Whether you practice yoga at home or in a studio, you can make a positive impact to navigate and balance your flow with essential oils. When blended correctly, the right oils have the power to transform your body and soul while having a profound impact on you physically and mentally. Although there are many types of essential oils, the following three are a few of our favorites.
Lavender essential oil has a floral scent that is both calming and
soothing, which makes it an excellent choice for comforting nerves and easing
relaxation in the meditation process. Because of its ability to relieve tension,
it is also helpful for treating anxiety, depression, nervous tension,
headaches, and emotional stress. With such an incredible autonomic impact on
the nervous system, it is an ideal choice for using as a yoga mat cleanser.
The sweet aromatic floral scent of rose helps to fight depression and
stimulate memory. It is often used as a yoga mat cleanser to uplift and promote
clear breathing, boost self-esteem, build mental strength, and increase
confidence. As an antidepressant, this essential oil is often used to increase
positivity during meditation.
The invigorating and clarifying powers of peppermint essential oils make it one of the most versatile of all essential oils. It has anti-nausea properties as well as a muscle relaxant and headache relief. It is also used to promote respiratory health – all important while practicing yoga. Peppermint is essentially a cure-all.
Using Essential Oils in Your Yoga Practice
Diffusing - Diffusers are extremely practical in yoga studios and are great
to use when practicing yoga in your own space at home. As the water evaporates,
the fine mist carries the essential oil into the air to create a lovely and
Purifying - As mentioned, using essential oils on your yoga mat as a cleaner is a fantastic way to disinfect while adding an aromatic touch. Safe for kids and pets, great choices for purifying are peppermint or grapefruit. Our own Yoga Mat Spray is a blend of relaxing Lavender, balancing Lemongrass and rejuvenating Tea Tree oil. The natural anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties leave your mat clean and slip-free. Even better? This spray can also be used in the home as a natural counter spray.
Anointing - Add a
drop of your favorite essential oil pure aroma or special blend to your wrists
and neck at the beginning of your yoga practice to help calm and invigorate
you. Essential oils are a powerful way to fully engage in meditation while
enjoying the power of aromatic properties.
Essential oils are more than an amazing yoga mat cleanser, they are excellent for stimulating the mind, reducing anxiety and stress, and helping to improve the energy and cleansing the air. Using them daily in your yoga practice can greatly improve your meditation and wellness.