Friday, October 23, 2015

Find Inner Peace through Yoga and Aroma Therapy

Yoga for Subtle Body Energy with Aroma Therapy and Essential Oils
Notes from Subtle Body Energy and Aroma Therapy Workshop Jeanne K Doss, October 22, 2015
  1. Root Chakra - Muladhara (color red)
    • Home and Foundation of physical body
    • Yoga to stabilize and strengthen our energy focusing on feet, legs, and pelvis
    • Affirmation:  I feel at home in my body.
    • Essential oils:  Cloves and Cypress
    • Yoga Poses:  Tree, Standing Forward Fold, Downward Facing Dog
  2. Sacral Chakra - Svadhistana (color orange)
    • Energetic center of creativity, sensuality, and joy of life
    • Yoga to stabilize and activate below the navel in the front and sacrum in the back body
    • Affirmation:  I enjoy life with all my senses.
    • Essential oils:  Orange, Vanilla, and Myrrh
    • Yoga Poses:  Bridge Pose, Bound Angle, Pelvic tilts with Bridge and Cat Cow
  3. Manipura Chakra - "City of Jewels" Solar Plexus (color yellow)
    • Abdominal strength to protect the lower back
    • Yoga for confidence, fire of transformation, digestion
    • Affirmation:  I use my inner strength to make the world a better place.
    • Essential oils:  Lemon, Chamomile, Lavender
    • Yoga Poses:  Boat Pose, Leg Lift with optional knee bend, Low Boat
  4. Anahata Chakra - Heart Center "Unstruck Sound" (color green)
    • Empathy, compassion, kindness
    • Bridge between lower body and upper body chakras or energy centers
    • Affirmation:  I give and receive with an open heart.
    • Essential oils:  Jasmine, Rose, Tarragon
    • Yoga Poses:  Locust, Flying Locust, and Half Bow/Full Bow
  5. Throat Chakra - Vishuddha (color turquoise blue)
    • Home of speech and communication; freedom to express oneself
    • Finding the balance between too much and too little - Yoga helps!
    • Affirmation:  I use the power of words to make the world a better place.
    • Essential oils:  Peppermint and Eucalyptus
    • Yoga Poses:  Lion's Pose, Bee Breath, Singing your favorite song  (:
  6. Center of Eyebrows (aka Third Eye) - Ajna (color sapphire blue)
    • Wisdom, insight, and intuition
    • Close to the Pituitary gland - Command Center of all glands
    • Affirmation:  I listen to my inner voice.
    • Essential oils:  Lemongrass and Violet
    • Yoga Poses:  Alternate Nostril Breathing, Inversions:  Headstand, Handstand, and Forearm Stand (We did not practice these advanced poses because it was a beginner level class.), Meditation
  7. Crown Chakra - Sahasrara (color violet changing to white)
    • Connection with God
    • 1,000 petal lotus flower - growing from darkness to the light
    • Affirmation:  I open myself to God.  Psalm 46:10
    • Essential oils:  Rosewood
    • Yoga Poses:  Final Relaxation and Meditation
Our next Aroma Therapy class will be November 5th on Thursday at 6:45 p.m. "Yoga for Immunity."

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