All You Need To Know About The New Yoga Collection Essential Oils - Align (2 of 3)

This is the second blog post of a three part series all about the newly release doTERRA Yoga Collection Essential Oils.  Read part 1 to learn all about the first oil in the collection Anchor, as well as an introduction to the oils and their creation in collaboration with International yoga teacher Elena Brower

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All three blends can be introduced to your yoga practice in an unlimited number of ways and all contribute to the emotional support and therapy that yoga provides us. The oils can be used both aromatically and topically before, during or after your practice, depending on your preference and intentions.

All of the blends can be used whether or not you have a yoga practice to cultivate your emotional and mental wellbeing in everyday life.

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Align

Scientific research has shown that meditation during yoga together with aromatherapy is a combination of remarkable synergy, showing powerful effects on human emotions.

Align is the doTERRA Centering blend, and it promotes feelings of self acceptance, trust and fludity. Align can help centre us when we are feeling disconnected and out of control with the busyness of everyday life.

What essential oils are in Align

Align contains a beautiful blend of the following essential oils:

  • Bergamot

  • Coriander Seed

  • Marjoram

  • Peppermint

  • Geranium

  • Basil

  • Rose

  • Jasmine

This stunning blend creates a fresh herbal scent that is both centering and grounding. You can read more about the properties and effects of each individual oil here.

Benefits of Align

  • Emotionally centring

  • Encourages harmony and trust

  • Helps you remain grounded and steady

  • promotes feelings of self acceptance

  • Provides a sense of peace and purpose

Some Favourite Ways to use Align

I have started using Align (as well as the other yoga oils) in both my meditation and asana practice and have found it to be fantastic in adding another dimension to my practice.

The doTERRA blog has some great suggestions for ways to use the Align blend:

  1. Before starting the day, apply Align over your heart, wrists, and the back of your neck to promote feelings of self-acceptance and fluidity.

  2. Add two drops of Align to diffusing jewellery to enjoy the scent during your yoga practice.

  3. Apply one to two drops to your heart or other desired areas while practicing aligning yoga poses.

Perfect Asana for Align

Align is perfect used with any asana of course, and it will all depend on your intentions for your practice. Strong purposeful postures work particularly well, such as Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II), Utthita Trikonasana (Triangle) and Parighasana (Gate pose).

I am still trying new ways of integrating these oils into my practice, but I am absolutely in love with them so far. Let me know if you have been using any of the Yoga Collection oils, or any other oils in your practice for that matter! I

The next and final installment about the Yoga Collection will be about Arise - the Enlightening blend!