Clary Sage

Clary Sage is a biennial or perennial herb that grows up to six feet in height. Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin. The main chemical component of Clary Sage is linalyl acetate, part of the esters group, making it one of the most relaxing, soothing, and balancing essential oils. In the Middle Ages, the Clary Sage plant was frequently used to soothe skin. Inhaling Clary Sage promotes feelings of relaxation, allowing for a restful night’s sleep.

Application: A T I N Plant Part: Flower/Leaf Extraction Method: Steam distillation Aromatic Description: Woody, herbal, floral Main Chemical Components: Linalyl acetate, linalool

PRIMARY BENEFITS • Promotes healthy-looking hair and scalp • Promotes a restful night’s sleep* • Calming and soothing to the skin

USES • During your menstrual cycle, rub three to five drops on the abdomen for a soothing massage. • Combine with Roman Chamomile and add to bath water for a stress-relieving bath. • Diffuse or apply to pillow at night for a restful sleep. • Add to shampoo or hair conditioner to promote healthy hair and scalp. • Combine with a carrier oil to massage, soothe, or rejuvenate skin

DIRECTIONS FOR USE Diffusion: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice. Internal use: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid. Topical use: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with a carrier oill to minimize any skin sensitivity. See additional precautions below.

CAUTIONS Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.

Giving Back – CoCo

I am very excited to begin working with CoCo, the Connection Coalition, (formerly known as Yoga Gangsters) provides outreach yoga programming at schools, shelters, rehab facilities, or through other non- profit organizations.  The goal is to provide access to tools that help calm the nervous system to facilitate better decision making like yoga, mindfulness and meditation.  Yoga also provides messages of empowerment, teaching self respect, self awareness and self control.

 

Let Go Yin Sequence

“LETTING GO OF WANTING TO BE BETTER, LETTING GO OF WANTING TO BE SOMEWHERE ELSE, LETTING GO OF PLANNING TOMORROW, LETTING GO OF THAT INNER DIALOGUE, LETTING GO OF TENSION AROUND THE AREA OF SENSATION, LETTING GO OF THE SHOULDERS, LETTING GO OF WHAT WE THINK WE ARE SUPPOSED TO DO, LETTING GO OF IMPRESSING AND IMPROVING, LETTING GO OF FROWNS AND FORCING, LETTING GO OF AMBITION AND AGGRESSION, LETTING GO OF CONTRASTING AND COMPARING, LETTING GO OF HOLDING AND TRYING TO CONTROL. IN THIS LETTING GO, THERE CAN BE A LOOSENING OF RIGID VIEWS THAT ARE THE ENEMY OF INTIMACY. REAL LETTING GO IS LEARNED THROUGH REALIZATION OF THE COST OF HOLDING ON AND BEING RESISTANT TO FLOW. MUCH LETTING GO CAN ENABLE US TO BE HERE: AS WE ACTUALLY ARE, IN AN EXPERIENCE OF RELEASE. UNWINDING, DECLENCHING UNPACKING, RELEASING, UNDOING” .  –  Norman Blair

Today’s class is centered around the theme of letting go.   What are we holding onto that we can let go of?

sequence

opening meditation 3
butterfly 5
reverse butterfly 5
dragonfly 5
saddle 3
supported bridge 5
reclining twist 5×2=10
happy baby 2
seal 5
swan 5×2=10
dragon 3×2=6
legs up the wall 6
savasana 10
75 minutes