Energy cleansing is necessary in order to get rid of the negative energy that we accumulate when communicating with other people, experiencing fears, negative emotions, etc. If someone wished us harm, sent in our direction his (her) aggression, directed jealous thought about our success or relationships – it all leaves an imprint on our energy body. In this article, I want to share with you the easiest yet most powerful way to remove all this negativity – energy cleansing bath ritual.
Why Do We Need to Cleanse Our Energy?
Energy cleansing is as necessary as taking a shower or brushing your teeth. Unfortunately, not all people understand this. We take a shower and brush our teeth every day because we don’t want to smell bad. Not everyone can see and feel the energy quality of a person, place or activity. Otherwise, everyone would be more concerned about the purity of energy. Just imagine if you could smell a person with dirty energy as clearly as you can smell a person with a dirty body.
Of course, there is a number of people who have the ability to recognize when the energy is not clean. And you can see that these kind of people are very picky with the people they surround themselves with. But unfortunately, not everyone has these abilities.
After all, it’s pretty dangerous to live without energy cleansing. If we don’t practice energy cleansing the negativity begins to accumulate, and settle on our energy body, and block the normal flow of energy within us. Ultimately, all this leads to the deterioration of health and our mood. Over time, this can turn into energy blocks, clumps of negative energy, which, in turn, will move to the physical body and appear in the form of diseases. You see, the physical illness is always the last alarm bell, which means that all other signals on the energy level we’ve already missed.
Signs That Your Aura Needs Cleansing
- You feel a constant physical and moral exhaustion
- Your greatest desire during the day is to get to bed and fall asleep as soon as possible
- You’re very irritable for no reason
- You always Wake up in the morning as if you had not slept at all (and it does not depend on the length of sleep)
- You avoid people, including your best friends
- People around you repeatedly notice your decadent mood
- You clearly feel that you live by inertia, nothing pleases you in this life
If you are characterized by at least a few of the above signs, your aura needs cleansing. Of course, it’s also possible, that you suffer from some disease; but if so, your energy may, even more, need to be “repaired”!
By cleansing your aura, you will raise your frequency of energy vibrations – something that yogis and meditative practitioners regularly strive for. Your life will sparkle with new colors and you will find its meaning. And for all this, it is only necessary to practice this cleansing bath ritual regularly!
Energy Cleansing Bath Ritual
So let’s say now you’ve realized that the an aura cleansing bath ritual is something you’ve really missed in your life. It’s time to catch up!
There are just 3 things you really need to perform a cleansing bath ritual:
- Actually, the bathtub itself is necessary.
- Sea salt (for example, Himalayan or Hawaiian salt, dead sea salt).
- Essential oils (optional but very powerful ingredient).
In order for the cleansing process to be as effective as possible, it is necessary to make a list of negative emotions that prevent you from living your life to the fullest. That’s what you need to get rid of.
Choose a good time when nobody or nothing can interrupt your cleansing bath ritual
Often bath lovers prefer to do it with a glass of wine and with favorite music. This is not the case! There should be no distractions or enticing factors. You have to choose a time in which nobody could bother you. No phone calls! Put your mobile in silent mode!
Clearly set up your intention
You can sit for hours in the bathtub, waiting for your aura to cleanse, as if by magic. Alas, this is not how it works! Your goal is to clear your energy field of negative energies. You can write this intention down on paper or just speak it mentally in your head. One way or another, but the main goal must be formulated.
Prepare the bathroom and the bathtub itself
Some people like to take a very hot bath, gradually making the body get used to the high temperature. However, for this energy cleansing ritual, the water temperature should be so comfortable such that you can immediately lie in the bathtub.
Add sea salts and essential oils
You should add just a few drops of some essential oil. The smell of it should not be sharp, otherwise, it can also distract from the process. It is recommended to use lavender or some other oil with an unobtrusive aroma.
Properly selected oil, the smell of which suits you best, will be useful both for the body and for the soul. Himalayan or Hawaiian salt should be poured directly into the water. If you have regular sea salt, you can use it as a salt scrub, rubbing it into the skin when you are already in the water.
Visualize the cleansing process
Putting salt on the body, do not rub too hard. Mix it with water, and gently scrub the skin. At the same time, you should visualize that together with the dead cells you’re removing all the harmful energy and negative emotions that your aura has absorbed.
