Incense has been around for thousands of years and is commonly used to help facilitate meditation. Due to the aromatic nature of incense it can help calm the nervous system and enhance a positive and present meditation practice.
Incense in Buddhism
Nearly all spiritualites use incense in some form or another but it is particularly important in Buddhism. Using incense during your practice is seen as more than a simple offering to a deity. It is truly a part of the critical daily practice and is a way of honoring the Triple Gem of Buddhism: the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. This dedication is considered to be one of the first steps in becoming a real Buddhist. It is believed that when burning incense and the fragrant smoke that comes teaches us the importance of burning away negative qualities and energies within ourselves in order to see and understand our inner lights.
How Can Incense Help You Meditate?
Using incense as part of your meditation routine can help deepen your spiritual connection. Certain scents are thought to help us unlock our chakras and achieve clarity through our daily rituals. However, there are some practitioners who believe that it is better to burn incense before beginning your practice as the smoke can sometimes be distracting or make it difficult to breathe. Burning incense before beginning to meditate erases the possibility of shaky breathing while, also, providing the aromatic benefits.
Aside from the clear chemical benefits incense can be used as a simple meditation timer. If you want a 30 minute meditation you can find incense that burns for that amount of time, and it is an all natural, screen free way of keeping track of your practice.
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