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Boat and Berga”moat”

The Pose of the day is BOAT. Strong, Stable, and Balanced.

1.”I am Strong Enough to leave the land”

2. “I float on the water”

This is a great pose to activate your core, be sure to breath through the motion as you feel your body and mind relax.

Today I am diffusing Bergamot, Balance and Elevation to help fight emotional stress.

Balance: This blend of oils may help balance the body and mind. Diffuse wherever and whenever possible.

Elevation: The scent of this blend of oils is uplifting, refreshing, and helps promote feelings of self-worth. It can help dispel feelings of depression, sorrow, and anxiety

Bergamot: It may help to relieve anxiety, depression, stress, and tension. It is uplifting and refreshing.

This study provides preliminary evidence of the efficacy and safety of bergamot essential oil inhalation on mental well‐being in a mental health treatment center, suggesting that bergamot essential oil aromatherapy can be an effective adjunct treatment to improve individuals’ mental health and well‐being.

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Sharks–Strength, focus and determination

Today’s Post is the Shark Pose: Use this pose to develop your strength, focus, and determination.  Do you have a fear you need to face? Circle it like a shark and scare it away.

  1. I am strong
  2. I am determined
  3. I am fierce
  4. Know what you want and go after it

The oils to compliment my yoga today to enhance focus and determination are Rosemary, Lemon and Peppermint.

There was a study that diffused Rosemary oil in a class room and found that students scored 5-7% higher on memory tests than the control with no oils being diffused.

Also, a Study completed for Lemon oil found that those who work with computers made 54% fewer typing errors when the workplace was scented with lemon, 33% fewer errors when they smelled jasmine, and 20% fewer mistakes with lavender in the air.

Lavender has also been studied and shows there is an increase in work efficiency when inhaled.

As well as a study that showed aromatherapy was performed on dementia patients and was found to improve the ability to form abstract ideas. In addition, some improvement in movement was noted.

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Triangle Post

A great diffuser blend for neutral emotions and to cleanse the air while you complete the Yoga pose of the week, the Triangle pose!

 

Have a good week everyone! Let me know if you have any oil questions!

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Arrow

The Pose of the day is the ARROW pose! To illicit Balance in all areas of life. Straight, Strong and Focused.

As you start the pose follow the mantra and Finish with “I dare to be strong”.

1. I am straight as an arrow

2. I am long and focused

3. I fly through the air

4. I dare to be strong

I have worked through some Out with/In with statements and focusing on positive energy this week. My favorite for this pose, “Out with the stress, In with the peace”.

The oils I was drawn to before this pose were Passion and Peace. I rolled them on my pulse points on my wrist and neck and rubbed them in to increase blood flow.

 

Passion is also known as the inspiring blend. It contains individual oils that blend to increase passion and confidence and decrease fear, rejection and defeat.

Cardamom: is uplifting, refreshing, and invigorating and may help with feelings of confusion.

Cinnamon: has warming, stimulating properties and is often used to help with low libido.

Ginger: is often used for its stimulating, warming influence. The aroma may help influence physical energy and love. Shown in this study to potentially increase physical activity as well as serve as an anti oxidant and anti inflammatory! Very cool.

Clove: helps create a feeling of protection and courage and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Sandalwood: helps calm, harmonize, and balance the emotions and can help relieve nervous tension. As seen in this study.

Jasmine: has a beautiful, uplifting fragrance that symbolizes hope, happiness, and love. It is often used to help uplift and open the emotions and to help promote powerful, inspirational relationships.

Vanilla: is calming and balancing and may help ease tension.

Damiana: was used traditionally by the ancient Mayan and Aztec people to promote stronger feelings of affection. It is often used to help reduce feelings of anxiety and promote relaxation.

Peace is an emotions blend also called the Reassuring blend. It helps fight emotions of anger, depression and grief as well has illicit happiness and is uplifting.

Single Oils in This Blend:

Vetiver: has calming, balancing properties and is often used to help sedate the nerves. It may also help with anxious, stressful, worried feelings and promote restful sleep. Also good with decreasing anxiety according to this study.

Lavender: is well known for its calming, soothing properties. It helps promote consciousness, health, love, peace, and a general sense of well-being.

Ylang Ylang: has antidepressant and sedative properties. It is often used to help calm and relax. This study shows a decrease in anxiety and improvement in self esteem!

Frankincense: is often used to help promote feelings of balance, to help with focus and meditation, and to help ease impatience and restlessness.

Clary Sage: has sedative and soothing properties and is often used to help with hormonal balance.

Marjoram: is often used to help relieve physical stress and helps promote feelings of peace and restfulness.

Labdanum: or cistus, was one of the first aromatic substances used anciently. It is stimulating to the senses and is often used to help elevate the emotions and soothe the nerves.

Spearmint: is often used to help open and release emotional blocks and to bring about a feeling of balance. It is also known to help with feelings of depression by relieving mental strain and fatigue and lifting one’s spirit.

 

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Yoga?

I want to try a new thing with my blog. YOGA Sunday! I will post one pose and one complimenting diffuser blend! We are working on the art of strength and flexibility in our home both literally and figuratively. I am going to start with my all time favorite yoga pose! To go with it a grounding blend to keep us grounded in the here and now! Happy Sunday everyone!

Tree Pose:

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash

Diffuser Blend

Aromatic Profile: Coniferous 37.5%, Woody 37.5%, Citrus 25.0%
Emotion: Slightly Calming—with score of 44