If you just calmly soak in the water, imagine that the salts dissolved in the bath, are healing you from negative energy, restoring your aura, cleansing your energy, and making it shine with a bright light. Visualize how this light is surrounding your body and pushing out all the negative energy beyond your aura.
Visualization, in General, is a very important and powerful tool that helps to cleanse the aura. If you can not relax, imagine that you collect all the so-called psychological garbage together: negative thoughts, everyday problems, stress, and anger. In other words, all the negativity that comes to your mind.
Then visualize how you roll that negativity into a huge ball that you throw away like useless garbage. Then once again turn your thoughts to your mind and soul, already cleansed of this garbage. Imagine that your aura is shining with pure energy that literally illuminates everything around you!
Try to meditate
Do you know that no matter how much negative energy is around, our aura is primarily a reflection of what is happening in our thoughts and soul? That is why it is so important to put your thoughts in order. The ability to meditate at the moment of the energy cleansing ritual is the best help in your cleansing practice.
You can use any meditation you want. I like to let my mind be filled with positive thoughts and love. Then I just let my mind plunge into these waves of love and positive energy. I hold this feeling as long as possible, and let it naturally cleanse my aura.
What to Do After Performing A Cleansing Bath Ritual?
When you feel that you have spent enough time in the bath, release the water and put on your most comfortable clothes. For example, a cozy robe or a favorite pair of pajamas. You may want to climb under a warm blanket with a cup of your favorite herbal tea after cleansing and meditation.
The Bottom Line
As the energy cleansing bath will become your must-have regular ritual, it makes sense to experiment with essential oils, salts, water temperature. Do not get hung up on some rules: in the end, your ultimate goal is to get rid of what you do not need; cleansing from negative energies and the discovery of a new life full of love and positivity.
Mantra Meditation: a Magnificent Tool For Inner Transformation
In this article, I want to share with you another kind of meditation, which is perfect for both – beginners and experienced practitioners. This meditation is mantra meditation. This type of meditation is based on mantras and it is a very powerful tool for self-transformation and self-development. But before I start talking about mantra meditation, I want to clear up what mantra is.
What Is Mantra?
In my article “What Is Mantra? Discover Three Types Of Mantras That Transform Reality” I have already written about what a mantra is. In this article, I’d like to continue my explanation.
The word “mantra” can be broken down into two parts: “man” and “tra”. “Man” means “mind”, and “tra” means “transport” or “vehicle”. In other words, a mantra is a tool of our mind – a powerful sound or vibration that we can use to enter a deep state of meditation, to connect with the Universe, and make our energy vibrate on the higher frequency.
Generally, a mantra is a syllable, word or sentence that is used in meditation to focus and free our mind and achieve a certain mental state.
Mantra is a sacred verbal formula that contains higher vibrational energy and information. It is able to transform our consciousness and help us in our spiritual development. Each mantra has its own meaning, purpose, and vibration.
The most powerful mantras are those that contain the names of Deities. It is believed that when we pronounce the names of Deities we enter into contact with them and activate their power which can help liberate and bless us.
When we are using mantras for our meditations it helps us to enter a special state of consciousness in which we clear our mind from intrusive thoughts, images, emotions, and anxieties, that is, mantra practice helps to delve more deeply into a meditative state.
Moreover, each mantra carries a deep sacred meaning and purpose such as to bring health, love, prosperity, protection, peace, and joy into our lives. Being repeatedly chanted, mantras reveal their power and, connecting with the energy our intentions, are able to change our lives for the better.
In addition, the vibration of sound created by mantra affects our physical bodies. This manifests itself in relaxation, stress relief, energizing and strength.
Most Popular Mantras And Their Meanings
At the initial stage of mastering of mantra meditation, it is better to use mantras that are not too complicated, the ones that are easier to remember and easy to chant. Here are some of the mantras that you can use for your mantra meditation.
This mantra should be pronounced as AUM. Chanting this simple yet powerful mantra will help you to feel unity with God and the Universe.
OM MANI PADME HUM
- cleansing effect;
- success in all areas;
- calming effect, etc.
OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
It is believed that the five syllables of this mantra contain the energy of the entire universe. This mantra consists of five syllables which represent five primary elements:
- “Na” represents Earth element;
- “Ma” represents Water element;
- “Shi” represents Fire element;
- “Va” represents Air element;
- “Ya” represents Ether element.
Chanting this mantra purifies our energy and promotes inner transformation.
