More and more people understand the positive wellness benefits of daily meditation. Even 10-15 minutes of daily yoga or meditation can have cumulative benefits on the long term.
Meditation helps in clearing your mind, calming your body, clearing your mind, and improving your mood and energy levels. Regular meditation helps reduce stress and anxiety, and creates a sense of calm, joy and wellbeing in your daily life.
Feeling stressed? Too bad, it could affect your memory and mental performance. But meditation can help release the stress and prevent it for building up. Being able to focus within, breathe deeply, and stay calm in stressful moments are just a few benefits of meditation and mindful breathing.
Since yoga and meditation became so popular, more people are looking for methods to enhance their yoga or meditation experiences, thus referring to essential oils. Diffusing essential oils is one of the easiest ways to enhance your meditation practice.
Using essential oils for meditation adds an extra layer of wellness benefits to your yoga or mindfulness practice.
How to combine aromatherapy and meditation
Essential oils can enhance your meditation or yoga practice.
The use of essential oils can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression, increase energy levels, enhance mindfulness, or improve calm and focus. Essential oils help create a soothing atmosphere for your yoga or meditation practice, and help you relax physically and mentally. You will benefit of their therapeutic properties with each breath you take.
Top essential oils for yoga and meditation
Frankincense is one of the most popular essential oils for yoga and meditation. It helps increase and maintain focus and concentration druing your yoga or meditation practice, elevates the mind to make meditation more meaningful.
Lavender essential oil creates a feeling of calm and relaxation. It is an essential oil for yoga, as it can help relax the body and the sense, and make the practice more meaningful.
Sandalwood essential oil is also used to reduce stress and anxiety during the yoga and meditation practice. Studies have shown that when the mind and body are under the influence of high cortisol (stress hormone) levels, one cannot maintain focus and concentration during meditation.
Ylang ylang essential oil can add a layer of comfort to feelings of stress, anxiety and depression and make your yoga or meditation practice more meaningful and enjoyable.
Cedarwood essential oil can help you achieve feelings of grounding and inner focus, making it an excellent choice if you’re struggling to feel present during your yoga or meditation practice.
Orange and other citrus essential oils can energize your body and mind during the meditation practice, and make you more present in the moment.
Peppermint essential oil can help with respiration during the yoga and meditation sessions.Since most of the meditation and partially the yoga practice is focused on breathing, peppermint or other essential oil with a minty scent can help improve respiration.
How to use essential oils during your yoga or meditation sessions
There are three basic ways to use essential oils during your meditation practice:
1. By using an essential oil diffuser
AromaTech patented nebulizing diffusion technology ensures that there is no damage to the essential oils’ properties and creates a longer lasting and consistent scent. All of AromaTech’s scent machines are designed for aesthetics as well as proficiency. These revolutionary home fragrance diffusers release scent in the form of micro-mist to ensure precise diffusion that is long-lasting, pure, and high quality.
2. You can also apply your essential oils topically (diluted in a carrier oil) on your temples, back of the hand, and feet for a better effect.
Now enjoy your yoga or meditation practice. Inhale, exhale and experience the properties of your essential oils.
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