Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Let’s do some yoga to cultivate kindness and compassion. 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.

Understanding our emotions is another way to cultivate kindness and compassion. Pent up emotions can effect our physical and mental health and stop us from realizing or living our true potential. Tools like yoga and essential oils can help us promote kindness to our bodies. Yoga to cultivate kindness and compassion can ease strong emotions and promote healing.

Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion with 6 Essential Oils

We can pair yoga and essential oils together with hip opening poses to create a kind and compassionate experience for our bodies. According to the Second Chakra, we hold emotional energy in the hips. This energy can get blocked and create emotional imbalance. Yoga and essential oils can open this energy and help us to learn compassion and kindness for the body.

Begin a yoga to cultivate kindness and compassion. Start your yoga practice by placing a few drops of Holiday Joy Blend (paid link) on the top of your yoga mat. This oil will help reduce airborne pathogens and will help comfort and soothe emotional well being. Put drop of Peppermint (paid link) into a water glass to sip on throughout your practice. Peppermint is detoxifying and uplifting.

Rub Frankincense (paid link) to the arches of your feet. This oil is centering and focusing and helps create new perspectives based on light and truth. Move through some warming hip opening poses like child pose, low lunge, and pyramid.

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Low lunge, Anjanyasana

Rub Siberian Fir (paid link) on your chest and back of the neck. This may be beneficial for reducing aches from cold and flu. This oil being earthy, creates a feeling of grounding, anchoring, and empowerment. Feel grounded with hip opening and balancing poses like Vrkasana (tree pose).

Yoga for Cultivating Kindness and Compassion- Vrkasana
Balancing poses can open the hips and help us feel grounded. Yoga to cultivate kindness and compassion can ground powerful emotions.

Move into deep hip opening poses like pigeon pose, fire log, and half lord of the fishes. These poses will stabilize the hips and get deep into all facets of the hips to open and release.

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Place Tea Tree Oil (paid link) on your spine. This is the oil of releasing and forgiving and one of the most powerful cleansers of the emotional body. Take some time to process deep emotions with hip stabilizing and opening poses like Padmasana and Baddha Padmasana.

Padmasana- Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion
Use this meditation to enhance your Yoga to Cultivate Kindness and Compassion

Finish your yoga practice in Savasana with Wild Orange Oil (paid link) applied to the third eye, brow swipe and back of the neck. Wild orange support healthy digestion and increases a positive mood. Savasana can help you process the emotions this hip opening yoga practice has brought up. Being kind to the body can cultivate kindness and compassion for yourself and others.

“You have a solemn obligation to take care of yourself, because you never know when the world will need you.”

Rabbi Hillel

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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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