Chances are you're aware of, interested in or actively practicing yoga. Yoga is an exploding phenomenon of wellness and holistic living. Part of the reason is that it's so beneficial and adaptable to any kind of mindset or physical condition. In this Inspiration, we'll explore the many ways to adapt essential oils to yoga practice.
Yoga is more than just a form of physical exercise, it is a disciplined practice that touches upon the health and well-being of the entire body, mind and spirit. The familiar bending and stretching exercises (or asanas) are just one of many interrelated practices that connect and align all aspects of the practitioner into a state of complete balance. (Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means to yoke, or join together.) Other aspects of this yoking process include breathing, withdrawing the focus from the outward to the inward, meditation, purification and the rejection of violence, greed and jealousy, to name just a few.
Like yoga, the practice of aromatherapy strives to support the well-being of body, mind and spirit. Aromatherapy achieves its effects through the application and diffusion of pure plant essential oils that influence a sense of wellness, a positive emotional state and mental clarity. Combining aromatherapy with yoga can powerfully enhance the yoga journey.