Yoga Aroma: Soul Soothing

Yoga allows us to explore the shadows of life – our anger, grief and sadness. Yoga permits us to move through the pain, rather than running away from or ignoring it. Somehow by practising through the pain, we can emerge out the other side still whole, and feeling so much freer than before.

Perhaps this is because our yoga practice commands us to let go, to practice non attachment. It is the fifth Yama, aparigraha, which instructs us to release our attachments. Yes, to the physical in the most basic sense, but also to the emotional.

So, if it’s said that what we are unattached to we cannot grieve, then when we practice surrender and non attachment maybe we can lessen our grief?

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi

It’s important also to realise that bad things do happen to good people, and good things do happen to bad people. It’s the yin and yang flow of life.

It’s not natural for things to stay the same and constant, Mother Nature is a perfect example of the ever-changing seasons and cycles.

So many people are fighting a battle or battles in their life. Whether it’s an internal or external challenge, life never ceases to present opportunities to grow and evolve. The epic battle in the Bhagavad Gita always reminds me that life isn’t invariably smooth sailing and we have to fight the ‘good’ fight to remain positive, centred and calm.

I’m so grateful I have the ancient yogic teachings to hold me stable when I feel wobbly at times. I also can lean upon the wisdom of aromatherapy in times of need.

The doTERRA Console Comforting Blend promotes feelings of comfort and hope. It’s been made for times of grief, sadness and hopelessness.

Using sweet florals and tree essential oils to comfort, it can be the reminder of hope which leads us back to the path of emotional healing.

Sweet, musky and floral, you can use Console topically over the heart or diffuse in times of loss to evoke feelings of comfort and hope.

It’s also the perfect offering for a friend or loved one who is in emotional pain.

Pair your Console essential oil blend with your yoga practice for a safe and powerful exploration and working through of your grief. Some poses you might like to try are:

  • Balasana or Child’s Pose
  • Supta Baddha Konasana or Reclined Bound Angle Pose
  • Viparita Karani or Legs up the Wall Pose
  • Svanasana or Corpse Pose

 


Join Michelle Cassidy for 2hrs of luxurious yin yoga whilst being bathed in the healing elements of sound & aromatherapy. This is a transformational experience & one that will nourish your soul in every level.

Soul Soothing
Saturday 6-8pm, 18th August
Indulge in a night of soul soothing love that will heal you physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually.

Class is only $25 for everyone!
To reserve your spot, pop into the studio, call 07 5526 6600 or click below