All posts tagged: womenshealth

Lavender | The oil of tension relief

Lavender can assist in letting go of pent up tension, it has a beneficial influence upon the respiratory tract, aiding deep breathing. It has a supreme sedative effect making it a nervous system relaxant, whilst its soothing qualities make an excellent choice for calming the mind and body before sleep. It is however often misused. The key is to ensure you keep the amount used to a small minimum, this method is called subtle aromatherapy and it can have a greater effect upon the mind and emotions. Lavender can actually be quite stimulating when used in greater amounts and especially before sleep when our senses don’t need over stimulating. therefore splashing drops on a pillow is not as well served as a drop onto a handkerchief placed underneath the pillow.

Womens Balance | The oils of hormonal nurture

A balancing blend of relaxing patchouli, uplifting geranium, nurturing rose and rejuvenating frankincense. The blend works together to relax, calm and restore balance to your body and mind. This blend helps harmonise imbalances during menstruation and menopause both emotionally and physically. The rose and geranium help take the edge off your emotions to support inner clarity and poise. Ideal during hormonal changes For serenity and poise Calming when emotions run high Diffusers & Burners A natural air freshener, this technique creates a balancing ambiance and mood. For adults, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser or burner. For children over 2 years old, add 1–3 drops in a diffuser. Inhalation This technique helps to clear your head and nose. For adults, add 4–6 drops to a bowl of steaming water, pace a towel over your head and breathe. Children over 2 years old, adults with sensitive skin and asthmatics should not inhale directly. Instead, place the bowl of hot water with added oils in the room nearby. Resource: Neils Yard Remedies

Clary Sage | The Oil of Clarity & Vision

Through the practice of yoga we move our bodies, vibrate mantra, open our voices and meditate so as to create a more easeful flow of kundalini energy through the spine. The practice helps us to remove blocks and stagnation, which is where Clary Sage can be a great support. This oil assists with spiritual clarity, intuition and opening creative channels. It can be used to assist in connecting with the spiritual world and to visualise new possibilities. Clary Sage can be applied to the brow point, behind the ears or diffused. The favourite ways to use this oil is in the bath with Himalayan or epsom salts. Experimenting with the many oils available is a wonderful way to deepen our practice and become the alchemist of our personal experience. Exploring new and different ways to connect with our physical, emotional and energetic bodies can be fun and enjoyable. Thank you to Dharma Temple for this resource.

A womans relationship with the moon

“Woman is the moon. It wanes and waxes. Everything grows because of the moon. Everything ripens because of the sun. And everything is conceived because of the combination of the harmony and those two polarities of male and female, sun and moon.” – Yogi Bhajan LEARNING WAYS WE CAN LINE UP WITH THE INTERNAL RHYTHMS OF LUNAR POWERS Understanding your moon centres and mapping them can help make sense of a woman’s changing emotions. Through careful observation.  Take a calendar and mark down where you think you might be and observe any changes.  Over time, you’ll understand more about yourself and your nature and be able to navigate your changes with more ease.   THE MOON POINTS The moon is the ’emotional flow of energy, hormones and imagination”. The energy of the moon is interactive within the micro and macro cosmos, our body and universe. We recognise how lunar cycles interact with Mother Earth, ocean tides, plant and hair growth, animal rhythms, and a womans hormonal cycle. Lunar energies also influence our emotional equilibrium. Moon …

Mantra of I am Divine Love

Divine Love Mantra – Aham Prema   You’ll find this mantra embracing you the way mother embraces a child. The basic meaning of the mantra “Aham Prema” is “I Am Divine Love.” When you chant this mantra you are declaring that your basic true nature is love—Divine Love. Such a powerful (and irrefutable) declaration creates a vibration of pure love within and around you and instantly attracts other like-minded and love-minded beings.  This mantra is often recited by those who wish to attract a spiritually-based relationship. And that is a special kind of relationship indeed. Aham Prema is also a good mantra for those suffering from bouts of self-hatred or self-loathing. The “I” that tries to declare hates its “self” is quickly dissolved into a pure vibration of Divine Love. Meditation Instructions POSTURE Sitting on the floor or a chair with the spine straight. EYES Eyes are closed (listen and focus on the mantra) MUDRA Hands in Gyan Mudra (thumb tip touches index finger tip and the other fingers are straight) Gyan mudra stimulates the …

A lovers guide to being BOLD

bold bəʊld/ adjective 1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing a willingness to take risks; confident and courageous. “a bold attempt to solve the crisis” synonyms: daring, intrepid, courageous, brave, valiant, fearless, unafraid, undaunted, dauntless, valorous; More 2. (of a colour, design, or shape) having a strong, vivid, or clear appearance. “a coat with bold polka dots” synonyms: striking, vivid, bright, strong, eye-catching, conspicuous, distinct, pronounced, prominent, obvious, outstanding, well marked, showy, flashy, gaudy, lurid, garish “a bold pattern of yellow and black” The average woman wears many hats and being bold is one of the many decisions we juggle through our seasons. When is it correct to be bold? To find and identify with boundaries; to abide by them and to honour the ‘you’ is one mighty bold task. Women whom dominate their being, a woman who fits in her skin, a woman who knows how to celebrate and talk her strength, one whom can influence and make a difference in the world with the elegance of grace, of true self identity and …

The Sacrum: The window to health

Learning about chakras the energy that runs from the base of the spine to the top of the  head is something I delve into when discussing the sacral region and planning sacral health within the sacral method programme. Within this space I delve deep into the sacral chakra and give headway to whether your chakra it′s functioning correctly or if it′s in need of a tune-up to bring it back into alignment? 1) Where is the Sacral Chakra? The sacral chakra is the second chakra. It′s found behind your pubic bone, immediately above the root chakra and below the solar plexus chakra. It′s called the sacral chakra, because it corresponds to the sacrum in the spine. It resonates with the music note of D. It′s possible to experience many indications in your physical, mental, or emotional state when this chakra is out of balance. For example, mood swings, lack of joy, feeling unfulfilled with your life, trouble relating to others, low self-esteem, and a lack of creativity are some of the symptoms you might experience. Physically, …

A recognition that bleeds into everything

Via Daily prompt : Recognize Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Dear Strength – Recognize that today you will learn more about yourself, you will grow when in pain, you will change your perspective and you will get up and put on the cloak of fight. You will respect yourself, your boundaries and you will take heed to instinct as the universal nod to what is wrong and right. Don’t you dare ignore its energetic might. Be grateful, graceful and honourable to your four walls, speak with simple honesty and humility yet do put up a persistent personal fight. Leave when the time and signals are right. Endure, succeed and have tenacity to give it all your love and might. In the face of adversity rein in on the foundations of endurance not forgetting you can not change another’s voice when in height of fight. Be in awe of your courage to speak what you find uncomfortable …


THE FORMULA FOR SIMPLE LIVING Live beneath your means Return everything you borrow Stop blaming other people Admit it when you make a mistake Give clothes not worn to charity Do something nice and try not to get caught Listen more, talk less Every day take a 30 min walk Strive for excellence, not perfection Be on time, don’t make excuses Don’t argue, get organised Be kind to unkind people Let someone cut ahead of you in line Take time to be alone Cultivate good manners Be humble Realise and accept that life is not fair Know when to keep your mouth shut Go an entire day without criticising anyone Learn from the past, plan for the future Live in the present Don’t sweat the small stuff Its all small stuff. ~Source : Unknown~