8 Amazing Benefits of Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is widely used fascinating alternative medicine that involves the use of volatile plant materials or also known as essential oils. They are aromatically inhaled by patients and have been used for nearly 6000 years with the aim of improving a person’s health or mood. It is therapeutic and medicinal.

More than that lavender-infused lotion that you use before you sleep, there is more to essential oils that you know it is. Here are some of them:

Stress relief

This is the most popular use of aromatherapy. Because why not? The aromatic compounds from different essential oils are known as relaxants and help soothe your mind. Sitting in a bathtub with lemon oil, lavender, peppermint or ylang-ylang oils won’t make you relax? Even bergamot and vetiver can help you relax too. Studies have shown that lemon oil can improve mood and reduce anger outbursts.

Anti-depressant

Aromatherapy is also commonly used to eliminate feelings of depression and lessen the complicated side effects of pharmaceutical anti-depressants. Although it can be used as a complementary treatment, some help from professionals should be sought out if depression continues or worsen. Peppermint, chamomile, lavender, and jasmine are the best essential oils for reducing depression.

Increase memory

Older people can suffer from memory loss and the inability to form short-term memories. Aromatherapy has often been used as a supplemental treatment for dementia and the likes. Also, aromatherapy has been seen to boost younger patient’s memory capacity for a certain amount of time after treatment. Experts say people form strong associations between scents and memories. The most commonly recommended oil for this sort of memory-enhancing effect is the sage oil.

Boost energy

Energy pills, coffee, cigarettes or energy drinks can damage our body. Eating right, exercise and aromatherapy can be a healthier option to get a little more pep. Most common oils used are black pepper, clove, jasmine, rosemary and tea tree to help increase blood circulation and energy levels.

Promote healing

Aromatherapy can assist with the body’s healing. Buckthorn, calendula, lavender, and rosehip are known to increase blood flow and oxygen to wounds to expedite the healing process. They contain anti-microbial properties to help add protection and increase the body’s natural healing process.

Improves sleep

People who don’t get enough sleep at night or those who find it hard to even sleep use aromatherapy for help. Jasmine, chamomile, lavender, sweet marjoram and ylang-ylang are the best known natural oils to help realign your circadian rhythm and achieve a balanced sleep schedule.

Relieves pain

Lavender, eucalyptus, sandalwood, clary sage, rosemary, juniper or peppermint can help alleviate many aches and pains. Rather than relying on pharmaceuticals or expensive massages, aromatherapy can be a wonderful help to cure that pain.

Enhance the Immune system

Aromatherapy can give a serious boost to your immune system if used properly. The anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-microbial effects of various essential oils can help protect you from a number of infections or illnesses out there. Oregano, frankincense, lemon, peppermint, cinnamon, and eucalyptus essential oils are proven essential oils that boost your immune system.

 

 

 

Gratitude and DHEA Benefits You Should Know About

 

Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and grateful for the benefits we have received or expect to receive.

They say mentally strong people choose to exchange self-pity for gratitude. They choose to always look at the brighter side of any situation. Cultivate gratitude whenever you have the opportunity is one of the best decision you can make in life. Take a few moments to focus and all that you have instead of focusing on what you don’t. While that is easier said than done, you’ll be grateful that you chose to be grateful. Your body and mind will thank you for it.

It does a good thing for our body. It contributes to a healthy mind and it aids in fighting off and healing illnesses. It helps reduce stress and changes chemicals in our body. Practicing it reduces the stress hormone cortisol and dramatically increases the feel-good hormone DHEA.

What is DHEA?

DHEA or Dehydroepiandrosterone, also known as androstenolone is one of the most abundant natural body steroid hormones circulating in our system.

Here are some of DHEA benefits:

Improves Brain Function and Sleep

DHEA helps improve memory by stimulating neurons and inhibiting cortisol. It also enhances the emotional regulation of memory and connections between the memory center of our brains. Because of this, REM sleep increased, which meant better memory storage as well.

Boost Hormones and Increase Pregnancy Rate

DHEA affects testosterone and estrogen levels in the body. DHEA is being converted into these hormones. It can help alleviate sexual dysfunctions due to poor hormone levels. With this, it also helps increase pregnancy rate.

