Benefits of Burning Incense
Burning incense has been a cultural phenomena since the times of ancient Egypt and throughout time has been purported to have many inherent benefits, varying from health, to wealth. I’m going to discuss some reasons why people burn incense and some of the benefits which have been attributed to incense over the years:
Throughout many regions of the world including the incense capital of the world, India, incense is commonly used as a religious offering or puja. It is not uncommon to see quite a lot of incense sticks burning outside or incense of Hindu or Buddhist temples.
Meditation requires a calm and peaceful mind. Many practitioners feel that incense helps them maintain focus during their meditation sessions.
Fragrances I would recommend for meditation would include sandalwood, lotus, and nag champa.
Yoga PracticeYoga is somewhat similar in nature to meditation, but it has a very different physical and mental flow. Burning incense not only helps one relax and get into the groove during yoga practice, but it can also help remove the negative scents often produced in a sweaty yoga studio.
Many people find incense to be quite relaxing. A calming scent combined with a good book and a soothing cup of tea can do wonders for the soul. A hot bath also pairs quite nicely with a stick of incense.
Fragrances I would recommend for relaxation would include lavender, sandalwood, and frankincense.
Appreciation of Other Cultures
Incense has remained a cultural phenomena since the times of ancient Egypt and nearly all of Asia has contributed to it’s lore at some point in history. The art of burning incense has taken many forms through the years and by burning it you can experience some of the same traditions practiced by these ancient cultures. Some examples are kodo, using incense as a time-telling device, and the Ten Virtues of Koh.
Incense easily destroys and eliminates surround odors. Some scents are more pungent then others but it shouldn’t be hard to find a scent that matches your needs.
For the more promiscuous, exotic floral scents such as rose or jasmine are thought to be aphrodisiacs and increase desire and lust. Burning incense in the bedroom can lead to an out of the ordinary encounter.
Enhance Your FocusThe entrancing scents of incense are thought by many to enhance their focus. The smell creates a central focus point upon which one can direct their thoughts.
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