If you have ever invested in essential oils then there is a very good chance that you have some lavender oil in your possession. Lavender is one of the most popular and useful essential oils available. Easy to find for a reasonable price and with a range of benefits from tackling stress to burn relief.
As a yoga teacher, there are many ways you can incorporate the benefits of lavender in to your teaching and personal practice. Add one of these products to your yoga bag and discover why lavender is a yoga teacher’s best friend.
1 Essential Oil
In its purest form lavender essential oil has many applications. Simply inhaling the scent direct from its little glass bottle relieves stress, calms the mind, stabilizes mood and supports restful sleep.
It’s a really useful oil to travel with for these reasons and as an added bonus is a great relief for sunburn discomfort. All of the essential oil manufacturers will have lavender available in their ranges. I’m by no means an aromatherapy expert but oil brands I have used, and like, include Tisserand, DoTerra and Aura Cacia. However, there are many other reputable brands to choose from.
I use these in my own practice all of the time and have taught at yoga studios where eye pillows during savasana have proved very popular with students! They are also useful for general relaxation, headache relief and to help with sleep.
Add one of these products to your yoga bag and discover why lavender is a yoga teacher’s best friend.
Light a candle at the end of class to accompany your guided meditation. The flame and lavender scent will keep the mood focused and quiet. Also a perfect addition to your yoga altar at home or, when in a small travel tin, a great item to take along on your business trips and vacations.
If your choice of yoga class is a fast moving vinyasa with lots of heat and sweat then I can definitely recommend investing in some lavender mat spray. Whether you purchase a ready made spray or make your own this is a great way to freshen and sanitize your mat.
What better than a calming cup of tea after class? Pick up a lavender tea with chamomile too and you have the perfect soothing drink for your evening wind down.
Why not double the fun with a dedicated lavender design mug?
Lavender is one of the most popular and useful essential oils available.
This is a useful product to invest in if you incorporate gentle massage in to your classes. Rub in to your hands before you assist with student’s blankets and bolsters in restorative poses and allow the scent to soothe as class prepares for savasana.
7 Lavender Gifts
Lavender themed gifts are great to share with your students, fellow teachers and friends. You could choose any of the above products or look at some of the other lavender goodies you could gift such as lip balms, linen fresheners, handmade soaps & lavender sachets for closets and drawers.
And, of course, don’t forget to accompany your gift with a handcrafted card. See our own range of yoga themed notecards!
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