Reiki symbols are both a visual and auditory focus, although in the Western tradition the main importance is given to the visual aspect. Thus, the Symbols not only increase the power of Reiki but also serve as the focus for our intentions.
In this article, I will share with you the basic Reiki symbols, their meaning, purpose, and the sacred energy that each of them expresses.
Symbols in Reiki
Reiki symbols have always been surrounded by mystery and have been recognized as Sacred Symbols of great power.
In the Reiki system, the symbols are taught starting with the Second level. These symbols have always been the subject of controversy among the various Reiki schools.
A turning point in the history of the Western Reiki school was the publication of Diane Stein’s book “Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art“. Teachers of the traditional Reiki school DO NOT recommend to read this book as it violated the Reiki traditions. Diane Stein published all the Reiki symbols in that book, and this is how they became public.
The fact is that the teachers of the Traditional Reiki school teach to keep the Reiki symbols in secret in view of their sacredness.
In addition, only a person who has never experienced the Power of Reiki Symbols is able to share these symbols with the uninitiated. Those people who really understand and feel the Reiki Symbols understand the huge responsibility of keeping the Reiki traditions that prevent them from sharing the Reiki Symbols and mantras to the uninitiated.
I am a representative of the Traditional Reiki school, so in this article, I will talk about Reiki symbols without naming them or showing them. I think that this article will be useful primarily to those who have already been initiated into the Second level of Reiki, but for the rest, it will be only introductory information.
The traditional Reiki school teaches the Symbols according to the Hawayo Takata method:
Stage 1: the students memorize the symbols;
Stage 2: the students practice drawing the symbols on paper;
Stage 3: the students destroy the paper with the symbols.
Now Reiki practitioners use many additional Symbols, but most practitioners use the four basic Reiki symbols.
Reiki students get introduced to the Three Reiki Symbols when they get attuned into the Second level of Reiki. And the fourth Reiki symbol they learn when they become Reiki Masters.
Originally, the symbols were not part of the Reiki system. Mikao Usui started using them when he began introducing Reiki to people unfamiliar with spiritual practices. In other words, he was using symbols to help people in spiritual development. Reiki symbols were supposed to be a focus for the mind, as well as mantras.
The Use Of Reiki Symbols
The Reiki symbols that Dr. Usui used in the initiation process have tremendous energy that can awaken certain areas of consciousness and teach us how to create the material out of the immaterial, whether it’s healing the body, building relationships, or coping with life situations.
Reiki practitioners should be well prepared before beginning to learn the art of Reiki symbols. Because the symbols are sacred, they are revealed to a practitioner only at the right time. To comprehend their true meaning is possible only after preparation. The practitioner should have a strong spiritual background and at least a couple of years of regular Reiki healing practice based on Reiki Level 1 before he/she gets introduced to the Reiki symbols.
The Reiki symbols are carriers of very powerful sacred energy and in various combinations are able to awaken creative intelligence. They help us to make a qualitative leap to another level of consciousness. The Symbols reveal the universal truth, and we gain deep knowledge when we start interacting with their energy.
Moreover, Reiki symbols contribute to the strengthening of the human energy body, which makes the process of awakening irreversible. They also help to accelerate karma, increase endurance, and eternal vigilance.
Traditional Reiki Symbols
When our thoughts are concentrated, we can put them into action. That’s what the Sacred symbols are for.
As already mentioned, the second level of Reiki opens access to the three Reiki Symbols. And the third Reiki level opens access to the fourth – Master symbol.
Each Symbol corresponds to a mantra, which is the sound vibration of the Symbol and some Masters also say that the mantras are basically the names of the symbols. By chanting the mantra, you focus on the intention, and the form turns into the essence.
So, the traditional Reiki symbols are:
1st symbol – CKR
This symbol activates the process, leads the energy in the right direction for achieving the desired result. The energy of this symbol moves in a spiraling direction from limitless potential through thought and essence. CKR symbol focuses on physical body healing.
2nd symbol – SHK
This symbol takes the practitioner to the mental and emotional energy levels. It focuses on the emotional body healing and works through our subconsciousness.
3rd symbol – HSZSN
This symbol creates a so-called “bridge” between us and the person and/or the situation in which we want to heal or harmonize. It focuses on the mental body healing and works through our consciousness.
Understanding the Reiki Symbols
Every Reiki practitioner should establish a connection with each Symbol and the aspect of Reiki energy that is embodied in them. Having an inner understanding of the vibrations accompanying the Reiki symbol’s mantras, we can completely abandon them and concentrate immediately on the manifestation of the energy associated with the particular symbol.
You should understand that it’s not easy. It may take years of meditation before you can achieve this. But with regular practice, you will achieve the desired results!
In most Reiki schools, the Masters teach the four basic symbols. However, there are many other symbols obtained through channeling by the creators of the new Reiki schools. In this article, I will share with you only those symbols that are traditionally used in Reiki, their characteristics, as well as the energy that is expressed through them.
Now let’s go deeper into the understanding of each of the four Reiki symbols.
Symbol 1: CKR
The shape of the First symbol (also known as CKR symbol) is at least partly found outside Japan. This symbol is also found in Indian and Celtic culture. Partially it’s expressed in the SO and CHA symbols of the SOLANCHA system.
Connecting with this symbol while meditating on it will help you increase your energy level and straighten your Hara.
CKR symbol focuses energy on what you direct it to and amplify it.
Symbol 1, like all the others, can be used alone or in combination with others.
In order to activate the Symbol, it is necessary to say its mantra three times.
The mantra of this symbol translates as “power increase” or “placing all the powers of the universe here”.
Symbol 1 (CKR) Characteristics
Meaning: power, energy.
Purpose: directs energy towards desired results.
- serves as a catalyst;
- activates and enhances energy.
- the physical body healing;
- gives other symbols extra energy;
- concentrates energy on a particular goal;
- energy protection;
- purifies and energizes water and food;
- cleanses and charges crystals and any other healing stones;
- purifies and energizes any material objects.
So, Symbol 1 is used to increase power. When you visualize Symbol 1, your access to Reiki energy increases several times. CKR focuses energy on one point, calling for the Divine help in healing.
Symbol 2: SHK
In Western teachings, Symbol 2 is associated with physical and mental well-being. In the Japanese tradition, it is associated with harmony. I support both of these associations since SHK energy grants calmness of mind and emotional balance.
Unlike Symbol 1, Symbol 2 uses the energy of Heaven, which is also called “Light”. Working with this energy helps to develop intuition and psychic abilities because it is related to the mind. Moreover, Symbol 2 helps us to make contact with the energy of the Higher Self, or Spirit.
You can draw or visualize this Symbol when you need to better understand the situation. In traditional teaching, practitioners draw this symbol on their Third eye chakras during the Reiki healing sessions. In distance Reiki healing, it is recommended to focus on this symbol when the patient is experiencing psychological or emotional distress.
Symbol 2 has very subtle energy. Therefore, usually, it takes more time for a Reiki practitioner to feel it. However, regular meditations on this symbol will eventually help you to start feeling it and then you will discover its great power. Symbol 2 can be used in a combination with Symbol 1 to enhance emotional cleansing.
This mantra translates as “Earth and Heaven become one”. Or some Masters may translate it as “God and man become one”.
Symbol 2 Characteristics
Meaning: healing, harmony, happiness.
Symbol: embryonic state, the beginning of the external form.
Purpose: to bring harmony and healing.
