It’s our holiday giveaway series! For the next week we’ll be posting new giveaways for awesome and yogadorky goodies. Be sure to check back each day!
Time to put your meditation skills to work…in the kitchen! If you bake, craft or just enjoy super cute things you’re going to love these yoga asana cookie cutters from Yummi Yogi. Who says you can’t have your yoga and eat it, too? Mmm…yoga is delicious.
WIN: We’re giving away a set (of 5) adorable yoga cookie cutters plus a cute bag to store them in, courtesy of Yummi Yogi.
TO ENTER: Maybe you’re like us and you enjoy the smell of fresh-baked cookies fresh out of the oven. Call us weird, but we’re going smell-ivision with this one (smell-ternet?)…there can be a lot of different smells in yoga class that aren’t so sweet, ahem, but there are other certain smells that give us a variety of positive feels like comfort, focus or nostalgia. Tell us in the comments your favorite scent to smell while practicing yoga (or to help you be in the moment) and you’ll be entered to win these little cookie cutter critters.
Giveaway closes 11:59pm Tuesday, December 23rd. One winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
Update: Congrats to Theresa! Thanks to everyone for all your smellerific entries.
Super Hit incense
My favorite scent to smell when practicing yoga is the scent of lavender incense burning in the other room. In makes me relax and helps to center me during my practice.
a combo of Lavender & Balsam fir oils.
Orange & sandalwood
A rainy day 🙂
Hint of eucalyptus tree near open window.
I love the smell of China gel dura savanasa…ommmmey goodness!
I love the smell of China gel during savanasa…ommmmey goodness!
Fresh cut grass, fresh air. Get connected with nature!
The smell of sage or sweetgrass is very grounding for me!!!!!!
Nag Champa 🙂
Anything but the person next to me.
Frankincense, hot yoga by the wood stove…sounds and smells and lovely heat
My first yoga instructor used to give these amazing foot rubs with lotion that smelled like an orange creamsicle!
I dab a bit of peppermint essential oil on my wrists, neck, and ankles before I practice. it really helps to give me something to focus on when my mind wants to wander on those stressful days!
cardamon and cinnamon mix
I love the scent of Lavender.
This time of year, Frankincense is my favorite aroma.
Sandalwood incense during yoga class are magical to me. It’s like they suck all of the tension from my body.
Juniper Laurel Mint….
I bought the warrior 2 cookie cutter and made gingerbread cookies, decorated with the chakras! My students loved them!
I love the scent of whatever aromatherapy oil we are using for that class!
I can’t say I have a favorite smell while doing yoga but what I don’t like to smell is anyone’s flatulence.
My favorite home-made oil blend is
Bergamot, Grapefruit & Eucalyptus. A student once told me it reminded him of fruity pebbles! I love to practice with a bit on my wrists.
I love the smell of whatever candles I’m burning during my yoga.
in shavasana, lavender.
Many people hate it but I love the natural rubber smell of my Manduka Eco mat. It’s a little strange but I keep it rolled up next to my sofa when not in use for that very reason.
Smudging – CO Sage
Citrus Bliss from doTERRA.
Lemon oil during shavasana.
Essential oils: 1 drop eucalyptus, one drop peppermint, one drop lavender.
I love orange and my husband loves cinnamon, so the perfect blend of citrus and spice 😉
Lavender and peppermint 🙂
I have been obsessed with the smell of Frankincense & Myrrh. I have an essential oil spray with this mix that I always put on my wrists, and it immediately relaxes me. If I put it on even when not doing yoga, I still get the same positive reaction.
Just a touch of tea tree oil!
Lavender oil or the smell of sea air.
Eucalyptus! So comforting.
Eucalyptus or grapefruit!
Mint. I rub some mint essential oil on my wrists before doing asana practice.
Depends on the day. I diffuse essential oils into the room, depending on the day, theme of the class, and mood. Often, it’s eucalyptus, but sometimes peppermint or a blend.
fresh mountain air!
A mix of Yuzu & verbena!
Depends if I’m looking to energize, relax, or ground, but bergamot is a general favorite!
Peppermint for hot yoga class
Lavender for Vinyasa
My sweat – it tells me I’m working hard!
Sage and SWEAT!
My favorite smell is… Partylite sun kissed cotton
my favorite is when the door of the studio is left open and clean, outside air fills the room. Bonus points if it’s raining outside!! 😉
Fresh air from the open window
Peace and calming essential oil
Lavender! This ends on my birthday! 🙂
Lavender and Sandalwood mmmm takes me to my happy place:)
Nothing at all! A slight hint of nag champa in the air, maybe.
I love Lavender oil while practicing yoga 🙂
whatever smell my wonderful teacher is wearing when she comes over to lay a blanket over me for shavasana!
It’s not very original but Lavender! It reminds me of my mother who is also passionate about serving others through wellness. It assists me in being able to stay calm in the midst of obstacles both in and out of class!
I love soothing lavender!
Just fresh,clean air! Or lavender.
I love the smell of bergamot!
Love fresh cut grass scent while practicing…and I loved the idea of decorating the cookies with the chakras! My 7 year old yogini would love that ❤️
Patchouli. Reminds me of my dad.
Lavender EO is my #1 followed by sandalwood and patchouli. Lavender can bring me out of any bad place outside of my practice, and that’s because I associate the scent with the lovely ajna chakra massages my teachers give me during savasana.
