Herbs have always been part of yogic traditions. And whether they were consumed in life-extending elixirs, anointed on the skin as holy oils or inhaled as sacred incense, they were used in everything from cleansing, rejuvenating and energizing the body, to expanding consciousness and communing with the divine. Did the ancient yogis understand something about the power of plants that we are only beginning to rediscover?
In yogic tradition, the physical and subtle body is like a tree with different branches, and differing plants affect those branches in unique ways. Today day science is coming full circle to confirm that many of the plants used in yogic apothecaries have beneficial effects on differing systems (digestive, nervous, cardiac, immune, respiratory). Many contain compounds that regenerate our cells and boost healing. Others contain volatile oils and chemical constituents that alter brain chemistry to create feelings of peace, well-being and even bliss.
Here at The Yoga Apothecary we discover the many ways ancient yogic wisdom, sacred plant medicine and and modern science are merging. From grounding and rooting, powering up the chakras, opening the heart, calming the mind and uplifting the spirit, The Yoga Apothecary explores the many easy ways plant medicine can be used to enhance your yoga practice – and transform your life.
So take a look around, check out my classes and workshops. I look forward to meeting you soon!