12 calming essentials for exploring breathwork at home
From scented candles to handheld devices that help slow your breath, feel the benefits of breathwork with this meditation toolkit
words Sophie Lou Wilson
Modern life is stressful. We’re always rushing from one thing to another and sometimes it’s hard to remember to slow down and breathe. You might feel anxious or overwhelmed and not know what to do about it, but, in fact, you already have the tools you need. It all starts with the breath. Watch Breathe by Woo, our latest series guiding you to slow down, de-stress and release tension.
The term 'breathwork' refers to various breathing practices that slow down and control your breath to benefit your emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. Woo’s Breathe series, which drops from 25 August, uses the science of breathwork to guide you through four online meditation sessions for stress relief and emotional release.
It’s about turning off your phone, checking in with your breath and letting go of your worries and anxieties. The more breathwork you do, the more benefits you feel. These calming accessories will help you integrate the practice into your daily routine. So, throw on something comfy, light a candle, close your eyes, and breathe.
OPEN YOUR AIRWAYS
Peppermint and eucalyptus are known for opening your nasal passages so you can breathe easier. They can also increase cognitive performance and relax the body and mind. The Earl of East scented candle combines these two powerful scents with refreshing mandarin so you can free your mind and breathe easy.
Slate Long Joggers
Conscious Citizen’s long jogging bottoms are the perfect addition to your loungewear collection. A high waisted fit and adjustable drawstring ensure that you can breathe with no restrictions, helping you access the deeper healing benefits of breathwork.
Nebulising Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser Kit
Set the mood for your breathwork session with Clarity Blend’s essential oil diffuser. Just fill with water and add your favourite essential oils to create an ambience of calm, the ideal setting for a moment of relaxation and self-care.
CALM ROLL ON
Struggling to get your eight hours? Combining calming essential oils with breathwork is a recipe for a good night’s sleep. This Psychic Sisters’ calming orange and lavender essential oil includes natural gemstones that have been Reiki-charged and energised. Roll it on your wrists to allow the calming aroma to waft upwards as you breathe in and out.
Dream Dream Dream Night Facial Oil, 30ml
Massage a few drops of Neighbourhood Botanicals’s facial oil onto your cheeks, forehead and chin to upgrade your nighttime meditation routine. The calming blend of essential vitamins will help you relax and nourish your skin at the same time, so you can treat your body and your mind.
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