Essential Oils and Yoga
I hadn’t been practicing yoga long when during Savassanah the instructor came by and spritzed a few pumps of lavender throughout the room. It. Was. Heavenly.
Essential oils and yoga pair beautifully together, taking you practice to a deeper level. You can enhance your experience by using specific oils or blends to promote feelings like calm, grounded, completeness, openness, and courage to name a few.
With this idea in mind, doTERRA just released a Yoga collection of 3 new blends; Anchor, Align, and Arise. These blends are geared specifically to enhance your yoga practice, although we all know they will enhance your life right along with it!
Anchor – Steadying Blend:
This blend “brings a firm trust in yourself so you can approach your practice and life with calming strength. Incorporating Lavender, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Frankincense, Black Pepper, and Patchouli in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil, this blend supports your connection to yourself and your innate wisdom.”
Poses to try with Anchor:
Seated meditation, seated twist, and Buh Mudra (placing one had on the heart, the other on the earth)
Align – Centering Blend:
Align “features Bergamot, Coriander, Marjoram, Peppermint, Jasmine, and Rose essential oils in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil. This centering blend helps you to trust in yourself and stay open to all possibilities.”
Poses to try with Align:
Warrior II, triangle, and gate pose
Arise – Enlightening Blend:
This enlightening blend “supports your stability as well as your freedom. Bringing together Grapefruit, Lemon, Osmanthus, Melissa, and Siberian Fir in a base of Fractionated Coconut Oil, doTERRA Arise inspires moments of reaching for your highest potential.”
Poses to try with Arise:
Standing with arms stretched high, standing side stretch, and half moon.
Ways to use:
- If you practice at home, place your diffuser nearby with a couple of drops of the blend that aligns best with the type of practice you’re doing.
- Drop from the bottle or dilute in water in a small spritzer and spray a pump or two on your mat or props like a bolster or blanket.
- Apply a drop to the nape of your neck, above your heart, wrists, or bottoms of your feet.
To learn more about dōTERRA’s Yoga Blends, click here!
For more information on essential oils – from how to use them to how to get them in your home – check out my Essential Oils page here!