Protects the Heart

It helps lower high blood pressure and lowers cholesterol. Low levels of DHEA are associated with heart disease in men.

Protects Muscles and Bones

It helps protect muscle against dystrophy. It helps prevent cell death from cell oxidation in muscles and bones. It also boosts the effects of anti-oxidants in the body.

Physical and Emotional Health

It is usually praised for its anti-aging properties. It also helps with weight problems, lower insulin resistance, inflammation protection, and decrease pain levels, reduces anxiety and depression and increases energy and vitality.

Looking for ways for a healthy and mind and body?  With all the hassles in life, be sure to make time for yourself. Check out Namaste Life Center’s events here specifically planned and created for you to have a better and happy self.

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10 Office Feng Shui Tips

 

Feng Shui originated from China which uses energy forces to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment.

Here are some tips to help you harmonize energy in your office.

Clear the clutter and remove dusts in your office to improve flow of chi energy and help you be more productive and creative. Eliminate distractions by removing things that are not in use in your office or even in your computer by preparing a separate area to put unfinished and/or completed work. Clutter drains your energy and may dampen your best intentions so it is best to organize a clean and clear system and not let clutter ruin your health and business.

Cultivate the north if your desk to help you solidify your actions in your vocation. It will also help improve productivity. You can purchase an inexpensive water fountain or all things blue in color.

Avoid sitting back at the door. For a Feng Shui commanding position to attract stronger and successful energy, position your desk facing the door. Turning your back to the door means turning back on your business and makes you vulnerable to unnecessary fears and negative energy.

Your desk shall not be also placed with the right side facing door; it will lead to poor work efficiency and health and promote being disturbed by people in and out.

The office table shall also no face restroom door and walls on all sides.

The office table shall not have a window behind the seat nor your office table be placed near it. Window is the inlet and outlet of various Qi so it is ominous to put your head at the window to greet evil spirit.

Keep your office well lit. Good quality light can help influence your health and well-being. Light is the strongest manifestation of energy so it can help your body get nourished.

Bring in arts or objects that bring you happy memories. This is a must for any office space. This can help greatly in you overall mood, health, creativity and productivity.

Plants can help too. Bringing in fresh energy from nature is a must. Be sure to choose a plant that not only is pleasing to the eyes but can also purify air.

Create a meditative space. Keep one place in your office where you can meditate, relax or calm your self during stressful workdays. It can be a sofa, beanbag, side table or even a floor cushion.

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The Benefits of Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It is an alternative therapy commonly referred as energy healing. It emerged in the late 1800s in Japan and believed to involve transfer of universal energy from the practitioner to patients.

It is natural, simple and a safe method of healing and self-improvement.

Reiki’s Health Benefits

Despite skepticism of many, it is growing in popularity. It advocates that it can treat many condition and emotional states. Healing effects are mediated by channeling qi(pronounced as “chi”) – the universal energy, the same energy used in tai-chi martial arts.

This promotes harmony and balance in the body and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit which help improve focus.

It also creates deep relaxation to help release stress and tension to aid better sleep and support physical body healing. It also assists in the body cleansing itself from toxins and support the immune system.

It helps fight stress, anxiety, depression and fatigue. It also may reduce blood pressure, improve quality of life and reduce pain in ailing patients and stimulate healing and growth.

Some conditions Reiki has been used to help treat are:

Cancer
Depression
Anxiety
Fatigue Syndromes
Heart Disease
Autism
Chronic pain
Infertility
Metabolic Syndromes

How does it work?

It is held in a peaceful setting like Namaste Life Center then practitioner places hands on different areas of the body where the transfer of energy takes place. Some use crystals and chakra healing wands to enable healing or protect someone from a negative energy.

Typical session lasts for about 30 to 60 minutes. After each treatment, patients feel relaxed and experience reduced stress. Some people may need more than one session to feel the effects of Reiki. Your Reiki practitioner will let you know how many sessions are needed for you to actually heal.

If you want to know more and try Reiki, please feel free to join us. See our events for the month here.