From Asanas to Awareness: The Journey of Mindfulness with Yoga


SLOW RITUALS is inspired by both nature and yoga, as yoga plays a huge role in the life of our founder. The product formulations are influenced by how yoga made her feel and her experiences during the practice.

It could be when her teacher cleanses the energy in the yoga shala by burning a Palo Santo stick, massages spearmint essential oil on her shoulders during savasana after an Ashtanga Mysore practice; or puts a diluted drop of Tangerine essential oil to rub between her palms and inhale after a morning Vinyasa practice. 

While there are obvious physical benefits such as improvement of strength, balance, mobility, and flexibility through the "exercise" of yoga that is commonly known in modern day, we'd like to share a little more about the mental benefits and transformational changes that she has experienced.

Building greater awareness
Yoga is a mind-body exercise and it helps to build both physical and mental awareness. The meditation and breath work in the practice of yoga can improve our mental well-being, while the asanas (postures) can help with building awareness of how we move our body and our posture in daily lives.

Inspires a healthy lifestyle
We may feel a cleansing effect of yoga practice after we get deeper into the practice of yoga, and that is also when we might start questioning the choices of what we consume into our body and become conscious eaters. In fact, some may even experience a radical shift away from the average diet loaded with meat and processed food, to one based almost solely on plant-derived sources.

This is also deeply rooted in of one of our values at SLOW RITUALS - natural and vegan formulations. No chemicals, fillers, or animal and animal-derived ingredients.

Encourages better breathing

Conscious breathing is an integral part of the practice of yoga, as it facilitates a deeper connection between the mind, body, and spirit. Unfortunately, many of us only breathe shallowly into the front of our bodies, neglecting the full capacity of our lungs. Stress, tension, and past traumas can further limit our breath and cause unintentional breath holding. By focusing on conscious breathing, we can improve our overall well-being, addressing both physical and emotional concerns.

Asana (poses) is just one of the eight limbs of yoga. The true journey of mindfulness with yoga involves incorporating the other limbs of yoga such as pranayama (breathing exercises) and dhyana (meditation) to achieve a more holistic practice. With regular practice, one can experience a heightened sense of self-awareness and connection with the world around them. So, begin your journey of mindfulness with yoga today and explore the depths of your inner being.



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