- calm and relax the mind;
- open direct access to the subconscious levels.
Different Ways to Use the SHK Symbol:
Reiki energy penetrates where healing is needed at any level: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. When we use Symbol 2, we direct energy to the emotional level, and this is the key to effective healing. Painful emotions or trauma that are deeply hidden in our subconsciousness, come to the surface. Only after emotional relief, can we expect that healing from physical illness will occur. Anger, despair, rage, grief are the most common root factors that create disease.
Reiki Animal Healing with SHK Symbol
Pets cleanse houses and people from negative emotions. If the family is in crisis, the pet takes the hit and is not always able to cope with it. One way or another, your pet’s health is a reflection of your energy or the energy of the environment you live in.
Reiki practitioners use Symbol 2 to help relieve emotional pain in pets as well as in humans. When I use SHK in my healing sessions for pets, along with the healing, the emotional blocks of the owner of the pet get released. I often receive information about the root problem of the pet’s disease during the Reiki session. Usually, this information comes through the SHK symbol. And its always connected to the emotional problems of the owner of the pet.
Example of Reiki Animal Healing With the Help of SHK
I’ll share with you one example from my practice. I was healing a cat who accidentally damaged his back. This severe damage affected his paws so he couldn’t walk. When I was giving a healing session to the cat, the information about his owner came through the SHK symbol. The information was about his owner.
The owner’s daughter just a month ago moved out of the house and went to college. So the mother (the owner) was suffering a lot because she didn’t know how to live without her beloved daughter always being around. She was afraid of thinking about the future and moving forward. So, her cat took this emotional block on himself and he couldn’t move because of the fears of his “mom”.
After explaining this to my client she took the responsibility and started working on healing her emotional trauma along with Reiki healing sessions for her cat. In a couple of months of our “teamwork”, the cat was able to walk again!
How Does SHK Work?
Symbol 2 focuses energy on the emotional body and thus enhances its effect. This helps the patient to focus on the specific emotional blocks and quickly get rid of them.
Use the SHK symbol at the beginning of the healing session or when it’s necessary.
I noticed that sometimes Reiki practitioners (including myself) forget to use the SHK symbol. And this is totally ok! The thing about this symbol is that you should always trust your intuition whether you need to use it or not. If you remembered to use this symbol during your Reiki session – it’s great! But if you forgot about it, then there was no need to use it. When you’re performing intuitive healing, the intuition should lead the process.
SHK and Kundalini
Symbol 3: HSZSN
Symbol 3 is composed of 5 Japanese hieroglyphs (Kanji) that can be read as a phrase.
In western Reiki schools, HSZSN is used for distant Reiki sessions. Japanese Reiki system uses this symbol as “a connection tool”. And it makes sense. For performing distant Reiki healing, we have to establish a real connection with the Universe and with the patient. From a certain point of view, when we send healing, we do not act as if we are separated from the patient. We become one with him/her so that he/ she can heal himself/herself.
Meaning: connection, unity, purpose.
SHK Mantra translates as “No past, no present, no future”. Some Masters use another translation – “The Buddha in me contacts the Buddha in you”. Or you may also hear another translation of this mantra – “God in me recognizes God in you’.
When we are using the SHK symbol we go beyond time and space. This is how we are able to send energy distantly and even to the past (for example, when we’re performing past trauma healing) or the future (for example, when we performing manifesting of the goals or harmonizing the situation).
- establishing the connection with a person/event/situation beyond time and space;
- creating unity between the beginning and the end;
- building “a bridge” between “the Divine in me” and the Divine in another person or situation;
- cleansing the space.
Different Ways to Use the HSZSN symbol:
- distance Reiki healing;
- cleansing the space, situation, relationship, yourself or others from negative energy;
- distance mental Reiki healing;
The HSZSN Symbol Is a Portal to the Akashic Records
The symbol 3 is often used as a portal to the Akashic Records. By meditating on the 3rd symbol you can get access to the information about your karmic goals, lessons, agreements, and debts which can help you to establish your karmic healing.
When working with Symbol 3, the lines between the past, present, and future are blurred. This symbol shows you that your past, present, and future exist in the same time-lapse. So, the first step in working with this symbol is learning how to feel this.
When you keep working with the HSZSN symbol you will discover that now it’s much easier for you to receive information about the future through this symbol. Let me share with you one helpful trick on how to see the future timelines easier. You simply need to tap into the feeling of unity of the present and the future moment. And then draw the HSZSN symbol two times. The double HSZSN symbol will create a “gate” into future timelines.
Though you’ll be able to see future events, keep in mind that there is an unlimited quantity of possible timelines in the future. So, you never know which one you’ll be able to see. You may see the one that is the closest to the one you’re on right now. But keep in mind that if you change your behavior or make different choices then you may switch the timeline to another one. And it’s possible to see that timeline through the HSZSN symbol too.
Symbol 4: DKM
When a Reiki practitioner becomes a Reiki master, he/she gains access to the 4th Reiki symbol which is also called the Master symbol. This symbol also consists of hieroglyphs.
Symbol 4 is rooted in Buddhist traditions. It is found in the sacred text of Mikkyō – a part of Tendai Buddhism teaching followed by Mikao Usui. This symbol is also used in an esoteric Buddhist ritual in which the follower becomes one with the Buddha’s true nature and reveals his inner light. That is why Usui chose this symbol as the highest symbol of development in Reiki practice.
In the Western Reiki system, this symbol is associated with the mastery of spiritual practice. In Japanese tradition, it is associated with the acquisition of power.
The main purpose of the Master symbol is to establish a direct connection with one’s inner Master.
Your Inner Master is the part of you that has already reached enlightenment. This part is hidden from us, but we gain it through consistent spiritual practices.
The master symbol attracts the energy of the higher vibration, which enhances the healing result.
The DKM symbol can be used in combination with other Reiki symbols to strengthen them and purify the intent behind the Reiki practice. This Symbol sheds light on any situation; physical, mental or spiritual condition. In addition, it clears all obstacles in the way of solving problems, even the most profound ones.
Meditation on the DKM Symbol
When we are meditating on this Symbol it helps us develop self-awareness and promotes spiritual development.
One way to meditate on this symbol is to draw it in front of you and enter it as if it was a hologram. During meditation, it often takes some color, most often it becomes violet. You can intuitively visualize it in a specific color to enhance the energy.
The DKM Mantra
This mantra translates as “Great Enlightenment” or “Bright Shining Light”. There are many other translations of this mantra. However, all translations refer to “the Light”. Therefore, when pronouncing this mantra, we should visualize the Light.
Alignment With Reiki Symbols
Before you start using Reiki symbols in your healing practice, you should make sure you’re aligned with each of them. To achieve it you need to perform the alignment practice with each symbol. This practice will make you capable of using Reiki symbols effectively. Also, it will increase your visualization abilities, improve your healing power, harmonize your life, and balance your spiritual path.
Usually, the alignment practice is performed daily for at least 30 minutes for 21 days after initiation. However, I noticed that not all Reiki masters teach this practice. And many Reiki practitioners use Reiki symbols without being aligned with them. Some masters explained to me that it’s due to the fact that along with the attunment you get automatically aligned with the symbols. However, I cannot agree with this.
You see, Reiki attunement is the initiation into the Reiki system. And the alignment with the symbols is the result of your consistent spiritual practice. A Reiki Master doesn’t have the ability to align you with the symbols. This is your own responsibility and your path.