Arnica and rosemary
Spearmint and Coconut
I love smelling pine, especially this time of year. 🙂
I love the smell of lavender incense while in Savasanah. It makes me relax even more after my practice.
Definitely cinnamon inscense
Love the smell of dogwood oils/incense while practicing.
lavender for sure
i love any sort of spicy patchouli type smells! And I love those cutters!!
Haha! These are amazing!!! My yoga studio had a blend of vanilla, lavender, and grapefruit when I started, but is long since gone. I have been trying to recreate it since!
Lavender and Vanilla 🙂
I would make some awesome ceramic art with these 🙂
Nag Champa incense or Root Chakra Essential Oil Blend. 🙂
My bestie bought me this awesome portable airomifier. I love putting a few drops of lavender oil in it before my home practice. Peppermint is good to though!
I love a drop of frankincense oil!
I love the smell of rain during yoga (good thing too, since I live in Seattle.) Other than rain: lavender, sandalwood, and lemongrass. <3
My favorite scent is my yoga mat. To know where I came from, where I am, and where I am going.
My favorite scent to smell while doing yoga? The clean, fresh smell of juniper pines coming in through my window. Namaste!
the smell of freshness and cleanliness
Sweet Orange essential oil during Savasana
I love to diffuse frankincense essential oil. It can help balance and regulate. Observation. Awareness. Meditation. Cultures around the world have used frankincense in their ceremonies and rituals. Yoga is my ritual.
I can’t say that I’ve got a favorite scent for yoga practice. Lavender reminds me of a favorite teacher. My Pumpkin spice diffuser reminds me, it’s time to bake, which is a bit of a distraction!
Serenity by DoTerra has to be one of the most heavenly fragrances I’ve experienced in yoga classes. Hints of Lavender, touches of amber, notes of eucalyptus, it’s literally a symphony for your nose. My students love it and so do I!!!!
The studio I attend is so beautifully cleaned that it is scentless but on a cold(-15C)Canadian day I can smell if snow is coming and then another scent when it is falling. Having a class with the snow falling outside the window is lovely.
A blend called Clarity by young living.
fresh baked cookies…cotton candy lotion…essential oils…CITRUS!
Lavender always calms me and reminds me of my childhood.
Just a touch of lavender. Not too strong, just enough to relax.
sandalwood or nag champa!
I love the smell of sage or citrus.. 🙂
Paulo Santo and Datura
I like lemon essential oil, it smells so fresh and it helps me calm down and focus. Happy Holidays!
The smell of the Arizona desert after the rain
Sometimes has a lavender scent going and I always like that.
Dogs! That’s right. I love the smell of my sweet, wonderful dogs. When I’m in Down Dog or any supine position, I can roll my head in one direction or the other and burry my nose into my sweet pups fur. They always smell good to me. If you are a stay-at-home yogi and you have pets, you know what I’m talking about!
definitely the scent of Lavender
Tangerine, lemon, thyme and patchouli
When I practice in nature, I love the smell of damp earth, a running river, and green plants!
I love the smells of fresh air off the river beside my yoga studio
An ocean breeze. I love to practice on the beach 🙂
I love the smell of the essential oil blend that our teachers soak our cooling facecloths in. I also love the way our old building smells. It is over 100 years old, and smells of old wood and faded memories. :0)
Spearmint or any scent of mint 🙂
While I have my own yoga mats, I prefer not to use them and instead to use one of the “community” mats. The reason I do this is simple, when I press my face against the mat while in bowing pose, I can smell others who have done the same. And in that moment, I am bowing to the infinite within us all…our beautiful fragile humanness that binds us. I smell the fragilities of humanity with my nose pressed against the mat and connect with them.
Frankincense & peppermint!
Lemon or lavender. Lemon to awaken me and turn my senses up. Lavender to relax and slow it down.
I like city’s when I’m practicing. It envigorates me!
I like citrus when I’m practicing. It envigorates me!
The smell of freshness after a rainstorm.
i generally practice in the mornings and teach throughout the day. I give my husband a big hug and kiss just as he leave for work freshly showered and cologned every so often as I flow through my vinyasa, I smell him on my skin or in my hair and it grounds me and makes me remember all of my blessings. He inspires me to keep practicing and teaching and supports all of my dreams in growing my small private yoga business. He, my children and my practice are the foundations of gratitude and peace in my life.
Lavender & eucalyptus!
The smell of the ocean, orange, and lavendar.
I favor the smell of baby powder scent. It makes me feel nothing but happiness and tranquility
A refreshing mix of lemongrass, lime, and rose – energizing and sweet.
The smell of lavender is always a peaceful yet energizing scent.
Sandalwood or Apple cinnamon. The latter makes me hungry though
China Gel 🙂
Lavender-especially with an assist in Savasana
I use eucalyptus essential oil in a diffuser 🙂 Pairing eucalyptus with my favourite tunes and yoga is like being in heaven. Eucalyptus has a very fresh smell and it makes deep breathing feel even more fantastic.
Lavender and tea tree oils.
cinnamon stick in Apple cider
Barath Darshan incense from India…i It’s beautiful and helpful for cleansing the space and meditation. <3
Barath Darshan incense from India… It’s beautiful and helpful for cleansing the space and meditation. <3
Lavender, especially in Savasana.
The smell of the sea breeze facing my yoga studio…priceless!
Lavender is always so relaxing.