I think we can all agree that scented candles add a certain ambiance to our homes. They serve as a simple way to add some elegant decor and a pleasant aroma to our homes. However, candles have also been used for thousands of years in meditation practices.
Meditation helps relax your brain waves to better regulate your emotions and improve your mood. Using candles to customize your space can assist with meditation training. While you light your candles, use that time to set your intentions for your session. Use a specific scent for your meditation. As time progresses, the smell will become associated with the soothing state of meditation and make it easier to achieve that inner peacefulness. Gazing at the candle flame can help clear your thoughts.The relaxation that candles help to induce assists many people who are trying to meditate. There are many benefits to Meditation, from decreasing your blood pressure and heart rate to enhancing your body’s immune response.
Using Candles in your meditation process can :
- Create a soothing ambiance in a room
- Add a focal point for candle gazing meditation
- Provide aromatherapy with healing fragrances
- Relax the senses for complete presence in the moment
- Increase cognitive performance and focus
- Improve mental health
- improved sleep quality
Not all candles are created equal. Be sure to choose a candle that is all natural and includes scents to help you reach your zen. Out of Darkness Candles are 100% natural soy wax, free of toxins, aesthetically pleasing in a minimalist reusable glass jar, and made in the USA.
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This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils including patchouli, clove leaf and cedar.
Smoked Oud- Reduces Negative Energy . Enhances Peace and Tranquility.
Coconut- Produces a Calming and Relaxing Aroma. Can Help Relieve Stress.
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including lavender, orange, lemon and cedarwood.
Lavender- Helps with mood, anxiety and depression. Supports Sleep.
This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon leaf and cassia leaf.
Cinnamon- promotes improved brain function and stress relief, improves mood and can help relieve depressive symptoms, boosts energy and mental focus
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including lemon peel and coriander.
Coriander- Widely used to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress.
This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli and cedarwood.
For meditation, patchouli is calming and grounding. You should find it helps to center you and calm your mind.
We live in a world where we are pulled in a thousand different directions. We can all benefit from taking time to reflect within and shut the world out. Meditation isn't easy and it may take you a while to get the hang of it, but don’t give up! The benefits are vast.