After I tell people about the alignment practice and they start consistently performing it, they see how much easier it is for them to feel the Symbols’ energy and how much more effective their Reiki healing sessions are. Therefore, if for some reason your Reiki Master didn’t introduce you to the alignment practice, you can do it now. I’m sure very soon you will see amazing difference in your Reiki practice.
The Alignment Practice (Meditation)
Here are quick instructions on how to perform the alignment practice. But keep in mind, that this practice is designed only for those Reiki practitioners that have already received the Level 2 (and up) Reiki attunement.
- Take a sitting posture for meditation. Make sure that your arms and legs are not crossed. Take a couple of deep breaths until you feel that your body completely relaxed.
- Invite the Reiki Energy with the intention of aligning with the Sacred Reiki Symbols.
- Raise your hand in front of you with the palm open and directed away from you. Draw in the air in front of you Symbol 1 (CKR) and say its mantra 3 times. Alternatively, you can draw the symbol in the air in front of you with your index finger or with your index and middle fingers folded together. Visualize the Symbol where you drew it. Now enclose it between your palms.
- Close your eyes and continue holding the CKR symbol between your palms. Keep saying the CKR mantra for at least 10 minutes (preferably aloud, but if not possible, then whisper or say it mentally).
- Raise your hands with the CKR symbol between them above your head and place the symbol in your Crown chakra. Visualize the CKR symbol entering your Crown chakra, spreading throughout your body and merging with it.
Perform the same actions for aligning with other symbols.
The Bottom Line
There are lots of misleading information about Reiki symbols all over the Internet. You can also see lots of books about the symbols and their interpretation. Obviously, this article is just a summarized guide to Reiki symbols but doesn’t include the full information about them. How can you recognize the true information about Reiki symbols? I always follow one simple rule – if the book or Internet article includes the pictures or names of the symbols, then I can’t fully trust the information in it. The main rule about Reiki symbols is that their images and mantras should be kept secret and if the author doesn’t follow this rule, then he/she probably doesn’t really understand the sacredness of the information he/she shares.
Negative Emotions That Block Your Chakras
Chakras are the energy centers in our subtle bodies and their overall health depends on many factors. One of the most important factors that affect our chakras is our emotions. When we are committed to conscious living and take every moment of our lives with deep awareness our chakras respond to positive vibes and work properly. However, our negative emotions can cause blocks in our chakras and serious health problems.
This article is a quick guide to your negative emotions and problems they may cause. Each negative emotion that you may experience affects a certain chakra and leads to certain health problems. I hope this article will help you understand your health and emotional problems better.
The Root chakra is considered a source of vitality and survival. It is located in the perineum of men and in the cervix of women.
The Root chakra is responsible for the organs of excretion and reproduction, the gland organ and hormonal secretions. It is directly related to the nose and sense of smell, as well as our animal instincts.
People who have a strong Root chakra are usually very strong physically.
In the Vedic tradition, it is believed that those people who have a pure and balanced Root chakra live in harmony with Mother Earth and with the goddess of fertility and prosperity Lakshmi.
The negative emotion that blocks the Root chakra is fear.
What are you afraid of? Do you feel anxiety about certain people or situations? In order to overcome your fears, you have to be honest with yourself first by admitting your fears and emotional problems.
Root Chakra Healing
Effective methods of Root chakra healing are yoga, meditation, earth grounding.
If you often experience fear and anxiety, the following articles can be helpful:
The Sacral chakra is located above the Root chakra, just above the genitals.
It is associated with the sacral plexus, with the organs and glands of the genitourinary system and reproduction system. The Sacral chakra is connected with the tongue and the sense of taste.
The negative emotion that blocks the Sacral chakra is Guilt.
Guilt is one of the most self-destructive negative emotions that takes away lots of energy. Everyone who experiences it feels like a sticky cocoon of hopelessness. Therefore it is so important to get rid of guilt as quickly as possible. Otherwise, it will take all your energy.
Guilt as a Manipulative Game
First of all, it’s important to realize that the guilt we feel may be caused by manipulative people. Yes, the easiest way to manipulate others is to make them feel guilty.
But to feel guilt is actually pretty dangerous. You see, guilt unnecessarily generates a scenario of punishment. This is how a person’s worldview pattern works: a misdemeanor should be followed by punishment. As soon as you notice the slightest manifestation of guilt, immediately get rid of this mental trash (if you don’t want to spoil your life).
If you live your life up to your creed then there will be no guilt. No one will dare judge you if you do not consider yourself guilty. Being free of guilt will never put you in a situation where someone threatens you with violence. No guilt, no punishment. Watch your subconscious thoughts when someone tries to manipulate you with guilt!
How to Stop Feeling Guilty?
If you can not get rid of the guilt completely, then you need to stop apologizing without a visible reason for this. Here is a special case when the treatment of the disease as a consequence eliminates its cause. You don’t have to convince yourself that you don’t owe anyone anything. Just watch your usual actions, which will require awareness.
If you’ve had a habit at the slightest provocation to apologize, now get another habit to explain your actions only when it’s really necessary. And do it just once without repeating over and over again your explanation (otherwise it will turn into an excuse).
Manipulators, no longer getting the same response from you, gradually fall behind. At the same time, your subconscious mind will get used to the new feeling: if you do not justify yourself then guilt simply does not exist. As a result, the reasons for “redemption” will appear less and less.
Thus, in the chain of feedback, the external form will gradually put in order the internal content: the feeling of guilt will disappear, and as a result, the corresponding problems will disappear too.
Sacral Chakra Healing
For more information on how to heal your Sacral chakra check out my article “8 Simple Tips On How To Harness the Power Of Your Sacral Chakra”.
Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus chakra is located behind the navel within the spinal column.
This chakra affects the digestion process and the absorption of food and prana. It is also connected with the eyes and vision.
The negative emotions that block the Solar Plexus chakra are shame and self-rejection.
The feeling of shame is experienced together with the feeling of one’s own wrongness, badness, and total inadequacy. Now, if you experience that, it means you’re under the influence of toxic shame.
Toxic shame is usually formed during childhood. During sensitive periods of a child’s development, adults criticize have a tendency to criticize their children without giving any support. Children often take criticism as rejection. This is how toxic shame gets created.
Toxic shame often leads to other serious problems such as low self-esteem, lack of will power, nervousness, and poor memory.
How to get rid of shame?
- Accept yourself with all your imperfections and give yourself the right to be exactly who you are.
- Accept all the shortcomings of other people. Don’t judge anyone! Judging someone, you risk yourself getting into a situation in which you will be judged, your self-esteem will be damaged and you will feel shame.
- Refrain from unnecessary comparisons. Stop comparing your own behavior with your own personal expectations or the expectations of others. By rejecting comparisons and protecting yourself from feelings of mismatch between the values of “should be” and “is in reality,” you will find harmony with yourself and stop feeling ashamed.
- Try to establish the specific cause of your shame. Evaluate how it is adequate, and if you really have something to be ashamed of, try as soon as possible to correct all your mistakes. Look at the problem from the outside, discarding, at the same time, all negative emotions. To get rid of the feeling of shame, form a clear, objective opinion about the situation, and then mentally make a plan to overcome it.
Solar Plexus Chakra Healing
From my own experience, I can tell you that Reiki therapy is the best way to heal your Solar Plexus chakra.
For more information on how to heal your Solar Plexus chakra read my article “8 Ways To Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra For Success In Life“.
It’s located above the Solar Plexus chakra, near the heart.
The Heart chakra is connected to the Solar Plexus, the heart, the respiratory organs, and the thymus and is responsible for the qualities of unconditional love, compassion, peace, etc. It is also connected to the hands and the sense of touch.
The emotion that blocks Heart chakra is grief.
When we lose someone we love our heart chakra gets blocked with grief. Emotional pain that seems like it will never end leaves a scar on our hearts.
Coping with the loss of someone or something you love is one of life’s biggest challenges. You may associate grieving with the death of a loved one but, in fact, any loss can cause grief, including: divorce, relationship breakup, loss of health or financial stability, a miscarriage, losing a job, retirement, death of a pet, loss of friendship, a loved one’s serious illness, selling the family home, loss of purpose, loss of safety after a trauma, etc.
How to deal with grief?
There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to deal with the grieving process.
- Be Patient With Yourself. Give yourself time to accept what has happened.
- Support yourself emotionally by taking care of yourself physically.
- Focus on what you can change, and accept what you can’t change. This means mentally, emotionally and spiritually accepting the reality of your loss and letting go of a past that you cannot bring back.
- Talk to someone who has experienced a similar loss or someone whose presence is a source of comfort.
- Focus on all the reasons you need to return to being the person you were before the loss.
- Spend more time with the ones you love.
- Live in the present moment.
Heart Chakra Healing
The best way to heal your Heart chakra is Bikram Yoga practice and socialization. The simple opening of our hearts to others is the best way to heal your Heart chakra. Alternatively, meditation is a major treatment for your Heart chakra.
For more information on how to heal your Heart chakra read my article “12 Powerful Ways To Heal Your Anahata“.
The Throat chakra is located in the middle of the throat. This chakra is associated with the cervical plexus of nerve fibers and the thyroid gland. It maintains the purity of the body and mind.
The Throat chakra is connected with the ears and the sense of hearing, with the throat and speech. It awakens acceptance of the vicissitudes of life, mental balance, and sensitivity to the needs of others.
The factors that block Throat Chakra are:
- poor communication;
- gossips, etc.
Blockage of the Throat chakra occurs if a person chooses to lie not only to others but also to himself. Lying is like a virus that is transmitted from one to the other. It’s hard to be immune to it, especially if all the people around you lie all the time. However, it is possible! Just make a rule to never respond with lies to lies and never lie to yourself. Be honest with yourself and others.
Throat Chakra Healing
To learn more about other healing methods of the Throat chakra read my article “Every Woman Should Consider A Throat Chakra Healing! Here Is Why“.
Third Eye Chakra
It is located at the top of the spinal column near the medulla oblongata.
The Third Eye chakra is mainly related to higher consciousness and intelligence.
The negative emotion that blocks Third eye chakra is illusiveness.
When people are not happy with their lives they try to escape the reality they live in. Often they start using alcohol, drugs, smoking, in order to leave this reality at least for a little bit. However, once they are back from the delusional reality that drugs and alcohol bring them in, they start feeling worse than before.
Another way people escape reality is by playing video games and watching TV. Living delusional lives they feel happy again but this happiness lasts a very short period of time.
Unfortunately, in the modern world, most people do not feel satisfied with their lives and constantly look for new ways to escape reality. Therefore there are not too many people with balanced Third eye chakras. This leads to poor intuition, depression, hormonal imbalance, anxiety, and other problems.
Third Eye Chakra Healing
There are many different ways to heal your Throat chakra:
- learn to trust your intuition;
- release repressed negative thoughts and emotions;
- stargaze at night;
- take time to rest and relax without any distractions or stimulants (like TV, Internet, social media, video games, drugs, alcohol, etc.);
- yoga (especially effective the bending forward asanas).
To learn more about Third eye chakra healing methods read my article “Best Techniques For Your Third Eye Chakra Activation“.
It is located in the crown of the head and is associated with the pituitary gland.
The Crown chakra is the highest point that determines the spiritual life of a person. Physically its work affects the pineal gland and the brain. If we consider the spiritual aspect, Sahasrara chakra has the ability to absorb and produce the highest frequency of Kundalini energy.
A blockage of the Crown chakra can cause chronic fatigue, neurological disorders, and migraines.
The negative emotions that block the Crown chakra are earthly attachments, boredom, and greed.
Basically any attachment creates a block in your Crown chakra: attachment to your home, career, people, car, etc. You need to learn to let go. The hardest part is letting go of the person we love. For doing this you need to understand that love is not material, it exists beyond time and space. When we feel a true unconditional love we can’t be attached. Whether the person you love is with you or far away you feel full of love and happiness. Because your love comes from the inside.
Don’t treat people and material things like they belong to you. Let them go and you will gain your own freedom.
Crown Chakra Healing
Meditation is a great way to heal your Crown chakra.
To learn more about Crown chakra healing methods read my article “Crown Chakra Blockage Symptoms And Ways To Heal It“.
The Bottom Line
Understanding our negative emotions gives us the opportunity to heal and balance our chakras and improve our health. All we need to do is just be patient, honest with ourselves about our feelings, be willing to change our behavior, re-think our values, and expand our consciousness. Instead of judging ourselves for having negative emotions we need to accept them and only then can we heal.
Remember that any healing should come from a deep self-love but not from self-judgment or self-rejection!
Chakra Colors: Esoteric Guide To Meaning and Purpose
Chakras are the energy centers of our subtle body located along the spine. Each of them has its own color and is responsible for the vibration and effect on a certain energy node. The chakra colors indicate our current physical, emotional and spiritual state.
In this article, I will share with you some very important information about the chakra colors, their meaning, as well as how to use this knowledge practically for your meditation and everyday life!
Let’s get started!
7 Main Chakra Colors
Red color: Root chakra (Muladhara)
Red is a bright and warm color that symbolizes the first chakra – Muladhara.
It is important to remember that red color differs from other colors of chakras by sharpness and saturation. Therefore it is responsible for producing lower vibrations.
Be careful when choosing a shade of red! The bright red color represents sexual energy. The dark red is a more aggressive shade that is directly related to fear.
Red Color Characteristics:
- self confidence;
- struggle for life;
Add red to your surroundings when you feel tired. The red chakra provides nourishment from the Earth and connects your spiritual body with the physical.
Red Food For Muladhara Chakra
The value of red food lies in its ability to accelerate the flow of metabolic processes in our bodies. Also, this food is rich in flavonoids (these substances are responsible for good memory and sharp vision), lycopene (responsible for the normalization of blood), and vitamin C (improves immunity and helps fight viral infections).
If you want to balance your Muladhara chakra, you should add more red to your daily diet: tomatoes, red pepper, red cabbage, etc. These products not only promote the healing of Muladhara chakra but also optimize the body’s ability to resist free radicals. Thus, you create a natural barrier against the destruction of the DNA structure and prevent the development of cancer.
Chakara Colors Meditation #1: Red Color
Meditation on the red color will help you transform inertia and negativity into strong, positive energy; strengthen your love for life and help you get overall satisfaction.
Find a secluded place. Sit on a chair, straighten your shoulders, breathe easy. Focus your attention on your feet. Mentally imagine that you are standing on a soft carpet of bright red color.
Move your thumbs. Try to feel the texture and softness of the carpet, the warmth, and energy of the red color.
Visualize how your feet are filled with red light, which then rises higher up the legs to the Muladhara chakra. Concentrate your thoughts on answering the question: “What is the relationship between this chakra and the color red?”.
Pay attention to your Root chakra. Imagine that a pure pulsating red light enters your aura and goes down to your feet.
Continue performing this exercise for at least 5 minutes. As a result, you will feel that your legs have become warm, you feel good, your body is filled with energy.
Orange color: Sacral chakra (Svadhisthana)
Orange is a very powerful, sensual and sexual color, which symbolizes the second chakra – Svadhisthana.
Use the color orange sparingly, but sufficiently to feel the confidence and freedom.
Orange is softer than red and is associated with joyful emotions, happy life, and a positive mood.
This color is responsible for:
Different shades of orange color help to get out of depression, get rid of negative thoughts and lift the mood. Just add to your life things or clothes of this color to improve mood and well-being.
Orange Food For Svadhisthana Chakra
If you want to balance your Svadhisthana chakra you should consider adding more orange products to your daily diet, such as carrots, pumpkin, orange bell pepper, peaches, mangoes, tangerines, oranges, etc. There are also orange spices that have a beneficial effect on this chakra, for example, cumin and turmeric.
You should be aware that all orange products not only help to straighten your Svadhisthana chakra, but also have a beneficial effect on the whole body. For example, orange fruits contain the necessary vitamin C. Orange spices and vegetables are able to saturate the body with the necessary antioxidants.
Adding orange food to your diet will help you stay active and energetic.
Chakra Colors Meditation #2: Orange Color
Take a comfortable position with a flat back and relax. Imagine yourself sitting on the edge of a cliff by the sea watching the sunset.
Listen to the sounds of the sea surf, feel its rhythm. Adjust your breathing to this rhythm. Inhale the air when the waves arrive, and exhale when they recede back.
Look at the sun, it falls over the horizon, acquiring a bright orange hue. This color spreads across the darkening sky and is reflected by reflections in the water.
Visualize the breath as the orange rays get into your Svadhisthana chakra, rotate around its center in a clockwise direction, reviving and cleansing the chakra.
As you exhale, discard all the negative energy accumulated in your body. Think about where it came from and how you can eliminate it. Perhaps the negative is caused by memories from the past. Let the rays of orange light dissipate all negative energy.
Look at the horizon again. The sky descended in the dark of night, the space around you is plunged into peace and quiet.
Yellow Color: Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
Yellow is a bright color, similar to sunlight. It is the color of the third chakra – Manipura. Yellow clarifies everything that happens in the world.
Use yellow color dosed, in small amounts, since too much yellow can excite anger.
Yellow color symbolizes the mind and intellectual abilities.
Yellow color characteristics:
- stimulates to action;
- calms the nervous system;
- responsible for willpower and knowledge;
- brings joy;
- gives wit and enlightenment of the mind;
- gives a good sense of humor, optimism, curiosity;
- develops self-control, awareness, and self-respect.
Yellow Food For Manipura Chakra
If you want to balance your Manipura chakra you should consider adding more yellow products to your daily diet, such as yellow zucchini, yellow bell pepper, corn, melon, bananas, lemons, pears, etc. You can also add yellow spices to your food, such as saffron, for example.
Yellow products are aimed not only at Manipura straightening but also to achieve a balance in the energy system of the whole body. All yellow foods contain essential antioxidants and vitamin C. And lemon juice, for example, effectively cleanses your liver of toxins. Moreover, yellow fruit and vegetables provide saturation of the body with vitamins B, D and E, and
maintaining the required levels of iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Chakra Colors Meditation #3: Yellow Color
In advance, find a picture of a bright, large sunflower. Sit back, take a meditation pose. Look at the picture of the sunflower, learn the shape and color of its petals and stamens.
Now close your eyes and try to restore the image in front of the inner eye. Visualize that this sunflower is located in your Solar Plexus area. Its petals are the petals of the Manipura chakra.
Turn your attention to the black heart of the sunflower. Think of the warmth, the fire that comes from digestion and helps you maintain your body temperature.
The yellow chakra is our emotional center. To balance it, you need to learn how to manage your emotions. In addition, to advance on the path of spiritual development, you must overcome your fears.
Think about the fact that man is a small part of the existing reality. Our consciousness can realize only a small part of the overall picture of the world. But sharing our knowledge with others, we expand our own consciousness and help others to develop.
Finally, turn your eyes from the center to the yellow petals of the sunflower. At the moment of inhalation, direct the pure yellow light to the third chakra. Continue until it is soaked in bright yellow light.
Green Color: Heart Chakra (Anahata)
The green color symbolizes renewal and healing. It is the color of the fourth chakra – Anahata.
Shades of green soothe and promote balance.
Green color is responsible for:
Green color characteristics:
- contributes to the harmonization of all spheres of life;
- creates harmony in the trinity of mind, body, and spirit;
- has a calming effect;
- eliminates stress;
- grant the ability to show sincere feelings and be loved;
- helps to find unconditional love.
Greens Foor For Anahata Chakra
Nutritionists say that foods of this color are considered especially valuable for our body as it is able to cleanse, revive, and give strength and the necessary energy to our bodies. It is also important that green food contributes to achieving a balance in cell activity, preventing chaos in vital metabolic processes.
If you want to straighten your Anahata chakra, add more green food to your diets, such as cabbage, peas, green peppers, zucchini, asparagus, cucumbers, lettuce, kiwi, green apples, green pears, avocados, and olives.
Don’t forget to include greens such as leek, basil, spinach, mint, fresh coriander. Greens effectively help our bodies to remove toxins from the cells and cleanse the blood.
Chakra Colors Meditation #4: Green Color
Take a meditation position and relax. Take five deep breaths.
Then direct your attention to your Heart chakra. Visualize your Anahata chakra in the form of a pale pink Lotus flower sitting on green leaves.
Watch as the pink rays from the Lotus petals surround you, creating the energy of pure love. Look around the flower, it is surrounded by green rays of light reflected from the leaves.
Now focus your attention on the area just below your Heart chakra. Right below it is another, smaller energy center that emits a pale green light. It symbolizes the tree of life, and its altar is decorated with precious stones. On the altar, you will see the fire of life.
Look at the tree of life. Its roots have spread over the earth, and the branches stretch to the light and sun. In the same way, we should combine earthly and spiritual life. In this case, we will find harmony with the world around us.
The branches of the tree symbolize the various challenges that must be overcome on the spiritual path. Then look at the fire of life burning on the altar.
Think about your own inner fire. What can you do to make it stronger, brighter and more resistant?
Visualize that the fire is becoming brighter and brighter until you will feel that your inner potential is completely opened.
Blue Color: Throat Chakra (Visuddha)
Blue is a cooling color of the fifth chakra – Vishuddha. It is considered a symbol of peace, tranquility, and inspiration.
Blue color promotes:
- reduce physical and emotional stress;
- manifestation of creativity;
- spiritual growth.
However, be careful, because long-term contemplation of blue may cause depression.
Use this color when emotional distress occurs or when you need extra care and wisdom.
Blue color characteristics:
- develops rational thinking;
- stimulates the thyroid gland;
- responsible for communication, wisdom, trust, speech, creative expression, spatial planning, organization, and caution.
Blue Food For Vishuddha
If you want to balance your throat chakra you should consider adding blue food to your diet. Blue is a color not easy to find in nature. However, there are some foods that you can use such as blueberries, blackberries, and mushrooms.
By adding blue products to your daily diet you contribute to your clarity of thinking. Also, all these foods can help to lose weight and slow down the aging process.
Chakra Colors Meditation #5: Blue Color
This chakra colors meditation is recommended to be performed outdoors. If this is not possible, you should lie down on the floor and imagine the blue sky overhead.
So, lie down on the ground or on the floor. The selected location must be protected from direct sunlight. Look up at the endless blue sky. Do you think space is infinite or does it have an edge? Think about the fact that we are surrounded by many galaxies, but we know almost nothing about them.
Man and even the entire planet are negligible in the scale of the Universe, like drops in the ocean. However, the ocean wouldn’t exist without the drops. Moreover, each of the drops is unique in its own way.
So every person is special. Each of us has a unique mission or role in the universal cosmic plan.
Now pay attention to the sun, but do not look directly at it. Think about how important its role is in the life of our planet and each person in particular. It warms us and illuminates the Earth. Without the sun, we’d be in total darkness.
Look at the light coming from the sun and going into the endless distance. Imagine that you are moving along the beam, moving further and further into Space. Heavenly blue light envelops you with a protective cover of peace and tranquility.
Mentally look back, look at the planets and stars. Listen to the sounds coming from them. Their joint sound merges into a single beautiful melody. Feel how these sounds resonate with your body, with every muscle and every organ.
Find the sound resonating with your Throat chakra. Feel its vibrations all over the body, they spread around the neck, shoulders, as well as down the arms.
Now you feel a sense of inner peace and listen to the music of the planetary spheres, all this allows your body to restore its original integrity. Now it is easier for you to follow the path of spiritual development, nothing hinders you.
When you feel ready, find a ray of Golden sunlight and head back to Earth with it. When you return, feel your body. Think about what has changed in you?
Indigo Color: Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
This is the deep cool color of the Ajna chakra.
Indigo color is responsible for:
- mental ability;
This color supports:
- development of intuition and clairvoyance;
- stress relief;
- reducing pain.
Indigo Food For Ajna
If you want to straighten and balance your Ajna you should consider adding products of a color close to Indigo. These foods may include blueberries, blue plums, dates, blue grapes.
Indigo products have a strong impact on the human mind.
Indigo products are rich in zinc and anthocyanin. Zinc is known to be essential for the production of testosterone and other hormones. It promotes cell renewal and strengthens the immune system. Anthocyanin controls the level of cholesterol that our brain needs. In addition, it substance promotes healthy sleep and emotional stability.
Chakra Colors Meditation #6: Indigo Color
Sit in a meditation position. Visualize twilight. The sun is hiding behind the horizon. The night is enveloping the world with its dark blue (indigo) color.
Birds are getting ready to sleep on the branches of trees. Pets are also going to sleep. And only night animals and birds do not sleep, they are going to look for food. Flowers are closed at night, keeping the warmth of sunlight.
You are in silence. Think about your life, what joys and failures have you experienced?
Take it as a life experience that will help you in the future. Drop everything that is alien to you, that imposes an environment or stereotypes.
Man can be likened to a garden. In the garden, we sow seeds to see the shoots and grow plants. In the same way, the seeds of wisdom sown in the soil of the mind are sure to come up. The experience and knowledge gained in life are necessary for understanding ourselves and the laws of life.
If you meditate before going to sleep, let the dark blue cover of the night envelop you with a haze of sleep. You sink into the night, into a deep and refreshing sleep. And in the morning you will wake up full of energy and strength.
If you perform this meditation during the day, then visualize how the dark blue cover dissolves your fatigue, gives a sense of calm and equanimity, gives peace of mind, improves health, gives rise to a sense of well-being.
Purple Color: Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Purple represents the seventh chakra – Sahasrara. Our Crown chakra is the “door” to bliss and knowledge.
Purple has the shortest frequency wave and the highest energy level compared to other colors of the spectrum.
Purple color is responsible for:
- divine connection.
This color is a manifestation of spiritual consciousness, purity, modesty, faith, and humility.
Purple Food For Sahasrara Chakra
If you want to balance or straighten your Sahasrara chakra you should consider adding purple food to your diet such as grapes, eggplants, purple onions, plums, beets.
Purple products are rich in such nutrients such as potassium, pectin, and resveratrol. Potassium is necessary to maintain the functioning of the heart, to overcome chronic fatigue. Pectin is designed to normalize the gastrointestinal tract and also has antioxidant properties. As for resveratrol, it has anti-allergic properties.
Chakra Colors Meditation #7: Purple Color
For this meditation, you need an amethyst crystal.
Amethyst (from the Greek “amethystos” meaning “not drunken”) is widely known for its ability to prevent intoxication.
Amethyst of light purple shades used for spiritual and mystical insights. And crystals of dark purple shades are used in the Kundalini awakening practices.
Sit in meditation position in front of the amethyst crystal. Look at the shape of the crystal, the variety of its colors.
Each crystal is unique. Think about the qualities that amethyst symbolizes: humility, love, and inspiration.
Remember the moment you made the decision to follow your spiritual path. You may have been inspired by someone, or you read an inspirational spiritual book, or maybe you felt this desire within yourself and you wanted to discover who you really are.
On the path of spiritual development, you are waited by obstacles and barriers. To overcome them, you need strength and self-confidence. But in addition, you will need humility, without which it will not be possible to achieve a state of divine love. Think about what qualities you need to work out.
Now visualize your Sahasrara chakra. It emits a gentle purple light. You are enveloped in this light. It dissolves any pain and problem, filling you with divine love.
Try to feel what kind of emotions hinder you on the spiritual path and constrain you. Let the purple light balance these emotions and bring your consciousness into peace and harmony.
Knowing and understanding the chakra colors is a powerful tool we can use to balance all the spheres of our lives!
When you feel that you need to strengthen a certain chakra, meditate on its color, surround the space around you with shades of this color, eat produce of this color, and you will see that your life will begin to change for the better.
After all, most of us intuitively feel what chakra needs to be balanced by choosing certain colors in clothing, interior design, food, etc. Thus we make intuitive choices of colors in order to harmonize our energy, the state of mind and certain spheres of our life.
Read This Before Buying Or Using Incense For Your Meditations
Since ancient times, incense has been used in the East, Egypt, Babylon and America for healing, meditation, cleansing houses, and temples. Recipes of their preparation were passed down from generation to generation. The scope of their application has not changed much to date: incense is used to treat various diseases, to disinfect the air, for meditation, as an offering, for ritual ceremonies, and also just for enjoying their pleasant fragrance. But do you know how to choose and use incenses properly? Let me share with you the guide for using and shopping for incense!
Different Kinds Of Incenses
Incenses can be different in their form:
Moreover, they can be different in composition.
This kind of incense has two components in their composition:
- the base, which perfectly absorbs essential oils and is capable of smoldering;
- the oil itself or the composition of oils.
You can find oil incenses in the form of sticks, plasticine or lace.
Oil Mixture Incenses
The composition of oil mixture incenses is not only oil-treated coal-based but it can also include honey, melted butter, powder plants, and manure (if you’re vegan you don’t want to buy this kind).
Herbal And Floral Incense
Incenses of this kind are calm and closer to natural odors. They are good for aromatherapy as a soothing agent.
Honey And Dung Incense
The production of honey and dung incense goes back to antiquity. They were used during the time of Ramayana. The main difference between honey incense is that they have a barely noticeable sweet flavor that accompanies the main smell. Honey incense is used for aromatization of premises, aromatherapy, as well as for Pujas.
Most people feel weird about using dung incense. Indeed, for us, dung is considered to be bad-smelling and unclean. Our opinion about dung is very different from the meaning of the ancient scripts. And these scripts say that on the basis of cow manure not only incense can be produced (which, it should be noted, does not smell like manure itself) but also medicinal products. To distinguish manure incense is possible only by external rough appearance and the dense smoke emitted when it’s burning.
Camphor Cardamom Or Camphor Itself
The disadvantage of this kind of incense is that the quality of it slightly decreases, but the aromatic and medicinal properties remain longer. Camphor incense is good for body detox, as well as to cleanse space from spirits and negative energy. These incenses have immune-strengthening properties and contribute to the prevention of respiratory and epidemic diseases.
In the middle ages, cone-shaped (sandalwood) incense penetrated into Europe, where they were appreciated and were burned exclusively on major holidays. Cone-shaped incense is made by pressing a mixture of aromatic herbs, or with the addition of a small amount of fir resin, juniper, and other plants or without fastening additives. It is important to note that these incenses have the shape of a pyramid. This is a huge advantage, as the smoke released during combustion has more energy than the smoke from other incense. The method of application is similar to that of other incenses.
It is another bizarre form of incense. It is a coil of slowly smoldering hemp rope impregnated with some essential oil. Here it should be noted that the aroma is very, very extraordinary: the duet of burnt hemp rope with a burnt sandal or red tree. In India, lace incense is in great demand among traders and, apparently, buyers too, in particular at vegetable markets. Street hairdressers and shoemakers are among the “gourmets” of this fragrance. To date, in majority other countries, the lace incense has not found a place of application.
Their composition is exclusively natural, the replacement of natural components with the chemical would be obvious. For the most part, powdery incense is made in Tibet, although in ancient times in Russia the same incense was used to fumigate patients. Also, shamans use herbal powders in their rites. But they are rarely used for Pujas. With the departure of the Egyptian, Babylonian and ancient Greek civilizations the tradition of burning loose incense in the temples have exhausted.
Chinese incense is characterized by a subtle mystical aroma with subtle transitions of one scent to another. This group is dominated by sandalwood and floral fragrances without a basis. Chinese incenses with bamboo sticks are less common. Ancient Chinese invention is the spiral – thin unbonded incense, swirling in a few circles. In China, it is believed that they should burn clockwise, creating an “energy column” so that through it the cosmic message descends down to man. There is a huge variety of colored Chinese spirals, which have a unique, wonderful and delicate aroma, used in various rites and for purification.
Tibetan incense is a unique masterpiece of the ancient art of healing and worshipping Deities. It plays an important role in aromatherapy medicine. The secrets of making Tibetan sticks and powders have reached our civilization from the depths of centuries, and today these ancient recipes are passed down from generation to generation. In the fullness of time in the highlands of the Himalayas people collect manually all the necessary herbs. Further, these herbs are subjected to thorough ecological expertise and control over the observance of the quality. In ancient times, wise Tibetan monks collected these divine herbs in the mountains for meditation, worship, and treatment. Despite the fact that Tibet was captured by China and the Tibetans were destroyed by the masses, this sacred art lives to this day. The descendants of Tibetan monks moved to India and Nepal, continuing the ancient tradition in a foreign land.
To prepare their magical compositions, herb collectors had to climb the mountains on secret paths known only to them, and collect herbs, roots, and minerals there. As their land was occupied, they returned and the production of incense was carried out in India and Nepal. Unfortunately, most of the Tibetan incense is not carefully enough milled, which slightly complicates the process of burning and the intensity of the smoke. The composition of Tibetan sticks usually includes up to forty components. These fragrances do not have a bamboo base and gradually change their scent when burning, adding new notes to the original scent.
Brief Inscence Guide
If you are a fan of agarbatti, you may find it useful to find a brief guide of fragrances, which contains the characteristics of scent and their psycho-emotional benefits, which will make it easier for you to choose the right incense.
This aroma is resinous, sweet, warm, joyful. It enhances the element of fire in the body, warms the heart, makes it kind and compassionate. It improves mutual understanding between people.
This aroma is gentle, light, sweet, cold. It relieves depression, fear, irritability; treats cramps, insomnia, frigidity, and impotence.
This aroma is light, exquisite, intoxicating. It gives confidence, strengthens the mind and body; awakes sensuality.
This aroma is cold, sweet and sour, tender, fresh. It has a strong tonic effect. It calms, gives strength, relieves fatigue, tension, improves memory and attention.
This aroma is sweet, sugary, and joyful. It gives joy, makes the heart kind and opens to communication.
This aroma is light, cold, and sweet-tart. It promotes relaxation, calms the nerves, has an anti-stress effect, finds reserve strength in the body.
This aroma is soft tart, cooling, fresh. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, relieves headaches, migraines, hypertension attacks.
This aroma is fresh, cool, and light. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, strengthens the body’s protective power. It calls for self-reflection and self-analysis.
This aroma is exquisite, delicate, sweet-cold, weighted. This scent has an anti-stress and relaxing effect, eliminates fatigue, mobilizes the body’s reserve forces. It enhances sensuality and is considered a “female” aroma.
This aroma is light, elegant, fresh, invigorating. It is a good antidepressant, causes a sense of self-confidence. It relieves seizures and headaches. Ylang-ylang is a great aphrodisiac and is considered a “masculine” scent.
This aroma is clean, fresh, warm, and sharp. It has the property to remove inflammation and warm. It is able to exert a sobering effect and to calm sexual excitement.
This aroma is soft, velvet, resinous, and warm. It regulates the self-regulation of the body, treats respiratory diseases. Moreover, it enhances sensory perception, fills the body with energy, excites and warms.
This aroma is sweet, warm, and fragrant. It stimulates the appetite, increases metabolic processes in the body, relieves apathy and drowsiness.
This scent is warm, spicy, sweet, and playful. It stimulates blood circulation, relieves the effects of intoxication, strengthens the nervous system, warms, cheers, and relieves depression.
This aroma is cold, fresh, thin, and bitter. It has strong antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Lavander is beneficial to use lavender incense for influenza, bronchitis, and pneumonia. It relieves fatigue, insomnia, strengthens the body’s immune system. Moreover, it stimulates blood circulation, eliminates mental lethargy, irritability, hysteria and the state of causeless fear.
This scent is smoky, sweet, tart, and buttery. It strengthens and brightens the aura, enhances the mind, inspires and awakens interest in life and optimism.
This aroma is sour, cool, and light. It strengthens the human immune system, has antiviral and anti-infectious effects. It relieves headaches, dizziness, nausea.
This aroma is sour and cool. It improves memory, helps to concentrate attention, increases concentration, eliminates the consequences of fatigue and lack of sleep.
This scent is light, elegant, fresh, and sweet. It gives freshness to the body and feelings, relieves fatigue. Moreover, it spiritualizes the thoughts and existence, and conducive to the spiritual development.
This aroma is cool, sweet, refined, and delicate. It calms, promotes relaxation and rest, drives away fears and anxiety.
This scent is velvety, bitter, smoky, and soft. It helps to improve heat exchange in the body. It brings joy to the mind and heart, sharpens sensory perception.
