In the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, it is very important to spare some moments to slow down, relax and reflect. This special time of deep meditation generates calmness and helps focus positive energies. Meditation and aromatherapy create a perfect combination. The mesmerizing aroma of natural oils used in aromatherapy help create a favorable environment to think clearly and ward off internal negativity.
Aromatherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses essential oils to attain mental, emotional, and spiritual healing. While meditation generates mindfulness and deep reflection.
Benefits of meditation
Meditation is a super beneficial practice that generates mental, physical, and emotional benefits, if done regularly and correctly. Following are the prominent benefits that can be reaped through deep meditation.
- Dealing with stress and anxiety
- Generating relaxation and calmness
- Gaining self-awareness
- Enhancing the ability to focus
- Connecting the with the deep inner strengths
- Achieving clarity and mindfulness
Benefits of aromatherapy
In Aromatherapy natural plant extracts are used to promote overall mental health and well-being. The aroma of essential oils has a positive impact on the mind, body, and spirit.
Following are some of the key benefits that can be derived from aromatherapy.
- Reducing the feeling of pain.
- Managing stress and anxiety
- Soothing effect to patients after chemotherapy.
- Relieving headaches and migraines
- Improving the quality of sleep.
- Decreasing in joints pain
- Relieving stress during pregnancy and labor
Best essential oils for meditation
Essential Oils have a soothing pleasant aroma that enhances the experience of meditation. There are many essential oils each of which has a unique aroma and benefits. You can choose the fragrance as per your preference to make your meditation time more focused, uplifting, and pleasurable.
Following are the top favorite essential oils for meditation.
Lavender essential oil is one of the most popular and beneficial essential oils that can be used during meditation. This oil is extracted from the plant Lavendulan angustifolia. Lavender oil promotes a sense of relaxation, reduces anxiety, and imparts mental clarity.
The healing properties of Frankincense oil are established as a cleansing oil. Its aromatherapy creates mental clarity and helps to attain a state of deep reflection. If you are stressed and overwhelmed by the burdens of life, frankincense aroma along with meditation can help you calm down and refocus your positive energies.
Lemongrass oil is used in aromatherapy for uplifting the mood. Its emotional healing properties are long-established. If used in meditation, lemongrass aroma helps to focus. If you are trying to engage in deep reflection this essential oil will truly aid in creating an aromatic, distracted, refreshing experience.
Sandalwood is considered to be one of the rarest and precious essential oils. Its effects during meditation are calming, healing, and mild sedative. If your mind is overcrowded with mixed thoughts and you feel restless. A meditation session along with the sweet aroma of sandalwood oil can do magic.
Eucalyptus oil is beneficial for respiratory illnesses. Fill the air with the aroma of eucalyptus oil and enjoy your meditation session. The aroma of this oil imparts clarity and mindfulness.
Ways to use aromatherapy with meditation
Aromatherapy can be used during meditation in the following ways.
- Diffusing essential oils in the air using a diffuser.
- Lighting up a natural candle made up of a pure composition of essential oils.
- Topical application of essential oils on various parts of the body.
Are you ready for an aromatic meditation? Diffuse the aroma of your favorite essential oil or a blend of oils and enjoy the peace, calmness and joy of enlightenment.
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