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 … Continue reading

Awakening the Air Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

Air Element

See earlier articles – Awaken Your Elemental Self: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice at http://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 http://ancientwaysbotanicals.com/2013/02/awakening-the-water-element-essential-oils-and-your-yoga-practice/ for blog on water element and … Continue reading

Using Essential Oils in Yoga to Balance Your Chakras and Elements

Lotus pose and chakra colors.

“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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading