Today's post is written by Danielle Greenwood, yoga instructor and creator of Manifesting Dreams Mala Beads. Danielle loves yoga for the wonderful sense of calm and balance it brings to her life, and brings us insight on how aromatherapy can benefit your practice, and which essential oils you should begin to incorporate into your yoga or meditation routine.
Yoga and meditation are great for the body, mind, and spirit. They can help us to connect more deeply with the world around and within us. Yoga & meditation have been shown to have many health benefits, both physically and mentally. But sometimes, life’s distractions can make a meditation practice challenging. Lots of practice and some essential oils may be helpful in establishing that routine.
Fragrances have been an important part of rituals and meditations for a long time in every culture around the world. In our fast-paced, distracted society, we can use all the help we can get to bring awareness to the present moment and remember to breathe and be still at times.
To use essential oils in yoga and meditation, you have several options: You can place some oils on yourself (try the third eye). You can create a mist and spray the fragrance in the air, or you can use a cold-air diffuser. You might also wear a piece of jewelry (mala beads or essential oil diffuser jewelry) during meditation. You may find a combination of methods work well for you.
If you are just beginning to incorporate essential oils into your practice, or already do so, try out one of these 8 essential oils in your yoga or meditation session.
Which essential oils do you already use in your practice and which of the above would you like to try? Make sure to check out the link above to connect with Danielle on her Facebook page for Manifesting Dreams, and find the "OM" diffuser necklace pictured above at Drops of Joy Jewelry.
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