Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Robyn O'Brien at TEDxAustin 2011

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Valor for Balance

#Valor is empowering! A blend  of therapeutic-grade essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body. Valor increases feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of difficult situations. With true strengthening qualities, Valor enhances an individual's internal resources. Valor is also vital for helping to balance energy alignment in the body.

Massaggio Hawaiano ( Festival dell' Oriente ) Milano

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

18 Uses for Young Living's Frankincense Oil

Frankincense is an amazing oil that has many medicinal healing properties. Everyone should always have a bottle of Young Living's Frankincense oil on hand. Not only does Frankincense oil have physical healing properties but the oil also has abundant spiritual uses for prayer and meditation, helping to create deeper states of peace, compassion and love in our bodies and minds when the oil is used on a daily basis.

Here are 18 of the most common uses for Frankincense oil:

  • Mood uplifting when worn like a perfume.
  • Stress relief just apply a drop or two to the temples
  • Promote healing of the skin and reduce wrinkles
  • Reduce or eliminate scars on the body
  • Relieve those annoying itches, apply directly to the itch
  • Reduce or eliminate pain, very good for arthritis pain and inflammation
  • Disinfect a cut or scrape, apply to the wound
  • Eliminate warts, apply directly to the wart
  • Reduce or eliminate inflammation, take internally or apply topically to the area
  • Strengthen the immune system, take in a capsule daily 
  • Great for pregnancy and labor, apply to lower back for pain relief and to calm 
  • Reduce swelling and promote healing of insect bites
  • Enhance vision, apply to the area around the eyes
  • Improve concentration apply to the back of the neck
  • Reduce or eliminate brittle nails, apply directly to the nail bed
  • Reduce or eliminate cysts, apply directly to the area or take internally
  • Overall improved health, take one drop a day in a teaspoon of honey or almond milk
  • Fight cancer and win, the oil is anti-tumoral, take internally or apply directly to the tumor

Give frankincense a try and see how much the oil can bring life enhancing and changing benefits to everyday activities.

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Microscopic Healers

Essential oils are the most powerful substance a plant produces. Plants create essential oils to promote health and safety. When a plant has a predator, is injured or feels under threat essential oils are produced. They are the health and well-being agent for all plants on Earth. Not all essential oils on the market are equal. They might not be created from plants, they are man made. They might be diluted and of lesser quality. When buying essential oils, read the label, make sure what you are getting is pure therapeutic and medicinal grade essential oil.

Since you will be using the essential oil on your body, taking them internally, or inhaling the oil. Knowing what is in the essential oil you are purchasing is very important. If the label says you cannot take an essential oil internally or put on your skin do not buy it. All of Young Livings essential oils can be used almost anyway you can think of. They can be taken internally, inhaled, and put on the skin. If you do not know where to put an essential oil start with the feet, arms or on the neck. 

Oils can be applied as often as every 10 to 20 minutes. Depending on the problem application in 15 minute incriminates will keep the level of essential oils very high in the blood. Keeping the level of essential oil high in the blood will promote healing at a faster pace. Always do your research and find out the best method for using essential oils if you are able but any essential oil is better than none. Use what you have on hand if you do not have the specific oils for a condition. Amazing things will happen when you make essential oils a part of your life. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014


Like anyone I do not like to be disappointed. The feeling is not pleasant and can lead to any number of other  uncomfortable feelings and emotions. Disappointment can lead to anger, hurt, and sadness. Learning to not attach an outcome to any giving action or situation is one of the best ways to leave disappointment behind forever. The problem is how do I learn to not attach an outcome to my thoughts and actions?

Learning to bounce back and let the disappointment go is key. When I realize I have attached an outcome to an event or action I have taken, I try and clear my mind of any desire for a specific out come and say to myself let what will be, be. I still have not been one hundred percent successful, I am human after all. Learning non attachment has helped me to limit my times of disappointment.

