Maryellen LaBelle

Qigong • Yoga • Reiki • Thai Foot Reflexology

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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The Ritual of Smudging ~ Clear the Field

 

The ancient ritual of smudging is a tradition that goes back thousands of years.  Done by cultures throughout the world, this practice is very popular.  Since we know that energy is everywhere, not only in our bodies, but in our thoughts, the wind, our dreams, in trees, rocks, and the energy of other people, it’s important to also realize that we should smudge to clear our aura field, the space we work and live, our car, and clothes.

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This provocative quote stops me in my tracks . . .

Isn’t this the answer everyone seeks? What is my purpose? Am I doing it? Should I change my goals? Once I decide, I go for it and then it changes, sometimes it morphs into busy work or it even shifts, changes and then I feel discontent again.  I realize that what I search for cannot be found in the doing, but in the quiet time when I listen to the voice inside.

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Easy Recipe to Refresh Your Home

Feeling like your home, car or office needs an air lift?  Make these simple, deodorizing discs.  The essential oils in this recipe with freshen and lift the spirit and soothe the soul with their properties.  Place the discs where needed.  It’s an easy-peasy recipe with fun results.

Prep Time:  5-10 minutes and makes 12 disc

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 15 drops of orange essential oil
  • 10 drops of lemongrass essential oil
  • cupcake pan (12)

Mix all ingredients in a glass bowl.  Divide into twelve (12) and place in cupcake pan.  Press into pan and allow to dry completely. DO NOT REMOVE if damp (will crumble).  Store in airtight container in cool, dark place.

 

Self Care-Ideas to Raise Your Vibration

Good vibrations, sweet sensations – sounds like a song . . . and, of course, it is.  I think of dancing and singing and immediately I feel a smile form.  It’s happiness and fun energy swirling and pulsing through our bodies.  Energetically, music, singing, dancing are all ways to stimulate energy flow in our physical bodies and mind.  Often I hear or read that these simple acts help us to feel better, to lift our spirits and so it does.   Of course, it goes without saying Continue reading

Rose Quartz: A Crystal to Help with Personal Development

Rose quartz is a healing stone for the heart and soothing emotions.  The rose quartz has a gentle, nurturing energy.  Working with this stone for self love and acceptance has many benefits and allows us to be in touch with our true, authentic self.  This stone helps us go deep within and open the heart chakra to give and receive love.

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Energy Healing – Why does it feel so good?

 

Energy healing: Reiki – Meditation – Acupuncture – Yoga – IET – and the list goes on on.  There are so many ways to work with energy and these are just a very few modalities.  Let’s start with the basic definition of energy from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective.  Energy or Qi  is the basis of everything in the universe.  It forms all things substantial (we can touch i.e. rocks, books, etc.) and ethereal (things we can’t touch i.e. wind, dreams, etc.). There are two main parts of qi – they are yin/yang.  Yin is dark, moist, feminine, sinking, moon, cold, and night.  Yang is light, dry, masculine, rising, sun, heat and day.

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Hibernation: What’s it all about?

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Hibernation . . .

Restorative Yoga – Rest, Relax, Renew

You may ask why?  Why do I want to go to a yoga class to rest, to relax and do nothing.  Or you may say, OMG, that is just what I need: no place to go, no one to call, nothing to do!  In this day and age, multi-tasking is an expectation and one that we have become accustomed to, but I ask what is the cost?

The number one visit to the primary care physician today is related to stress.  Stress sits in our body and causes all kinds of interference from anxiety, pain, fear, indigestion,  insomnia and everything in between.  We do not take time to chill out and let go of our phones, tv, or computers for that instant communication (good or bad).

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Being in Nature Heals Us

Everytime I take the time to be in nature I feel like my senses have been reset.  Even during

the coldest of days its important for me to step outside.  Harvard has done studies as have others and the benefits are many.  Just a few: (1) reduction of stress levels, (2) improves physical health, (3) helps with mental health and so much more.  While we work with our bodies for optimum health, a key factor is getting outdoors, connecting with nature, and just enjoying the beauty that surrounds us.  Grab a friend and go for a walk.  Even better, practice qigong or yoga.  On wintry days, find a window so you can gaze outside as you practice.

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