Did you know that Essential Oils can be a great part of your Yoga practice?
Essential oils can be inhaled or applied topically to certain areas of the body to increase energy, relaxation or focus, decrease stress, or deepen meditation. Below is a basic guide of how to use Young Living Essential Oils during your yoga practice:
Oils Before Yoga Practice
Purify: Diffusing oils like lemon essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, Citrus Fresh™ essential oil, Thieves® essential oil or Purification® essential oil before or in between yoga class will assist in purifing the air while bringing a refreshing, uplifting energy to the space.
Cleanse: For cleaning the studio floor, use Thieves Household Cleaner. This non-toxic product is safe for hardwood floors and can also be used for cleaning yoga mats and bathroom surfaces.
Oils During Yoga Practice
- Meditation (dhyana): Diffuse or directly inhale oils such as lavender essential oil, Peace & Calming® essential oil, or frankincense essential oil for a deepened, more relaxed experience.
- Breathing (pranayama): The pure aroma of essential oils such as frankincense essential oil, peppermint essential oil, and Raven™ essential oil assist in opening pathways to a more emotional state of mind via the pineal gland. Directly inhaling peppermint can help bring more oxygen to the brain.
- Exercise (asana): Topical application of oils such as Deep Relief™ essential oil roll-on, Pan Away™ essential oil, or peppermint essential oil may help alleviate minor muscle soreness and tension. Peppermint can also aid to increase focus and mental clarity. Lavender essential oil can also be used to decrease post-practice muscle irritation.
If you or someone you know can benefit from learning more about essential oils for yoga, call me at 518-321-5944, or check out my Young Living website for more product information!