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***DISCLAIMER: Please discontinue use of the oils if you think you are pregnant, until you have confirmation from your physician.***

My Experience:

I was first exposed to Young Living Oils a few years ago when I had a massage using Raindrop therapy to remove heavy metals and toxic chemicals from my system. It was an exhilarating experience and I began to use the oils in my teaching of Strong YogaTM 4Fertility to help women during class to relax deeper, or prior to meditation to set an intention. The emotional response was immediate. The women would inhale the oils after rubbing them in their hands, breathing the scent in deeply to receive the scent blends found here on Strong YogaTM through their olfactory receptors in the nose. The aromatherapy helps to work with the limbic system in the brain to relax the fight or flight stress response and increase a sense wellbeing and relaxation.

I recommend Peace and Calming or Harmony for the 2nd Chakra. It can be inhaled, diffused, or a few drops can be placed on the skin just below the navel and rubbed in a clockwise circle nine times around the 2nd chakra as you breath and relax.

Acceptance is one of my favorites to use after a failed cycle or a difficult emotional upset- it evokes a deep calming and sense of allowing the journey to continue. Release is another excellent oil for this purpose. I find that in the letting go of what we don’t want, we make more space to receive what we do want. Forgiveness is an essential part of our healing. This oil is powerful either massaged on the skin below the navel or a few drops in the bath or shower to “breathe in” self forgiveness. For those with Endocrine and hormonal imbalance, I like to use Endoflex to help activate balance in the hormones via the nasal passages by inhaling through the nose after rubbing a few drops in the hand or by ingesting one drop per 4oz in a glass of almond or oat milk and drinking it.

Another oil I like to use if there is a lot of emotional upset or a sense of confusion or anxiety is Grounding. It helps to anchor the first Chakra creating a sense of safety and security.

Once grounding has occurred and there is relative calm in the system, I will encourage them to open their hearts by inhaling some Joy -this really helps to reintegrate the central chakras toward a positive outcome and returns the emotional set point to one of hope.

I will also use essential oils in my bath or shower. Sometimes I will put a few drops of Purification on the shower floor to let the steam activate the scent to start my day. It not only cleanses my feet, but it helps to purify the shower floor helping to reduce bacteria that tends to form there.

One of the best new products I can recommend is a new roll on called Stress Away – throw it in your purse for those times at the doctors office, when you are stuck in traffic or need a quick reminder to breathe. Just rub it on the wrists, temples, or neck for instant relief. Tranquil, another roll on, gives you the feeling that you just finished a yoga class (during those times when you don’t have time to take one) or just need a moment of peace.

About Essential Oils:

Essential oils, known as nature’s living energy, are the natural, aromatic volatile liquids found in shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, bushes, and seeds. The distinctive components in essential oils defend plants against insects, environmental conditions, and disease. They are also vital for a plant to grow, live, evolve, and adapt to its surroundings. Essential oils are extracted from aromatic plant sources via steam distillation, and are highly concentrated and far more potent than dry herbs.

While essential oils often have a pleasant aroma, their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast—which makes them much more than something that simply smells good.

Historically, essential oils have played a prominent role in everyday life. With more than 200 references to aromatics, incense, and ointments throughout the Bible, essential oils are said to be used for anointing and healing the sick. Today, essential oils are used for aromatherapy, massage therapy, emotional health, personal care, nutritional supplements, household solutions, and much more.

Young Living Essential Oils, the leading provider of essential oils, offers more than 300 essential oil singles and blends.

See Using Essential Oils

Yoga Health and Essential Oils

Yoga is an ancient discipline that originated in India. It focuses on joining the physical and spiritual bodies through poses (asanas) and meditation. Archaeological discoveries suggest that yoga originated sometime between 3300 to 1700 B.C.E. Today, yoga is experiencing increased popularity worldwide as a form of relaxation, a way of deepening the mind/body connection, and as a method of total-body exercise. Essential oils naturally complement yoga by supporting physical and mental strength and focus through the science of aromatherapy. Essential oils are extremely versatile and have many practical applications in yoga, including techniques for complementing pranayama, meditation, relaxation, post-practice, and for cleansing and purifying. Essential oils are also used to activate and balance the energy centers—or Chakra System—of the body.

