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May 21, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell The…

Hey, y’all, for the past two years or so I’ve been slowly introducing aromatics into my life, practice, and teaching. It’s something that happened kinda on its own which is very similar to how I started teaching yoga. I never thought about teaching until five years ago when I was offered a full scholarship to study at a center here in NYC. It was the right place and the right time to mix it up some. I did it, and there was no looking back. I’m a Therapeutic Yoga teacher, and I love it! Now I can add aromatics into the mix.

I stumbled upon Enfleurage four years ago as I was filling in time between yoga classes. It’s a great resource for high quality aromatics. As I was walking around Bleecker and Christopher, they have since then relocated to W.13th Street between 7th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue, I could smell sage wafting through the city streets. My nose got the best of me, and I followed it to the store. Inside it was fresh, a bit warm, a bit spicy, herbaceous, and somewhat camphoraceous. Open. Radiant. Clear. Ever since then I’ve been slowly introducing aromatics into my life and teaching. So much so, that my clients are asking me to make them blends mixed with body lotion, body oil, and bath salt. I’m doing it! My blends extend the practice and teaching beyond the mat, and into their daily lives. It’s awesome and so much fun!

I’ve been taking classes on aromatics at Enfleurage this year, and I’ve noticed a positive shift with my clients. The aromatics, along with asana, vinyasa, and pranayama stimulate focus, concentration, resilience, and relaxation. The classes are led by Christina Dille, who is fabulous! She’s helped me so much as I make blends for my clients. It’s been exciting and successful that I’m going to make the blends available for purchase to anyone who wishes to experience them. Stay tuned for the details as I get it going. In the meantime, I’ll post the nuts and bolts about the oils and aromatics I use in my life and with my clients. Today’s aromatic is brought to you by:

English Lavender – Lavandula angustifolia

Aroma – Fresh, herbaceous, and floral.

Therapeutic Properties – Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-infectious, decongestant, anti-depressant, restorative, calmative, and sedative.

Just before me and my partner go nighty night, this baby is diffusing by our bedside. Sweet dreams!

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  1. Christina / May 21 2012 9:41 PM

    Salvador thanks for your kind words. You are the fabulous one! Love your blog.

  2. aromasavvy / May 22 2012 2:02 AM

    It’s always good to see people incorporate natural alternatives into their lives 🙂 Keep up the good work!

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