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Enhance Your Yoga Journey with Essential Oils

Do you practice yoga? The popularity of yoga is exploding in the United States. More than 15 million people partake of the practice, according to the Yoga Journal.

Yoga is so much more than just a form of physical exercise, it is a disciplined practice that touches upon the health and well-being of the entire body, mind and soul. The familiar bending and stretching exercises (or asanas) are just one of many interrelated practices that connect and align all aspects of the practitioner into a state of complete balance of mind and body. (Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means to yoke, or join together.) Other aspects of this yoking process include breathing, withdrawing the focus from the outward to the inward, meditation, purification and the rejection of bad energy like violence, greed and jealousy, just to name just a few.

Like yoga, the practice of aromatherapy strives to support the well-being of body, mind and soul. Aromatherapy achieves its effects through the application and diffusion of pure plant essential oils that influence physical wellness, a positive emotional state and mental clarity. All natural and full of good energy. Combining aromatherapy with yoga can powerfully enhance the yoga journey.

My favorite methods of application are:

* Purifying – essential oils are applied as powerful cleansing agents to wipe down and deodorize the yoga mat or used to clear the atmosphere.