Growing Sage Indoors To Nurture Breast Cancer Well-Being

Sage For Breast Cancer Gardening TherapyBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Growing the medicinal herb sage indoors can be fun and emotionally therapeutic. Learn how to grow, harvest and dry sage as a breast cancer gardening therapy. Another therapeutic benefit of sage is smudging. Sage smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification.

Growing Sage Indoors
To raise the medicinal herb sage indoors, just plant several seeds in a five to six-inch pot. It is suggested to:

  1. Use plastic containers, as they tend to hold moisture longer than clay pots.
  2. Once the sage has sprouted, thin It back to one or two seedlings in each container.
  3. Fairly rich soil is necessary to produce healthy herbs.
  4. Plants should be placed on a sunny windowsill.
  5. When sage shoots are four inches high, enrich with water and a good liquid plant fertilizer.

How To Dry Sage
After the plants have reached maturity, they may be harvested as often as three or four times a year. To do this:

  • Cut the longer leaf stems back to about six inches and leave the little central shoots intact.
  • The Sage plant may look a trifle sad for a short time.
  • With small shears snip the gathered leaves from the severed branches, discard the stems.
  • Spread the greenery thinly on cloth or paper in a subdued light.
  • When the leaves are crispy dry, store them (whole or crushed) In a container that will keep out both light and air.

Spiritual House Cleansing With Sage Smudging
Spiritual cleansing is done to remove the negative energies or unwelcome spirits from your home using purifying herbs. It is good to cleanse your home once in a while to adjust the emotional environment of your home and maintain peace. Sage smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification.

Sage Smudging For Breast CanverHow To Perform Sage Cleansing:

  1. The first step involves de-cluttering the space and turning off all electronics.
  2. Take several deep breaths and bring your mind in a relaxed and positive state.
  3. Once you have reached a positive frame of mind, prepare the sage for burning.
  4. The white sage for smudging is available in the form of wrapped long bundle.
  5. If you have loose sticks of white sage, place a handful of sage in the earthen bowl. Close your eyes and breathe deeply and light the end of the sage stick.
  6. Hold it in upward position and say your prayers, chants or requests for positive energy to cast out of any negativity.
  7. Visualize a bright light within yourself that will provide you shield against dark forces and negative energy.
  8. Offer the smoke of the sage smudge in all the directions of the house.
  9. Slowly, carry the smudge in the entire room to make sure smoke reaches every corner.
  10. Use a large feather to fan the smoke in distant areas of your house.
  11. During cleansing focus on positive thoughts, recite prayers, chants. or soothing music in the background.
  12. Once you have completed the spiritual cleansing process of the entire home, extinguish the remaining sage bundle and you can save it for future use.

Suggested Sage For Smudging
A good general purpose smudge is sage (Salvis Apaina), because it is a healing plant. It is known to create an atmosphere of protection and security, immortality and longevity. Sage when burned has the effect of transforming the atomic structure of the air it affects, and the living creatures who are breathing that air.

Drinking sage tea and inhaling clary sage essential oil may affect estrogen-related cancer, such as breast cancer. During breast cancer it is suggested to avoid both sage tea and clary sage aromatherapy.

Suggested Links

How To Grow Sage Indoors
How To Make Your Own Smudge Stick
When And How To Smudge

Dawn Breast CancerAbout 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

 

Fire Pit Ideas For Your Backyard Healing Garden

Fire Pit Ideas For A Backyard Breast Cancer Healing Garden
By: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

A simple and easy fire pit is what we recommend. You can jazz up your space with garden ornaments, lighting and sound effects. Good company and healthy food and your backyard is a success. We have assembled a few simple ideas for all to enjoy.

Lowes offers a “‘Quick and Easy Outdoor Fire Pit” DIY project:. First find a suitable location for your fire pit. Look for a level spot with a fire-safe surface away from trees and buildings.

Better Homes and Gardens Offers A 30″ Outdoor Fire Pit: Gather family and friends in the back yard long after the weather has cooled down when you have the warmth of a fire in the Better Homes and Gardens Fire Pit. This 30″ Outdoor Fire Pit Kit is an ideal way to heat up your garden or patio. You can easily assemble this portable fire pit for instant use.

Smudge your fire pit with sage to keep bugs away. Add sage-scented smoke by tossing some sticks of sage into your fire pit to keep mosquitos and other insects from invading your space. Smudging clears toxic energies out of your energy field and living space. Use regularly, especially if you do any kind of healing work, including on yourself!

Fire Starter Items: Anything flammable works. Always keep the lint from the lint trap to use as a quick fire starter Old junk mail, shredded up… bits of torn paper or newspaper, pine cones, dried out leaves from your yard, small twigs that you snap into little pieces… the point is to use anything you already have and not spend a single dime. Eco-friendly repurposing at it’s best!

Add Color To Your Flame: Here are some tricks to add to your fire pit for entertainment.

  • Get small sparks into your campfire, to do that just sprinkle in some sugar
  • Try a handful of coffee creamer – make sure it’s the powdered kind, you’ll see sparkly flashes
  • If your looking to create a flash flame try tossing in a small amount of regular flour

Create a space for your family to spill over into the outdoors well into fall with these easy garden DIY projects.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout 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 info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

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