Yoga Crack

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August 11, 2011

Sometimes a product testimonial can get me at hello, and that was the case when I read the following testimonial for Indu Lotion:

“LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your lotion. I’m running low though and my students are totally hooked. Nectar of the Moon is the crack of yoga. It is Yoga Crack. Please send another shipment ASAP as my students will go into withdrawal. I simply cannot face savasana adjustments without it. It’s the only reason they come. Can you also make me a boyfriend out of it?” -Megan Leigh, Owner

Wow, the crack of yoga! That is a pretty high compliment. Yoga already gives me a beautiful high, but if the stuff in that blue bottle is all it’s cracked up to be (ha ha, pun intended), then I figured I had better try it out.

If you are from Ohio, you probably have seen Indu Lotion or had it rubbed on you during savasana, as Marni Task, the woman who makes the lotion, is an awesome yogini from Ohio! Woot-woot! I love promoting my local yogini sisters. Many of the studios here in northeast Ohio carry Indu lotion, but not to worry if you don’t live in the Buckeye State. I am going to deal Indu crack, I mean lotion, to you no matter where you live!

So, why is Indu so amazing? Well, for starters, it is an all-natural lotion made with essential oils of bergamot, lavender, and geranium. The aromatherapy is really doing triple time in that the geranium helps to ease anxiety and tension; the lavender helps promote clear thinking, calms, and soothes the skin, and is also good for circulation; while the bergamot helps to fight fatigue and stress. Oh, I forgot to mention that geranium can also stimulate feelings of sensuality!

The coolest part about the lotion is that when Marni mixes all the essential oils together, she blesses the potion with the mantra om namah shivaya. Knowing Marni, she is not just saying this, but singing the lovely mantra, as she is part of a Kirtan group called Enchanted Hearts and has the voice and smile of an angel.

So, how exactly does Indu make you feel? Well, if you are lucky enough to have it rubbed on your shoulders and neck during savasana, you will notice your shoulders starting to melt and your body relaxing. A deep calm may come over you, and you may just find that you are able to fully relax into savasana, letting go fully and quieting the mind. You will experience the beautiful aroma, one that is not too overpowering but just right, and you will want the aroma to linger well after class.

If you are a yoga teacher and have been looking for a lotion to use during savasana, I highly recommend Indu. Make sure you always ask your students first before you apply lotion; you never know who might have allergies, etc.

New Indu Lotion Candles

If you already love Indu Lotion, you have got to try their new lotion candles. These candles melt into a nourishing blend of butters and oils to create a rich, warm emollient body oil and moisturizer that can be massaged and absorbed into your skin within minutes. You can use them for an intensive treatment for hands, elbows, feet, or any dry skin places. Enjoy a warm massage oil, a soothing cream for manicures and pedicures, or a decadent treat after a bath. The warm oil can even be used for relief from the pain of arthritic hands in cold weather. The aromatherapeutic scent of Indu is subtle to ensure the proper dilution of essential oils for skin and a sensual experience that will send you straight to samadhi!

Indu Aromatherapy candle

Are you ready for your fix? You can order the eight-ounce bottle of Indu for just $20 direct from The Daily Downward Dog. Just click the Buy Now button below, and you can order and pay securely through PayPal or your credit card. For a limited time, if you order two bottles of Indu you’ll save an extra $5!

The pricing for shipping and handling that is applied in the PayPal transaction is only for shipping within the United States. If you would like to order Indu and you live outside the United States or would like more than two bottles or a combination of Indu products not shown below, please contact me and I’ll provide a quote to handle your order.

INDU CANDLES ARE CURRENTLY Out of Stock – if you want to order a candle, please contact me.

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If you are already a fan of Indu or Marni, please leave a comment below and help spread the word about this awesome product!

P.S. This post is not endorsing drug use in any way – just having a little fun!

