The Best Essential Oils for Meditation

Most of us live very busy, productive lives that cause us to feel too busy and frantic. Meditation has been a practice that has helped people reach a state of serenity and calm for thousands of years. Essential oils can be very beneficial in supporting us in the practice of meditation, in any form, whether it be prayer or meditative breathing exercises.
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Tips for Massage Therapists: Essential Oils to Promote Energetic Balance

It's typically not just your client's physical body that is in need of attention. Massage therapists can use essential oils to promote energetic balance. So what essential oils do we choose? The list of essential oils to use for aching joints and muscles and those that are known to be anti-inflammatory are quite exhaustive and they can be used in conjunction with essential oils to help our clients on the emotional/energetic level.
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10 Habits to Help You Sleep Better

A good night’s sleep is important for your mind, body and spirit. While we are asleep, our cells renew and our organs enter critical states of rest. When we dream during sleep, we are connected to our primal, subconscious mind. At some point during life, nearly everyone is plagued with lack of sleep. The good news is, there are simple ways to sleep better.
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Aromatherapy Certification and Aromatherapy Teaching Training: Michelle’s Story

When deciding on my Aromatherapy certification education, I highly considered online vs in person courses. I thought online courses offered “convenience, my own pace, independence, and were even less expensive.” I pondered for weeks and months over this decision. My friend Vickie also wanted to complete her certification and we both shared pros and cons. We both felt the same way and did it together. The critical importance of having a dynamic, creative, and interactive environment to learn this very interpersonal specialty was paramount. Stillpoint Studies offers an incredible opportunity to learn in a warm, open, and honest atmosphere where
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Enhance Your Yoga Practice With Essential Oils

Yoga practice improves our collective health. Our physical bodies become strong and flexible, our minds become calm and open, and our spirits become blissful. Aromatherapy offers many of these same benefits. By introducing essential oils into your yoga, you can bring even more balance, peace, and healing to your practice. Plus, they leave you smelling great!
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Aromatherapy for Massage Therapists: How to Get Started

As a massage therapist, you are uniquely positioned to introduce aromatherapy to your clients. Aromatherapy for massage therapists begins with using essential oils to create a more positive, effective massage experience. Here are some of our favorite ways to use essential oils in massage. Use your intake form to address aromatherapy for massage We have been licensed massage therapists and started our sister business, Stillpoint…Living in Balance in 2005. We have always used essential oils in our practice. We ask our clients to fill out an intake form where they can list their physical issues as well as any prescription medications.
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The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy and The Alliance of International Aromatherapists

With the tremendous interest and growth in the field of aromatherapy and essential oils, we as professionals are very fortunate to have two organizations in the United States to set standards for practicing aromatherapists. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy NAHA, the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, was formed in 1990 with the interest in promoting high standards in aromatherapy education and to support the uses of aromatherapy in daily life. NAHA’s mission is to advance the knowledge of the medicinal use of aromatic plants and essential oils to its fullest extent and to support aromatherapy as a truly holistic
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Essential Oil Recipes for Hyperactivity

We have had helped many clients that suffer from various forms of hyperactivity. Despite what is touted on the internet, there is not just one blend or just some oils that work.  There are many essential oils that assist with calming the mind, psyche and spirit. Hyperactivity is, by definition, having increased movement, impulsive actions, a shorter attention span, and being easily distracted. It’s caused by ADHD, Brain or Central Nervous System Disorders, and a Racing Brain, among other things. While the first instinct when working with hyperactivity is to look for oils to relax, sedate, and calm down, it
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