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7 Essential Oils to Practice Yoga With

7 Essential Oils to Practice Yoga With

Yoga was considered to be the perfect union of body and mind. But now, it’s a union of body, mind, and nose.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy – a therapy that utilizes essential oils and is incorporated into yoga practices as an amazing way to get more of the physical and mental benefits of yoga.

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils (natural oils from various plants) are used in aromatherapy as well as other therapeutic purposes. There are different oils from different plants that offer different benefits. The right oil for you will help you with everything from enhancing your concentration to reducing stress to improving sleep quality.  

What are Your Needs?

Your needs determine what oil you need. Bold scents like eucalyptus and lemon help open you up, while lavender helps you relax. Rose is used for spiritual purposes and cedarwood can help you focus. 

Ways to Incorporate Essential Oils into Yoga

There are multiple ways to incorporate essential oils into your yoga practice, but the few tried and tested methods to provide best results are as follows:

Using a Diffuser

Use scented candles, or essential oil diffusers to “diffuse” the scent of the essential oil of your choice in the area you use for your yoga practice. 

Use an Aromatherapy Spray

Make or buy an aromatherapy spray, use water and essential oils to do so. You can spray it on your yoga mat, or spray it around the room as an air freshener. The spray is a very effective method if you are looking for an energetic day. You can simply spray it around your workplace.

These are some of the endless uses of essential oils. Personalize the use of essential oils and incorporate them into your yoga practice. As long as it is effective for you, you are doing it correctly.