Essential Oils and Yoga

Do you know essential oils can enhance a yoga practice?

1. Helps Stimulate The Brain:

Meditation is a big part of the practice. Oils, such as peppermint or eucalyptus can help with blood circulation to the brain, bringing your thinking to a highly productive and increased level of awareness.

2. Reduces Stress and Anxiety:

It is believed that when you use essential oils during your yoga practice regularly, it can curb your stress and anxiety level efficiently and effectively. It also enables you to deal with the stress that you face in your day to day life thus making your mood light and happy. The unique compound available in essential oil can help you fight with your day to day tensions. The best oils for reducing stress and anxiety are lavender and frankincense.

3. Antibacterial Properties

Did you know several essential oils such as lemon, lemongrass, grapefruit, lavender, tea tree and frankincense possess anti-bacterial and antimicrobial qualities? If you add some drops of essential oil in your diffuser, it can purify the environment and help you get ready for your yoga practice. Several oils can also effectively cleanse the environment from harmful bacteria and purify the air. You can also use essential oils to create DIY housecleaners and yoga mat cleaners.

4. It Boosts Your Pranayama:

Pranayama is the practice of breath applied to yoga. Since essential oils possess plenty of aroma therapeutic advantages, they can significantly boost your deep breathing sessions. The better deep breathing you have, the greater results and healthier body you will get. You may use certain essential oils to boost your deep breathing which may include eucalyptus and peppermint or even a blend specifically intended for breathing.

5. Increases Flow Of Energy in Your Body:

Prana means life force; the aromatherapy qualities of essential oils can help stimulate this spiritual energy. The oils that are widely used to enhance the energy flow includes sweet basil, and frankincense.

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