This month’s oils encourage the release of toxins in the body and mind. Basil helps to keep an open mind while rosemary helps dispel negativity. The hips are an area we tend to store stress and hold tension. A restorative yin sequence focused on opening the hips stimulates the kidney and liver meridians to clear energetic and physical blockages. Students have the opportunity to experience the power of aromatherapy as a way to stay with intentional breath and focus, to facilitate releasing and softening into their practice. Myrrh and Zendocrine blend combined with these hip-opening poses encourage the body to “replenish” itself.