In India, the home of yoga, jasmine plays an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivals. White jasmine garlands fill temples and are placed around the statue of the dancing Shiva. No smell is more reminiscent for those who have been lucky enough to practice yoga in India. Jasmine is balancing to both the male and female hormonal systems. At first jasmine seems to be full of contradiction – quintessentially female, yet it is known as the ‘king of oils’ – renowned as an aphrodisiac, yet used for spiritual practice. This apparent contradiction is probably why it is so highly prized in yoga – jasmine represents union.
You will find it in balance.