A therapeutic garden for your body mind and spirit
Experience Bliss


 OFFICE HOURS
Open 7 days
8:00am - 7:00pm
By Appointment only

Call 830.456.6975
or email us


The Rose


love,
strength and
passion.
Sunflower


opportunites,
happiness and
innocence.
Lavender


protection,
healing and
vision.
Hibiscus


Femininity,
warmth and
creation.
Geranium


joy, health
and
happiness.
Daisy


awareness,
creativity and
strength.

Daffodil


beauty, clarity
and
brilliance.

Begonia


balance, harmony
and
enrichment.




 FIND US
On the map
109 E. Hackberry
 (L off N. Llano past Morse)
 Fredericksburg, TX 78624


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Relaxation Techniques
opening stuff here
"Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.
Gardening is an instrument of grace."
~ May Sarton

Meditation



Understanding Stress

The term meditation has changed over the last 40 or so years since the Beatles announced that they were studying Eastern Religions. Most of us thought they had gone off their rockers. How things have changed, the stigma has been completely wiped out and it has become mainstream to the point where it has become an accepted part of the healing process; recommended by physicians world-wide.

The most important benefit is the stress relief it offers. Those that are unlucky enough to have had panic attacks surely appreciate the rapid decline in mental health that such an attack brings. Breathing becomes rapid increasing the heart rate and oxygen to the brain, which causes light headedness. Not knowing that the cause is self-inflicted increases the problem and leads to fainting episodes.

Once we understand the cause, the solution is all too obvious. Slow down the breathing rate, which reduces the oxygen intake, slows the heart rate and clears the brain.

Meditation as a relaxation technique

Meditation does exactly this. By concentrating on a single mindless task for a few minutes it enforces an inner calmness, which replaces the stress of the moment. When stress is relieved, the ability to see things more clearly returns, which lessens frustration and anger, raises optimism and improves decision making and interpersonal relationships.

So what does it amount to? It is a very important life skill that we should all have been taught at an early age. It is not just for the select few "chosen" ones. By regularly practicing meditation techniques we gain an insight into ourselves, thus we learn how to respond appropriately in times of stress.

Clearing the mind

You may have seen all sorts of garbage over the Internet telling you how the rite of meditation is performed. None of it is necessary, you can meditate on a plane, bus or train, in the car, in a park, at the beach or anywhere you happen to be, even in bed. You don't need to sit cross-legged, have your back straight, your arms out at a peculiar angle or your hands facing in any particular direction.

You do need to be comfortable and that's all, if the body or the mind isn't comfortable all that will happen is the stress will increase and there will be no benefit.

If you are only looking for stress relief, you have all you need and if you think you might benefit from the various outward signs of a religeous rite then there is no reason for you not to enjoy them. If on the other hand you are seeking enlightenment, that's a completely different thing and you've come to the right place to get started.

Starting Meditation
  1. Be comfortable in your surroundings.
  2. Find something to focus on.
  3. Slow your breathing down, your heart rate will follow soon after.
  4. Concentrate on the the object of choice.
    A candle, a photo, tones, music, a point in space, a star... Literally anything pleasant will do.
  5. Close your eyes after a few minutes and just think about the object, imagine how it might change or be improved or if it wasn't there. What you imagine is up to you.
    (Don't worry if your mind wanders a bit, that's normal. Simply bring it back to the object you're focusing on as soon as you notice you have strayed.)
  6. Open your eyes when you are ready, take a couple of good deep breaths and you are primed ready to go.

The Achievement

If you followed the above instructions your heart rate has slowed, you feel more relaxed and less emotional. The stress has not gone away completely but you feel less agitated or frustrated and you're able to focus on what you need to do. That's quite an achievement.

Still not convinced?

When was the last time someone accused you of selective hearing or being off in La La land?

It was because your mind was focused elsewhere, showing that concentrating on a single task avoids the stresses of the present. Meditation is a way to harness this natural mechanism, which helps to overcome stress.

