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I had a very interesting experience with Hyssop, recently.
I put 2 drops of Hyssop oil on the back of my neck (at the medulla oblongata region).
After 10 minutes, the cold, wet sensation of the oil began to spread until all my concentration rested at the back of my head.
It was a singularly odd feeling, which soon appeared to spread through the middle of my brain to my forehead, at which point I could no longer concentrate on anything but the sensation, and I felt compelled to sit down and meditate.
As the weird sensations began, I did worry that I may be having an adverse reaction to the Hyssop, which has been known to cause seizures (I do know Ananda carries a very safe version), but I admit that this was one of the best meditation sessions I have ever had.
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Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:20 pm
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That's intersting. I might have to try it. Would you actually call it a 'negative' reaction, or centering or calming or? We do carry both forms of common hyssop (officinalis and ct decumbens) as the officinalis is SUCH a potent antiviral -- but we do try to make folks aware that only small amounts should ever be used and for short periods of time. Thanks for sharing!


Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:40 pm
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I would call the reaction "euphoric". It definitely heightened my concentration to new levels.
Honestly, I would never have thought of trying it, but, I was using a pendulum to help me choose an oil I could learn about, and that was the oil that came up.
The questions I asked were the following:
1. would it be beneficial to use this oil.
2. should I apply it topically.
3. on which part of my body should I put the oil.
4. how many drops should I use.


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ARE you asking these questions? :?:

Really, I think the answer to all of them is what the effect you're looking for, and the actual one produced, personally.

Where you're venturing is such a personal aspect of aromatherapy, that all these questions are best answered through experimentation. My only concern is the ketone level in Hyssop; that it really should be reserved for anti-viral needs when nothing else works.

But the rest is really trial and error -- applications to the "third eye" and/or temples is common, though diffusing may produce a similar effect. Same with the amount used -- you really want to start at the low end, and work up until again, the effect you're seeking is achieved.

You may compare it to other oils' actions as well: Palo Santo, for example, has a lot of lore around it, and ours is gathered to have the greatest esoteric properties.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have further questions...

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Focusing the attention on a single object during the whole meditation session. This object may be the breath, a mantra, visualization, part of the body, external object, etc.

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How is the smell of Hyssop oil? :D


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Thats very much interesting. I will also try it out once. I wish could have read this earlier.


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An important factor in meditation is attaining a calm state of mind and body. This can happen with practice but certain essential oils can definitely help in calming the mind. Try using Jasmine essential oil which serves as a mood lifter; this makes it well suited for getting in the right frame of mind upon meditation. A whiff of jasmine will help you to feel revitalised and optimistic. Another essential oil that works great with Jasmine would be Bergamot, which is another uplifting oil. Mixing the two oils together can create an amazing recipe for meditation.

On a side note, although essential oils can help one meditate better, it is but a tool. The critical ingredients to a successful meditation include proper breathing and having a positive frame of mind upon meditation. Having a personal mantra or focusing solely on one's breath can greatly help in clearing the mind of the clutter of everyday life. Another important ingredient is to make sure you are in a comfortable meditating position. Its important to note there is no one correct stance/position for meditation. The key is to find what stance you find comfortable and work with that.


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Is it helpful in meditation?


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HI Simar,
Essential oils are well known to help with mediation. As mentioned before, Jasmine is great for having a positive frame of mind before meditation.
Other great oils to consider would be lavender, clary sage and patchouli.

There are several ways to use essential oils for meditation.
1. Cloth Inhalation:
Apply 2-4 drops of preferred essential oil for uplifting mood onto cloth/tissue.
Hold cloth or tissue in the palms of your hand and take 2-3 deep breaths through the nose. If inhaling through a cotton ball, gently waft the cotton ball under the nose and take 2-3 deep inhalations. This method of application can be used 2-3 times or can vary depending on when needed

2. Massage:
Select 20-30 drops of your preferred essential oils for uplifting mood and mix with 2 ounces of a carrier oil (grapeseed oil is a good option). You can apply the mixture throughout the body or simply apply on the neck and bottom of the feet before going to bed.

3. Diffusion:
Select 8-10 drops of your preferred essential oils for uplifting mood and pour into diffuser. Take deep breaths and inhale the essential oil aroma.

Hope this helps in someway. :)


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