Burning incense and aromatic resins for their pleasant aromatic properties is very familiar to most everyone. However were you aware that there are many benefits associated with it as well? This ancient and wonderful ritual that dates back millennia and it has been practiced by most cultures around the world at one time or another. It & # 39; s use and popularity has been consistent due to its many and remarkable properties, which are believed to include but by no means limited, to improving your concentration, deepening levels of spirituality and helping with meditation and relaxation. The following will help lead you to understanding what burning incense can offer you, and we & # 39; ll peruse this topic in more detail.
Many people in this stressful world suffer at times from an occasional headache sometimes even chronically. Most people are unaware that burning incense may alleviate your pain and could help bring you relief. By simply relaxing while the incense involves you in its enchanting aroma, the chances are that your headache may disappear within a few minutes. Certain areas of the brain can be positively affected by certain fragrances more efficiently than some other methods. One example of this is how a familiar aroma may trigger memory from your childhood. It is able to do this because the olfactory sense is closely connected to our neural pathways! Certain aromas may stimulate a response in your limbic system to induce your brain to release certain beneficial compounds. These may include compounds such as dopamine and even serotonin, and some incense can help dilate your constricted nasal passages as well. All of this adds up to helpful relief by just lighting a stick of incense.
In many cultures the use of certain types of incense formulated with specific herbs, spices and medicinal plants to help one achieves a greater level of focus. Some have the issue of a wandering or busy mind; incense can be a healthy and natural way to help. In fact, many religions have used incense for this very purpose, to allow them to pray or meditate more effectively. The churches of the Greek Orthodox as well as the Buddhist histories and shrines of India, Tibet and Japan incorporated Incense as a vital part of their ceremonies There are many types of incense specifically formulated from ancient recipes specifically for the purpose of meditation, there are many to choose from and one will be found to be a perfect fit for you. Some fragrances may include Sandalwood, Aloeswood or spices such a cinnamon or honey.
Not only can incense brighten a room with a beautiful scent and give you a peaceful feeling, it may help to alleviate depression as well! A group of scientists from around the world, including members from John Hopkins University, have found that levels anxiety or depression can be positively affected by the aroma of frankincense. How exactly this effect is achieved is not yet fully understood but may cause certain ion channels in your brain to be affected.
With incense providing all of these wonderful benefits and many more, it is an excellent addition to your home and life. Its aroma will create an inviting atmosphere in your home and living space. However, it may have even more substantial effects, from reducing your headache pain to alleviating depression. So, give incense a try … to Life and Love Peace!