By Alyson Atma Simms
In Kundalini Yoga, we teach that people have 10 bodies and each has a specific purpose for helping us be healthy, happy and holy. We all know the physical body, but we also have three mental bodies and six energy bodies. Each body has certain gifts that come forth when strong and certain deficit tendencies that come forth when weak. You can find out your gifts and weaknesses with your birthdate.
Here is a short definition of each body and gemstones that strengthen each body.
Soul Body: Living from the heart; the infinite vibration inside of us.
Stones: Rose quartz to open the heart and heal the past. Rosewood to remove obstacles on our path that keep us from living the life we want.
Negative Mind: Protective thoughts that identify danger.
Stones: Malachite to dispel negativity and old behaviors. Black onyx for protection, especially when overwhelmed. Both create confidence and leadership.
Positive Mind: Projective thoughts that identify opportunity.
Stones: Rhodonite to bring opportunity in love, work and spiritual growth. Carnelian for courage, creativity and stability.
Neutral Mind: Meditative thoughts that calculate and listen to intuition.
Stones: Prehnite to bring us into harmony with life and enhance intuition. Tiger’s Eye creates connection with integrity and spiritual willpower for the highest good.
Physical Body: The human form that all other bodies express through; our service to humanity.
Stones: Hematite or tourmaline to strengthen the body. Hematite is great for circulation and also gives one a strong-as-steel vibration. Tourmaline is great for digestion and connects us to humanity.
Arcline: Our halo and nucleus of the aura. Women have a second arcline between the breasts.
Stones: Tulsi to promote spiritual awareness. Clear quartz to bring us into alignment with the highest self and channel universal energy. Both increase devotion.
Aura: Electromagnetic field around the body. It protects us as well as helps us project from the heart.
Stones: Pearl or Howlite to strengthen the aura and align the chakras. Both bring grace, purity and calm.
Pranic Body: Our life-force energy that is carried on the breath.
Stones: Citrine to energize, clarify and enhance flow. Sandalwood’s sweet and calming fragrance will allow us to take deep breaths. Both stones remind us that breath is life.
Subtle Body: Our strong intuition to understand all.
Stones: Labradorite or Amethyst to heighten our intuition, see what isn’t being shown and hear what isn’t being said. Both are protective stones, as well.
Radiant Body: Our royal, courageous vibration that commits to our path.
Stones: Lapis or Garnet to enhance commitment to one’s path and to maintain clarity. Lapis is a regal stone that will keep anything inauthentic away. Garnet helps us follow our passions.
Alyson Atma Simms, Owner of Atma’s Offerings, E-RYT 500 Kundalini, 200 Hatha, is a natural bridge between the earthly and divine realms. Her teaching style brings an intensity of Spirit, while enveloping you in grace and humor. Your body will tune, your mind will balance, your courage will be summoned, and most importantly, your soul will shine. Her teaching, yoga practice and healing ability and has taken her around the world to teach for the past decade. Her passions include international travel, dance, and creating community through business and healing groups.