Foundational Chakra Balancing with Yoga- 6 Essential Oils Journey

Foundational Chakra Balancing

Foundational Chakra Balancing

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Take an essential oils journey to for Foundational Chakra Balancing with yoga. Yoga has healing properties for the mind and body. Yoga improves strength, balance, and flexibility. Yoga helps ease pains in the body like back pain. It benefits our heart health. It relaxes you to help you sleep better. Yoga is beneficial for the mental health and emotions. Yoga teaches us to breathe deeply and take control of our breath. Yoga slows the breath down to release stress on the nervous system.

We can maximize these healing properties when we combine yoga practice with essential oilsYoga and Essential Oils can be combined together for some strong emotional and physical benefits. When we apply essential oils to skin, diffuse them, or drink them, we are taking the plants natural defense system for our own benefit. Aromatically, essential oils can directly affect the airways. It can affect our moods and emotions, and the aroma can purify the air. When used topically, essential oils can be applied directly to a specific area. When oils are ingested, they can directly support the digestive system and our immune system. So, use essential oils in yoga class to create optimal health.

Understanding the Chakras is another way to find balance and healing. The chakras are energy points in our body that are connected to bodily functions and emotion. We can have too much or too little energy into each chakra which will form an imbalance. Tools like yoga and essential oils can help us find balance. The first three Chakras, Muladhara or Root, Svadhishtana or Sacral, and Manipura or Solar Plexus chakras make up our foundations. They are connected to our roots, emotions, and power and control. Foundational Chakra Balancing will help us to move into the upper chakras and further our development.

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Foundational Chakra Balancing with Yoga

Foundational Chakra Balancing

Let’s have a Foundational Chakra Balancing Yoga and Essential Oil experience! Start by placing a drop of Cassia oil (paid link) in a cup of water or water bottle. Cassia is a hot oil so make sure it is properly diluted- you do not need a lot of oil. Cassia supports a healthy response to pathogenic exposure. It inspires self assurance in discovering your innate talents, therefore helping to balance the sacral chakra. Place a few drops of Clove Bud Oil (paid link) on your mat or in a diffuser close by. Clove cleanses, inspires natural playfulness, and clears the head for rational thought, again for sacral chakra balancing.

Place Balance Blend doTerra Oil (paid link) on your feet and rub it in well. This supports physical balancing and calming. It is a powerful emotional stabilizer and helps ground the energy. This will balance the root chakra in our foundational chakra balancing practice. Practice a few rounds of Surya Namaskara A and feel the ground beneath your feet and hands. This will warm the body and prepare you for the experience of going deeper.

Foundational Chakra Balancing

Place Peppermint oil (paid link) on you lower belly. This will help open airways and supports healthy digestion for the solar plexus chakra balancing. Open the hips (sacral chakra balancing) with poses like low lunge (anjanyasana) and lizard pose.

Muladhara Chakra and Yoga

Continue deep hip openers to find foundational chakra balancing with poses like Prasarita Padottanasana, Virabhadrasana (Warrior II), and Trikonasana (Triangle).

Use Essential Oils in Yoga Class
Prasarita Paddotanasana

Balance the Solar Plexus chakra by firing up the abdominals. Navasana (boat pose) and Bakasana (crow) will help you feel the fire inside.

Arm Support Yoga Poses

Foundational Chakra Balancing with Essential Oils

Place Cypress oil (paid link) on your heart. This supports lymphatic and circulatory systems and is the oil of motion and flow to release stagnant energy. This will begin to balance the Heart Chakra which is the bridge between the foundational chakras and the upper chakras. Do a seated spinal twist like Marichyasana C to balance the Solar Plexus Chakra followed by a few more hip openers Upavista Konasana (wide V sit) and Padmasana (lotus pose).

Foundational Chakra Balancing
Marichyasana C

Lastly, place Vetiver Oil (paid link) to the arches of the feet. This is calming and nurturing. It is incredibly supportive in self- awareness work and grounding one in the present moment. In the end, we come back to our beginning, the root chakra. End your foundational chakra balancing yoga and essential oil practice with savasana.

The deeper the roots, the higher the tree can grow.


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Published by Yoga Traveler

Yoga is my passion, teaching is my life. I started teaching yoga when my husband entered the US Air Force and now my career travels with me. Every time I move, I look for places to teach and a community of caring yogis who I grow to love and then one day, leave behind. This is a place where we can reconnect and create our yoga together. This site can travel with you. Welcome!

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