The Roles of Incenses
As known, fusing incense in tradition meaning is use to worship god or mourning the dead. However, it exists more than this purpose. In this modern society, the design appearance and the integrated scents can perfectly enhance your home environment and atmosphere, it can be sublimated to become a piece of artwork. And more importantly, the scents it emits can offer various healing effects and improves one's overall well-being.
Understand our Sense of Smell
Studies can proven that sense of smell is the most effective sense to waken one's memories, affects one's mood, emotions, feelings and sensuality compares to other senses. Thus, scents become the perfect media to supply treatment or therapy to cure and uplift one's health and well-being.
Incense and Aromatherapy go hand in hand. With the correctly scented incense, you can actually use its healing powers to: reduce and calm anxiety, stress, and fear, alleviate insomnia, accelerate healing. You can also help stimulate and renew energy, cleanse the atmosphere, and prepare for meditation and prayer.
There are several benefits to our health and living conditions that fusing incense can deliver.
The most-used types of sage have antimicrobial properties. This means they keep infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi at bay.
2. Relieve the Symptoms of Some Conditions
It turns out that sage may help clear the air of lots more than bugs and bacteria. Study shows that some scents can help neutralize positive ions, such allergens like pet dander, pollution, dust and mold. Thus, fusing incense can improve ones asthma, allergies, bronchitis, and other respiratory conditions.
3. A spiritual Tool
Burning incense has long been used to connect to the spiritual realm or enhance intuition. Thus, for healers and laypeople in traditional cultures, burning sage is used to achieve a healing state, to solve or reflect upon spiritual dilemmas.
4. Dispel Negative Energy
Incense burning may also be used as a ritual tool to rid yourself, or your space of negativity. This includes past traumas, bad experiences, or negative energies from others.
This may help you establish a positive environment for meditation or another ritual. Choosing to sit and let go of negative thoughts in a ritual like this sets your intention and dedication to self-improvement. Choosing to engage in ritual can be the beginning of your change in mindset.
5. Improve Mood
Studies show that burning incense can literally lift one's spirits to banish negativity. It can improve one's anxiety, depression, and mood disorders in certain cultures.
6. Soothe Stress
Beside improving mood, burning incense also could be a great ally against stress. Some incense ingredients, such as white sage is rich in compounds that activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress, and even alleviating pain.
7. Improve Quality of Sleep
Fusing incense has been traditionally used to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep. Some incense ingredients, such as lavender or sage contains compounds that could help ease insomnia. Example as burning white sage can improve sleep quality and soothe anxiety.
8. Boost Cognition
Study has shown that incense certain ingredient can improve one's memory and focus.
9. Boost Energy Levels
Ridding the body, objects, and spaces of bad energy can help welcome in newer, fresher, and more positive energies. In a way, this could have an energizing effect and help with fatigue.
10. Uplifting Fragrance
For some, this may be the best of all benefits, incense helps enhance the smell in space, it works great as a chemical-free air fresher or odor controller.