Recently, the rise of Yoga’s popularity has hit the ceiling. There are a lot of Yoga studios popping up everywhere! Years ago, it had a reputation of being a workout for hippies - but today, everyone is loving how a calming experience can build stronger muscles and achieve better balance. Instead of lighting incense sticks, yoga teachers today use essential oils to help their students perform better in their asanas, or the physical poses that help a practitioner learn more about their body and its functions.
If you’re a Yoga practitioner yourself, finding the best essential oils are a must. Here’s a list of oils that will help you make every asana feel like Savasana.
Best Essential Oils for Yoga Practice
Known for its calming properties, lavender is every yogi’s best friend. It helps alleviate anxiety, stress and depression. It is best used for winding down after doing all those challenging poses. To use lavender oil during your yoga class, you can place one drop in your palms then rub them together. Tent your hands over the nose and take 3 deep breaths before settling in savasana.
Simply Earth’s special blend of orange, lime, cedarwood and frankincense is a great aid when trying to find a serenity. The citrus tones are both relaxing and refreshing at the same time - something you’ll look for when you’re down on the mat. If you’re looking to be more relaxed, have less stress and improve your emotional health, this one’s for you. During yoga practice, you can use your diffuser. Just drop 3-4 of Peace & Quiet essential oil blend for a peaceful and calm session.
German Chamomile, just like lavender, is famous for its ability to help eliminate feelings of sadness and even depression. It’s a great calming essential oil for everyone including those who practice yoga. It also helps decrease irritability and over thinking - something you don’t want when you’re on the mat.
For a relaxing end to your yoga class, you can diffuse 3 drops of lavender, 3 drops of chamomile and 1 drop of vetiver. You’ll feel more relaxed and even doze off after!
Yoga is a great workout for those who want to get a good stretch at the same time be more calm. This is what yoga promotes. Strengthening your body while having the much-needed peace of mind. Check out Simply Earth’s essential oils to accompany your yoga journey. We promise that we only use the best ingredients to make your essential oils.
"Namaste" Yoga Mat Spray
- 6 oz. distilled water
- 1 drop lavender essential oil
- 2 drops tea tree essential oil