to breathe. But some plants do this more effectively than others. 5 top plants include: The Dracaena, Rubber Plant, Bamboo Palm, Lady Palm and Areca Palm.Source
According to ayurveda, there are also seven energy centers in the body, each on e associated with one of the colors. If a person’s chakra is weak or out of balance, the color associated with it will help strengthen it. By using color therapy techniques when you are decorating your home or office, you bring those healing energies into your space and enhance or diminish certain qualities. Source
Crystals placed in and around your space will make for healthier, more productive environment. Crystals relate to the energies of the chakra or body part. For instance, pink stones which relate to the heart chakra are often used in complementary crystal healing for breast cancer. Learn About Crystals How To Use Crystals In Office
General Tips To Reduce Your Chemical Exposure:
1: Refresh indoor air daily (a.k.a. open windows).
2: Use HEPA filters in vacuums and heaters/burners.
3: Choose natural untreated fibers whenever possible for clothing, bedding, upholstery, and curtains.
4: Minimize plastic use, including Teflon.
5: Learn to read ingredients for food, personal care products, and cleaning solutions.
6: Minimize the use of “fragrance” or perfumes found in personal care products, cleaners, laundry products, air fresheners, and candles.
7: Minimize exposure to “things that smell;” typically called VOCs — volatile organic compounds. This can include a range of items from paints, markers, glue, garden products, solvents, and certain plastics.
Everyone’s idea of a healing space is unique. There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do.
About Dawn Bradford Lange: Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.