By Nulacha Sutthinonthagul
The essential oils can embrace the meditation experiences, promote relaxation, and encourage spiritual openness for the good meditation you needed.
By using essential oils during meditation, you can get the clarity and peace of mind that we all need in these hectic times.
1. Clary Sage
Clary sage has been used by cultures all over the world for thousands of years to remove negative energies from a space. Using clary sage during meditation can clear the room of any negative energies that can influence and distract the mind from focusing. Clary sage is also an antidepressant. So, it can help lift your mood as well, so that you have a positive meditation experience.
Meditation requires focusing and controlling your breathing. However, if your airways are blocked or inflamed, you will have difficulty achieving a meditative state. Eucalyptus is an expectorant and can help clear the airways and release chest tightness, enabling you to breathe deeply and steadily.
Frankincense is the most powerful essential oil for the spirit. It promotes grounding, balancing, and openness. It can help reduce pain and inflammation, relieve stress, and clear your nasal passages. All of these things can distract you during meditation, so it is a great oil to incorporate into your meditation for the health of your mind, body, and spirit as well.
Lavender is an anti-anxiety, antidepressant, and relaxant. Lavender is one of the best essential oils for meditation because its calming properties can put your mind in the right frame to achieve clarity and enlightenment from meditation. It also helps stabilize and calm you. So, if you are having a restless meditation session, you can balance yourself and focus.
Neroli is an extremely spiritual transformative essential oil. Used during meditation, it can help promote self-love and acceptance, reduce your fears, and inspire creativity. In the body, neroli reduces pain and inflammation, decreases blood pressure and cortisol levels, and is an anticonvulsant. The centering spiritual and physical effects of neroli have a profound impact on meditation and can help you achieve mindfulness, clarity, and inner peace.
Sandalwood is possibly the best essential oil for meditation. Sandalwood is extremely cleansing and can break up the negative thoughts and stress that cloud your mind. If you are experiencing inner noise and a busy mind that helps clear the chatter. Sandalwood is also hypotensive which can help lower your blood pressure, so you can also physically relax during your meditation.
All essential oils are necessary to have while you do meditation. It could help you get better meditation and help you with your inner health also.
Sources: Incenses, Meditation, MiddleMind, Mindconcious