The beauty of yoga is it has something for everyone. Its lineage is vast. Some of you may purely wish to reap the rewards from the physical asana, enjoying a firmer more open body. Some may be interested in the spiritual journey, and focus their energies towards stilling the mind through breathing (pranayama) techniques and meditation. For me, (Type A personality at your service!) I love and need it all. So, when someone offers me a product to aid me on my path, I am all grace and gratitude! Mio’s new Liquid Yoga products are a beautiful blend of essential oils delivered to you as a space spray in a handy 150ml spritz bottle, or as a bath soak with Epsom salts.
I’ve been using both products for the past week for a variety of reasons:
- Little tiff with the hubby: 3-4 spritzes followed by equalising and balancing nadi shadhana breathing (see below for details)
- Tense, tight and tetchy after an 11 hour August bank holiday drive home from Cornwall: 6-8 spritzes followed by a little back, shoulder and neck loving on my mat and a l..o..n..g soak in Liquid Yoga
- Adding sensory appeal to the studio for my Sunday morning workshop…10-15 spritzes (it’s a large studio!), giving the morning yogis that blissed out feel before they even begin.
My Verdict: Thumbs up! I’m getting good vibes from these products, and so are my fellow yogis; especially the space spray. Its powerful blend of oils give an instant lift, clearing the space for a mindful and embodied practice. The bath soak has a similar effect, and the aroma lasts longer, but you do need a little douche down afterwards as I found my skin had a coating of salt grains.
So, dispel that urban myth that yogis have all the answers when it comes to finding inner calm. We are human! We too stray from time to time towards the dark side…suffering from self-doubt, anxiety, tension and family tiffs! In fact, I’d be so bold as to say most yogis suffer these ailments more …and that is why they practice yoga. They NEED the inner nourishment and open hearted teachings of yoga to find balance; to find Union. We all have an inner teacher; our Sadguru, guiding us towards the light; the good; the just; that silent, calm space we wish to experience, but a little help from liquid yoga can’t do any harm at all!
Check out my workshops and classes (Liquid Yoga spray included) at www.hotyogaleeds.com