To learn more about this powerful mantra read my article “Destroy Your Illusions And Manifest Your Reality With Shiva Mantra”.
OM GAM GANAPATAYE NAMAH
This mantra is one of many thousands of mantras that are chanted daily around the world. Ganesh mantra allows you to overcome obstacles to success and wealth and helps to succeed in business. In addition, it gives you powerful protection while traveling.
To learn more about Ganesh read my article Attract Wisdom, Success, And Prosperity With Ganesh Mantra.
OM SHREEM MAHA LAKSHMIYEI NAMAHA
This mantra allows you to purify your karma. Chanting this mantra also helps you to focus on business studying and contributes to success in creativity. It also promotes harmony in the family, helps to gain wealth, health, luck, wisdom, compassion, virtue, and self-knowledge.
To learn more about Lakshmi mantras read my article “Boost Your Abundance And Business Luck With This Lakshmi Mantra“.
OM MAHADEVAYA NAMAHA
It is a magical mantra that unifies us with the Divine. By chanting this powerful mantra you will remove all negative energies from your path, receive the support of your guardian angels, and powerful protection from enemies.
OM SHANTI OM
By chanting this beautiful mantra you will bring light and joy into your life. It will protect you from evil and bring peace to your heart.
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE VASUDEVAYA
This is a mantra of purification. It gives spiritual enlightenment, self-realization, awareness of higher values, success in all endeavors. Vasudeva is one of the names of Krishna. The Name Vasudeva is translated as pure consciousness.
OM NAMO NARAYANAYA
“Narayana” can be translated as the totality of all living beings and their place of residence, their refuge. This powerful mantra gives protection and preservation. It helps to remove ignorance and negative emotions.
In this sacred mantra, we appeal to the three names of God. “Hare” – to the divine energy, and Krishna and Rama – directly to God. The very words “Krishna” and “Rama” mean the highest bliss, and “Hare” is the Supreme divine energy of bliss, which helps to reach God.
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
HARE RAMA HARE RAMA
RAMA RAMA HARE HARE
When you’re practicing mantra meditation mala beads can be very helpful. Mala beads help to dive deeper into the meditative state and maintain concentration. And with the help of mala beads, it is convenient to count how many times you have already repeated the mantra.
Traditionally, a mantra is being repeated 108 or 1008 times during a meditation session.
Mala beads can be different. They are made of various types of wood, plastic, stone, glass, seeds and other materials. A number of beads also varies and depends on the religion they serve. Beads can have separators (larger beads that divide the beads into steps) and pendants (for example, a cross, OM symbol, Hamsa hand, etc.).
Interestingly, the regular usage of mala beads can help in the treatment of joints diseases. This is due to the fact that when you’re touching the beads with your fingers you activate fine motor skills of your fingers.
Recommendation For Your Mantra Meditation
Before you start performing a mantra meditation, I would like to give some recommendations that will help you to build your practice correctly.
#1 Pronounce all the sounds of the mantra clearly
Keep in mind, that every single sound and syllable of the mantra has a deep meaning. Therefore it is so important to correctly and clearly pronounce all the sounds of the mantra.
#2 Learn the mantra by heart
It is best to practice mantra meditation with your eyes closed. This will help you to relax and dive deeper into the meditative state. Therefore it’s best to learn the mantra by heart so you don’t need to read it from the piece of paper.
#3 Choose a mantra according to your intention
When working with the mantra, it is important to know what exactly you want to achieve. Imagine as if you have already achieved it. If you do not have a clear intention (abundance, love, health, etc.), then use universal mantras or mantras that you intuitively feel attracted to.
#4 Chant the mantra in accordance with your inner tempo and rhythm, steadily and quietly
The mantra should flow like a song – without any tension, discomfort or rejection.
There are different techniques that you can use for performing mantra meditation. In this article, I want to share with you the four most popular ones. You can choose either one of these techniques or you can alternate or mix them. It’s totally up to you!
Mantra Meditation Techniques
#1 Chanting a mantra in your mind, in a whisper or aloud
This technique of mantra meditation is quite simple.
Before you start performing mantra chanting, choose a suitable mantra for yourself, memorize it and get your mala beads.
Take a comfortable position for your mantra meditation. Make sure to keep your spine straight. Take your mala beads and close your eyes.
