How to Use Essential Oils in your Yoga Practice

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“Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish, and loneliness.” - Indra Devi, Yoga Teacher 

We’ve already covered the best essential oils for your yoga practice, but you may be wondering how to incorporate these into your regular yoga routine. After all, it’s not always possible to enjoy the relaxing benefits of essential oils when you attend a yoga class at your local gym with an instructor and other people all around. When the opportunity does arise, enhancing your practice using essential oils could be more simple than you think. Here are a few ideas for blending your favourite essential oils with your favourite way to work out: 

Create an atmosphere with candles 

Nothing feels more relaxing than having a candle flickering next to you, and if you’re doing your yoga practice from the comfort of your own living room, there are endless opportunities for creating an atmosphere of pure relaxation. Dim the lights, introduce some quiet, calming instrumental music, and light your  to set the mood and signal to your body that it’s time to fully relax. Filling the room with calming essential oils will mean you get the benefits simply by breathing deeply in each posture. 

Take your balm to class 

Taking your candle along to your weekly yoga class might be frowned upon, so having a discreet and portable alternative is ideal; pop your DE-STRESS Wellbeing Ritual Aromatherapy Balm in your gym bag and apply to your pulse points a few minutes before class, breathing deeply to get the benefits of the relaxing properties it contains. This offers a more personal yoga experience for you while allowing you to still join in with the class. Plus you can switch up the balm you take depending on the type of yoga and how you’re feeling. 

Rub a little on your mat

If you are practicing something like Yin Yoga and find yourself holding poses for several minutes close to the mat, then rubbing a little of your  on a spot near the centre of your mat could help you improve the experience and fully relax into the posture. This discreet way to benefit from essential oils could elevate your practice and promote true contentment as you tackle the tougher poses. 

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