Monday, April 29, 2013

What does Charity Mean to You?

Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar is a person who has completely incorporated the eight-limbs of yoga into his daily life.  He has taken the teachings of Patanjali and off the mat and made it a reality in his life.

He lives by the quote,
"Giving does not impoverish, withholding does not enrich."

When asked by Rajvi H. Mehta, "What does charity mean to you?"

Mr. Iyengar replied:

"We should not be narbhakshakas (cannibals). We are human beings, so we should have the qualities to help human beings.  That is what I feel is charity."

What does charity mean to you?

Pamela Nelson

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Essential Oils to Raise Your Vibration

Essential Oils to Raise Vibration

Essential oils have been used in healing and medicine for centuries. 
Essential oils are the volatile liquid distilled from plants.  The purity and the value of the oils depends on many factors like: the part of the plant used to extract the oil, soil condition, fertilizer used (organic or chemical), geographical region obtained from, climate, altitude, time of year harvested, method of harvest and the distillation process.

My interest in the healing and preventative properties of plants and oils started years ago while doing field work and vegetation studies.  Although I still have a vast amount to learn, I feel it is another area that enhances my yoga and meditation practice.

Pure essential oils in the body can help to balance disharmony in frequencies in the body.

Because everything has an electrical frequency, this frequency can be measured as a rate of electrical charge (MHz). Studies have been done showing that even within the body, different organs, etc. flow at different frequencies, and this also varies if day or night and if healthy or sick.

The frequencies have also been measured in essential oils. The bio- electrical frequency has been found to be several times greater then those found in the human body.

So, studies done have shown that the use of essential oils can raise the frequency of the human body, helping to restore it to a healthy level.

For example, one study referenced in Reference Guide for Essential Oils, by Connie and Alan Higley said that the human brain has a frequency of 72-90MHz, Human Body during the day 62-68MHz, Flu Symptoms 57MHz, Cancer 42MHz, processed/canned food 0MHz, dry herbs 12-22HMz, fresh herbs 20-27MHz and essential oils 52-320MHz.

Our emotional state also affects our body's frequency.  Many essential oils can increase feelings of well being, confidence, joy, peace and be calming and relaxing.

Inhaled during yoga and meditation can have very positive effects!

From: Reference Guide for Essential Oils, by Connie and Alan Higley
Some of the benefits found with Pure, Therapeutic-Grade essential oils:
-essential oils embody the regenerating, oxygenating, and immune-strengthening properties of plants
-Essential oil molecules are small so can quickly penetrate the skin
-Essential oils contain oxygen molecules that help to transport nutrients to the starving human cells.
-Essential oils are powerful antioxidants, which helps create an unfriendly environment for free radicals.
-Essential oils are antibacterial, anti cancerous, anti fungal, anti-infectious, anti parasitic, antiviral and antiseptic.
-Essential oils containing sesquiterpenes have the ability to pass the blood-brain barrier, enabling them to be effective in the treatment of some diseases.
-Essential oils are aromatic, so when diffused provide air purification by removing metallic particles and toxins from the air, increasing atmospheric oxygen, increasing ozone and negative ions in the area, which inhibits bacterial growth; destroys odors from mold, cigarettes and animals
-Essential oils help promote emotional, physical and spiritual healing
Pamela Nelson

Friday, April 26, 2013

Even more new items to Share at PLN Yoga Studio

The Essential Oil Pendants have been an exciting addition to the little boutique at PLN Yoga Studio.
I have small oil samples for sale from Young Living that you can get to fill our little diffuser with too.

I also just received some wonderful eye pillows  to quiet and sooth the eyes and massage balls to help massage into deep places and some different styles of yoga bags.
Soothing Eye Pillow - Flax with Lavender - $20
Massage Balls - comes in mesh bag - $20
Yoga mat bag - $28.50
Yoga tote - $65
Slide your mat in the side and various other props and items in the bag

If you are interested in having a look give me a call or email!

Pamela Nelson - Young Living Essential Oils website

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yoga and Pranayama to Raise Your Vibrational Energy

Vital energy or life energy is called prana in sanskrit.

Mr. Iyengar writes in Light on Life that "prana is the energy permeating the universe at all levels.  It is physical, mental, intellectual, sexual, spiritual, and cosmic energy."  This prana flows in everything that exists, being the connection between the physical world, consciousness and mind.

Our prana depends on the frequency of vibration in us. The higher the frequency of vibration, the more life force.  Our vibration can be raised through the practice of  asana and pranayama.

From Light on Life, by B.K.S. Iyengar:
"Pranayama means the prolongation and restraint of breath. Since prana  is energy and life force, pranayama means the extension and expansion of all our vital energy."

The body must be ready to accept this increase in current that pranayama practice brings. That is why the asanas (postures) must be mastered, incorporated and understood in the body, mind and breath before starting an intensive pranayama practice.  Once you do start, this vital high-quality energy, or prana, carries an awareness that opens the mind and can penetrate deeper within bringing with it self-healing powers.

Of course there is much more that can be written about yoga and the limbs of asana and pranayama. When the body is ready the rest will follow.

Enjoy exploring your own prana and ways to Raise Your Vibrational Energy.

Pamela Nelson


Monday, April 22, 2013

Sunday Yoga and Lunch - PLN Yoga

Thank you to everyone who came out for my latest
Sunday Yoga and Lunch,
especially in this winter like weather!

Started with a welcome cup of chai tea.
About 3 hours of yoga

Finally Lunch!

 Some relaxation for those who could stay ..

And even some shopping...
Young Living Essential Oils and Pixie Glassworks Pendants!

Contact me if you are interested in joining in the next Yoga Day, organizing one with your friends or family..for Girl's nights, weddings or just to get together.

Pamela Nelson