Indu Lotion Ingredients

Deionized water, vitis vinifera (grape seed) oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, caprylic/capric triglycerides, vegetable glycerin, emulsifying wax (NF), palm stearic acid, glyceryl stearate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed oil), cannabis sativa (hemp seed) oil, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract (chamomile), tocopherol (vitamin E), camellia sinensis (Japanese green tea), bladderwrack (sea kelp), methyl cellulose, allantoin, phenoxyethanol and caprylyl glycol (Optiphen), geranium, bergamot, lavender, lemon, mandarin, Ylang-ylang, rose, rosewood, palmarosa, Roman chamomile, jasmine.

Indu Candle Ingredients

The candle ingredients include: Organic Shea Butter, Organic Cocoa Butter, Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Soy, Organic Beeswax, Organic Avocado Oil, and essential oils of Geranium, Bergamot, Lavender, Sweet Orange, Ylang Ylang, Corriander, and Lemon. The soy wax does not contain any pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified material, and the natural cotton wicks are lead and zinc free.


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Rachel @ Suburban Yogini August 11, 2011 at 7:20 AM

Now considering I’m a massage therapist and that lotion looks absolutely divine in the context of my clinic what I’m going to say might sound a bit odd but…

…the thought of anyone touching me during savasana (I hardly ever adjust at all let alone in savasana) regardless of whether they have lotion or not HORRIFIES ME!!!!!


Kathy Nolan August 11, 2011 at 7:47 AM

I’m a ny yoga instructor, and a big fan of Marni and Indu lotion! The first time she rubbed it on my neck in savasana I was hooked as well. My students LOVE it! Last Christmas i bought tiny 2 oz. bottles of Indu lotion from Marni and gave it to my students as a gift.


Susan August 11, 2011 at 12:42 PM

I love this stuff! I’m so glad you used it last class! I’ll be buying some next pay, that’s for sure :)


marge August 17, 2011 at 10:58 AM

i’ve never had any kind of lotion rubbed on me during savasana. is this a common practice? as a teacher i would feel as if i was overstepping personal boundaries and as a student i view savasana as a personal time.


Jennifer August 17, 2011 at 3:22 PM

as a newer student to yoga, when i first practice savasana, my mind was racing and my heart felt full of emotion and when my teacher came and rubbed Indu on me, my mind settled and my heart felt peace and for the first time, I felt like I could truly let go.

Now I’m a teacher and I recognize that you need to be able to truly see your students and whether or not they are in need of assistance in ‘letting go’ or if they have found a peaceful space all on their own, but in most cases, I find everyone enjoys that gentle, comforting human touch…..and Indu has a subtle, relaxing aroma which adds to the experience :)


Maria @dailydownwarddog August 17, 2011 at 11:02 PM

As a yoga student I love it when the teacher rubs my neck or even my feet during savasana. Typically I forget to relax my shoulders and the adjustment helps me fully melt into my mat.

As a yoga teacher I have started the practice of giving my students a little shoulder, neck and head massage during savasana. I always inform the class that I will be doing this and ask their permission. I have received a great deal of positive feedback from my students about this and they really seem to dig it :)


marge August 18, 2011 at 7:20 PM

thanks for the feedback. it’s definitely a personal thing. i would not refuse the head/shoulder massage if offered, but it would have to be from a yoga teacher i trusted and had built a relationship with. i once attended a yoga class with a beginning instructor and she did not know her boundaries. i would specifically tell her not to put a blanket on me during savasana, but she never listened.


stacydi August 24, 2011 at 7:36 PM

ooh!! I JUST found your blog…and your description of this lotion sounds so amazing, that I placed an order…sounds heavenly!

what a fantastic blog too!


Maria @dailydownwarddog November 3, 2011 at 1:46 PM

Sunday: I hope you log back on and see this comment. I really appreciated your kind message and also the insight into the proper meaning of om namah shivaya. By accident I deleted your message and no longer had your email to personally thank you!


nancy January 22, 2012 at 7:38 AM

can i order more than 1 bottle of indu at a time?


Maria @dailydownwarddog January 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Absolutely! I’ll email you the details.


Nityda Bhakti Yoga November 4, 2012 at 8:28 PM

This stuff is so amazing- it’s what I use and my students love it!


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