Spring is trying hard to spring. The daffodils, magnolias and cherry blossom are blooming.
It is the beginning of the season of the wood element, which means it is time for our liver's and gallbladders to wake up. This can create imbalances within the body that may compromise our immune systems.
Your HappyBeing yoga program for the next 3 months will focus on supporting the bodies natural desire to cleanse and detox whilst incorporating mudra, nidra, pranayama and asana designed and selected to synergise with the natural flow of the seasons. This will help us to harmonise with the earth and bounce into summer.
These wonderful essential oils will be blended into several yummy variations as a healthful and relaxing complement to your yoga practice.
Properties: analgesic, anti-depressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, digestive, expectorant, nervine and sudorific.
Properties: antidepressant, sedative, digestive and lymphatic stimulant, stomachic and tonic.
Properties: analgesic, anticonvulsive, antirheumatic, antiviral, bactericide, decongestant, deoderant, diuretic, hypotensive and sedative.
Properties :analgesic, antidepressant, astrringent, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, sudorific and tonic
Properties: all of the above, plus vaso constrictor and expectorant.
Herbs recommended during this season: Nettle tea, milk thistle.
A liver detox supplement before bed is helpful if you tend to experience headaches
or gastric upsets.
*The information provided is general in nature. Remember to inform your teacher if you are
pregnant as caution should be taken with some oils.
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These are the musings of Jannin. How I see the interconnectedness of the world through yoga, aromatherapy and nature...