Essential Oils

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Stop and Smell the Roses

by anjayoga

Stop and Smell the Roses Daily aromatherapy rituals with essential oil skincare The other day my husband came into the living room and I became aware of this beautiful, warm floral and calming aroma. The scent that arrived made me smile, it felt soothing – and it changed my mode. Just the aroma. Aromatherapy. He […]

The perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day

by anjayoga

I think I found the perfect flowers for Valentine’s Day. For you or a loved one. I love flowers. I love them in nature and I love them in my home. I have them dried and drink them as tea or use them in pelvic steams. I have the essential oils. And then I have […]

Aromas in yoga class

by anjayoga
anja_brierley_lange yoga class

Natural aromas in yoga class There are lots of aromas and scents (and smells) in a yoga class. And I want to discuss it briefly here. As a yoga teacher facilitating space where we all move and breathe in. And as a yoga practitioner and fellow students. Being a number of people in a contained […]

Tapping + unblocking your blocks

by anjayoga

Being self employed and working for one self can bring up plenty of self doubt and challenges. It is also very rewarding. As yoga teachers we love what we are doing. This is why we do it. Very few yoga teachers earn what you could easily earn in a “normal” job. But it can also […]

Autumn Pleasure

by anjayoga

It is autumn. The season of transitioning from summer to winter. Where the weather is so changeable and the days are getting shorter. The leaves on the trees turn from green, to yellow, vibrantly red before they fall. In Ayurveda changeability is one of the qualities of Vata Dosha. It is associated with the elements […]

How to use Essential Oils for Labour

by anjayoga

Let’s talk about essential oils and aromatherapy… and how it may help you in your  life: physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. We are continuing the tips on how to use them during labour and childbirth. Did you read my post on 5 Essential Oils for Labour? Otherwise here are my favourite oils for childbirth. Now we […]

5 Essential oils for labour ~ Part 1

by anjayoga

Let’s talk about essential oils and aromatherapy… and how it may help you in your  life: physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. This time during childbirth. Here are my top tips for using essential oils in labour and childbirth. 5 Essential oils for labour Essential oils are powerful plant medicine. The effect can be subtle […]

Under the influence of oils Part 1

by anjayoga

Let’s talk about essential oils and aromatherapy… and how it may help you in your daily life: physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. What are essential oils? All plants have aromatic essences. Or what we refer to as essential oils. During photosynthesis the plants create these aromatic oils. We find them, and extract them, from […]

Jasmine – The Queen of the Night

by anjayoga

Jasmine flowers The fragrance of jasmine invokes an intoxicating, sensuous and exhilarating mood. I love the fragrance of jasmine. Walking past flowering jasmines at the night when the scent is strongest mmm… We often associate jasmine with seduction, romance and sensuality. It is called the queen or mistress of the night referring to how the strong […]