There is something so amazing when essential oils and Yoga come together. I have been using oils and yoga for over fourteen years and have always loved the aromatic influence of certain oils. Depending on what oil is used the experience can be filled with a sense of groundedness or uplifting energy.
My experience is that essential oils can help bring the mind, body, and spirit into the present moment. Our sense of smell is our most powerful sense and by incorporating oils into our yoga practice we are not only adding valuable properties for our physical and emotional body, but we are helping to keep us in the present moment and connected to our experience on the mat.
The definition of Yoga is union, so as we begin to push out our past and future thoughts– or ideas of comparison or conception–we peel away the layers of our false self/ego to reveal our True Self, which we can then begin to form a union with. By using the specially formulated essential oils that doTERRA recently released I am excited to use oils to assist in this process through the steadying oils of Anchor, the centering oils of Align and the enlightening oils of Arise.
ANCHOR (STEADYING BLEND)
You would start your practice with this by dropping into your hands and inhaling, then apply to heart and back of the neck. Apply this, breathe it in and set the intention for your Yoga practice. With our crazy fast-paced lives with a mile-long to-do list, this blend gives you that grounding, firm trust in yourself so you can approach your practice (and life) with a calming strength.
This blend has Lavender, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Cinnamon, Sandalwood, Black Pepper and a hint of Patchouli. You can smell the spicy in the blend with the Black Pepper and Cinnamon.
- Promotes feelings of completeness, calmness, and courage
- Encourages a steady foundation from which to move forward
ALIGN (CENTERING BLEND)
Intention setting, body awareness and warm up stretches, you can begin to incorporate Align. I love the fresh and crisp aroma of this blend. Diffusing Align during the practice will infuse the space with the aromatic benefit. As you moved through your expansive poses where we elongate our spine, like extended mountain and traditional sun salutations, this blend will help to bring a sense of centered strength in each posture.
The oil blend in this one is Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Geranium, Basil, Rose, and Jasmine. It’s incredible.
- Promotes feelings of self-acceptance, trust, and fluidity
- Encourages harmony and calm progress
ARISE (ENLIGHTENING BLEND)
Arise is the enlightening blend. This is very bright, tropical and it almost smells like a less sweet Citrus Bliss. This would be great to assist you with your daily affirmations as you move through your postures while seeing yourself reaching for the highest place you can go. Allowing a drop or two to fall into your palms and inhaling, then applying to your heart and solar plexus would be a great application of this blend as well as diffusing. Some great postures include warrior series, triangle and revolved lunge and revolved triangle.
The oils in this blend include Lemon, Grapefruit, Siberian Fir, Osmanthus, and Melissa. It is uplifting and very heart opening. It really is lovely.
- Promotes feelings of happiness, clarity, and courage
- Encourages rising to achieve goals and improved performance
I invite you to incorporate essential oils into yoga and meditation practice.
Contact me to set up your own wholesale account that will get these oils at wholesale price. In addition you will get an exclusive welcome gift and access to my private Facebook group for mentoring and continuing support using the essential oils.
These products become available on Oct. 2. Can’t wait!