There has been a lot of interest in essential oils lately, and that is a wonderful thing. You have probably heard a little about essential oils and how they are good for your health, but I’m here to tell you a little bit more about essential oils. The reason essential oils work so well is that plants require many of the internal mechanisms that we humans do, including hormones, anti-infectants, and various other healing factors. The human body is capable of utilizing many of those plant-based constituents, which is much easier on the body than some other treatments for the same things.
Essential oils are one of mankind’s first medicines, with documentation of its use dating back as far as 6,000 years ago on ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs and ancient Chinese manuscripts. They remained popular even through the “biblical era,” which we know because the bible contains more than 200 references to essential oils in it. That is quite a history!
Essential oils can be made from any part of an aromatic plant. The part or parts of the plant used depends on the plant. With the exception of Neroli and Jasmine oils, all quality essential oils are extracted through either steam distillation or cold-pressing. Neroli and Jasmine are too sensitive to go through those processes and are therefore extracted using absolutes (grain alcohols). If the essential oil is extracted in any other way, it is probably not therapeutic. Therapeutic oils are oils those extracted in such a way to preserve the integrity of the plants’ healing qualities and are also not diluted with synthetic chemicals or adulterants.
For more information, come to Blue Horizons Wellness and talk to our helpful staff members, and keep an eye out for our essential oils classes if you’re really interested in improving your life and your health in a tremendous way!
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Why would you want to do a 60 minute Move & Meditate class?
Did you know that all yoga movement classes were originally designed to help you site for meditation? Yes, its true! So why Move & Meditate. Because for 30 minutes you will get to move and do an asana (poses) practice. This will help you get rid of the jitters and calm yourself. Movement helps you to release tension that might have built up throughout the day.
Then, the wonderful part begins! Okay, so the asana practice was wonderful. But, now the magic begins and you get to do enjoy 30 minutes of guided relaxation and/or meditation. What could be better?
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Mother Earth has provided us with amazing beauty and she has provided so many ways in which we can heal ourselves by using her natural elements. Crystals, natural minerals with healing properties, promote positive change in the human energy field and are based on the principles of both physics and metaphysics. Crystals are tools that help us balance our inner energy, which leads to changes within our bodies on the cellular level.
When you sign up for a Crystal Light Bed Therapy session with Stephanie, You will be pampered and allowed to enjoy and fully let go and relax bathing in the Crystal Light energy.
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Did you know that the movement practice of yoga, also known as the "asana" practice, was originally done to prepare for meditation? Did you know that it consisted of only 11 postures and they were all seated postures?
Yes, it's true. The movement portion of a yoga practices was designed to help you sit for meditation.
Why is meditation so important? Because most of us live our lives in "Automatic Pilot" mode, which means we are guided by routine and conditioning rather than by intuition, and inspiration. We react to situations instead of responding in a thoughtful and carefully decided way.
Meditation gives us the tools to respond in a healthy way to life's challenges - whether they are positive (like a promotion or marriage) or negative (like an illness or sadness). Together these two practices, yoga movement and meditation, are a dynamite combination in helping you to live your life on your own terms! They help you live your life better!
Join us today for a Move and Meditate class. Tuesdays at 5:30 pm.
Read more about the history of yoga asana in the article Early History of Asana: What Were the Original Postures & Where Did They Come From? by Amy Vaughn by clicking the button below.
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