Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Badger Yoga & Meditation Balm and Chopra Center 21-day Meditation Challenge

I am very much a yoga & meditation kind of girl. I am still working on trying to make this a regular part of my daily life but even when I practice on occasion, I can truly feel the difference. I started meditating about a year ago when the Chopra Center offered their 21-day meditation challenge for free.  I have done their challenges twice since then and there is a new one starting now.  You can read more about it and sign up for free here: https://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bestsellers/RegistrationPage.aspx?BookId=169
I love their program because they follow a simple structure.  Each day, you are emailed that day's meditation to do at your leisure, anywhere, anytime. It is a guided meditation that you listen to so you aren't left on your own to try to meditate and distract yourself with other thoughts (which can still happen with guided meditation but they help bring you back to focus). If you miss a day, that is fine, you can catch up the following day.  I absolutely love the theme of this particular challenge, "Free to Love."

I purchased the Badger Yoga & Meditation Balm quite a while ago with this in mind. I finally set up a little yoga & meditation nook with a meditation pillow, my yoga & meditation balm, headphones and yoga supplies. My yoga and meditation balm tin matches my yoga bolster pillow and meditation pillow which are both purple.  Purple seems to be a good meditative color.  The balm smells amazing.  I massage some into my temples to release some tension but I also like to just close my eyes and take deep breaths while inhaling the aroma from the balm.  It is like a restorative mini-meditation on its own. It was perfect to get me to wind down and get ready to do my full meditation. I think I need a 2nd tin to put in my yoga bag so I can use it for yoga class too. Just look how relaxed and zen that little badger on the tin looks.  Don't you want to feel like that?  I know I do!

Info from the Badger Website

  • Portable aromatherapy that is easy to carry and easy to use.
  • The sophisticated essential oil blend supports meditation practice by inspiring a mood of reverence and calm contentedness.
  • Softens and smooths skin while balancing the psyche.
Center & Balance. Just as the noble trees are deep rooted in the ground, this blend works to bring a deep rooted centering and grounding experience, essential to the practice Yoga and Meditation. The scents of Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Myrrh are used in both Eastern and Western traditions to support the practice of meditation by inspiring a mood of reverence and calm centeredness. Cedarwood sharpens the mind, and the citrus essential oils of Mandarin and Litsea Cubeba create a cheerful state of peaceful awareness. We use the “base note” essential oils derived from the bark of the Cedarwood and Sandalwood trees, and CO2 extracts from the tree and root resins of the Frankincense and Vetivert.
Directions for use: Just rub a little on hands, temples, forehead, or anywhere that needs soothing and breathe it in - the aroma will do the rest.
Ingredients: *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Essential Oils of *Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), *Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin), *Litsea Cubeba (Litsea Cubeba), Santalum Album (Sandalwood), and CO2 Extracts of *Zingiber Officinale (Ginger), Botswellia Carterii (Frankincense), *Vetivera Zizanoides (Vetiver), *Calendula Oficinalis (Calendula), *Rosa Canina (Rosehip), and *Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh).

* = Certified Organic

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