17 Jul Yoga Aroma: Forgiving Heart
“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
This herbaceous, fresh and woody blend of oils is the perfect choice if you want to neutralise emotions of anger and guilt, while magnifying feelings of comfort, relief, and patience.
It’s the perfect blend to go with the mantra: ‘Let it go’ (keep reading until the end for one of my favourite poems on this theme). It’s the one to turn to when you need to forgive yourself or someone else. It’s a beautiful reminder that some things are not meant to be and to put your faith in the master plan. It’s your invitation to forgive, release and renew.
Are you someone who tends to see the glass half empty and to notice the worst in other people? Forgive is the blend for you. This combination of spunky tree oils and herbaceous plants will invite you to let go of hostility, bitterness and hardships. Instead, it reminds us all to treat others and ourselves with love, compassion and understanding.
- Spruce Leaf
- Bergamot Peel
- Juniper Berry Fruit
- Myrrh Resin
- Arborvitae Wood
- Nootka Tree Wood
- Thyme Leaf
- Citronella Herb
Ways to use Forgive
Keep a roll on bottle with you at work for when undesirable situations arise. Pop it on, breath it in, and let it go!
Apply to your pulse points (dilute with fractionated coconut oil) if you’re walking into a meeting, gathering or other conflict-driven situation to prepare and ground yourself.
Diffuse when sitting in stillness for meditation or when practising yoga if you’re looking to let go and forgive.
Email Michelle if you want to get your own bottle or roll on of Forgive.
Shift your body, shift your energy
The practice of physical asana is the ideal accompaniment to the application of Forgive. Often our inability to forgive resides within our physical body; we feel tight, constricted and contracted. The pain can lodge itself within us, in our hips, belly or heart (among other places!).
When we move the body by practising asana, we start to shift this stagnant energy and move away from feelings of anger and resentment. Combine this with a steady breath, a present mind and the bodily application of Forgive and you will have a potent recipe for forgiveness.
Some asana that may work well for you to ‘let it go’ are hip openers like a supported Shoulder Stand using a bolster, Supta Baddha Konasana, Frog Pose or Lizard Pose.
“True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience.”
― Oprah Winfrey
Join me for this renewing workshop where I combine the beautiful practice of yin yoga with aromatherapy for a truly heavenly experience.
Friday 6-8pm, 20th July 2018
The class is only $20 for everyone!
To reserve your spot, pop into the studio, call 07 5526 6600 or click here.
I want to leave you today with a beautiful piece of poetry which may inspire you to let go of something that is no longer serving you:
She let go.
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.
She let go of the fear.
She let go of the judgments.
She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.
She let go of the committee of indecision within her.
She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons.
Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.
She didn’t ask anyone for advice.
She didn’t read a book on how to let go.
She didn’t search the scriptures.
She just let go.
She let go of all of the memories that held her back.
She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.
She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.
She didn’t promise to let go.
She didn’t journal about it.
She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer.
She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper.
She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope.
She just let go.
She didn’t analyze whether she should let go.
She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter.
She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment.
She didn’t call the prayer line.
She didn’t utter one word.
She just let go.
No one was around when it happened.
There was no applause or congratulations.
No one thanked her or praised her.
No one noticed a thing.
Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.
There was no effort.
There was no struggle.
It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad.
It was what it was, and it is just that.
In the space of letting go, she let it all be.
A small smile came over her face.
A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore…
~ Rev. Safire Rose