Essential Oils to Reduce Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety and worry are a natural part of life. We live in the world and life goes up and down. Some people bounce back while for others it is a lot harder. If your dosha is vata or if you have a vata imbalance then you could well be one of the ones that find it harder to bounce back. According to Ayurveda the body is divided into three parts and each part is dominated by one of the three doshas, vata, pitta and kapha. Vata is in the upper part of the body and is related to the brain, lungs, stomach, circulation and the nervous system. Worry and anxiety are therefore vata conditions. When you think about it, it all makes sense. We hold our thoughts in our mind, but we also hold our worry in o

Pranayam - Cooling Breath Exercise

Summer as we all know is a time to pay careful attention to the fire element present in all of us. We may not have a predominant pitta constitution but that does not mean these hot days will not throw our pitta out of balance. Here is a very simple paranayama (yogic breathing) exercise to cool you down. The first cooling pranayama exercise is called Shitali. Sit up straight in a chair or on the floor, whichever is best for you, just make sure you spine is straight. Place you hands on your thighs palms up, or use a mudra you are familiar with. Roll you tongue as seen in the picture and breath in and out with the tongue rolled. You will notice the air passing over the tongue is cool. Continue

Hair Growth

This post is dedicated to all the beautiful people of the world who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy. Love and blessings to you all. Here are a list of thing you can do to promote hair growth. Massage. Coconut, johoba and sesame oil are good base oils for head massages and are great for hair growth or loss, with coconut oil probably being the better choice. Add a bout 10 drops of a few of the following essential oils - birch, brahmi, chamomile, coriander, peppermint, rose, rosewood, rosemary, cedar. Warm the oil by placing the bottle in a container of hot water. Once it is nice and warm but not too hot massage it into your head and stimulate your scalp. Once you have finished m

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