“Nature’s new year,” spring time is here to remind us to prepare for the new season by clearing out clutter, congestion, and any lurking hinderances to good health and happiness. The Ayurvedic focus for spring is to start out feeling vibrant and new. See last week's blogpost for 10 Spring Cleaning Tips. This week we offer you a great refreshing Yoga Mat Spray recipe, to keep germs at bay and to have aromatherapy right from the surface that supports your practice.
Yoga mats are porous surfaces, and we should be concerned with the cleanliness of this surface that much of our skin comes into contact with, whether we practice daily or occasionally, whether we use the gym/studio mat or have our own. The porous surfaces are great breeding quarters for mold and mildew, viruses and bacteria. Keeping germs at bay can be an easy part of your yoga asana regimen, before and/or after your practice, using a nontoxic homemade yoga mat spray with pure essential oils.
DIY Yoga Mat Spray:
In a 16 oz glass spray bottle, combine:
- 1 1/3 c distilled water
- 2/3 cup vinegar
- 10 drops lavender
- 10 drops Melaluca(tea tree oil)
Shake well and spray on the surface of your mat – use a clean rag to wipe down the mat. Allow time for the mat to air dry. Enjoy a clean, fresh smelling mat, and note the energy of your practice afterwards!
Seasonal cleansing allows us to renew our outlookwhile clearing our system of imbalances and toxins. We can enjoy the new season with improved habits that include attention and awareness to all aspects of wellness.
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