Your sense of smell is not only functional but incredibly intuitive. Your nose is saturated with knowledge about the world and its aromas. Yoga, therefore, relies on stimulating all of the senses. The age-old tradition of aromatherapy helps you achieve this synergy; transforming the practice of yoga.
Yoga and aromatherapy
Did you know that yoga and aromatherapy are blissfully in sync? Imagine stepping into a yoga studio that has been delicately scented. Beyond a mere aroma, intentional scenting impacts your mind; making it the perfect yoga companion. Both yoga and aromatherapy aim to bring your body and mind into a state of balance. our scenting systems use a blend that helps you reach a sense of calm, release and focus.
Yoga is a great way to dedicate a moment to both your mind and body. However, with our busy lifestyles, it can feel a little challenging dedicating time to a self-care regimen. Adding restorative scents to your space will help you prioritise this routine.
Choosing the perfect scent for your yoga studio
Choose the following scents that have various healing, restorative and calming properties. These scents will help coordinate your breath with each movement helping you embrace a meditative state.
From the soft purple hue of the plant to its earthy fragrance, Lavender is a scent tailored for tranquillity and serenity. Lavender has gentle, soothing and calming effects. With its subtle whispers of spring, floral delights and peaceful profile, lavender will awaken the spirit and relax the body. Lavender is widely enjoyed by most individuals.
Let Sandalwood surround you as you are seated in a relaxed pose, eyes closed, breathing deeply. This woodsy and sweet aroma derives from the majestic sandalwood tree. Sandalwood’s deep and earthy profile promotes mental clarity, strength and focus. Feeling scattered and a little off? Then this oil will help centre you as you allow its calming nature to envelop you.
Did you know that this scent is often described as the ‘oil of tranquillity’? This is due to its direct impact on your nervous system, creating a deep sense of peace and relaxation. This subtle blend also promotes a clear respiratory system and has a soothing effect on the mind. Known for its revitalizing energies, Vetiver Cedar is an oil of contemplation as it allows for focus and clarity to return. Relieve your body of harboured tension and stress by diffusing your space with Vetiver.
Known to thrive in more tropical regions, Lemongrass has proved to be a favourite due to its crisp and zesty profile. This citrusy delight will not only energise you but help declutter an over-anxious mind. Lemongrass relieves stress, anxiety and insomnia. It can also reduce irritability and nervousness whilst alleviating feelings of depression, fatigue and aggression. The overall effects of Lemongrass are purifying, refreshing and energising.
Native to Northern America, Cedar is a symbol of purification and protection. This incredibly nourishing and grounding fragrance will help set the foundations for your yoga practice. Helping you root yourself into each pose, cedarwood’s resinous oils will help promote balance and serenity. With its sedative and therapeutic properties, this fragrance relieves your space of tension.
Benefits of scenting your yoga studio
– Induces a sense of calm and relaxation
– Elevates your overall mood
– Helps relinquish control
– Opens up your centre of emotion, creativity and expression
– Re-energises your body and mind
– Increases concentration and focus