COVID-19 – this unfathomable coronavirus has impacted us globally, and we have changed our way of living our lives, as if it is here to stay… at least for longer than we have expected. This sudden wave of pandemic has affected people mentally in many ways – from experiencing fear, immense anxiety, stress, frustration, grief, guilt, to the extend of the challenging their productivity, relationships, and even their sense of optimism and positivity.
Admit it. We have become vulnerable in a way or so…
But during difficult times, we often have to manage your health – mentally and physically – in order to root yourself and to rise in challenging times.
In Life, as in Nature, we have to root down in order to rise up.
Aroma can have a powerful influence to calm you down, breathe deeply and focus on your present moment before you continue with your “new normal” life. Remind yourself to stay grounded in the present moment, acknowledge your tasks at hand, focus on what you can control and keep moving on. Work on growing your ”roots” is very important to combat negativity, paranoia, insecurity, fear and health issues that comes with it.
The Root, the first Chakra* in the seven main chakra system, is known as Mūlādhāra; the chakra of stability, security, and our basic needs. This is the base of the chakra system and lays the foundation for expansion in your life. Located at the base of the spine, it is the source of your life force energy, as it governs family ties and feelings of survival, belonging and guardedness. Imbalance in the root chakra may result in symptoms such as lack of focus, restlessness, depression, anxiety, guilt, resentment, constipation, kidney stones, circulatory issues, sciatica.
*Chakras are “wheels of energy throughout the body”. They are energy centers within the human body that help to regulate all its processes, from organ function to the immune system and emotions. It can be simply activated by inhaling the scent of essential oils in the form of subtle aromatherapy.
Balancing the Root is as simple as connecting to the Nature, meditating on the colour red with the affirmation of “I am Present, I am Strong, I am exactly where I need to be”, and practice a simple breathing exercise using selected essential oils or synergetic blend.
Realign your connection to the Earth, increase stability and rootedness for true transformation and growth with our Root Chakra blend (comes in Root Chakra roll-on and Root Chakra mist as well) that includes the goodness of seven essential oils:
Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica): Amplify focus and ability to ground, clear negativity, encourage strength, balance, persistence, confidence, protectiveness and concentration. To enable us to fully embrace the next phase of life.
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin):To encourage stimulation, care, rapport, raising consciousness to be more aware and present in the moment. Patchouli brings on a sense of sacredness of life, bringing spiritual insights to all realms.
Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides): Amplify connection with nature, to encourage growth, integrity, wisdom, strength, self- esteem and grounding, especially during spiritual practices and journey, earth-centered, earth-based rituals. Aura cleansing.
Ginger (Zingiber officinale): To encourage growth, warmth, empathy, care, courage and optimism. Amplify energy, motivation and decision making.
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii): To align yourself with compassion, inner peace, love and higher consciousness. To induce stability, enlightenment, protection, courage, acceptance and inspiration.
Sandalwood (Santalum album) East Indian: Amplify stillness and quiet mind, to improve faith and confidence. To encourage warmth, sensitivity, harmony, peace, wisdom, unity and serenity.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha): Amplify alignment with your higher consciousness and transformation. To encourage courage, peace, calm, sympathy, forgiveness and grounding. being and eliminate doubt, propelling changes. To stabilise our inner being and eliminate doubt, propelling changes.
It is of utmost importance to maintain your mental health in order to protect yourself, care for yourself and others. I hope you find aromatherapy and essential oils as a way to keep you sane and a powerful source to rely on in this period of uncertainty.
Yes, we have become vulnerable. But only if we allow it.