Learn how to use essential oils in your yoga practice through recipes, tips and more. Essential oils can be used throughout your yoga practice to soothe your body and purify your space.
Nov 27, 2017
A fresh, calming body and mat mist recipe for your yoga practice that features grapefruit and frankincense essential oils.
Nov 27, 2017
A safe, basic homeamde cleaning spray for your home featuring purifying eucalyptus and refreshing lavender essential oils.
Mar 14, 2018
A grounding homemade diffusion blend recipe featuring sandalwood and lemon essential oils. Check the directions included with your diffuser for specific use and dilution recommendations. Adjust the amount of essential oils accordingly.
Like any system of self-improvement, the successful practice of yoga requires some motivation and diligence. Yoga is not a boot camp program. Nor is it focused solely (or soullessly) on the creation of a hard and sexy body. Yoga is a journey to a balanced body that is properly aligned with mind and spirit. Incorporating the powerfully effective properties of aromatic essential oils – often described as the soul of the plant – into your practice can help you fulfill your journey. The following essential oils and benefits can help make yoga practice a much more holistic experience of body, mind and spiritual well being.
Vetiver, ginger and patchouli will be grounding and earth-connecting, while sandalwood and cedarwood are stabilizing, strengthening and centering – all of these essential oils will help with balance and stability in your yoga poses.
Myrrh, frankincense, eucalyptus and rosemary encourage the flow of energy and self-expression while helping you achieve steady, deep inhalations and exhalations. (Mastering your breathing process is as important to successful yoga practice as mastering the poses.)
Lavender, geranium and chamomile are calming and relaxing.
Bergamot, lemon and orange lend a sense of fulfillment and spiritual nourishment to your yoga quest.
Neroli, jasmine, ylang and rose promote transcendence and spiritual expression.