All about Incense

incenseIncense has been used for thousands of years. Incense is one of the more common religious and magical tools. Most people who never or seldom use incense often think of it simply as an air freshener or an odor eater and are unaware of the many benefits it has to the mind and body. Many practitioners use incense for nearly every magical act, from simple meditations to elaborate rituals. Even many regular incense users who use it regularly may not fully appreciate all its physical and psychological benefits.

People often use incense for praying, rituals and even for aromatherapy. Particular aromas stimulate the brain to produce essential chemicals, such as serotonin and dopamine, which cause feelings of happiness, relaxation and contentment. The fragrant properties of incense can have a dramatic effect on the behavioral components of an individual’s mood. This state of relaxation has been used for meditation in certain cultures and to restore the spiritual energy of the individual. It is calming and lowers stress levels in some people. This helps prevent stress related illnesses. For example, for headache relief, certain incense aromas can help open the nasal passages, while others can lower blood pressure. In aromatherapy, incense is utilized to offer numerous unique benefits. Like for example, the amber incense is a great scent for balancing the body’s different systems. Amber incense is a great scent for balancing the body’s different systems. Also the rose incense helps to promote balance together with your spiritual side. It has also been noted to assist in meditation and focusing one’s attention.

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