Yoga is one of the best mindfulness practices you can do. It helps connect your mind, body, and soul with the physical world around you. If you are looking for a way to take your sessions to the next level, consider incorporating aromatherapy into your yoga routine. Aromatherapy yoga can heighten your practice by helping you relax, focus, and stay grounded.
Here are three ways to incorporate aromatherapy into your yoga practice:
Diffusers are a great way to incorporate aromatherapy into your yoga practice. Diffusers disperse the essential oils into the air. This helps support the inhalation of the essential oils while you are focused on breathing during your practice. They can also help create a space where you can truly focus on your practice.
Applying essential oils to your skin before you start a yoga session will support inhalation, but can also encourage your muscles to relax and reduce strain and tension. We recommend adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a carrier oil like virgin coconut oil and applying it to the pulse points on your wrists and neck. You can also use an essential oil-based skin-care product such as our Body Butters or Body Mists if you don’t have time to make your own mixture.
If you use Yoga Mat Sprays from Utama Spice, not only will they help keep your mat clean and in good condition by helping to kill off germs and mold, you’ll also get aromatherapy benefits too. We offer three varieties to support relaxation, energy, and mindfulness.
You can use any essential oil your like to incorporate into your yoga experience, and we encourage you to try out a variety to find out what works best for you. Here are three essential oils we recommend to get you started:
Just remember that not all essential oils are made with the same quality. Many of the oils on the market are diluted with neutral carrier oils, so you are paying for less active ingredients. Utama Spice are made from 100% pure plant extracts, so you can be sure that you will always get the full benefits of the oil during your yoga practice.
What are your favorite essential oils for yoga, and do you have any tips for aromatherapy yoga beginners? Please share them in the comments below.