Yoga is proven to improve physical strength, activity, balance, and flexibility. It is a gentle type of exercise attached to decreased stress levels and depression, fewer pains, aches, lower risk of heart disease, and better blood pressure.
Date back to ancient times, yoga has long been used to promote mental and physical wellbeing. It believes the practice started in India around 5,000 years ago and targets breathing and postures.
How to introduce Essentials Oil with Yoga effectively
The primary approach is to use them in a massage before your yoga session. Massage is a popular aromatherapy method to enjoy essential oils as it permits you to enjoy both the aromatherapy experience plus the advantages of the massage. Pick between 1 to 5 different essential oils perfect for your own particular needs, and then include five drops to 10ml of carrier lotion or oil. If you add hot oil such as Black Pepper, Clove, Ginger, etc., you may need to decrease this relative amount to three drops per 10ml if you have sensitive skin. Read the dilution chart & guide if you are unsure the proportion, or read aromatherapy guideline to get familiar with the 12 methods.
Another way to introduce essential oils to your yoga work is through using a burner or diffuser. Include a few drops of essential oil to your choice and let the air filled with an amazingly relaxing aroma. It is a remarkable way to enjoy essential oils during yoga, as it helps to make a genuinely soothing environment.
Yoga is a relaxing exercise; not only can it stretch muscle tension but also relax the mind for the time being. Yoga combines meditation and breathing to help with mental wellbeing. Diffusing this suggested aromatherapy recipe during yoga medication can surely enhance the exercise for a relaxing environment.
Interested but unsure how to dilute oils? Take a look at following blog post on three aromatherapy recipes related to Yoga, or get a FREE diluted 3ml sample dropper to try:
- Aromatherapy 017 - Yoga Meditation
- Aromatherapy 016 - Meditation Combo
- Aromatherapy 022 - Peace of Mind
What oil should you use?
There is no wrong or right answer when it comes to the question of which essential oil to use while practicing yoga. Anyway, you have to pick the essential oil that promotes the particular atmosphere or mood you want to experience.
To boost your energize and mood your body, look for zesty and fresh aroma for uplifting, citrus oils such as Orange, Grapefruit, Lemon, and Lime are suitable in this case since these are also famous for being very refreshing. Rosemary essential oil is also remarkable for energizing and revitalizing. It is known to help with exhaustion and has a superbly, refreshing herbal aroma. If you need reviving after a long day, this is an oil for you.
If you would like your yoga session to leave you feeling calm, try using a diffusing mixture of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, and Geranium essential oils. Another nice blend will be Bergamot, Clary sage, and Lavender, which also work well to make a peaceful and calm atmosphere for yoga.