Mindfulness with Essential Oils
Mindfulness with Essential Oils
Mindfulness is the practice of thinking with intention.
To be mindful is to be aware, truly aware, of what’s happening in your life and not be overwhelmed by it.
But how do we stay present in the moment? Particularlly wen the present moment feels unbearable.
Dealing with anger, frustration, anxiety, stress, exhaustion, or any other emotional ailment that blocks happiness—and often productivity—isn’t easy. It takes time, commitment, and a willingness to change.
And sometimes, the hardest part can simply be getting started.
A simple two- to five-minute daily ritual can make all the difference!
This ritual is meditation in its most basic, purest form—mindful breathing (or measured breathing)
Generating the power of mindlness and the energy of mindfulness with daily practice allows you to be strong enough to recognise all these different emotions and embrace them and to calm them down. .
It involves taking a few minutes at a regular, set time each day to focus on your breath and think of nothing but the moment.
There are many types of meditation that involve special settings, unique training, and even specific movements, and recitations. But the foundation of all that is merely measured, deep breathing.
And if you can first incorporate that into your daily life—even for a few minutes—you’ll soon be on your way to making long lasting improvements.
There are so many benefits derived from practicing meditation and here are the main ones:-
Increased intimacy and strength in important relationships
Increased ability to overcome addictions
Improved cardiovascular health
Superior pain management
Improved memory and cognition
Better immune function
Reduced cellular inflammation
Improved self-control/anger management
Meditation is truly a miracle worker!
Start by picking a time of day that you can commit two to five minutes every day for simple meditation.
Don’t worry about getting it right first time – just practice daily.
1. Get in a comfortable position with the goal to calm your mind by focusing only on your breath.
You can sit on a chair or the floor or even lie in your bed.
2. Inhale (or diffuse) an essential oil of your choice.
This will help imprint the ritual in your mind. Inhale the oil firectly from the bottle or place a few drops in your palm and cup your hands together and inhale.
There are some diffuser recipes at the bottom of this blog for you to try,
3. Close your eyes or find an object to focus on or hold.
You can choose a painting or hold a small stone or crystal. If you find that easier than closing your eyes – what ever works for you.
4. In your mind, count to five slowly as you breathe in deeply.
5. Slowly count down from five as you exhale.
6. Repeat the process of breathing in and out as many times as you like.
The point of the exercise is to unclutter the mind. After you have practiced breathing for a minute or two, feel free to stop and focus on just a few simple thoughts, such as the beauty of a new day or something you are grateful for.
You might want to stop between breaths occasionally and think of a single word, such as love or peace or forgiveness.
You could also take a few minutes afterward to freewrite in a journal or notebook. (Freewriting is simply putting your thoughts to paper as they come to your mind.)
Afterwards, don’t rus into something else – be kind to yourself!
As you continue a daily practice of meditation, your ability to clear your mind will improve – as will the benefits of this ritual – and you will be more comfortable with mindfulness and be able to introduce it more regularlay in your daily life.
Essential Oil Tips
You can use any oil you like as you learn to meditate.
Some of my favourite stand-alone oils for meditation are frankincense, myrrh, neroli, sandalwood, vetiver, lavender, and ylang ylang.
There are also some amazing blends you can make for a more memorable experience. Here are five to try:
Fabulous Focus Blend:
Five to six drops each grapefruit, bergamot, basil, and lemon. Add to a roller bottle and top off with your favorite carrier oil. Roll over the pulse points before meditating and then throughout the day to recall the calm, clear feelings of that moment.
Add 3 drops lavender, 3 drops neroli or petigrain, and 2 drops ylang ylang to a diffuser. Use the diffuser with this blend before meditating and again just before bedtime to promote better sleep.
Place 3 drops each sandalwood, frankincense, and bergamot on a tissue or in a wrist diffuser. Wave the tissue beneath your nose before meditating. Wear the blend in a diffuser bracelet throughout the day.
Place 2 drops frankincense and 2 drops peppermint on your wrists and rub together before inhaling. This blend is also a great remedy for head tension, it can be applied to the back of the neck or the temples and massaged in gently to relieve pain and tension.
Add 10 drops basil, 10 drops roman chamomile, and 100ml water to a small spritzer bottle. Spritz the air and breathe in deeply before meditating.
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