International School of Healing Arts under the guidance of Seymour Koblin has created 5 /Season/Movement/Element essential oil blends. We call them
iSOHA 5 element essential oils.
Ancient health systems including Ayurveda assert that the sound of the breath is represented by the syllables:: SO (inhale) and HA (exhale). Listen to your breath. Do you hear the similarity between these syllables with your inhale and exhale?
i S chool O f H ealing A rts incorporates the life-essential nutrient of the breath into our name and slogan “inspiring”/’ (inhaling ) the path of health” and into our aromatherapy classes, products, and services
The 5 Movements represent the life-essential dynamics of the 5 seasons that are uniquely embodied by each of us.
INTEGRATING OUR LIVES WITH NATURE MEANS THAT WE ESTABLISH OUR UNIQUE RHYTHM OF ADAPTABILITY WITHIN THE CYCLICAL MOVEMENTS OF THE 5 SEASONS AND TIMES OF DAY.
For example, the flowing, hibernation quality of winter (seasonal-12 month cycle) and sleep ( daily 24 hr. cycle) is essential for us to maintain health in our waking life. A distortion of this flowing, water-like movement starts with or leads to sleep challenges and the ability to flow with the challenges of daily living.
Instead of being adaptable, a person who is craving harmony within this movement will seem detached and back/flow away from conflict. Reproductive, urinary, kidney, blood and bone dis-ease are also common.
Included is Seymour’s guide to SOHA Essential oils. which explains how to assess which blends are best for you and how to use them effectively. The handbook explains both intuitive and Traditional Chinese medicine theoretical methods for health assessment and essential oil applications. Each person’s Constitution and Condition as well as 5 elements behavioral type is considered when deciding when and how to use the soha-5-element-oil-blends.
TEST- yourself or others Method 1- by sensing which blend you like LEAST and BEST. These represent your respective “FULL” and “EMPTY”. We use the FULL to NOURISH the EMPTY. The Full is worn on the back of the neck (we walk away from or put our past behind us) and use this energy source to fulfill the EMPTY- the blend we like most as we walk towards it -placed on the front of our body (Neck and/or wrists. This approach turns the reactive behavior of the full into the fulfillment of our desires (the Empty).
EXAMPLE: Dislike Spring and Love Autumn: .the reactive behavior of frustration which we have had enough of (FULL) will be used to fulfill Autumn(EMPTY). Wearing these two oils will use the power of Frustration, (FULL SPRING) worn on the back of the neck and turn it into Nurturing, safety, and close connection (AUTUMN EMPTY) worn on the front (neck and wrists).
As our extreme patterns become more balanced, we may differ our Full and Empty based on different, days, moods, seasons, and any number of relationship dynamics with Vital Health being the common denominator basis for wearing the 5 element iSOHA blends.
iSOHA blends utilize the Energetics of Nature based on the 5 seasons of CHINESE MEDICINE For information on general basics of Essential oils see
Amy Jones at OSHADHI