Myths and mysteries, magick, and medicine...with rose all four are quintessentially the same. In alchemy, the rose symbolizes divine or mystical love. At a time when we all need a little more love...allow the sacredness of rose to enter your life.
Historically, the flower itself was a symbol of female sexuality & is associated with Cupid, Eros, Adonis, Aphrodite, Isis, Hathor, & Demeter. And the petals as well as the oil & rosewater were often used in magical rituals to honor these gods & goddesses. But the flower is not the only part used in divination & magic. Rose hips can be strung like beads on a thread and worn as a necklace to attract love. Drinking rosehip tea is thought to increase one's powers of prophecy.
And, ironically, for a flower that is often given as a gift, the most powerful roses are said to be those that have been stolen from another person's garden.
Truth be told, we are kind of obsessed with roses. The most beautiful, sensuous & romantic of flowers, it has inspired poets & artists for centuries not only as the flower of love & beauty, but also one of great power. No flower is more recognizable & no aroma more evocative. And rose oil is known as the "Queen of Essential Oils." Rightly so as she holds the highest spiritual frequency than any other oil on the planet.
As a sacred flower to the Goddess, she is a beautiful ally in love and protection magick, can stimulate sexual desire, enhance beauty, and most importantly can heal suffering and grief surrounding the heart in her warm embrace.
When the heart is fully opened, love flows freely...and that, my dear friends, is the true essence of rose...she so gladly and generously offers herself to heal body, mind, and spirit.
The following yoga sequence will open your awareness of your heart as it reignites your own inner goddess! The ritual of anointing the heart with a drop of sacred rose before you start the sequence will make your practice a deeply spiritual ceremony.
Some Heart Yoga Love
High Lunge~Reverse Warrior~Extended Side Angle~Standing Goddess~ Low Lunge~Sphinx~Locust~Supported Childs Pose