The other problem with disappointment is looking back. I want my focus to be on the road ahead and when I let disappointment drag me down and think about what could have been. I am using my precious life energy on something that I had dreamed up but is not real. I might have placed an expectation for a great outcome to an event to only be disappointed. Then I spend time thinking about what could have been. Letting go, not looking back will also help to keep disappointment to a minimum. Look at the road ahead, focus your energy on the present moment and disappointment will disappear.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Positive Affirmations

Did you know that 60-70% of self-talk is negative? People who are able to change their self-talk from negative to positive make changes and improvements in their lives faster than those who continue with the profusion of negative self-talk. Another fact about positive affirmations, people who write down their positive affirmations and review them at least every other day are more likely to fulfill their positive affirmations.

Being positive minded is extremely important for success in life. When a person believes in them self and the abilities that they have to accomplish a task or a goal, backing up their belief with positive self-talk and affirmations, they will accomplish anything they put their mind too. Take the time to write down goals, dreams and affirmations. Review those goals, dreams, and affirmations at least 3-4 times a week. When a person take the time to do these actions, they are choosing success, happiness, and abundance in their life.  

When a person let's go of beliefs, fears, and negative thought process that are holding them back and replaces them with positive affirmations, they are going to be successful. When a person repeats the positive affirmations until they become impressed on the subconscious mind, great things will happen. The subconscious mind controls the decisions and actions a person takes to a great degree. The subconscious mind will accept as true what a person keeps saying to it. Take time and write down goals, dreams and positive affirmations today. Start reviewing those same goals, dreams, and positive affirmations and claiming them, so they become part of the subconscious mind. Then happiness, success, and abundance will happen. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Create a Shared Vision

To grow your organization no matter the type of business, creating a shared vision is potentially the most important factor for success. One of the fundamental factors that distinguishes leaders from non-leaders is promoting and sharing a vision. Taking a look ahead and promoting the vision for your business will help to ensure business success. The answers and the vision cannot be just from the leader. A vision must be shared by the organization for real success to happen. When the leader reaches out and empowers his team to share and create the vision for the future, for the business, then success will happen.

When the team sees the vision as something they own, they will take pride in building the vision and creating a future for the business. The leader, the business, and the team all benefit from sharing a vision for the future. When each team member sees their personal vision as part of the organizations success story greatness will happen. Each person in the organization should be part of building the vision, creating ownership of the process and the vision. 

One of the great joys in life is seeing a vision come to fruition. For both the leader and the team members the completion of a vision is a beautiful process and will help the organization and business to be successful for years to come. When each individual sees their vision aligned with the organization, commitment and enthusiasm will be generated in abundance. In turn maximum benefits are created for the whole organization. Each person has a part in the success story and will take pride in what the organization is building. As a leader the greatest thing you can do is to help the individuals in the organization align their vision with the organizations vision. 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Boost your Brain Power

Brain power, most of the time you do not think about the capacity of your brain and how the brain is powered. How often do you have "brain fog"? Do you have trouble getting going in the morning? You might need more than a cup of coffee to get you going. You might have toxins blocking the receptor sites in the cells of your brain and preventing you from maximizing the potential of your brain power.

Young Living has developed an oil to help maximize your brain power. Amazingly it is called Brain Power. The oil is very high in sesquiterpenes that help deliver oxygen to the brain. For your brain to function at maximum potential you need high levels of oxygen reaching the pineal, pituitary, and hypothalamus. Brain Power also helps to eliminate petrochemicals that build up in the brain and block the receptor sites from receiving the information and oxygen they need. 

Brain Power essential oil can and maybe should be used every day. You just need to open the bottle and take a nice deep inhale of the powerful oil to start benefiting an increasing your brain power. If you know someone who has damaged their brain they also need Brain Power essential oil. The oil will help to repair and renew the brain cells. Brain Power also helps to regulate the levels of serotonin in the blood. Serotonin is very important for mood, sleep, muscle, memory, learning, appetite and concentration.  All affected by serotonin levels in the blood. Boost your brain power today with Young Living's Brain Power essential oil. 
Order at member number 1419115. Get the real brain power boost you need and maximize your potential. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Intention: Create your dream.

