Stretching, posing, breathing and mediation pave the way for body and mind to relax. The proven health benefits of yoga and meditation are undeniable.
Yoga can help all of us, regardless of our age, gender or athletic ability. I know that I would benefit from practicing yoga. Yet every time I vow to practice regularly, it does not happen. The same goes for meditating. I’ve tried to meditate, but my mind does not quite ever get to that place.
So this year, I am planning to do more meditating, and more yoga. Since the two often go hand-in-hand, I researched which essential oils would help me get the most from my experience. These are some of the best essential oils for meditation and yoga:
Essential oil singles:
Clary sage essential oil has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a healthy attitude.
Frankincense has an aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one’s spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair.
Hinoki essential oil’s woody aroma has been known to energize and uplift the mind and may help calm and relax during brief periods of agitation.
Orange has a scent that lifts the spirit while providing a calming influence on the body. Orange brings peace and happiness to the mind.
Myrrh has a rich, smoky, balsamic aroma that is purifying, restorative, revitalizing, and uplifting. It is a helpful aid to meditation, having one of the highest levels of sesquiterpenes available.
Palo Santo is known as a spiritual oil, traditionally used to purify and cleanse the spirit from negative energies.
Essential oil blends:
Abundance™ was created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. Abundance opens our minds to the wealth of possibilities around us.
Awaken™ is a blend developed to help bring about inner awareness and understanding of one’s self. This blend may help you progress toward your highest potential.
Believe™ has a pleasing aroma can be both grounding and invigorating. This blend may encourage feelings of strength and faith. It is meant to encourage clarity and confidence.
Clarity™ promotes a clear mind and alertness. It contains stimulating oils including peppermint and rosemary, which have been used for many years to promote mental sharpness.
Gathering™ helps overcome the chaotic energy that bombards our everyday life and clouds our focus, thus diverting us from the path leading to higher achievement. Gathering can help gather our emotional and spiritual forces so we can achieve greater unity of purpose.
Harmony™ promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing balance to the energy centers of the body.
Humility™ is helpful for obtaining a deeper spiritual awareness. This blend of oils brings balance to your heart and mind, enabling you to find a peaceful place.
Inspiration™ is used for enhancing spirituality, prayer, meditation, and inner awareness. It creates an aromatic sanctuary for those seeking quiet meditation and spirituality.
Present Time™ has an empowering fragrance that helps to let the past go and heightens the sense of being “in the moment.”
Release™ contains oils that stimulate a sense of peace and emotional stability. Release promotes balance in the mind and body, helping to allow the release anger or frustration.
Sacred Mountain™ promotes feelings of strength, empowerment, grounding, and protection. Sacred Mountain evokes feelings of sanctity found in the mountains and from being close to nature.
Surrender™helps to quiet troubled hearts so that negative emotions can be released. Surrender may also help return feelings of equilibrium and inner strength.
White Angelica™ is a calming and soothing blend that encourages feelings of security. Many people use it as protection against negative energy.
Are essential oils part of your meditation or yoga routine yet? If so, which one(s) are your favorites? And by the way, if you would like to learn more about essential oils, or if you are ready to get started I would love to help. Just click here and you’re all set.
* Here comes the disclaimer as required by the FDA. Are you ready? These statements have not been verified by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please note that if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, you should consult a health care practitioner prior to use. Some of these products may be light sensitive, not intended for use on children. Always read all labels before use.
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