According to the ancient tradition, you should hold the mala beads with the thumb and middle fingers of your right hand. Touch the beads with your thumb, and slightly twist each bead from side to side, the middle finger acts as a support. Do not touch the mala beads with your index finger.
Touch the first bead, say the mantra one time. Now, move the bead with your thumb and middle finger. Touch the second bead and say the mantra again. So you will go full circle, that is 108 times.
Come out of the meditation gradually. Open your eyes. Track your feelings and emotions. Stay a little more in this state.
#2 Chanting mantras with a concentration on the breath
This technique is also very simple. Usually, people use the OM mantra for performing this technique.
So, take a comfortable position with your back being straight and close your eyes. As you inhale and exhale, say the OM mantra aloud or in your mind, stretching the sound for the entire inhale or exhale.
You can perform this technique by setting up the alarm or guided by internal sensations. You can use the mala beads to count the number of mantra repetitions. One inhalation and one exhalation count as one repetition.
#3 Mantra listening
Simple listening to mantras also has a beneficial effect. You can find online a huge number of video and audio recordings of mantras performed by various musicians. Just choose the one you like and use it for your mantra meditation.
Take a comfortable meditation pose (by sitting with your spine being straight or laying on your back). Close your eyes. Relax your body and focus on the mantra. You can stay in this position as long as you want. If you fall asleep, it’s ok. The mantra listening will relax you very deeply and you will wake up full of energy.
I often do this meditation when I put a face mask on my face. I need to keep the mask on my face for 15-20 minutes. So why to waste the time when I can use it for my spiritual benefits? I turn on the mantras, get comfortable, close my eyes, relax and rest. After this session, I feel very relaxed and joyful.
#4 Group mantra meditation
An example of such meditation is OM chanting.
In short, OM Chanting is a very ancient healing technique that is performed in a group and uses the cosmic vibration of OM sound to heal people and the planet.
When performing OM chanting collectively, the healing power of OM sound increases. Feelings, thoughts and negative energies dissolve, transform and change under the influence of the healing power of OM. Emotions get released. Inner peace, happiness, and love get attracted. This powerful meditation leads to a more joyful life, supports good health and helps achieve inner harmony.
Try different techniques of mantra meditation and soon you will definitely see wonderful results of this practice in your life and notice amazing inner transformation that will lead you to inner peace. Your emotional state will become calm and joyful. You will become a light that attracts good people and good luck.
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.
Osho Kundalini Meditation: 4 Steps To Cure Emotional Blocks
Kundalini meditation is the process of cleansing the subconscious mind of impurities. It acts as an energy shower that washes away negativity, stress, anxiety, and tiredness accumulated during the day. And it charges you with fresh positive energy, lightness, and peace. The Kundalini meditation that I’m going to talk about in this article, is one of the most powerful and effective techniques developed by Osho.
Kundalini Meditation Benefits
If you’re wondering what’s so special in Kundalini meditation and if you should practice it, check out its benefits:
- It helps to get rid of toxic thoughts. Kundalini meditation helps to let go of anger, resentment and accept yourself as you are.
- This meditation creates positive habits. As you may know, our brains are made up of 80 billion nerve cells. They’re connected to each other. If you are overtaken today on the road, and you are upset, then tomorrow in the same situation you will be upset again. This creates stable connections between groups of neurons. Through these channels, neurons trigger neurotransmitters. When you are overtaken again, the lazy brain commands the neurotransmitters to “get upset.” And you’re upset. That’s how habits get stronger. But when you practice meditation regularly your brain receives only positive information and you have only positive thoughts. And as you remember, our positive thoughts create our positive reality!
- At the end of the stressful day, Kundalini meditation helps to remove tension and fatigue. Instead of blocking emotions you harmoniously reveal them and let them go.
According to Osho himself, the Kundalini meditation is a dynamic meditation which may lead you to a deep catharsis (translated from Greek – purification, through the experience of a strong emotional shock).
Catharsis, in turn, can cause various reactions in the body: pain, numbness, nausea, the desire to scratch, sneeze, or all of this together. Dynamic meditation changes the whole body, creates chaos, and increases energy movement. This meditation opens up all the emotions that you were blocking without expression. These emotions can be expressed through tears or laughter.
It is important to remain in observation, not to itch and not to sneeze. Allow the pain to be and disappear, the tears to flow, the laughter to get released, but do not allow all this to capture your consciousness. Be neutral and observe all the processes at “the here and now” moment.
