Meditation and scents

Meditation and Using Scents

Favorite Scents to use in Meditation

Many people who use relaxation techniques and meditation like to use scent as a
way to hasten their transition to a more tranquil and receptive state. Every scent
has its own effect on the body and mind as well as bringing up memories of places
and people.

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You can use the scents of aromatherapy candles, essential oils and diffusors to create whatever environment conducive to your desired mental state.

Here are a few tried and to try:

Lavender is the queen of relaxation fragrances. It is best known for its sleep and
relaxation properties. Just smelling the scent as you retire will make falling asleep
easy. Some keep a little pouch of Lavender blossoms next to their pillow to keep
them asleep or to sniff if they should awaken.

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Chamomile is another sleep inducer. You can drink the tea before bedtime, use
an essential oil diffuser in the bedroom, or use a small pouch of the flowers next
to your pillow. This is very effective for children, too.

Cedarwood helps calm and focus the mind. It relieves , anxiety and nervous
tension. Its scent is uplifting, comforting and grounding.

Rose is a scent that works very well for most, but there are some that do not
respond to it. It is known as the fragrance of and romance. The sweet scent
relieves frustration and nervousness.

Ylang Ylang smells sweet and goes well with the Orange fragrance. Calming the
heart and nerves, it also promotes relaxation and release of tension.

Vetiver’s musty-earthy smell gives a sense of protection and . It is a
depressor of the nervous system and a boost for the circulatory system.

Bergamot smells similar to lemon, but different, and is the herb used in Earl Grey
Tea. It relieves depression and anxiety and is a cheerful, uplifting scent.

Great Scent For Meditation

Frankincense has been used since biblical times and is used to promote
tranquility and focus the mind. Useful in meditation and when you need to focus
on a task.

Sandalwood and Mandarin Orange are both good scents to use for relaxation.
See which you like best and keep it handy for nights you just can’t get to sleep.

Patchouli also known as the “oil of peace”, is very grounding. It has sedative
properties that help calm the mind of worries and those inner voices. It has pulled
people back from the edge of nervous exhaustion.

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Incorporating scents into your Meditation practice can also help you become more aware of how to make choices that lead to outcomes that are more supportive of your personal well being and happiness.

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