The Benefits of Himalayan Salt Lamps During Yoga
- Created: 31 October 2018 31 October 2018
by Eddie Gilani
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple years, chances are you’ve seen a Himalayan salt lamp in your local community market or on an online shop. These decorative lamps give off a soft, pinkish-orange glow that makes for an attractive feature in any home. However, the main selling point isn’t its aesthetic appeal, but its wide range of health benefits.
What is a Himalayan salt lamp?
Also known as a pink salt lamp or salt rock lamp, Himalayan salt lamps are basically hollow blocks of pink salt with a light bulb or candle placed inside. The only place you can find authentic pink salt crystals are in the Himalayan Mountains. These salt crystals are believed to be remnants from a time when the earth was almost completely submerged in water.
The salt is mined, formed into a block, then hollowed out to fit a light bulb. Because the light is coming from inside the salt block, it gives off a warm, pinkish light that many people find soothing. There’s also a lot of scientific evidence supporting the claim that Himalayan salt lamps can be beneficial to your health.
How do they work?
Salt is hygroscopic. Now, if you don’t remember your high school science classes (we don’t blame you!), that basically means that it attracts water molecules. They’re so small that you can’t see them with the naked eye, but water molecules are everywhere - in the air, on your skin, all over your home. Water molecules are, of course, perfectly safe, but unsafe things like dirt, dust, and even bacteria can attach to water molecules.
Himalayan salt lamps attract these germ-carrying water molecules. The light bulb inside heats up, and vaporizes the water, releasing them back into the air. But those pollutants and contaminants that came with it? They stay trapped in your lamp, detoxifying your room.
Using a Himalayan salt lamp during yoga
Yoga is more than just a way to gain muscle strength and flexibility, it’s a lifestyle that promotes complete physical, emotional, and mental well-being. It makes sense, then, to use all-organic, all-natural methods to purify your mind, body, and soul alongside your yoga practices to better your overall health.
Himalayan salt lamps help relax and rejuvenate you by creating a soothing atmosphere. The muted pink-orange glow they emit is great for reducing stress, anxiety, and depression, which clears your mind for the day’s yoga exercises.
They also help naturally remove pollutants from the air, improving your room’s air quality. Deep and mindful breathing is a crucial component of any yoga practitioner’s toolset, and Himalayan salt lamps will help ensure that the air you’re breathing into your body is pure, healthy, and safe.
You’ll also find that having a salt lamp near you while you’re doing yoga helps promote relaxed muscles. They’re known to reduce inflammation and muscle cramps, allowing you to pull off those difficult poses in peace.
Use a Himalayan salt lamp in your everyday practice and feel the difference.
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About the Author:
Eddie Gilani is a travelling and fitness and health enthusiast. After graduating in Biomedical science he’s dedicated his time to spreading knowledge health and lifestyle, as well as creating a fair trade salt lamp company. His hobbies include fitness, cooking, and still drawing.