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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