What is Aromatherapy? December 02, 2015 10:47

Aromatherapy is derived from the ancient practice of using natural plant essences to promote health and wellbeing. It consists of the use of pure essential oils obtained from a wide assortment of plants, which have been steam distilled or cold-pressed from flowers, fruit, bark and roots.

The term "aromatherapie" was coined by Rene Maurice Gattefosse in 1928. He used the word to imply the therapeutic use of essential oils. Since the beginning of Aromatherapy, the practice has encompassed human pathology and the treatment of different conditions emotional and physical with essential oils. As Aromatherapy has developed into a practice it has adopted a holistic approach which encompasses the body, the mind and the spirit.

But it was actually Hippocrates 460 B.C. - 377 B.C, the Greek healer and physician, who said that “the way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day”. Long before aromatherapy essential oils were in common usage, many people used the actual plant to heal. Hippocrates is accredited with changing the way medicine was viewed and used healing plants as part of his Hippocratic theory.

Hippocrates used ginger as warming herb to soothe cold conditions; much of what is written about Hippocrates is subject to different verifications and interpretations but he did contribute much to medicine as we know it today.

As a holistic therapy, Aromatherapy is able to work on several levels of the individual’s wellbeing.

Essential oils, as a part of Ayurvedic practice, have been used for thousands of years to complement yoga practice. My approach has always been to use a combination of Yoga and Aromatherapy with Ayurvedic principles to completely balance and restore mind and body to their optimum health.

What is Yoga? December 02, 2015 10:45

Yoga means 'union' between the mind, body and spirit. It involves the practice of physical postures and poses, referred to as asanas in Sanskrit. The ultimate aim of practicing Yoga is to create a balance between the body and the mind and to attain self-enlightenment. In order to accomplish it, Yoga makes use of different movements, breathing exercises, relaxation technique and meditation.

The oldest text about Yoga (1st centuary B.C.) is Patanjali Yoga Sutras. This brief and ancient text has been the guiding light, directly or indirectly, of millions of yoga practitioners. Krishnamacharya, Iyengar, Pattabhi Jois, Desikachar all acknowledge their debt to Patanjali. He is the root guru of the gurus themselves.

Yoga is the perfect way to ensure overall health and physical fitness. Through meditation, asanas and pranayama, breathing exercises, you can banish all your stress and lead a healthy life. In fact, it is one of the best remedies known to humankind.

The oldest physical discipline in existence known to humankind, Yoga brings stability to the body and the wavering mind.

Studies in the field of medicine suggest that Yoga is the only form of physical activity that provides complete exercise to the body, because it massages all the internal organs and glands. This in turn reduces the risk of many diseases.

Yoga can create a positive permanent difference to the lifestyle of anybody practicing it on a regular basis. The positive effects of Yoga on the health and mind are visible over time. Another specialty about Yoga is its wide choice of asanas. It is a medication without the actual use of medicines. Moreover, no visible side effects are associated with the practice of Yoga on a regular basis. All you need to learn is the most appropriate exercises meant for the structure of your body.

What is Beautiful Mind Beautiful Body? July 19, 2015 10:50

BEAUTIFUL MIND BEAUTIFUL BODY is a holistic and unique approach to Yoga; integrating Yoga to energise, motivate and balance mind and body, Ayurvedic principles and Aromatherapy and Essential Oils to help produce a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental sense of well-being.

Beautiful Mind Beautiful Body is a holistic approach for the mind and body helping you live a happier and healthier life.

As a Yoga Teacher and Aromatherapist, I have created this unique approach to well-being; by using a combination of Essential Oils and yoga alongside Ayurvedic principles I am able to offer a complete package where I can really help you achieve and maintain physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness.

The harmony of Yoga and Aromatherapy is just truly amazing; they both work on the body, mind and spirit. Whilst many concentrate on the physical aspects of yoga, I draw from all aspects of yoga to ensure that you understand and feel the benefits, not just physically, but mentally and spiritually too.

The use of Essential oils along with the yoga has an even deeper effect as essential oils can immediately penetrate the skin and cell membranes. They can actually diffuse throughout the blood and tissues instantly in a matter of seconds. Oils cross the brain-blood barrier and reach the amygdala and other limbic parts of the brain that control our mood, emotions and beliefs. So they can help us with our ability to handle stress, anger or any other emotion we are dealing with. So aromatherapy coupled with yoga provides a unique formula to you complete well–being and I am so pleased to be able to offer this unique way of looking after yourself to others.