Meditation can be something of an art form. To detach ourselves from our relentless thoughts we must be in an optimal state of peace and oneness. And in our hectic modern world, that isn’t always an easy feat. That’s where incense comes in. Four incredible mechanisms allow incense to improve meditation quality so you can get the very best from your mind, body, and soul.
Incense is the Ultimate Relaxation Tool
Stress is a leading contributor to the 6 most deadly health issues today. So it is more important now than ever before that we find ways to relax the mind and body so that we can maintain our health.
Burning incense produces fragrant smoke which crosses the blood-brain barrier and interacts with the central nervous system to invoke a deep feeling of calm and tranquillity. This is why incense is so common in aromatherapy and yoga settings.
Try burning lavender incense – one of our favorite incense for relaxation – before you engage in meditation. We like to have the windows open to allow fresh air to combine with the calming lavender scent. This method also reduces the strength of the smoke and allows us to hear the beautiful sounds of nature.
Incense Enhances Spiritual Connection
For thousands of years, incense has been the preferred tool of many societies for contacting the divine realms. The smoke of burning incense behaves as a messenger, carrying the sentiment of prayer to higher beings.
Frankincense is an ancient resin that possesses particularly spiritual properties. You may recognize the name from the bible when frankincense was given to baby Jesus with gold and myrrh. A testament to its value in the eyes of our ancestors.
Incense Aids In Chakra Cleansing
When combined with meditation and yoga practice, incense can be a powerful tool for cleansing the chakras. And because every incense fragrance has its unique properties, each one specializes in a different chakra.
For example. earthy fragrances such as myrrh and sandalwood are perfect for cleansing the root chakra. Whereas more stimulating scents like cinnamon make the ideal incense for cleansing the sacral chakra, which is responsible for sensuality and creativity.
Incense Boosts Cognitive Function
Unknown to many, incense is an amazing addition to a session of studying or working. Particularly with citrusy scents such as lemongrass or ginger, the zingy aroma is the ultimate productivity booster.
However, there are other amazing practical uses besides work and studying. Incense can improve meditation by imparting complete focus and dedication to the moment. This, in our experience, has always been the most difficult aspect of meditation so we usually opt for more energizing fragrances.
So, no matter your skill level or experience, you can vastly improve the power of your meditation with the help of incense. Just be sure to carefully select the best one for the type of meditation you are practicing. But remember, never leave burning incense unattended, and don’t use it around children or pets! Follow this advice, and you can guarantee yourself a relaxed and deep meditation.