What is your intention? Whatever your intention is you will become your intention. If you set a goal and declare the goal as your intention. Then set a time frame for the intention to happen in, your intention will come to pass. Modern quantum physics confirms the thoughts you have, have power to change the world around you. They have substance and can make a the life of your dreams come true.

The universe responds to your intention and the universe responds at the quantum level. Responding at the quantum level means your intention can happen faster than the speed of light. Every atom of the universe is aware of every other atom in the universe, or what some might call Source, God, Allah, Buddha, or any number of names. The point is all of space is aware, alive and responding to your intentions. You must set the time frame, visualize what you want to happen. See yourself walking across the stage, winning the big prize, making the million dollars. Create, visualize your intention, set a date for the intention to happen and take action. The universe will respond.  

Now go make your intention your reality. The only thing stopping you is you. You have the power to change the world. To be a peacemaker, a compassion giver, extending across the entire universe. Do not let fear stop you. Take the leap, you will be awed by how the universe jumps into action for you, helping you to create more than you can ask for or imagine. When you are done reading this article, take some time and set your intention, pick your date, and start taking action today to make your dream, your intention come true. 

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Reaching our Highest Potential

Everyone would like to reach their highest potential in life. Many of us feel like we are stuck in the muck of everyday life and cannot even see far down the road. One of the reasons this happens to us, is a lack of vision. People without vision will be stuck in the same circumstances over and over again until they decide to make a change, because for things to change, we have to change.  A fantastic way to start the change we all need is meditation. 

Meditation allows us to focus in on our own needs. Adding an essential oil like Highest Potential from Young Living is a fantastic way to enhance the focus. When we take care of our own needs, we are able to help others. Highest Potential is a spiritual oil that will help us to build confidence, let go of beliefs that are limiting us, and help us to focus on the vision we that we want to accomplish and not on our imperfections. Meditation combined with Highest Potential essential oil will allow us to overcome anything we are facing and to focus on the greater vision for our lives.  

We need to take charge of our future, to reach our highest potential. Take time each morning or evening or both to meditate with Highest Potential essential oil blend from Young Living. Not only will we leave negativity behind in the dust but we will really be reaching our highest potential. Life will become so expanded and the opportunities that come to us will create blessings for all of our friends, family, community and the entire world. We cannot afford to be stagnant any longer, it is time for all of us to reach our Highest Potential. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

Meditate with Essential Oils

Everyone should meditate. Meditation is not a religious activity, is not practiced by just one culture or spiritual group and has a broad range of benefits. Meditation allows the individual or group to relax and come into higher states of consciousnesses. The time anyone spends in meditation will reap rewards for not only the individual but everyone around the individual will benefit from meditation. To enhance any meditation practice add a few drops of Young Living essential oils.

When essential oils are used properly during meditation the whole experience will be enhanced and more productive. The oils raise the vibration level of the individual using them. Higher states of vibration will lead to enhanced meditative states of awareness. Some of the best oils to use during meditation are Vetiver, Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Clary Sage, Patchouli, and Roman Chamomile. The essential oils can be applied right to the body, used in a diffuser, or resign burner. Everyone can meditate and should meditate.

Life is better with meditation. If everyone would take just twenty minutes a day to meditate a huge shift in consciousness would take place on the planet. The best place to start the meditation change, is to teach every child to meditate. Meditation should be a standard part of every education plan. Adding essential oils to meditation would enhance the power and effectiveness of the meditation sessions. If you really want to save the planet, the environment, and improve your sense of well-being and over all quality of life, start a meditation practice today with essential oils. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Essential Oil a Bottle Full of Joy

I know I can always use more joy in my life. Thankfully Young Living has created an essential oil that helps everyone to have more joy in their life. Not only will essential oil of Joy help to uplift and lighten your mood but the oil of Joy will also help with grief, depression, and many other emotional feelings and memories. Many ladies like to wear oil of Joy as a perfume because of the alluring and beautiful fragrance the oil has.

