Dear Friends,

Since the last newsletter almost a year ago, my life has evolved in unexpected ways. (check out my personal instagram–@sahaja_douglass— for more details). One of my best discoveries was that the more relaxed I felt, the more I enjoyed all of life and the more I was able to manifest. When I am relaxed, I feel more present, more capable, more connected, more joyous. I am more able to dispel limiting beliefs and focus on creating the life I want.

I am not alone in my reverence for relaxation. Decreasing stress is a national pursuit—especially since we now universally recognize how detrimental anxiety is for our health and wellbeing. In this newsletter I will share four simple techniques for decreasing stress and empowering yourself to live a more joy-filled life.

Try them out and let me know how it goes (tag @sahajaessentialoils on Instagram)!

We are love,

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), commonly called “Tapping”

EFT or “Tapping” is a powerful and simple practice that combines acupressure with cognitive therapy. Last February, I participated in an on-line summit and was impressed enough to enroll in a four day workshop in which I learned techniques for practicing clinical EFT. In the video below I demonstrate a five minute EFT practice that releases stress and clears emotional blocks.


My personal meditation practice takes about 50 minutes to complete, and the IAM-20 meditation I teach takes 20 minutes to complete. As it is not possible to include the IAM here, I am sharing a simple meditative breathing exercise, that is easy to practice.


When I was 21 years old, I stumbled into my first hatha yoga class in a loft above the aerobics studio where I bounced and sweat. I fell in love and have practiced consistently since that day. I recently asked renowned Iyengar yoga teacher, Marla Apt to recommend a sequence of poses for relaxation. Marla said, “The single best pose for relaxation and restoration is: Viparita Karani.” Viparita Karani translates to “inverted lake” posture. According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a detailed yoga scripture written in 1350, Viparita Karani preserves the life force.

Essential Oil Blends

And finally, here are two essential oil blends from the SAHAJA collection. I created them to help people relax. You can roll them on or diffuse them— I find they enhance and support the other relaxation techniques I have recommended. And of course, they have a delectable aroma!

“Where there is true love, anything is effortless.” – Amma

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