The Science of Yoga and Essential Oils

Practitioners of aromatherapy believe that the fragrances in essential oils, particularly pure essential oils such as Young Living Therapeutic Grade(TM) oils, stimulate nerves in the nose. Those nerves send impulses to the limbic system, where memories, instincts, and vital functions are controlled and processed. Main bodily functions can be regulated through the connection between the limbic system and other parts of the brain and body, such as digestion, respiration, cardiovascular activity, and stress levels.

Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, incorporating certain oils throughout a yoga routine may lead to increased energy, relaxation or focus, decreased stress, or deeper meditation.

By incorporating the use of essential oils into your practice, you can experience:

  • Refined focus and mental clarity.
  • Deepened mental and emotional grounding.
  • Strengthened body-mind connection.
  • Increased stamina.
  • Reduced muscle and joint tension.