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  • Writer's pictureLaura Moser

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

  • Diffusers

  • Candles

  • Applying oils to pulse points

  • incense

  • Wax melters

Helpful hints

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.


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