If you’re one of the millions of people who practice yoga (in a class or on your own), you know that it’s more than a physical workout. Yoga offers a mind-body connection that’s rare in the workout world. Whether you choose yoga for relaxation, grounding, or finding an inner peace, essential oils can take your yoga practice to the next level.
Organic essential oils are beneficial in completing the mind-body connection. The ancient art of aromatherapy actually has a scientific basis. Our sense of smell links almost immediately to the brain, that’s why certain scents evoke memories.
As we inhale, the limbic system, or “emotional brain” activates which is “directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance” (Higley & Higley, 1998).
How can this help with yoga?
Using aromatherapy can enhance stability, breath, relaxation, and connection.
You’ll appreciate the convenience of Green Envee organic essential oil sprays. Mist the top of your yoga mat and you’ll benefit with each breath and every chaturanga!
Looking for greater balance- in life and in stability poses? Try the Stabilize blend of organic Patchouli, Sweet Orange, Peppermint, and wild harvested Peru Balsam. (awareness: Tree pose, Warrior I, II, III, crow). Also reduces anxiety, headaches, migraines, inflammation, and respiratory problems.
The Zen combination of organic wild harvested Myrrh, wild harvested Frankincense, Sandalwood, and Lavender will bring greater flow and energy into each breath. (awareness: child’s pose, ujjayi breathing). Also reduces depression, immune disorders, tension, sinusitis, and insomnia.
Is the time on your mat your time to relax and recharge? You’ll Relax deeper with the blend of organic Sweet Orange, Lavender, Rosemary, and Chamomile. (awareness: chaturanga, corpse pose). Also reduces anxiety, headaches, nausea, and menstrual problems.
If greater focus and concentration are your goals. You’ll find improved awareness with Green Envee Third Eye Chakra Essential Oil Spray. This organic essential oil blend is designed to support the body’s sixth chakra to increase concentration and mental clarity, decrease confusion and anxiety, and regain trust in your intuition.
Check out the entire line of Chakra Essential Oil Blends here.
Yoga photo credit: Twist Yoga Lounge