Today in my Yoga class I offered students Viveka, the sacred blend as they got settled into savasana.

This essential oil blend is very special to me because of the combination of 3 sacred oils: Frankincense, Palo Santo and Sandalwood. Long used to purify, deepen meditation and open the subconscious mind, these 3 tree resins are also considered sattvic (promoting compassion, loving kindness, peace, balance and connection to spirit). Take a look:

Sattva is one of the three gunas (qualities, attributes), a philosophical and psychological concept developed by the Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy. The other two qualities are rajas (passion and activity) and tamas (inertia, destruction, chaos). 
I combine these 3 oils with Ylang Ylang to raise the spirit, open the heart and a few drops of Jatamansi to calm the nervous system. Every time I sit down to meditate I anoint myself with this oil, and thus begins the journey inward into the deepest layers of my own being.