Maryellen LaBelle

Qigong • Yoga • Reiki • Thai Foot Reflexology

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Tangerine Essential Oil: I think I have fallen in love . . .


Here are a few ways to incorporate tangerine essential oil into your day.  It is now one of my favorites!  For those on a path to incorporate natural ways to feel good, try these. For me, it’s easy to grab a drop and place behind my ear before I teach or turn on the diffuser and go about my day.  There are endless ways to integrate them and oh, by the way, I love to share them-everyone seems to appreciate their benefits.  Since the three primary ways to work with essential oils are  inhalation {you will gain their health benefits simply by breathing in their scents}, topical or ingestion, let’s explore these  categories:

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Qigong Flow to Balance and Calm – Try This One!

I don’t know about you, but I think a little qigong “balance and calm” movement is in order!  Trying to flow into Spring with ease seems a bit laughable.  Many of my close tribe members seem to be facing some serious, kickass challenges.  On top of it all, it’s April 1st and snow is falling steadily and the message I get is “you have no control so go with the flow day by day!”  and I think, ya but and then give up because I know it’s true.

Sharing this standing qigong flow is easy and may be practiced daily.  Benefits include:

  • calms the nervous system
  • impacts brain chemistry as you shift your weight
  • increases your energy
  • brings yin/yang energy into right relationship
  • just makes you feel good and happy
  • brings you into present moment with your body, mind and spirit

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