Archive for December, 2014

Corporate yoga: what’s all the hype about?

What do people think of corporate yoga classes? Do they work? Are they effective? Does anyone turn up? Well i have both taught corporate yoga classes and have also been a student, and while I may be biased, I personally believe they are very effective and have found them to be popular.

Corporate yoga helps businesses save time and money by reducing staff turnover, absenteeism, illness and stress levels. The yoga classes don’t make stress disappear but they do help people manage their reactions to stress more effectively. Students of corporate yoga often comment on improved powers of concentration, greater clarity of mind, better decision making and improved productivity, as well as a deeper sense of health and wellbeing.

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History of Essential Oils

In the 1920’s a French chemist, Rene Maurice Gattefosse, coined the term “aromatherapy.”

Gattefosse suffered a serious burn to his arm, while working to refine a new perfume. He turned to the nearest cool liquid available to relieve his pain, which was a vat of lavender oil. Reportedly the chemist was rewarded with immediate relief and a speedy recovery without scarring. Occurring to Gattefosse, essential oils are not only useful in perfumery, but also as a healing agent. In 1937, Gattfosse referred to this emerging therapeutic field as “aromatherapie” in recognition of the antiviral, antiseptic, bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils.

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