Eat.   Pray.   Chakra.

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Chakra is a word we hear all the time used to describe energy around us that we can’t feel but knows jewelry enhances or decreases it. In yoga classes, for those of us who practice, (downward dog and other positions is especially stated to give our spiritual energy or chakra a boost). Chakra, originated from the Asian continent and flooded to the western world when people got more interested in balancing out their spiritual energy. For those of us who are concerned with maintaining good chakra, your choice in chakra jewelry is an important step to pay attention to as different jewelry affects your chakra differently.

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If “Eat, Pray, Love” (thank you Julia Roberts) has taught us anything, it is that chakra is important and holds a theme of central importance in Asian-especially Indian cultures. Indians believe chakra is the center of the spiritual power in the body all of which total 7. Each of these chakras, which starts from the crown of your head (Sahasrara) to your root of your spine (Muladhara), has a different color energy and should be in balance with each other so that you can have an harmonious existence. Simply put, your external forces, work with your internal ones to contribute to a healthy life.

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Each of our chakras provide the right amount of energy so that your mind, spirit and body can be in tandem with each other and none is warring against the other. One way of becoming in tune with the natural energy around you and manipulating it for your peace of mind is to learn about your chakras and another is to wear jewelry that enhances specific vibrations to produce a positive balance in your life. Enter chakra jewelry…

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Prana or life force energy that is inside of you can be influenced by both negative and positive external forces. With this in mind, you want to ensure that you surround yourself with jewelry that boosts your energy in a positive light. Chakra bracelets are a sure-fire way to uplift your energy. With chakra bracelets like the 108 tiger eye bead centered by the Tree of Life charm that has specific detailing that aligns with the different colors of each chakra that you can use to bring balance and harmony to your life. Each of the 7 colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, white) represents each of the chakras and is intended to help you maintain a balance of all 7.

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There is a reason why every Indian shaman or Buddhist monk you see, whether on TV shows or in real life wear chakra bead jewelry. It’s what we have been saying in the above paragraphs-the chakra beads influence positive external vibrations to help keep your chakra in harmony. Each chakra jewelry bead can be in a different design as our unisex chakra beads in lava stone beads demonstrate. It still contains the 7 chakra colors, but in a more modern design to boost your spiritual energy.

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An Introduction to Men’s Earrings

Earrings, though mostly associated with women, are gaining popularity among men. Back in the day it was only men like Mr. T or George Michael sporting men’s stud earrings or hoop earrings. Now men’s earrings are becoming a daily part of everyone’s life.

Though the trend is starting to pick up, many men don’t know what to consider when purchasing a pair of earrings. Men are not aware of how, when and why they should wear the accessories. The perception of others can also be a concern. In this guide, we explore some of the most important aspects of the men’s earring world and clear up some things you’ve probably asked yourself and couldn’t find an answer.

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History

The history of earrings dates back so long ago the actual inventor and intention are unknown. Earrings are even mentioned in the Old Testament. While it could have been anyone from the Persians to the Egyptians, one thing is sure, earrings used to have significant cultural meaning. Even today, earrings have profound meanings in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka or Laos.

Generally, each group of people who wore earrings gave them importance and signification. Though sometimes this was just an aesthetic one. Many times, aesthetic functions were strongly correlated to other functions these pieces of jewelry used to have.

Style How To

There are many styles of earrings on the market, each with its own heritage and background. While most men’s earrings are hoop or simple studs earrings, several men today wear other styles as well. This includes, but is not limited to, scaffold and snug earrings.

No longer are there stipulations on the type of earring to wear for certain occasions. Though some earrings for men may appear more elegant than others a specific event does not dictate the use. Colorful, playful or funky earrings tend to have a more casual vibe compared to gold, silver, or diamond earrings. It boils down to a person’s personal preference.

Since earrings are more likely to be associated with a feminine look, men can draw attention when wearing them with a formal outfit. We always say accessories should support outfits and not become the main focal point. Wearing earrings for men with a suit can draw attention away from you and your suit.

Generally, we advise men who want to wear earrings to keep it very simple. Of course, this does not mean bling is not okay. But the jewelry should still be as simple and as elegant as possible. Depending on the geographic location, earrings can have certain connotations.

Some men who wear earrings are compared to rebels. Others see earrings as a sign of cultural appreciation.

In terms of style, there are two types of earrings, pierced and non-pierced. While many men prefer to use traditional earrings, there are alternative options. These include magnetic, clip-on, or stick-on. These earrings allow the wearer to experiment with different styles easily and to transition from one look to another quickly. Traditional earrings do require a little more attention.

Also, you should always pick a style which compliments your face. Try not to choose a pair that replicates your features. For example, if you have a round face, don’t go for round earrings, try a pair of square ones, and vice-versa.

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When

As a rule of thumb, men’s earrings are rarely appropriate in formal occasions. Generally, they work best at parties or as part of your daily look, especially if you are wearing them as a direct cultural reference. Wearing earrings in other environments than these might be distracting and not in a positive way.

Earrings are accessories just like any other piece of jewelry and should follow the same set of rules as your other accessories, meaning:

  • Your earrings size should be proportionate to your body size. Generally, earrings should be kept rather small, regardless of your size. However, note bigger men can wear bigger earrings, while thinner men should not wear oversized earrings.
  • The earrings you wear should complement the rest of your outfit. It is always crucial that your accessories compliment the clothes you’re wearing. The style should follow the theme of the outfit. For example, funky more colorful earrings can go with more playful clothing.
  • Gold and silver are neutrals, so they can be worn together

 

How many earrings?

This is hard question. Again, this is a personal preference. For bold and shiny earrings, one is usually enough. Two are already a demonstration of style (and, for some, power), while more than three is a cultural statement. Wearing more than one pair of earrings is generally associated with punks and other similar subcultures, regardless if you are wearing a suit or not, so you should always make sure to check your references.

Which ear?

At one time people thought wearing an earring in a certain ear had some type of symbolism. Today however, there is no such stigma. Simply wear your earring in whichever ear you prefer, or wear two.

Additional information

If you decide to wear an earring, regardless of whether it is a pierced or not, you should always buy it from a trusted retailer. Piercings should also be done by professionals and in clean environments to avoid complications. Check out SurewayDM.com for a good selection of stylish men’s earrings.