Essential Oils For Yoga: Try These Oils To Sweeten Your Yoga Practice(2023)

Essential oils that work well for a yoga class:

1. Frankincense

Place it on your third eye and neck, take a few deep breaths and let the fragrance sink into your system. It is a sacred oil that has been in use for thousands of years. It improves focus and promotes feelings of peace and overall well-being. The calming effect is in a sattvic way, which is perfect to engage in a yoga practice.

2. Wild orange

This oil has a fruity fresh aroma with an uplifting and elevating effect on body and mind. If you need an extra push to step on your mat, this is the oil to use. Place 1-2 drops in your palms and gently rub them together. Open the palms and inhale deeply. Tune into the fragrance and sense into your body. Place your hands on your ankles and feet, lower back and wrists, and let the activation reach your entire body.

3. Rosemary

This essential oil has been in use for thousands of years to strengthen and purify our system. If you are starting a strong vinyasa or ashtanga flow, take a few drops of rosemary in your palms, rub your hands together and then inhale the fragrance. Its potency enters your mind, provides a clear focus and activates strength through your body. This oil is best avoided during pregnancy and if you suffer from high BP.

Rosemary oil can help you improve focus. 

4. Peppermint

This is an all-rounder. It helps with digestion, muscle pain, headaches, and facilitates breathing. Since it has a cooling effect, pepperment oil is often used during strong yoga flows. Place 1-2 drops on your chest and you will have an open breathing passage throughout the class. If you have sore muscles after the class, rub a few drops on the places in need. An extra tip: if you have a good hot shower, place a few drops on the floor. The oil evaporates with the hot water and you receive a steam inhalation, while taking a shower.

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