I used to read as a form of escape especially in residency. Over the years, I’ve come to recognize reading not only as entertainment, but as another form of healing. If you feel like there is more to your health and well being than what’ being offered to you, you’re right, there is. Below is a list of books that I’ve read and have referred others too depending on their needs. Please check back often as I will frequently add to this list.
Essential Oils for Beginners: The Guide to Get Started with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Althea Press.
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I have been using this book as a reference for a few years. Aromatherapy is a study that requires many years of training. I always recommend prior to purchasing essential oils having a reference ready. This book gives recipes, blending tips and most importantly safety tips.
I highly recommend this book for those that want to take a deep dive into the world of healing modalities. I purposely read this book as slowly as possible. There is so much information to absorb, this book easily serves as a reference for those who take their personal healing seriously. This is not a light read at all but well worth it.
Chakra Awakening: Transform Your Reality Using Crystals, Color, Aromatherapy & the Power of Positive Thought
Author: Margaret Ann Lembo
I read this book from cover to cover, and I know use it as a reference in my Reiki practice as well as for this blog. This book is an excellent introduction in the use of essential oils, crystals with meditation to heal and grow. This book was my primer and first introduction to the Ayurvedic Chakra System.
Author: Stephen R. Prothero
I stumbled upon this book well before I would start by healing journey. The author gives detailed descriptions of the major world religions. I mention this book on my reading list for those individuals that are having the spiritual crisis that I’ve noticed in many of my patients and Reiki clients before they start they’re pursuit. The author give unbiased description of Islam, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduisim, Buddhism, Yoruba, Judaism, Daoism and atheism. If you are wondering about your spiritual home, this is a great book to start with. I found myself being able to connect with my patients better once I understood more of their religion.
Author: Masaru Emoto
by Mark Stephens
This book was given to me as a gift. Having completed 200 hours of yoga teacher’s training, I find that having visual references are very helpful. If you are considering starting a home yoga practice this book is very handy. Mark Stephens will give you a comprehensive reference for asana, sequencing, and even covers special conditions such as pregnancy and aging. You’ll keep this by your mat at home.