The Best Essential Oils for Yoga
When it comes to stressful thoughts and situations, working out is a healthful coping mechanism. Many would agree that yoga is a valuable exercise in this regard, as it relieves stress and increases positive thinking. In fact, studies have shown that yoga complements PTSD, depression and anxiety treatments in a beneficial way.
To go along with our theme of Stress Awareness this month, our staff has gathered some helpful tips on how to combine relaxing EOs with the calming act of yoga. Whether you’re a seasoned yogi or a novice at asana, allow these essential oils to better your yoga routine.
- Keep it clean: Don’t let the idea of the sweat and dirt covering your yoga mat cloud meditation. Spritz those thoughts away with Cleaning or Aroma Fresh, due to be released May 1st. Combine 40 drops of Aroma Fresh, 2 oz of grain alcohol (120-190 proof) and top off with distilled water in a 4 oz spray bottle. Simply shake and spray onto props like yoga mats and blocks.
- Ohhhmmm: Breathe in, breathe out and inhale Meditation synergy blend to quiet the busy mind and focus on your goals in practicing yoga. Allow stress to seep away and embrace positivity. Add 5-15 drops of Meditation to a personal inhaler and inhale throughout your session.
- Loosen up: Our muscles are most flexible when relaxed. To get the most out of your yoga session, roll-on a muscle relaxing blend like Frankincense & Myrrh. Allow the serene aroma of Frankincense & Myrrh to flow through you, relaxing every muscle, increasing flexibility and giving you the best work out possible.
- Listen to the silence: Yoga may be one of the only sports that encourages you to be peaceful while exercising. Allowing peace and quiet to enter in can enhance your work out. With the permission of your fellow yogis or at home, diffuse Quiet Time to deepen peace using the ceramic bloom diffuser. Try this blend and other essentials in our Yoga Set.