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Yoga, Essential Oils & Energy Medicine


What Do They Have in Common … Besides Durham, California?


I found yoga By Mikaela Hengst T


hey all have a similar purpose: to bring balance to the body. Used individually each


modality can be extremely effective in bringing about a balance to the inner and outer landscape of our lives. What happens, though, when we use them together? Yoga and essential oils with a touch of energy medicine can have amazing effects! When our bodies, minds, and spirits are congruent, everything is in balance; our energy is flowing freely from Heaven to Earth and back again. Only then can we grow, blossom, and truly step into our life’s purpose.


in my early 20s as a single woman whose life consisted of going out to the bars and work. I didn’t have the awareness of self. I was living completely in my ego. I realize now that my spirit was drawing me to yoga with an intense need to connect with something


deeper than my five senses could allow. I remember leaving my first class feeling stronger, more open, and free, so free! All of the thoughts running through my head and feelings weighing on my heart were gone when I went into class, and I was at peace. Yoga has been a way for me to tap into my inner being, connect with Mother Earth and my intuition, release emotion, and grow as a spiritual being. Often I hear, “I can’t do yoga; I’m not flexible enough!” When in reality, yoga is for every body and anyone


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can have a yoga practice. Yoga teaches us to be flexible in our bodies and that can translate off the mat to flexibility in our lives. All that is required is a willingness to try. I like to keep my classes simple so that the student has the opportunity to really feel the body—every muscle, every stretch, every breath as it enters and exits the body. When we listen to our bodies and what they are telling us we can become curious about why our bodies are sending us messages. Perhaps there is tension in our lower back, or a constant feeling of anxiety and tightness


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