Chakra System

The following is a basic reference for how to use essential oils for activating and balancing the energy centers—chakras—of the body.

First Earth: The Root (or Base) Chakra

Essential oils: Valor® essential oil, Abundance™ essential oil

Apply topically to the bottoms of the feet and sacrum.

The root (or base) chakra is the first and most important chakra for yoga or any kind of healing work. The key words here are courage, security, safety, grounding, and boundaries.

Second Water: The Sacral Chakra

Essential oils: Peace & Calming® essential oil, Harmony™ essential oil

Apply topically below the navel.

The sacral chakra is the center of your creativity, desire, emotion, sexuality, and intuition. This is where you learn how to give and receive pleasure.

Third Fire: The Solar Plexus Chakra

Essential oils: Harmony™ essential oil , En-R-Gee™ essential oil

Apply topically below the sternum and behind the stomach.

The solar plexus chakra is the center of personal power, ambition, intellect, astral force, desire, and emotions based on intellect and touch.

Fourth Air: The Heart Chakra

Essential oil: Joy™ essential oil

Apply topically to the center of the chest at heart level.

The heart chakra is the center of compassion, love, group consciousness, and spiritually associated with "oneness" with "all that is."

Fifth Ether: The Throat Chakra

Essential oils: Believe™ essential oil, Valor® essential oil

Apply topically to the posterior neck and the base of the occiput (the back part of the head or skull).

The throat chakra is the center of communication, sound, and expression of creativity via thought, speech, and writing.

Sixth Light: Third Eye Chakra

Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil, Peppermint essential oil

Apply topically to the middle of the forehead and above the eyebrows.

The third eye chakra is the center of physic power, higher intuition, the energies of the spirit, magnetic forces, and light. This center is about Divine Thought, balanced intuition, and intellect.

Seventh Crown: The Crown Chakra

Essential oils: Frankincense essential oil, Lavender essential oil

Apply to the crown of the head.

The crown chakra is the center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought, and energy. The keyword is inspiration. This is the connecting link to your highest and finest self.

Using Essential Oils

The following how-to-use essential oils guide will show you how to experience their health-enhancing benefits:

Inhalation

Inhaling essential oils heightens the senses and can trigger numerous desired responses in the body. Follow these guidelines when using essential oils for inhalation:

1. Inhale directly—simply smell them.

2. Diffuse the oils using a diffuser, which disperses the oil in a micro-fine vapor into the air. The diffuser will not heat the oils, thus ensuring full benefits, as extreme heat can damage important constituents in the oil.

3. Use with a humidifier. Put a tissue or small cloth, sprinkled with a few drops of oil, in front of the escaping steam. (Do not put essential oil in your humidifier. It will float on top of the water instead of rising with the water vapor and may cause damage to your humidifier.)

4. Carefully pour hot water into a bowl and add a few drops of essential oil. Cover your head and bowl in a tent-like fashion with a towel. Breathe deeply and slowly.

Topical Application

Topical application of many essential oils is safe and can offer an enjoyable, relaxing experience. For topical application, follow these simple steps:

2. Carefully tip the oil bottle and place 2–3 drops in the palm of your hand or directly on the desired application area.

3. If dropping oil in your hand, rub palms together in a circular motion and then massage oil onto the desired point of application. If applying directly to the desired area, use your hand to massage the oil in a circular motion into the skin. Repeat if desired.

4. Caution: Essential oils are very potent and some may be irritating to the skin. If irritation occurs, immediately apply pure vegetable oil such as V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex to the area to dilute. Please read label directions for each individual oil before using.