Oil of Joy is not just for humans, pets and other animals can benefit from the essential oil. A pet that is sluggish and does not seem to have any energy can be invigorated with a drop of oil of Joy on the head, along with an inhalation or two of the oil. Be careful, your pet might end up with more energy than you expect. Oil of Joy is a powerful essential oil that will help almost any person or animal to improve their mood and energy level. Oil of Joy has strong effects on the central nervous system that calm and balance the body. 

Some of the documented benefits of using oil of Joy are healing from abuse, acceptance, less agitation, anger, anxiety, apathy, and being less argumentative. The oil should also be used for encouragement, despair, despondency, disappointment, to cleanse the aura, to help with emotional pain of cancer, jealousy, Lyme disease, mood swings, improved libido and impotence for ladies. There are many more uses for the oil of Joy. If you do not have any oil of Joy, please visit and use member #1419115 to order a bottle today. Start your healing journey into joy.    

Friday, July 25, 2014

Raindrop Therapy For Higher Vibration

Almost everyday someone will ask me why they should have a Raindrop therapy session. There are so many reasons everyone should have Raindrop therapy, trying to tell them all the reasons in a few sentences can be difficult. Having all of the nine oils used in a Raindrop session applied to the body is reason enough to get a Raindrop therapy session. The oils used in Young Living's Raindrop therapy are Valor, Oregano, Thyme, Basil, Wintergreen, Marjoram, Cypress, Peppermint, Aroma Siez, Ortho Ease and V-6.

Here is a little more information about the oils. Valor is known as the chiropractor in a bottle oil and helps with spinal alignment and muscle problems. Oregano supports the immune system and is a virus hunter. Thyme has amazing anti-viral properties working along your spine to clean out dormant viruses. Basil is a wonderful muscle relaxant. Wintergreen helps to relieve aches and pains all over the body and is great for repairing bones. Marjoram is relaxing, helps with joint pain and any discomforts experienced in the body. Cypress purifies and cleanses the body, helping the body to detox from chemical overload. Peppermint is good for aches and pains all over the body and Aroma Siez is a muscle relaxant and reduces aches and pains. Ortho Ease and V-6 are carrier oils to help distribute the oils along the spine and other areas of the body. Every-body needs a Raindrop therapy session.

More of the many benefits of the session are reduced stress and anxiety, reduced inflammation in the body, spinal realignment, relaxed muscles, elimination of viruses and bacteria along the spine and detoxification of the bodies tissues. Drink plenty of water after the Raindrop therapy session is completed and get plenty of rest to help increase the effectiveness of the treatment. Another side effect of the treatment is you might crave Italian food after. If you are not sure why you will crave Italian food, reread the list of oils again. Now go find a Raindrop therapist in your area today and book an appointment. To book with me call 210-542-8672 if you are in the San Antonio Texas area. I hope you will be in a Raindrop therapy session soon, blessings. 

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Courage in a bottle, it really does exist.

One of my favorite Young Living oil blends is Valor. If you struggle with anxiety, depression and/or panic attacks then Valor is essential for you. Valor builds confidence and enhances your ability to overcome any problem or obstacle you might be encountering in your life. As the name implies when you use Valor you will be ready to go out and take on the world. Anytime you are lacking in confidence apply a drop or two of Valor to your wrist and go out boldly to take on the world. There are many other benefits to using Valor on a daily basis.

If you or someone you know snores at night place a drop of Valor on each big toe before bed and the snoring will quickly abate. When you go to see a chiropractor drop one or two drops of Valor on the neck before your session and you will have an even better adjustment. Valor has been called a chiropractor in a bottle and is just one of the many reasons every Raindrop therapy session starts and finishes with Valor. The uses for Valor are almost endless.  

Valor also helps you to focus and improves your mood so you can be more confident in anything you are doing. If you feel like you might have the start of a tension headache, take a drop or two of Valor and rub the oil on the location where the tension is coming from and you will ward of the headache. For arthritis relief you can place a drop or two of  Valor right on the joints and the pain will subside, increasing range of motion. Too reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of TMJ use Valor along the jaw line at least twice a day. There are many more uses for Valor only a few have been mentioned here. Please share your own experiences with Valor in the comments section of the blog. Your testimonials are wonderful to hear and build confidence for everyone. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Essential Healing Power

All of us want to be healed from wounds and traumas that have happened to us in the past and meditation can be a essential tool for all of us to use to promote healing. In meditation we learn to accept what has happened to us in the past and allow deep healing to take place at the root of the wound so we can stop nourishing the head of the wound and keeping the trauma alive and festering. Another tool for deep healing is essential oils.

Essential oils are also another vital tool to use when looking to promote deep emotional healing in our bodies and minds. The Young Living oils are the best available because they are all created at the therapeutic and medicinal grade level. Each of the oils is made with the intention of promoting healing and restoration to the body, mind and soul. Applying the oils daily along with meditation can and will promote deep healing. Raindrop Therapy also enables healing.

Another tool highly recommended for deep healing is Raindrop Therapy. Each session uses nine essential oils that can be tailored to the trauma or wound in need of healing. The oils will go deep into the central nervous system clearing out any blockages and resetting the cells to normal vibration levels  Find a Raindrop Therapy practitioner and book a session today, amazing healing will take place. Book a Raindrop Therapy session with me call, 210-542-8672.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ylang-ylang to the rescue.

Ylang-ylang is a wonderful essential oil with many health benefits. Starting any day with a few drops of Ylang-ylang will make the day better. Here are some of the wonderful benefits of the oil. It acts as an antidepressant, anti-seborrhoeic, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, hypertensive, nervine and sedative  So you can see this oils is an important part of your daily routine when using essential oils.

As an antidepressant the essential oil of the Ylang-ylang flower allows the body to relax and drive away anxiety. Also chronic stress and sadness can be revealed by applying the oil topically to the back of the neck or directly to an area where tension is residing in the body. The oil is also a great way to promote healing in an open wound, cut or abrasion on the skin. The oil has very strong antiseptic qualities that will clean and remove harmful bacteria from the area of the wound.

Ylang-ylang can also heal internal organs, help with insomnia, fatigue, frigidity and many other stress related illnesses. The essential oil is also helpful for maintaining a healthy balanced and moisturized skin. If you want to spice up your experience in the bedroom, Ylang-ylang will do the trick apply a few drops with a massage oil and allow the natural aphrodisiac qualities to go to work and create a state of bliss for you and your partner in the bedroom. 

If you are not already using essential oils I invite you to try the Young Living line of essential oils and essential oil products. You can become a whole sale member at member number 1419115. I hope you will start your journey with essential oils today. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Swimming with the FIshes.

Fish pose is a wonderful pose to start a closing sequence in yoga and can be done with the legs in lotus or with the legs extended. To get into the pose you will need to lift your torso with your elbows and let your head fall back until the crown touches the mat or floor. Once you are in the pose just let your body fully enjoy the benefits by taking several deep breaths. Inhaling from the pelvic floor all the way up to the collarbone.

Some of the wonderful health benefits received from practicing fish pose on a regular basis are, the deep hip flexors and intercostals are stretched. The pose also helps to relive any tension in the neck, throat, and shoulders. The pose will also help to improve your posture, relieve stress, stimulate the organs of your digestive track and throat. Almost everyone should be able to practice the modified version of Fish Pose with very little difficulty and many great benefits.

Remember when entering into Fish Pose, support your weight with your forearms and elbows as you lower your head to the mat or floor. If you are a beginner you might only be able to rest your shoulder blades on the floor because they have not developed enough arch in their back yet but the arch will come with practice. Remember to keep the legs active while in the pose and to engage the internal locks or banda's to get maximum benefit from the pose. Now go out there and swim with the fishes.  

Thursday, July 10, 2014

If life gives you lemons

If life gives you lemons be excited because you can make lemon oil. The oil is such a powerful tool for detoxing and rejuvenating the body, mind, and spirit. Lemon oil can be used to make 54% fewer errors. When driving lemon oil will help you to concentrate on the road and stay focused. Lemon oil will promote weight loss because of the detoxification effect the oil has on the body, especially the liver.

As a gentle cleaner a couple of drops of lemon oil will remove gum, oil, grease, spots, glue and adhesives on almost any surface. You may also substitute lemon oil for lemon juice but remember you only need one drop in a glass or cup because Young Living oils are super concentrated. Also only use lemon oil in ceramic or glass containers because in a plastic container the oil will cause toxins to leach from the plastic.

More fantastic uses for lemon oil, the oil will boost the immune system of the body. The vapor of lemon oil in a diffuser will kill many common bacteria in as few as 15 minutes. Lemon oil is also a fantastic antidepressant when used in aromatherapy. The oil has also been shown to break down cellulite when mixed with a carrier oil and enhance circulation, helping to reduce the effects of varicose veins. Lemon oil should also be used as a natural hand sanitizer, so you should always have a bottle of Young Living's lemon oil on hand to make your life better in a multitude of ways.    

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Continuous Improvement

When you are ready to eliminate unwanted habits or traits in your life, Kalesvara mudra will help. The mudra helps to calm the mind and bring focus to the unwanted habit or trait that needs to be eliminated. As the time frame between thoughts grows longer, the mind becomes more clear and able to focus on what is necessary to eliminate the unwanted habit or trait.

There does not need to be a battle to eliminate the unwanted habits or traits but steady patient use of the Kalesvara Mudra will enable loving understanding and peaceful guidance to come from the inner voice that everyone can tune into when they slow down and listen to the unlimited consciousness of the universe. Use the mudra twice a day for 10 - 20 minutes for best results.

The Kalesvara mudra can also help when a new positive habit or trait is desired in life. Sit quietly and ask the universe what the benefit of the new habit or trait that is desired. Ask the cosmic consciousness to help bring the new habit or trait to fruition. Then describe the new trait or habit as completely as possible so the universe can respond with exactly to the energy generated with the mudra and the thoughts being produced. Finally create images and scenes where the new habit or trait is part of your life and you are improving your life and others with the new habit or trait.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Backbends for Everyone

Backbends are great for health and well-being. A healthy spine will translate to a healthy life. An easy backbend to start with is Upward Facing Dog or Urdhva Mukha Svanasana in Sanskrit. Almost everyone can do the pose and if Upward Facing Dog is too much Cobra pose is a great variation but the legs are not lifted off of the mat.

Some of the benefits of doing Upward Facing Dog are increased strength in the arms, wrists, abdomen and legs. The pose also helps to increase the flexibility of the spine and flexibility is vital for over all health and well-being. Normally Upward Facing Dog is done as part of the Sun Salutation sequence that will open most vinyasa flow classes but the pose can be done as a stretch and strength building portion of any workout program. 

When doing Upward Facing Dog there are some fundamentals that should be practiced. Always keep the legs engaged and off of the floor. Keep the shoulders over the wrist and the wrist shoulder distance apart. Do not hunch the shoulders up around the ears, keep them relaxed but engaged in the pose. Always be mindful of the wrist in the pose. Upward Facing Dog will heal wrist injuries but if not done properly could aggravate or cause more harm. Now go and do some Upward Facing Dogging.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Change Energy for New Direction

Shivalinga is an energy changing mudra. To do the mudra you place your right hand with thumb extended upwards in the palm of the left hand. The right hand is a symbol of masculine force that encompass the destructive and informational aspects of life. Life is all about cycles. The seasons cycle one after the other, the flower must die to produce fruit and our bodies must replace dead cells to continue to thrive. Without the process of destruction and renewal life would not be possible.

