Awakening the Fire Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

Chakra colors of lily flower in a column upon ocean in pink and blue background

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 article on water element and your yoga … Continue reading

What are the Beltane Fires?

Flowers in abundance, green grasses, colorful ribbons, dancing as wild beasts, rituals around sacred bonfires, celebration of fertility and sensuality – Beltane.  This ancient Gaelic Holiday marks the beginning of summer. The smoke, ash and flames of the sacred fires … Continue reading

It’s the Spring Equinox. Welcome Spring!

Dear Friends, HAPPY SPRING! Our lives move in cycles, much like nature moves from one season to the next. The harvest and seed time of fall leads to the darkness and dormancy of winter which ushers in the emergence and … Continue reading

Awakening the Water Element: Essential Oils and Your Yoga Practice

See earlier article, 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. The Water Element (Apah, Jala) The water element in the … Continue reading

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 … 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

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading