In a time of stress and trauma, more and more of you are looking for ways to relax. Meditation is a form of relaxation. When you couple the form of meditation with essential oil, you'll actually find yourself in a state of bliss. So what are the benefits of meditation and what essential oils would be great for meditation?
Meditation calms your body, calms your mind and your spirit. It has been shown to have health benefits that include lowering your heart rate and stress levels. But when the distractions of life are upon you, this is one sure way to find your peace.
So what essential oils can be used for meditation and how will they make a difference in your life?
Myrrh purifies, heals and soothes while uplifting your spirit. It helps to release past emotional blockages as well. Myrrh is known to stimulate the hypothalamus and pituitary glands and help reduce stress and bring life into focus.
It's uplifting aroma can also assist in spiritual "openings" while bringing calm and tranquility.
Sandalwood is helpful in healing emotional and spiritual wounds. It's said to open your heart and help promote trust. Sandalwood is one of the oldest perfume materials with over 4000 years of uninterrupted use.
Vetiver is actually a grass grown in India. It calms, grounds, protects and uplifts. It is a sedative to your nervous system and can stimulate circulation. Vetiver is deeply relaxing and known in India as the "oil of tranquility". It grounds you and inspires deep meditation.
Rosemary was used as a fumigant in the Middle Ages to drive away evil spirits. It uplifts your mind, while dispelling confusion and giving clarity.
Sage is commonly burned in ceremonial practices in many cultures. It removes negative energies, grounds and restores both your balance and your energy.
Patchouli is considered the oil of peace and is very grounding. It quiets your mind during meditation. Patchouli can be used as an inhalant with a diffusor or on your skin with a carrier oil.
Here are a few ways to use essential oils for mediation purposes:
A diffuser blend for meditation:
6 drops orange
2 drops bergamot
2 drops patchouli
To Clear Your Space for Meditation:
30 drops of Cedarwood - add to a spray mist bottle
A Balancing Meditation Blend for Meditation
10 drops Frankincense
10 drops mandarin
20 drops cedarwood
5 drops rosewood
2 drops vetiver
These essential oils help create an atmosphere conducive to quite and relaxation. Try them and see how well they'll work for you. That's it for this week.
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