Use the mudra to transform any dynamic you are ready to change. If you have depression, dissatisfaction, laziness, or any process that you might need to be transformed or eliminated from your life use Shivalinga a couple of times a day for up to five minutes each time. Shivalinga is very helpful in the healing process and should be used whenever you encounter a difficult situation where there needs to be more verve in your life.

To help you reach your full potential or rebirth something in your life, imagine your left hand is a mortar and your right hand a pestle. As you move your right hand in your left imagine you are grinding into dust the old energy you that no longer servers you. Then watch as the wind catches the dust of the old energy and blows the it off into the world to be transformed into new more vital and productive process. You hold the key to change. Allow Shivalinga mudra to be a helper in your change process.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Peppermint is Essential

Young Living Peppermint essential oil should be a staple for everyone. Peppermint is healthcare everyone can use and receive almost instant effective results. Most people think of freshening their breath when peppermint comes to mind but there are many more wonderful and essential uses for peppermint oil.

Peppermint can be used as a dietary supplement, an aromatic, or applied tropically. Remember when using Young Livings Peppermint oil each drop is super concentrated, one drop is equivalent to 26 cups of peppermint tea, so only a drop or two will be needed. You might want to use a carrier oil for comfort such as organic coconut oil. Here are some of the most common and essential uses for peppermint oil:

Colds and Congestion
Energy and Alertness
Sore Muscles

Only one or two drops will be needed for each of these applications, the peppermint oil can be placed directly on the location, ingested or inhaled with a diffuser. The benefits will be almost immediate and there are no bad side effects to be concerned about like with over the counter prescription drugs.

To  start using Young Living's Peppermint essential oil please go to and put in member number 1419115. Essential oils are life changing and will can added to and improve any wellness program. Please leave a message with questions or comments about this blog.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Develop Balance

Balancing poses are some of the most challenging poses in a yoga practice. Sometimes balancing poses flow with ease and other times standing on one leg and holding balance is unbelievably challenging. The asana (pose) of the week is Vrkasana, or Tree pose. To do the pose you must stand on one leg and hold the other leg against the standing leg.

The benefits of vrkasana are many. Your inner thighs, groin and shoulder are all stretchered and strengthened. Your overall posture is also improved when you do this pose on a regular basis. Another great benefit of vrkasana is the calming effect holding the pose has on your mind and central nervous system. As you are developing a deeper sense of balance you are also increasing your mind body awareness.

If you are having difficulty balancing there are options, you can use a wall for support, place a finger on the wall to help stabilize your balance. You also should focus on an area that is not moving in the room to help you maintain steadiness. Another option is placing the toes against the floor to help you maintain your balance. Whatever you do when holding the pose do not place your foot against your knee. Placing the foot hear could cause knee problems and should always bee avoided. Time to practice, develop your balance this week by adding tree pose into your daily practice.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Raindrop Therapy is Essential

The Raindrop Technique was developed by D. Gary Young an aromatologist and an expert on aromatherapy. I prefer to call the Raindrop Technique, Raindrop Therapy because of the results I see in my clients when they leave a session. Everything about them changes and you can see they are in a state of total bliss. The application of the oils along with the loving intention behind the application allows the client to totally relax and renew in the session.

Raindrop Therapy is a type of energy work. The oils used are dropped directly onto the spine. Starting about six inches above the body, where the energy field starts surrounding the body starts. The essential oils are worked into the central nervous system with gentle feathering strokes along the back and spine. The essential oils are dispersed into the nervous system and throughout the whole body in this way.

The therapy will reduce spinal inflammation and kill viruses that hibernate along the spinal column and helps to straighten abnormal spinal curvatures. The session normally last from 45 - 60 minutes but the benefits of a Raindrop Therapy session will last for a week or longer in the body. If you have never had a session then you need to find a Raindrop Therapist in your area as soon as possible. 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Three Warriors

Yoga is challenging, always. From the first time you step on the mat until the last time you ever step on the mat there is always something new to learn in yoga. Some of the poses that people find most challenging are the balancing poses. One of those poses is Warrior Three or Virabhadrasana III in Sanskrit.