This aroma is enveloping and sweet. It helps with insomnia, alleviates stress. It is favorable for strengthening the aura, improves meditation, and achievement in the spiritual search.
This aroma is gentle, fresh, and velvet. It clarifies the mentality, removes the fear and inactivity, increases intuition.
This aroma is warm, fragrant, spicy, and slightly tart. It helps with anxiety, mental fatigue, relieves stress.
This scent is gentle, cool, and light. It strengthens the heart, improves its performance, has a powerful sedative effect, helps with insomnia, stress, and depression.
This aroma is cold, resinous, astringent, and bitter. It tones, cheers, gives sharpness of mind and warms the heart.
This aroma is tart, heady, and sweet. It is a powerful anti-virus tool. Pacioli nourishes, refreshes, gives strength and determination. It is also a strong erotic stimulant, it increases sensitivity, eliminates the frigidity and impotence.
This scent is smoky, sweet, warm, and intoxicating. It transforms the unproductive energy of anger, frustration, and sorrow into the energy of self-improvement. People who inhale the aroma of roses, cause sympathy for others, have a light even aura, friendly and unobtrusive. Rose scent heals depression, insomnia, stress and nervous tension. It also relieves anxiety, nightmares, heals arrhythmia, and improves blood circulation.
It is a light, soft, fresh, and sweet aroma. Rosemary has a strong antimicrobial effect. It is the aroma of the heart. It improves blood supply to the heart muscle.
This aroma is moist, light, slightly astringent. It is a powerful tool for cleansing and concentration of the mind. It sharpens the perception and improves memory.
This aroma is exquisite, delicate, hazy, and tart. It promotes relaxation and meditation. Sandalwood calms the nerves, opens energy, springs creativity and talent. It compacts the energy layer, allows you to quickly and smoothly restore the thinned aura. Moreover, it helps with depression, insomnia, hiccups on the nervous soil, irritation of the throat, runny nose, nausea, heartburn. It is a mild aphrodisiac – increases sensuality, treats frigidity and impotence.
This scent is fresh, cold, and light. Pine activates the breath, which potentiates the pulmonary circulation. It has a strong anti-inflammatory effect, accelerates the process of rehabilitation after long-term, serious diseases.
This aroma is gentle, silky, warm, and exciting. It relieves dizziness, headaches, and irritability. Tulasi scent helps with insomnia, depression and melancholy attacks.
This aroma is tart, resinous, and cool. It refreshes and restores strength. Thuja scent is a great erotic stimulator. It enhances sensuality, eliminates frigidity and impotence.
This scent is light, delicate, and silky. It promotes relaxation, calms the nervous system, has an anti-stress effect.
This aroma is soft, sweet, moist, and mysterious. It is favorable for compaction and clarification of aura. Champa promotes the concentration of the mind, relieves nervous tension and fatigue.
This aroma is tart, astringent, and pungent. It purifies the air and kills bacteria. Eucalyptus is a powerful anti-virus and anti-inflammatory agent.
How To Choose Incense Depending On the Season?
Did you know that you can choose incense depending on the season and the weather? Let me share with you a brief guide on how to do it.
For winter (cold, dry weather) suitable scents such as eucalyptus, rose, cinnamon, geranium, heather, basil, winter cherry, citronella.
For early spring (cool dry weather) will fit warm, slightly moist flavors such as vanilla, myrrh, pine, cedar, lotus, orange, parijat.
For late spring (warm and dry weather) is good to use neroli, rosemary, jasmine, ylang-ylang, opium, tea tree incenses.
For summer (hot wet weather) suitable scents such as saffron, sandal, lavender, incense, bergamot, magnolia, lemon, sorghum.
For autumn (cool wet weather) suitable scents such as amber, patchouli, geranium, Champa, tuberose, cedar.
How To Choose Incents Depending On the Zodiac Sign?
You can also choose incense according to your Zodiac sign. Let me share with you the scents that are suitable for different zodiac signs the most.
Aries (March 21 – April 20):
Pine, patchouli, geranium, rose, lemon, musk, frankincense, rosemary, sandalwood, vanilla, coriander, juniper, sage, vetiver.
These aromas harmonize the stormy temperament of Aries and turn his (her) stubbornness in the right direction.
Taurus (April 21 – May 20):
Bergamot, mint, cedar, chamomile, lemon, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, sage, lotus, magnolia.
These flavors deliver happiness and joy!
Gemini (May 21 – June 21):
Sandal, eucalyptus, geranium, lavender, orange, musk, neroli, rose, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, cinnamon, lemongrass, ylang-ylang, jasmine.
These scents balance the light, airy nature of Gemini, help them stand firmly on the ground.
Cancer (June 22 – July 22):
Jasmine, amber, bergamot, pine, lavender, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, orange, herb aroma, tuberose, Champa.
These aromas help Cancer to keep a good mood and not to plunge into depression.
Leo (July 23 – August 23):
Frankincense, coconut, lemon, orange, patchouli, myrrh, rose, sandalwood, rosemary, juniper, mogra.
These scents emphasize the “royalty” of Leo and help to maintain good health.
Virgo (August 24 – September 23):
Myrrh, sandalwood, cedar, eucalyptus, geranium, orange, musk, neroli, frankincense, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, citronella, saffron, lemon sorghum.
These scents help Virgo to relax and enjoy life!
Libra (September 24 – October 24):
Pine, rose, lavender, incense, cedar, mint, cinnamon, ylang-ylang, geranium, eucalyptus.
These scents help Libra to feel good at any period of life and not overwork.
Scorpio (24 October – 22 November):
Patchouli, jasmine, pine, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, cinnamon, magnolia, sedge, amber, basil, vetiver.
These scents will help Scorpio cope with his (her) feelings and not suffer from stress.
Sagittarius (November 23 – December 21):
Lavender, musk, lemon, lemon sorghum, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, frankincense, rose, rosemary, cinnamon, vanilla.
These scents help Sagittarius to remain calm and to be in good mood.
Capricorn (December 23 – January 20):
Amber, sandalwood, bergamot, sedge, lavender, eucalyptus, juniper, frankincense, Himalayan gold leaf, rose.
These scents help Capricorn to feel the joy of life and give him (her) creative energy.
Aquarius (January 21 – February 20):
Cedar, bergamot, pine, lemon, citronella, eucalyptus, ylang-ylang, tuberose, agar.
These scents help Aquarius to keep vital energy and sexual appeal.
Pisces (21 February – 20 March):
Cedar, orange, bergamot, lavender, eucalyptus, musk, myrrh, neroli, frankincense, rosemary, vanilla, jasmine, juniper, opium, tea tree.
These scents help the Pisces to concentrate and “swim” with the flow of life to success and prosperity.
The Bottom Line
Despite all the benefits that incense can provide you should be aware that they can also harm your health. As you know, incenses are made from different parts of odorous plants – bark, roots, flowers, resin and essential oils. The base of incense is usually a thin bamboo stick. When burning, all this releases carcinogenic substances (such as polyaromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl compounds, and benzene), which contribute to the development of cancer. People know about the destructive properties of carcinogens for quite a long time. That’s why you need to be cautious about using the incenses all the time.
You should be aware that it’s not a good idea to use incenses every day. You may use them for your meditations or cleanse the energy of your house or aura. But make sure that the windows are open and air circulating in the room while you’re burning the incense. It is very important to keep the windows open! Otherwise, you may experience all the side effects of inhaling the carcinogens.
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