A yoga dream comes true...
When I became a Jivamutki Yoga Teacher, I started exploring essential oils. As a yoga student, while in savasana my teachers, Sharon Gannon and David Life, would massage a sweetly scented lotion on my neck and it ALWAYS relaxed my busy mind. As I began to teach, my intention was to assist my students into a relaxed state as deeply as my own teachers did for me. I first started massaging pure geranium oil on my students. It smelled great but way too strong and overpowering!
As I experimented with other essential oils I created the synergy blend that is now Indu. I would sit on my apartment floor in Manhattan, jug of lotion in hand, essential oil beakers everywhere and I would shake, shake, and shake! I hadn't even planned to mix it with a mantra, but as I began to shake the lotion, the mantra began to evolve. Om namah shivaya, om namah shivaya, om namah shivaya, om namah shivaya. Sung to a Krishna Das melody, mantra and lotion mixing were the perfect marriage.
After every yoga class sooooooo many students expressed how much they loved Indu and that after Indu had been massaged on their neck, forehead, or temples they could relax more deeply. They literally “chillaxed”. They all asked where they could buy Indu and so I began to make big batches of it. Today many years later Indu is still made the same way. I mantra mix the Indu with a little help from my mantra mixing friends.