Meditation is a practice that can help you quiet your mind and achieve a state of deep relaxation. It also helps improve focus and increase resilience to stress. Burning incense can support these effects and provide a soothing aroma that enhances the experience of your meditation sessions.
Incense is a natural, herbal aromatic product made from a mixture of plant materials including barks, resins, roots and flowers. It has been used for thousands of years in religion, spiritual practice and healing.
Some of the most popular types of incense are frankincense, sandalwood and myrrh. The most calming of these scents are known to relieve stress and anxiety, so they are often used in meditation.
Frankincense is a popular choice for meditators and has a powerful ability to relax the brain and calm the nervous system. Sandalwood is another calming incense with a strong effect on the nervous system and a gentle, woody fragrance.
Lavender is a favorite fragrance for meditators because it has a balancing effect on the brain, helping to reduce anxiety and stress. The fragrance of lavender can even assist in winding down before sleep, making it a perfect addition to your meditation session.
Nag Champa is a traditional Indian type of incense that has a powerful calming effect on the mind and is widely used for meditation and ritual. It has a unique, woody, floral and sweet scent that is said to last for up to an hour after the incense has been extinguished.