She was in pain, she felt lost. She hadn’t slept well in years. She was successful at work, a supermom to her kids, and juggled way too many roles. And now she needed help — physically and mentally. She was exhausted.
She showed me her photographs that were taken just a few years ago – she was exuberant and radiant in them. “ I am overwhelmed, sick and I have no time to take care of myself.”
In the last global study by Nielsen on women and stress, Indian women were found to be the most stressed. 87% felt stressed most of the time, and 82% had no time to relax. And this was way before the pandemic. 78% of working women in India suffer from lifestyle diseases that can be addressed with simple mind-body interventions. With this insight, there came a need to devise a therapy module that would fit right into her busy schedule. A method that feels wonderful, thus easily becomes a habit and brings in results physically and mentally.
Why Indian Women Need Aroma Yoga Therapy:
Yoga therapy offers a personalized combination of postures, movement, breathing techniques, and mindfulness practices that are proven to create required physiological and psychological changes. The downside of this safe and effective practice is the time commitment. This is where Aroma Yoga Therapy comes to the rescue. Natural Essential Oils have well-established therapeutic benefits and behaviour-altering benefits (Aromachology). When we combine Essential Oil blends with Yoga Therapy, enhanced results are achieved in a much shorter duration of time.
About Nuthan Manohar, Founder of Me Met Me and Adj Faculty IIM K – Wellbeing:
Nuthan Manohar, Adj Faculty IIM K (Wellbeing), a TEDx Speaker on therapeutic perfumery, Sleep Whisperer, Founder of Me Met Me and Ease Bioessence is a pioneer in personalised therapeutic perfumery and interventions. “If I could, I would spend the entire day doing various yoga practices. But most days I barely eke out fifteen to thirty minutes for my practice. In this fast-paced world, Aroma Yoga Therapy helps me relax, stay focused, sleep deep and heal. For instance, two minutes before an important meeting, I roll on a special blend of high-quality Essential Oils such as peppermint, grapefruit, geranium, vetiver etc and practice slow deep mindful breaths. This immediately enhances my cognitive functions and reduces cortisol (stress). As a result, I find myself calm, composed and most importantly a good listener to what is said and unsaid. I have been blending Essential Oils since 2010 and assisting people to become resilient to stress, stay happy and motivated and sleep deep.” She works with brands like Linkedin, Discovery Channel, Indian Navy, Yoga Alliance, Hyatt etc and has clientele across Europe, the Middle East, India and is launching into Japan later in the year. Her method combines yoga, Essential Oils and behaviour.
Molecular medical research on aromatherapy has been steadily increasing and clinical research indicates the oils can relieve anxiety, depression and improve ones mood (Monash University). According to a study at Coventry, Mind-Body interventions such as yoga and meditation can reverse molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression. Soon such therapies will become mainstream, according to Dr Anil Nair, Neurologist trained at Mayo Clinic.
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Above case, the first problem to tackle was to ensure a good night’s rest. This was brought about by implementing the three behaviour-based rituals of sleep – the ritual of letting go, the ritual of happiness and the ritual of trust. Specific to the case, there were changes to lights being used in the evening – from bright white to soft warm lamps, a 15-minute sequence of stretches along with a special blend of essential Oils that promote sleep and finally gentle sleep whispers after a warm batch with the same blend.
Essential Oils blend that included copaiba, spike lavender, bergamot, bitter orange was used to amp up the serotonin production, a powerful mood enhancer in the morning. Once combined with a gratitude meditation the lady found herself with sufficient energy to help herself reclaim her happiness and eventually her health.
This Yoga Day, kickstart your day with Surya Namaskar or yoga practice if you haven’t already, but include a few essential oils to make the most of it.