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Awakening the Water Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

See earlier article, Awaken Your Elemental Self: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice at https://www.ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2012/10/awaken-your-elemental-self-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for introduction to using essential oils in your yoga practice, the Earth Element, and safety guidelines. The Water Element (Apah, Jala) The water element in the body refers to the water that flows through our veins, or the circulatory system in […]

Are you ready for a severe flu season?

Achy body, pounding head, chills, fever, sore throat…sounds like you’ve caught the bug going round. Influenza or flu is hitting early and hard this season. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), this year’s flu season is well under way and living up to its expected severity1. The strain of flu, H3N2, is largely […]

How do you use essential oils in yoga?

  “Oils are so precious.  We need to honor the oils and the plants.  If the world were black and white, essential oils would make it have color.  They awaken our senses.  They bring depth, light and color to the world of scent.”  -Jan Stritzler     Recently, I have been conducting interviews with yoga […]

Aromatherapy and essential oils to help you stay grounded and invite the spirit during the Holidays

How can we stay grounded and invite the spirit during this solstice time of the year?  It is such a time of paradox with the dark, long nights and potentially confronting our own darkness, while simultaneously a time of clarity, intuition, and heightened spirituality.  It can also be a time filled with the joy of […]

Self Care through Natural Rhythms

Self care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self, and give it the care it requires, we do so not only for ourselves, but for the many others […]

Awaken Your Elemental Self: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

“We embody all the elements: earth, air, fire, water, space.  Through this we are the living embodiment of all of existence.”  – Anne Van de Water, Yoga Instructor.   Essential oils, used in association with yoga, can awaken our connection to the five elements and help us embody our true nature. By fully connecting to […]

How do I find appreciation for my body in my midlife years?

I woke up this morning and the patches of bright yellow leaves on the changing oak trees were like patches of sunshine in my window. I was drawn outside into the “glorious boldness” of Autumn’s colors. Autumn represents the insightful, mid-life years. It is the season to reflect on life, to find deep peace in […]