Yoga and Natural Beauty: A Match Made in Heaven

For those wanting to live a holistic lifestyle, practicing yoga and using organic beauty products are almost no-brainers; after all, both are good for your body and the planet. But yoga and organic beauty have more in common than you might think—so if your daily mat habit is leaving your skin ultra sensitive, adding gentle but effective organic products into your daily routine can help perfect your complexion while helping you maintain your holistic lifestyle. Here’s how.

Aging. Yoga’s ability to stimulate the body’s detoxification process can go a long way to delay aging; there’s even some anecdotal evidence that some yoga poses, particularly inversions, can stimulate blood flow to hair follicles and even revert gray hairs back to their natural color! Likewise, organic beauty products incorporate natural anti-aging ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins to give your skin a more youthful appearance. Try Juice Beauty Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer or Logona Age Protection Wrinkle Therapy.

Relaxation and stress relief. Practicing any kind of yoga is almost guaranteed to have a near-immediate impact on stress levels, relaxation, and help you sleep. Likewise, using organic products in the bath or shower, particularly those with relaxing scents like lavender and rosemary, can have an added impact. Try Dr. Hauschka Lavender Bath or John Masters Lavender Rosemary Shampoo.

Happiness/mood. By creating a strong mind-body connection (and a healthier, stronger body), yoga practice improves overall well-being and mood. Essential oils used in many organic products also have mood-enhancing properties, and the purer formulas in natural products mean they often have a more powerful effect. Try Farfalla Gemstone Oils or Rain Africa Essential Oil Uplift.

Allergies. Deep yoga breathing can help clear nasal passages, while practicing yoga in a heated room often can clear sinuses and make allergy symptoms more mild. Organic products are often more friendly to sensitive or allergy-prone skin, since they’re not packed full of synthetic chemicals and fragrances. Try Dr. Hauschka Eye Solace or Logona Free Body Lotion.

Beautorium recently partnered with CocoaOm.com and LovePeaceYoga.com to offer yogis a chance to test out some organic goodies at a discount—check them out for details and see how incorporating organic products into your routine can enhance your yoga practice.

-Aleigh Acerni

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11 Comments

  1. Cindi
    Posted June 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    This is such an informative post! I can learn a lot from your site! Many thanks, Cindi

  2. Posted June 30, 2009 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    This is such an informative post! I can learn a lot from your site! Many thanks, Cindi
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  3. Bailie
    Posted July 1, 2009 at 11:18 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great information! This is so helpful! All of this info in one place…. many thanks.

  4. Posted July 2, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    thanks for the helpful info 🙂

  5. Mir
    Posted July 2, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t know that lavender and rosemary had relaxing properties. I’ll definitely get a few lavender soaps and body scrubs to use after a stressful day.

  6. Lorraine
    Posted July 2, 2009 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    I love the way Yoga makes me feel. Before yoga I was always so tight, but with the slow stretches I feel so much more connected to my body. Beautiful way to explore your body and feelings, highly recommend it 😀

  7. Janet F
    Posted July 3, 2009 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Yoga is wonderful for relaxation.

    Thank you!

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Posted July 3, 2009 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Thank you for this article. Good information!

  9. Patti D
    Posted July 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    So glad I found this surfing today- very imformative and not overwhelming like most green sites can be!
    pattidv at gmail dot com

  10. mineola
    Posted July 5, 2009 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    yoga is spectacular for body, mind & spirit on so many levels!

    I love Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream like no other, btw! 😀

  11. mineola
    Posted July 13, 2009 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    yoga also folds together so seamlessly with traditional Ayurvedic practices- oil treatments, etc. – and the detox element is also very true.


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