Tag Archives: presence

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is right now! This is definitely a time to celebrate what’s new, what is coming, where your transition is taking you, and what’s next, as well as to be in gratitude for the many gifts and support you have received along the way. The desire for being in love with others and life […]

Astrology Update for February

The theme for February is UNPREDICTABLE. You will need to be very very flexible and very very present to navigate the energy this month, as it will have a tendency to be squirrelly, shifty and emotional, bringing unexpected experiences, reactions, changes and opportunities. You will need to let go of your need to know, your […]

Solstice Update

Wishing you a  sacred Solstice and a Wonderful Holiday Season form all of us at Ancient Ways Botanicals. The following is written by Lena Stevens of www.thepowerpath.com Dear Friends, The Winter Solstice is on Friday, December 21 at 3:11 AM Pacific Time. This is one of the most important time frames in our history. Although […]

Chakra Yoga with Essential Oils

What a wonderful way to spend the morning yesterday.  Keri Johnson, our aromatherapist and yoga instructor, held a chakra balancing yoga workshop in preparation for the solstice. She lead us through 4 asanas for each chakra. She put a drop of essential oil specific to balancing each chakra on our palm before each set of […]

Awaken to the Beauty of the World: Aromas for the Cosmic Shift

This Winter solstice marks a time of significant transition.  It marks a transition from selfishness to brotherhood, from individualism to collectivism and from an anthropocentric life to a biocentric life.  According to the Mayan calendar this solstice marks the beginning of the age of flowers.  Flowers and plants are going to thrive and become our […]

A Ceremony to Celebrate the Solstice

This Winter solstice, coming up on December 21, 2012 at 3:11 AM Pacific Time, is especially important.  It marks a time of transition.  According to the Mayan calendar this solstice marks the beginning of the age of flowers. It marks a transition from selfishness to brotherhood, from individualism to collectivism and from an anthropocentric life […]

New Moon Update

Dear Friends, The New Moon is Thursday, December 13 at 1:41 AM Mountain Standard Time. (so really the night of the 12th for those in US time zones) There is also a meteor shower this night. This is a time to be with your “tribe”, the people who really get you and who will likely […]

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 […]

December Astrology Update: Forgiveness

The theme for December is FORGIVENESS. Since this is also a transition month and a time of intense completion and change, I toyed with other themes but forgiveness seemed to be the one that was the most important. There are subthemes of transition, completion and change as well as dis-organization. Disorganization is different than chaos. […]

Tranquility

 “Your identity is not equivalent to your biography. There is a place in you where you have never been wounded, where there’s a seamlessness in you, and where there is a confidence and tranquility.”   – John O’Donohue – At Ancient Ways Botanicals, we are focusing on staying grounded during the Holidays.  Today I am thinking […]