Lighting a candle for yoga has been a part of yoga and meditation practices for centuries. Some people even use a candle for yoga as their focal point for meditation (learn more about candle gazing meditation). A candle can help you create a special yoga space and atmosphere or it can be used to enhance a meditation session through aromatherapy.
Since candles are not an expensive way of creating a space for calm, they are a great option to add to your yoga and meditation routines. They provide aromatherapy benefits while practicing yoga.
Laura uses a LT Yogi Candle during her mediation classes with Kinship Yoga Studio at Drift in North Berwick.
Lavender oil is believed to have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to heal minor burns and bug bites. Research suggests that it may be useful for treating anxiety, insomnia, depression, and restlessness.
Besides being a delicious citrusy seasoning in Southeastern Asian cooking, most of us would never guess that this delicious thready grass holds so much healing power inside its fibrous stalks!
Surprisingly, lemongrass essential oil is used as aromatherapy to relieve muscle pain, externally to kill bacteria, ward off insects, and reduce body aches, and internally to help your digestive system. It can also be used for flavoring tea and soups, and it adds a pleasant natural fragrance to cosmetics, soaps and homemade deodorizers.
The compounds that make up lemongrass essential oil are known to have antifungal, insecticidal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. Lemongrass may prevent the growth of some bacteria and yeast, and it contains antioxidant properties. (1) It also contains substances that are used to alleviate muscle pain, reduce fever, plus stimulate uterus and menstrual flow.
In alternative medicine, bergamot essential oil is sometimes used for the following conditions: