If you can’t bring a diffuser to class. Make a spray to refresh your mat or yogitoes (yoga lat towel) before practice. Yogitoes is a type of towel for your mat, in case you have no idea what I was talking about. =) Enjoy the aroma each time your nose gets near it.
Mat diffuser spray: Add 10 drops into a 2 oz. spray bottle.
Choose an oil that will make you smile every time you smell it!
Breathwork is very important to your practice. Throughout your practice, you are instructed and often reminded to be conscious of your breath.
Breathing consciously is the essence of yoga as it assists you in connecting with the subtle energy within.
Focusing on your breath helps you stay present, allowing you to let go of your past and your future and stay in the moment.
If you enjoy science, you will like diving deeper into what breathwork really means for your body.
Unconscious breathing is controlled by the medulla oblongata in the brain stem, the primitive part of the brain.
Conscious breathing is activated in the cerebral cortex of the brain. As you make your breath conscious, impulses are sent from the cortex to the connecting areas that impact emotions and create a relaxing and balancing effect on your emotions.
Do you ever hear people say Yoga has helped them feel more relaxed, even if it is a physically challenging class? Conscious slow breathing is one of the reasons for this.
Next time you practice, apply your oils to your chest just before your practice and focus on your breath. Notice how you feel. Dilute if you are brand new to oils.
Yoga and your moods:
Exercising releases endorphins (happy chemicals), your breathwork sends you into a state of relaxation and emotional balance, and your essential oils can also positively affect your mood.
While we need to experience a wide range of emotions, being in a good mood makes us more likely to seek new experiences, be creative, plan ahead, procreate, and adapt to changing conditions.
As you inhale essential oils, the tiny molecules enter the nasal cavity and pass by the olfactory bulb. Your olfactory bulb is a part of your limbic system and therefore your response to an aroma is going to be emotional before it can be rational.
There is a lot of chemistry I could present, but for the sake of saving time, I will just share that each essential oil has a unique chemical makeup. We can take advantage of that and use essential oils to improve our mood, to feel calmer or more energized, or to reach a deeper state of happiness.
Calming oils and blends from the Premium Starter Kit:
Calming oils outside the kit that you must try:
You can use any scent that reminds you of a happy memory. For example, the scent of cinnamon in the Thieves blend may remind you of your favorite memory from fall.
Meditation & Savasana
Savasana sprays or roll-ons are a great way to “finish” up your practice and move into a quiet space for yoga.
There are many other oils and blends that can help you reach the state of mind you strive for during and at the end of your yoga practice. Choose whatever oil feels appropriate to you. You may want to consider making more than one spray or roll-on so you can choose what you need in the moment. These suggestions will help get you started in exploring.
Provide a calming atmosphere with these oils:
Oils that provide grounding to your body and mind:
When you hold onto limiting beliefs long enough, they can actually leave tags on your DNA. Release helps us let go of anger and frustration, which often occurs when what we really want hasn’t happened yet.
Oils to help with letting go:
The mix of hot yoga studios and repeated sweat on your mat isn’t the best combo to keep things clean and fresh. Keep your mat clean so you can enjoy every practice.
Make a quick mat spray you can use regularly after each practice.
In a 2 oz. spray bottle, add:
Fill the bottle with water and shake well before using.
Another great option is to use the Thieves Spray. It is a convenient and portable plant-based essential oil spray ideal for cleaning surfaces. It is the perfect size to throw in your yoga bag.
I know that you are bound to have sore muscles after an intense yoga practice. Here are some natural options that work to soothe muscles and joints.
PanAway - A blend of essential oils perfect to soothe sore muscles.
Essential Rewards all-star products:
Cool Azul Pain Cream - Provides cooling relief from minor muscle and joint aches, arthritis, strains, bruises, and sprains. Formulated with two powerful, synergistic active ingredients methyl salicylate found in Wintergreen and natural menthol found in Peppermint.
Cool Azul Sports Gel - Hydrate your skin with a topical cooling gel.
Deep Relief roll-on - Roll on this cooling blend to muscles and joints for quick on-the-go relief.
You can also soothe those sore muscles in a hot bath. Add 5 drops of PanAway to 1-2 cups of Epsom Salts for even more release.
Ready to get your own essential oils starter kit!
The most cost-effective way to order products is to get a Young Living membership. Your membership will give you 24% off all products, plus discounted ER kits.
All you have to order to get your own membership is a Premium Starter Kit (PSK). The essential oils PSK is a great value and you can use the oils in that kit for almost every single one of the topics we talked about tonight. Get a free gift from YL with you make your PSK your first Essential Rewards order. More info coming up next!
You can use the oils in the PSK for calming, energizing, focus, cleaning, and muscle relief.
As a member, you will have access to our private FB community where we offer support and encouragement and a place for you to ask questions.
How to order products:
There are two ways to order. You can order on a Quick Order any time. You can receive free promotional products starting at 100 PV in one order.
The better way to order is through Essential Rewards because of all the perks available with this program.
Essential Rewards is an optional program, but you are definitely going to want to join the ER bandwagon. Your starter kit is just the beginning of your wellness journey. This rewards program helps you save while continuing to support your health.
It is similar to those cool monthly subscription boxes you see all over your FB feed, except for one major difference: you can customize your wellness box EVERY. SINGLE. MONTH. You can also change your process date, which makes it very convenient to get what you want when you want it.
- Minimum order of 50 PV or higher a month on ER.
- With every ER order, you will get a % back in points to use on future products.
10% back months 1-3
20% back months 4-24
25% back months 25+
- You will also get free gifts every three months for the first year and every year following for ordering on the rewards program.
- More free products when you reach 100PV or 190 PV on your order.
- Members on ER are also eligible for the YLGO or YLGO+ FREE shipping subscriptions.
- Most of our members join ER right away with their PSK. There is a little box to click under your PSK selection that indicates you would like to make your PSK your first ER order.
My Top suggestions for ER Orders:
NingXia Red ER kit
Pick a selection from any oils that were mentioned in class that you are interested in trying
Thieves ER kit