Benefits of yoga
Yoga and essential oils
A practice originating in India for thousands of years, yoga has become a popular form of exercise and meditation for millions of Aussies and Kiwis. Yoga combines postures, meditation, breathing exercises, and deep relaxation for a holistic approach to wellbeing. If you have yet to try yoga, here are some practical benefits you may experience:
- Improves muscle strength and tone. Having strong muscles might seem like something only body builders or exercise junkies care about, but having fit muscles prevents you from injury in the future. It also means you can have the strength to do what you need to in daily life.
- It can increase your flexibility. The stretching actions in yoga help to loosen the tightness in your body. Not to mention, having more flexible joints means that you require less energy to move through a greater range of motion. In this way, you increase physical performance. Stretching works towards decreasing resistance in muscle tissue during any activity while also helping increase the flow of blood and nutrients to tissues.
- Yoga can reduce stress and help you focus. When you have too much going on in your life, it can be hard to stay balanced. Regularly practice yoga to help your mind focus on the present moment and lower your stress levels.
There are many more benefits aside from these. That being said, there are ways to enhance your practice, even as a beginner. One of the most helpful methods is to use essential oils and their powerful aromas. Yoga and aromatherapy go hand in hand in improving your overall wellbeing.