What Is Kundalini?
Before you start practicing this powerful meditation you should clearly understand what Kundalini is.
Kundalini is a form of biological energy dormant in the human body. The Kundalini energy is present in the whole body but is concentrated mainly in the lower part of the spine, that is, in the genital area, transmitting vital energy to the offspring. This “snake energy” can be woken up, and through the spine and chakras transferred to the brain.
Kundalini meditation awakens this powerful energy. When Kundalini awakens, the energy rises up the spine, reaches the top of your head and, figuratively speaking, connects you with the cosmos. It is often compared to a snake that crawls along the spinal column, skirting it along the entire length. In the dormant state, it nourishes the body with energy and in the awakened state, it fills the body with it.
The Basis Of Kundalini Meditation
Osho called Kundalini meditation “the shaking meditation.”
Since ancient times, life has become more complicated. People have learned to create cities, grow food, live longer. We made life easier with technology, but there was a new problem. We, modern humans, don’t know how to relax without alcohol, drugs, pills, and smoking. Kundalini meditation solves this problem. Full of shaking and chaotic movements, it helps to literally relieve tension and accumulated problems.
Osho advises to just allow the shaking to be, not to focus on it or trying to control it. It is enough to help the body to relax hands and feet and not to strain.
Osho said that shaking is so important because when you’re shaking your shaking off the inner hardness, problems, tension, anxiety, and any negative emotions you’ve been blocking.
Kundalini Meditation consists of four stages. The duration of meditation is 60 minutes, each part lasts 15 minutes. The best time to practice is in the evening.
The interval of 15 minutes is not chosen by chance. Studying the works of Western psychologists and psychotherapists, Osho noticed that a person focuses on 15 minutes of activity. Further attention is scattered. Then Osho decided to take the interval of 15 minutes as a unit. It makes the practice easier, especially for beginners.
For doing this, you can set an automatic timer before meditation with 4 intervals of 15 minutes.
Osho created special music for Kundalini meditation, which many practitioners still like to use. Try meditating with or without music. Beginners are advised to start with music, it helps to concentrate on the practice.
Now let’s take a closer look at each stage.
Shaking in the first stage helps to remove the inner blocks.
Turn on the music, make sure no one bothers you. In a standing position start shaking. Let your body shake: arms, legs, neck, head, whole body. Your whole body should feel the movement and energy. Don’t think about how you look, it doesn’t matter. There are only you and your body movements. There are no right and wrong movements. The way the body moves is the right state. Eyes can be open or closed. It’s completely up to you.
Let the shaking be, don’t try to force it or control it. Stand still, feel the approach, and when Your body begins to tremble, help it, but don’t force it. Enjoy the freedom and strength of your body.
Dance as you wish. Smooth or sharp, fast or slow, it doesn’t matter. Let your body do whatever it wants. The main thing is that you feel good. Relax and let the dance be.
Stop. Close your eyes and don’t move. You can sit or stand as you like. Keep your back straight, so as not to create obstacles for the Kundalini energy. Even if you don’t feel like it is running down your spine, it’s ok. Everything comes with practice. Give yourself time.
Tighten the abdominal muscles, feel the elastic force of your body. Because you are not moving, the mind will start a conversation. Don’t worry, it’s ok. Watch your thoughts, but don’t dive into emotions. You are an observer, a witness. Your only task at this stage is to watch what is happening, but not to think about it.
At that moment the mind does not understand what is happening. Usually, you obediently play the mind’s games, getting involved in every thought that the mind has planted. Now you are not taking the proposed “toy” (thought) that your mind gives you, you are not playing with it but just looking at it.
Lie down on the floor, do not open your eyes and do not move. Keep watching your thoughts.
Over the past hour, you have tuned in to a deep practice. As musicians tune instruments before playing, so you have tuned your body. You dropped the voltage, then calmed down, came into the position of the observer.
Stand up with your eyes closed and stand for 10-15 minutes. Feel the silence. Feel your power.
The Bottom Line
If the energy of Kundalini has not passed through the spine, it’s okay. Practice this meditation for 3-4 weeks every day to bring the release of energy closer. We cannot know when the Kundalini energy will wake up. If you want the Kundalini awakening so badly that you even get upset after the meditation that nothing has happened, then nothing will happen. Don’t be attached to the result. Just focus on the process and enjoy it!
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