Some of the benefits of Warrior Three are stronger back, legs, shoulders, and arms. The hamstrings and thighs are also stretched when you extend in the pose. Your chest expands allowing your lungs to bring in more oxygen. The increased oxygen levels will also help to improve memory and concentration. Another key benefit of practicing Warrior Three on a regular bases is increased core awareness, improved balance and coordination. 

As all yoga poses do, Warrior Three also quiets your mind, calming the nervous system as you take deep long in hales and exhales. The long inhales and exhales allow you to maximize the stretch when in the pose and help to stimulate your abdominal organs aiding in better digestion. So enough reading do some yoga, get out there and Warrior up this week!


Monday, June 16, 2014

Ready for Meditation

The beautiful thing about meditation is you do not need to be an expert to start. Starting is the most important step you can take on your life journey. The best way to start is to make a small commitment to a daily meditation time. At fist you might be only ready for two to five minutes of meditation but as your practice grows with daily discipline, you will see the fruit.

As you continue to practice you will be able to penetrate through the five layers of the sense. The process is gradual and takes time and effort on the part of the meditator but with patience all will come. The practice of meditation will enable the soul to diffuse completely throughout the body and enable the practitioner to understand true peace and joy.

When you are ready for deep meditation the sense will rest quietly and stop demanding gratification from the mind. As the process grows inside of you, your mind will detach from the senses and turn to the soul allowing you to experience spiritual heights. The effects of a daily disciplined meditation practice will allow this process to take place.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Are you ready for a great butt?

Almost everyone wants a great butt and there is no better way to achieve a great butt than through a solid yoga practice. A great butt is not going to happen overnight but with dedication and practice, remember all will come will practice, a great butt will arrive. Along with the great butt you will get great arms, great legs and just be perfectly proportioned.

Here are a few poses to get you started on your great yoga butt.

Warrior One:

Warrior Two:

Warrior Three:

Bridge Pose:

Upward Plank Pose:

These are just a few of the poses you can do to improve your yoga butt. Creating a dedicated practice is the key to achieving lasting results. I hope you have real success and earn your yoga butt.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Restorative Yoga a Practice for Everyone

Anyone can start a restorative yoga practice. Restorative yoga is a gentle type of yoga and can be practiced by anyone in almost any place. Advanced yoga practitioners to beginners can use restorative yoga. The practice helps to improve flexibility, musculoskeletal, restore emotional balance, and helps to quiet the mind.

As you practice restorative yoga, you will begin to develop a deep awareness of your mind and body. You will learn to observe the mind and the body through the gentle practice that restores health as well. As you grow in the restorative practice you will be able to move your body in more productive and efficient ways.

If you are like most people, you lead a very busy life. Restorative yoga will help to restore balance in your life that is lost from being overly busy. The society around you demands a constant up-tempo pace that leaves little room to stop and take time to tune into your body and mind. The up-tempo life style also leads to only practicing exercise programs that are fast and require a lot of energy.

With all of the up-tempo, fast paced life, balance is lost and people become exhausted and frustrated. A restorative yoga practice will help you to restore the balance you need. As you slow down and take time to practice you will discover your body and mind again, and learn to not be a slave to the demands of the body or subject to every whim of the mind.

A restorative yoga practice allows your nervous system to relax and renew. As you continue to take part in a restorative yoga practice your body and mind will regenerate itself because you will learn to stop overexerting. Taking time to be still in each posture and listen to what is happening inside of your body.

If you do not allow the body time to rest and renew, you are compounding the problem and will eventually crash. Some sort of disease will come along or an injury will force you to stop. A restorative yoga practice will help you to restore the balance that is lost in the fast paced society. If you have not started a restorative yoga practice, please take the time to find a local yoga studio where there is a gentle or restorative yoga instructor. You will thank yourself for the rest of your life.