December 08, 2013

Take Yoga with You

The holidays are a prime time for traveling. But the conditions we often face during our travels aren't always conducive to our yoga practice. Below are some tips to keep your calm even if you're away from home:

Create a harmonious space. Cluttered surroundings can make you feel unbalanced and anxious. Unpack your belongings as soon as you arrive and take the time to arrange your room so it feels comfortable. Buy flowers or set up personal photos.

Invigorate with oil. Like candles, essential oils stimulate the sense of smell, which can influence how you feel. Ayurveda prescribes lavender oil for vata imbalance, jasmine or sandalwood for pitta, and eucalyptus for kapha. Add two drops to a bath or mix a few drops with almond, olive, or sunflower oil and massage into your skin.

Light a candle. To refresh your senses and calm your nerves, try an aromatherapy candle scented with lavender, lemongrass, or musk.


IN THIS ISSUE

Soothe Your Spirit

http://www.yogajournal.com/health/1446

The Grounded Traveler

http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/1232


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