Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Yoga
Common Essential Oils and Their Benefits
Lavender ~ Helps calm anxiety and relax you.
Rosemary ~ Helps clear the mind and boosts circulation.
Eucalyptus ~ Helps clear the mind and sinuses and is great for headaches.
Peppermint ~ Helps relieve headaches and nausea and is known as an analgesic.
Citrus ~ Great for energizing the mind and body and has uplifting qualities.
Patchouli ~ Helps calm the nervous system and is known to help anxiety and depression.
How to incorporate aromatherapy into your yoga practice
Applying oils to pulse points
It's best to use aromatherapy in your home practice. Be mindful of any allergies or sensitivities with certain fragrances. Try a little bit of a new fragrance to see how it will make you feel. Certain scents will affect people differently.