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Welcome to the Bathtub Yoga blog! This blog is curated by Susan Atkinson, founder of Bathtub Yoga. It's full of resources, tips, insight and ways to get the most out of your Bathtub Yoga experience. Please poke around and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question!

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Small Acts of Kindness- Discovering Connection

Small acts of kindness connect us to each other.

“When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes us feel loved and cared for, but it helps us to develop inner happiness and peace.” the 14th Dalai Lama (1935)

“Kindness, I’ve discovered is everything in life.” Isaac B. Singer

Small acts [...]


Healing Water Bath Ritual

"Water is a conduit for intuition, whether it be a shower or a great sea. Whenever you are around water it amplifies intuition. The body is the perfect intuitive receptor because it is two-thirds water. Intuition is a fluid movement, a wave movement, and the body is constantly moving in waves." Judith Orloff, [...]


7 Easy Ways to Strenghten Your Immune System During Cold & Flu Season

A strong immune system can reduce our risk of colds and flu.

Easy ways to bolster you immune system include:

1. Probiotics- Include “good” bacteria foods such as yogurt, kefir, and miso in your diet

2. Reduce Stress- Breathing Exercises, guided imagery, meditation, a simple walk in nature

3. Eat Healthy- Foods that strengthen [...]


Easy Ginger Detox Bath

Adding fresh or dried ginger to the bath is a easy way to increase sweating and detoxifying.

Ever feel the need to detoxify? Perhaps you over did the holiday drinking & eating or a prolonged period of stress? A detox bath with ginger can increase heat levels in the body. This ups the level [...]


Wrist Pain and Yoga- Alternatives for Practice

As a yoga instructor I have heard many people explain they want to do yoga, but can’t because of their wrists. Poses like down dog, wheel, or cobra are just too much pressure to the wrist area for some. The wrist stretches below will help to bring lubrication and circulation to the wrist joint. If [...]


Easy to Make Bath Salts-Cocoa Butter Peppermint Holiday Gift Idea

Inspired by peppermint patties, these holiday bath salts are fun to make. Bonus- cocoa butter is a great moisturizer for your skin in the bath.

Remember those thin chocolate covered peppermint patties? They were the inspiration for these easy to make bath salts, and a fun idea for holiday gifts. I recently discovered Cocoa [...]


Benefits of a Hot Bath & Why it Feels So Good!

A hot soak encourages the deeper flow of blood and lymph throughout the body as vessels dilate. Endorphins are also released as our body temperature rises.

A hot bath, or soak in hot water raises our body temperature. Several benefits of this rise include: Improved blood circulation, Improved lymph circulation, detoxification, increased metabolism and [...]


Fizzing Beer Lime Bath Salts-Really?/Make your own

Therapeutic and medicinal properties of beer, lime, and sea salts make an awesome combo!

Beer baths have been popular in Europe for years, costing up to $60 a bath. They claim the beer will soften the skin, make it more elastic, and promote tissue metabolism. It is touted as great for psoriasis, eczema, [...]


Energizing Orange Swirl Bath Salts\ How to Make

Tilting your container as you layer your bath salts gives a nice swirl effect for your sweet orange bath salts.

Orange , like many essential oils in the citrus family, have an energizing effect. This sweet fruity scent lifts the spirits encouraging a cheerful, happy mood! The white layer of your bath salts could [...]


Make your Own Fun Fizzing Bath Salts for Kids

Kids will love to use these fun fizzing bath salts for their evening bath.


This make-it-yourself gift basket of fun fizzing bath salts are surprisingly easy to make. Bedtime baths are a great evening routine that prepares kids (& adults) for sleep. To the recipe I like to add lavender and chamomile essential [...]