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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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My Favorite Bath Activity? Doing Absolutely Nothing!

Yoga teaches us that slow breathing is your doorway to a peaceful mind.


Evenings are the time to unwind, relax, and prepare for sleep. A hot bath helps us to let go of the tensions of a busy day- both mental and physical tensions. Sometimes the transition of “doing” and “thinking” a thousand things during our crazy,chaotic days to “being or experiencing” a meditative [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


Chamomile Bath Salt Pillows\Make Your Own Arthritis Remedy

These chamomile bath salt "pillows" are easy to make and can be tossed into a hot running bath for soothing anti-inflammatory benefits.

My mom has arthritis, and I wanted to make her a gift of bath salts for soothing joint pain. Chamomile has strong anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a great addition to the warm [...]


Make Your Own Aromatherapy Lavender Bath Salts

Lavender bath salts are a popular favorite with young and old bath lover's before bedtime.

Lavender has a calming influence on our mood, making it a natural with bathing, especially in the evening. The name lavender is derived from the latin verb– “Lavare”– to wash. see: Bathing with Lavender Can you guess what [...]


Bathing with Lavender

The name lavender is derived from the latin verb– “Lavare”– to wash. In medieval Europe wash women were known as “lavenders” because they spread the laundry over lavender plants to dry for the scent it gave. No wonder then that lavender has been such a favorite in the bath.

Studies have shown that bathing [...]


6 Reasons to Breathe Long , Slow, and Deep

1. Shallow breathing cheats your body of optimal oxygen intake and is inefficient and does not remove all gaseous wastes. Shallow breathers tend to breath more from their chest instead of breathing fully into their abdomen. A yoga breathing technique: Breath thru your nostrils on inhalation and exhalation.

2. Stronger, deeper breaths result in [...]


Insomnia- 6 Yogic Tips for a Great Night’s Sleep

Slowing down your nervous system is key to falling asleep.

Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, or to stay asleep. As you lay awake , possibly worrying,you may feel your nervous system is “reved up” on high, called hyper arousal. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a switch you could [...]