Lavender + Stress Away for Fitness
Lavender, arguably the most well known essential oil (and for good cause) has a sweet floral aroma helping to melt away the tension of your work day by supporting your body’s natural healing process. It helps reduce your everyday mental stress giving your body, mind and soul a calming and relaxing feel...this is the perfect oil to diffuse after a challenging workout and to help to provide a relaxing & deep sleep. Lavender also provides its benefits as a blend in many other oils, such as Young Living's Stress Away blend. In addition to being diffused, Lavender can also be applied topically on Vita Flex Points of the feet or behind the ears & neck post workout and before bedtime.⠀
Stress Away Blend (Copaiba, Lime, Cedarwood, Vanilla, Ocotea and Lavender). Stress is a part of our everyday lives with the many demands placed on each of us- work, family, running a household and maintaining your health, just to name a few. Good stress keeps us motivated and moving along, marking off our to-do list and feeling a sense of accomplishment. But when stress becomes overwhelming, it can affect every aspect of your life, including your physical fitness.⠀
Stress and anxiety can affect your athletic performance in many ways. Sustained high cortisol levels destroy healthy muscle and bone, slow down healing and normal cell regeneration, impair digestion, metabolism and mental function, interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weaken your immune system. Muscular tension from stress can lead to misalignment and injury while lack of proper sleep can lead to fatigue and burnout. ⠀
The slightly sweet, calming aroma can promote a deeper connection during your yoga practice, can improve visualization and concentration while preparing for an event and provide a relaxing environment for stretching after a grueling workout. Stress Away can either be diffused or applied topically to the wrists, neck, behind the ears or to the bottoms of the feet. ⠀
Stress Away is also one the tops oils for diffusing at night for a perfect, peaceful night’s sleep, so you wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day.