Although meditation is a recognised way to reduce stress and recommended by many noted medical practitioners, they warn that for those in an already depressed state, deep meditation may worsen the condition and lead to a permanent change in brain wave patterns.

Healing Tones



Healing Tones Using Tibetan Bowls




Synthesised Healing Tones



Although we recommend these materials, we are not in any way affiliated to the owners.

Spiritual Teachings

Explanations for Everything -- According to Herr Eckhart Tolle

How Do We Find Balance Between Our Will and The Flow Of Life
(this 30min teaching is a very good talk accompanied by pictures of nature which you can watch or not)

Why Do We Suffer
(a short 10min teaching on why we suffer)

Opinions of Others Is A Self Judgment
(a very good 30min teaching)

A Rare and Powerful Video on Spirituality and Happiness
(a rare video with Eckhart and his lady mate by his side)

More ET
(about something mabey)



Although we recommend these materials, we are not in any way affiliated to the owners.

Chakra Chart



Understanding Chakras

The Seven Chakras
Color
Red
Orange
Yellow
Green
Blue
Indigo
Violet
Number
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Gender
Masculine
Feminine
Masculine
Feminine
Masculine
Feminine
Unified
Element
Earth
Water
Fire
Air
Sound
Light
Thought
Sense
Taste
Sight
Smell
Touch
Hearing
Intuition
Bliss
Action
I Have
I Feel
I Do
I Love
I Express
I Sense
I Know
Musical
Vedic Notes
Tibetan Notes
Instrument

C
F
Drums

D
C
Saxophone

E
G
Guitar

F
D
Piano

G
A
Violin

A
E
Flute

B
B
Organ
Name
Common
Sanscrit

Root
Muldhara

Sacral
Svadhishthana

Solar
Manipura

Heart
Anahata

Throat
Vishuddah

Third Eye
Anja

Crown
Sahasrara
Symbol
Chakra 1 Symbol
Chakra 2 Symbol
Chakra 3 Symbol
Chakra 4 Symbol
Chakra 5 Symbol
Chakra 6 Symbol
Chakra 7 Symbol
Body Position
Tail Bone
Pelvic Area
Solar Plexus
Mid Chest
Throat
Mid Forehead
Top of Head
Chakra Indochrine system
Adrenals


Ovaries
&
Testicles
Pancreas
&
Spleen
Heart & Circulatory Sytem
Thyroid, Parathyroid Hypothalamus
Pituitary


Pineal


Chakra Physically Effects
Legs
&
Feet
Reproductive
Organs
 
Intestines
&
Stomach
Heart & Circulatory Sytem
Throat, Lungs Sinuses & Thyroid.
Eyes
&
Ears
Brain


Attributes
Balanced
Unbalanced

Stable
Insecure

Sensual
Dysfunctional

Confident
Hesitant

Happy
Depressed

Communicative
Withdrawn

Intuitive
Thoughtless

Spiritual
Cynical
Crystal Therapy
 
Obsidian Hemotite
Garnet
Ruby
Tigers Eye
Yellow Calcite
Malachite
Rose Quartz
Sodalite Turquoise
Azurite
Lapis Lazuli
Amethyst Ametrine
Essential Oil Therapy
Patchouli
Sandalwood
Ylang Ylang
Jasmine
Neroli
Bergamont
Chamomile
Eucalyptus
Peppermint
Clementine
Clary Sage
Rosemary
Violet
Frankincense
Nature Therapy
 
 
 
 
Gardening, Hiking, Outdoor Recreation and Sport.
Sexual and Creative Expression.
 
 
Sunshine, sunbathing and practicing healthy boundaries.
Spending time alone and pampering yourself.
Singing, chanting, toning and meaningful discussions.
Dreaming of possibilities and releasing preconceived notions.
Meditatiing, watching clouds or Stargazing.
 
Other areas you may enjoy
To book an appointment or to have your questions answered please email or call 830.456.6975
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