Enjoy this special vinyasa class with Caramia Tamborino assisting me with her theta healing and reiki touch. All donations will support our Northern California neighbors affected by the recent wildfires. Thank you for your support. Namaste.
“Create your seat. Close your eyes and focus on the sound of the opening bells.” That’s how I begin our new Wednesday evening meditation sessions, in a softly lit yoga studio, meditation is signaled by the Tibetan bells, then time to still your body, soothe your nerves, and calm your mind. The meditation practice invites you to slow down and allow the experience of presence and awakening. Physiologically, meditation can lower stress, lower your blood pressure, lower your cortisol levels, slow down your heart rate, and cultivate an overall sense of well-being and peace. Just thinking about it relaxes me!
This is a community donation-based meditation “sit” at Joya Yoga San Ramon and we welcome participants of any level of meditation.
Meditation begins promptly at 8:30 and ends at 9:00. This session follows a 7pm Yin Yoga class with me, which ends at 8:15pm so a quiet transition between classes is requested. Many of the yin yoga students will already be seated in meditation before the 8:30 session begins.
The Joya Yoga San Ramon doors will open by 8:10 and will be locked by 8:30pm. Please no late arrivals for the meditation sessions. Blankets and bolsters are available for your use during meditation.
The Joya Yoga San Ramon doors will open by 8:10 and will be locked by 8:30pm. Please no late arrivals for the meditation sessions. Blankets and bolsters are available for your use during meditation. Please arrive early and quietly take your seat. See you on your mats! Namaste.
The hills are green, the trees and flowers are blooming AND my allergies can make me feel yuk! So ironic for this nature girl who LOVES to be outside yet the misery of allergies can force me inside. Spring has sprung and so has my runny nose and water eyes! Boo!
Being new to essential oils I hadn’t yet used them for my allergies. Most of my life I’d taken antihistamines which dry me out and make me sleepy and sudafed makes my heart race and disrupts my sleep. So, instead of taking these medicines I would suffer through allergy season resorting to meds when my allergies would become unbearable.
Honestly, I was skeptical that essential oils would help me because my spring allergies are soooo bad! What a surprise when I tried the TriEase Seasonal Blend Softgels. Shortly after taking my first dose (2 softgels) my itchy eyes and sniffles were gone! I was like, What? Did that really work that well?? So, I’ve tested it over and over and to my repeated surprise, the TriEase gels work! This simple blend of essential oils provides these benefits:
Lemon Peel: cleansing to the body’s systems and frequently used for respiratory discomfort*
Lavender Flower: renowned for its calming and balancing effects*
Peppermint Plant: promotes clear breathing and healthy respiratory function*
Because I care about what I put in and on my body I love doTerra because their oils are Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade making them safe for internal consumption.
As a bonus, TriEase SoftGels are 10% off this month! This discount is honestly what got me to try this product in the first place and I’m so glad I did! Retail $30, this month’s Promo $27! Wholesale: $22.50, Promo: $20.25. Click here to order at the retail price or sign up as a wholesale customer (save 25% off retail prices or email me at email@example.com.
Read on to learn more about which essential oils can help your allergies. Learn how your food choices affect your allergies, and how yoga and pranayama can bring relief to constricted breathing. Here’s to natural solutions for your annoying allergies!
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR ALLERGY RELIEF
Top Oils for Allergy Relief:
(Used in any application in equal parts)
How to use:
CHOOSE AN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DIET TO ALLEVIATE ALLERGY SYMPTOMS
Allergies are basically our body’s reaction to irritations, and the response is an inflammatory response. The body thinks there’s a foreign object it needs to fight off so it flushes is out with letting the flood gates out in your mucous membranes, thus the runny noses and water eyes. When seasonal allergies kick in, your body is even more sensitive to foods which create an inflammatory response. It can stress your immune system which is already working overtime responding to your allergies.
It can seem like bad news to decrease or eliminate dairy, sugar, gluten, alcohol and processed foods but, for me, the relief from my allergy symptoms is totally worth it. The bonus of creating a habit of eating whole foods is the possibility of reducing inflammation in your joints, chronic aches and pains may disappear, you might lose weight, your eyes seem clear, and clarity can replace foggy brain.
Food is medicine. Treat yourself to a whole foods, anti-inflammatory diet. Shift from thinking your giving something up to what you are gaining in loving your body with nutrient-rich foods. Give it a try, especially during allergy season, and you might discover ease from a myriad of annoying symptoms and love the way you feel!
PRANAYAMA AND YOGA TO OPEN BREATHING PASSAGES
I often hear yoga students skip their yoga practice when experiencing severe allergies for fear of not being able to breathe or their noses running like a faucet when in downward dog. To the contrary, yoga and pranayama can alleviate allergy symptoms by calming your central nervous systems, opening up your bronchial tubes, and clearing out your sinus passages. Combine essential oils into your practice by taking TriEase an hour before your class. Creating a custom roller bottle with lavender, peppermint, and lemon to roll on your wrists and breathe throughout your class can also be relief to your symptoms.
One specific breathing technique I find personally helpful is Alternate Nostril Breathing or Nadi Shodhana. Apply your essential oils and practice this pranayama technique for 10 minutes. Here is a lovely video explaining this technique.
I wish you ease from your allergy irritations. May you experience life with ease. May you experience life without suffering. Namaste.
Note: Thank you to Mandi Johnston for posting much of this information about essential oils for allergies on her facebook page. To learn more about how to use essential oils request to join her facebook page Education Page – Blooming Chrysalis.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Yoga with me week of March 12, 2018:
NOTE: The new Joya Yoga San Ramon is at 2410 San Ramon Valley Blvd Ste 129, at the previous location of Studio Mandala and The Yoga Company.
Starting Friday January 26, 2018 – All Levels Vinyasa Yoga with me Fridays 4:30-5:45pm at Just Be Yoga in Danville, CA. Book online at myjustbeyoga.com or download the Just Be Yoga app. Smiles, Yogamama Meels
Inspired by Gabby Bernstein’s blog post titled “”Say This One Sentence to See the World Differently.” Repeat this mantra ““The light in you is all I see” throughout your day to shift your perspective, rewire your brain, change your mood.
“When you proactively see others in light, you allow the stream or well-being to flow.” – Gabby Bernstein
Photo credit: my hubby, while in Maui