Create an Inner Sanctum...
by Christine Bizier
Many of us declare over and over again that we will take the time necessary to nurture and honour our bodies. However, we cease to validate the importance of our well being throughout the course of the day. Manifesting simple life changes, such as enhancing one's health through exercise, meditation and proper nutrition are important steps in promoting a balanced lifestyle. I would like to suggest an alternative approach to create an inner sanctuary throughout the day.
Imagine that you are taking care of yourself
while you read this article. All we are guaranteed is the current moment,
so why do we most often delay our happiness? There are many ongoing
psychological and spiritual reasons why we postpone our bliss. By starting
with baby steps through moderation, we can live our lives according
to our authentic self. I have discovered strategies that will allow
you to cope with the demands placed upon you by the 'fast-paced'
world we live in. Take the opportunity to focus on your personal desires
and give to yourself as though you were giving to another. Build a space
in your home that you can use for quiet contemplation, yoga or peaceful
musical indulgence. Mother Nature will allow us to soothe our souls
through Her expressions of the natural world. By going for relaxing
walks, or taking photographs of your favourite places, you will be able
to inspire your creativity by surrounding yourself with all that She
has to offer. Lush flowers have a gentle way of comforting our souls,
bringing us back to the serenity of our inner beauty. You may find that
treating yourself to a bouquet of flowers will indulge your senses,
giving you great peace of mind. Make a conscious decision to take a
little personal time to pamper yourself, allowing an expression of celebration
to echo through your life.
Christine Bizier is a holistic and natural beauty therapist at Sanctuaire Aroma Spa.
Herbal Home Spa Remedies:
By Christine Bizier (BA Psychology\Naturotherapist) & Carolyn Bizier (Reiki Master\ Reflexologist).
1 teaspoon Organic Lavender Herbs (Lavendula angustifolia-Soothing, antifungal & antibacterial)
1 teaspoon Organic German Chamomile Herbs (Chamemelum nobile-Healing agent for sore and damaged skin)
1 teaspoon Organic Oats (Source of Vitamin E-antioxidant & excellent to use as an exfoliate)
1-5 drops of essential oil
Sensual scents include: Ylang Ylang (Cananga Odorata), Sandlewood (Santalum Album) or Patchouli (Pogostemon Cablin)
1 cup of Epsom salts
*Mix the essential oil (or blend of essential oils) with the Epsom salts and pour into a warm bath. Add some candles, music & a cup of herbal tea (relaxing blend of German Chamomile & Lavender).
D’un toucher si doux
Deux mains m’ont effleurée
Impression de légèreté
Une pression glissée m’a
Pétrissage me transporte
vers une image
Chants et sons en synergie
Une joie, une exaltation dans toute
Puis cette torsion qui dénoue
véhicule qui demande de l’attention