Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Jung
The essential oils and blends used in this workshop were chosen to FOCUS our perceptions and vision for the new year.The oils create aromatic and therapeutic support on a physical and emotional level. By incorporating the oils into our practice today, we use this opportunity to go within and ask ourselves what our intention for the year is and if we aligned with our life path? We will open the breath, the body, the mind and get even more clear on the next steps for our practice this year.
JUNIPER BERRY (AROMATIC/DIFFUSE):
PHYSICAL: Purifies physical and spiritual dimensions as a powerful lymphatic mover. Detoxifies and cleanses tissues–moves toxins out of our body and core organs. Soothes digestive stress and releases grief with a warming, invigorating effect. Opens the lungs and respiratory system to take in full life force or breath.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of the Night. Evokes feelings of peace, love and elevates one’s spiritual awareness. Helps us break through psychological stagnation and fear of failure so our joints and body and move more freely –allowing us to open to life. Brings us confidence and puts a “fire” in our spirit! Used in today’s workshop to let go of toxicity and open to flow.
PHYSICAL: Uplifting, bright aroma to inhale or diffuse.Cleanses and purifies the air and surfaces.Taken internally –it cleanses the body and aids in digestion, Lemon supports a healthy respiratory function overall AND can assist with seasonal respiratory discomfort.
EMOTIONAL: The Oil of Focus. Calms and focuses our consciousness. Allows us to stay present on the mat. Take 1 thing at a time. Lightens our mental load and restores energy to the spirit. Clears self-judgment about what you will learn today –restores confidence!Used in today’s workshop to help us open the body to cleanse from within.
PHYSICAL: Therapeutic, calming effect on the skin, mind & body, freeing us to let go and relax.Supports the good health of the circulatory, lymphatic, digestive, endocrine and other systems of the body. Also supports a healthy immune system function.Combats occasional sleeplessness, eliminates occasional irritability and relieves restlessness –great for children.
EMOTIONAL:“Oil of Spiritual Purpose” Helps us discover our true life purpose to find meaning in our lives.Peace-evoking. Leads the soul to where it needs to be and what it needs to be doing.“Do what you love and everything will be a success.” Brings out the sunshine in our disposition! Used in today’s workshop to guide our vision to our true purpose
PHYSICAL: Supports respiratory function –chosen to help us breathe freely and open up to the new year. When applied topically or used internally, can help calm occasional stomach upset and supports a healthy digestive function. A dab on the tongue can help freshen our breath. Tingly sensation when applied to our skin represents a cooling effect –GREAT for occasional headaches or any muscular tension. Invigorating and stimulating to the mind –wakes us up –makes us more aware as we take a sip and inhale the vapors.
EMOTIONAL: “Oil of a Buoyant Heart.” Peppermint lifts our spirits and soul –gives us a break if you are feeling hectic during the holidays. Helps us feel free to lighten up and move on so we can avoid getting caught up in our difficulties. Allows us to see a bigger picture –increase our vision and tolerance for our perceived flaws or mistakes. This essential oil helps us “stomach” any concerns and gain the strength to face our emotional reality. Used in today’s workshop to stimulate our mind & heart as to what is to come.
PHYSICAL: Blend of amyris (West Indian sandalwood), patchouli, frankincense, lime, ylang ylang, sandalwood, and Roman chamomile. Provides a blend of essential oils designed to relieve anxious feeling, to help us focus our energy and attention, and to calm our minds. Sedating. Harmonizing. Support a healthy hormone balance in the body. Also supports homeostasis or balance in the nervous system.
EMOTIONAL: “The Oil of Presence” This blend calms the mind and promotes a meditative stateHelps us stay present with the task at hand—the here & now on our yoga mat Assists us in staying grounded, vs floating off with daydreaming. Supports a healthy connection with body & mindUsed in today’s workshop to help us focus within –to truly listen to our own desires.
PHYSICAL–Widely used for calming and relaxing qualities for physical and emotional health. Soothes occasional skin irritations and helps skin recover quickly. Eases occasional muscle tension .Helps us unwind any unnecessary emotion.
EMOTIONAL— “Oil of Communication” Helps us express our inner truth as we open our selves today with breath, self-love and gratitude. Connects our heart with our voice. Let’s us express our now-open heart to let people know we deserve to be heard. Encourages us to be honest with our emotions and let them sing out!
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