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Stop and smell the lavender with aromatherapy yoga, Latest Health News – The New Paper

Acroyoga, aerial yoga, beer yoga and now, aromatherapy yoga?

Except for the smell of frankincense wafting through the air as practitioners attempt the chair pose, stepping into a class of this less explored variation of yoga appears no different from the norm.

But this new movement uses essential oils to enhance and inspire a positive yoga experience.

Drops of different essential oils are placed on the palm when engaging in different yoga poses, and practitioners build a “scent tent” with their hands cupped over their nose.

Source: Stop and smell the lavender with aromatherapy yoga, Latest Health News – The New Paper

Random sensory quotes

The brain is a complex biological organ possessing immense computational capability: it constructs our sensory experience, regulates our thoughts and emotions, and controls our actions.

— Eric Kandel