Essential oils made from plants and flowers are known for their healing properties for both body and mind. Using oils in this way is known as aromatherapy.
This form of therapy works by activating our sense of smell. This sense connects to a network of nerves in the brain, called the limbic system, making it utterly unique.
This means a certain smell can trigger an emotion. Depending on the scent, this can trigger our brain to release neurotransmitters like dopamine or serotonin.
Aromatherapy is well known for its stress relieving qualities. This makes it a perfect accompaniment to yoga. When doing yoga at home, aromatherapy can offer a new dimension, taking your practice deeper.
How to incorporate aromatherapy during yoga
Your first step will be to choose your essential oil. There are many different scents available, most of which fit under the following categories:…