Yoga and Essential Oils
Yoga and essential oils go together like peanut butter and jelly. I have been using essential oils for 3 years extensively in our home and so it was natural to add them to my yoga practice. Here are my top suggestions for essential oil use in your yoga practice.
Start by diffusing essential oils during your yoga practice to find the ones that you connect with the most. Remember less is more...adding too many essential oils will overwhelm you and your practice. Start with an oil at the beginning of your practice to diffuse in the room, then choose an oil to apply to yourself during your practice and finally choose an oil for savasana.
For Uplifting feelings during a practice try:
- citrus oils - wild orange, tangerine, green mandarin, Doterra's citrus bliss, lemon, lime, lemongrass, grapefruit, bergamot
- Doterra's Motivate or Cheer
If you are in need of a Grounding practice try:
- Doterra's Balance
- Tree oils - arborvitae, Siberian fir, cedar wood, Douglas fir, Sandalwood Vetiver
A Calming yoga practice can be very beneficial, try:
- Doterra's Serenity
- Clary Sage
For Meditation and Savasana try:
- Doterra's Peace
You can also use your essential oils to help balance out your chakras, your energy centers in your body.
1. CROWN CHAKRA
Location: Top of head
Benefits: Bliss, transcendence
2.THIRD EYE CHAKRA
Benefits: Perception, intuition
Whisper™ or Spearmint
Benefits: Communication, expression
Location: Center of heart
Benefits: Acceptance, compassion
5. SOLAR PLEXUS
Location: Solar Plexus
Benefits: Self-confidence, willpower
Location: Lower abdomen
Benefits: Creativity, healthy relationships
doTERRA Balance® or Frankincense
Location: Coccyx, legs, feet
Benefits: Stability, ground emotions
Find an area you feel your yoga practice could benefit from adding essential oils. Have questions or want to know more? Send me a message from the contact page!