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sculpture of body filled with starlight

Awakening the Ether or Space Element: Essential oils and your yoga practice

…we come into a deep meditation on stillness, absorbed and dissolved in the radiance of the stars and the energy of space. The prana that creates and sustains our physical bodies is charged with such divine emotion that the world of light, from which the body was formed, comes into clear vision and the body […]

Awakening the Air Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

See earlier articles – 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.  See https://www.ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2013/02/awakening-the-water-element-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for blog on water element and your yoga practice.  See https://www.ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2013/05/awakening-the-fire-element-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for blog on the fire element and your yoga practice. The […]

Lotus Pose and Chakra Colors

Using Essential Oils in Yoga to Balance Your Chakras and Elements

“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.   Giselle Mari is one of a growing number of yoga teachers who are beginning to use essential oils as an integral part of their yoga classes. […]

5 Yoga Poses That Combat Depression

One of the chapters in my life included a 10-year bout with deep depression. This depression became compounded when I was confronted with loss and grief. I took antidepressants of varying kinds for many years and attempted talk therapy. For me, none of these approaches worked. This is not to say antidepressant medications and psychotherapy aren‘t […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Using essential oils in our yoga practice

A few weeks ago I interviewed an amazing yoga instructor, Anne Van de Water, about using essential oils in yoga and how it relates to the five elements and the Chakras.  I will post a video of this interview early next week, but for now I want to highlight some of the things she said.  […]