Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for praying or meditation to enhance spiritual practice. From use in traditional ceremonies to supporting personal spiritual practices such as meditation, essential oils help to support spiritual attainment.
Promote spiritual pursuit
Essential oils have been used for millennia to support prayer. Historically, oils such as frankincense, myrrh, cinnamon, cedarwood, and rose have been used in ceremonies. A well-chosen fragrance can calm breathing, settle and focus the mind, and create a sense of intent.
Enhance mindful practices
Aromas that calm the mind or help to lift the spirits, found in oils such as lavender, can be used to enhance focus during practices such as meditation, yoga, and breathing techniques.
Energy and chi
In some traditional practices, essential oils are used to clear blockages and the “chakras”, believed to be the energy that centres in the body that relate to specific glands and organs. Chakras are said to be connected by meridians, which are described as channels through which vital energy, or “chi”, flows.
What are the best essential oils for meditation?
Blockages in the chakras are thought to lead to poor health in the related part of the body. The illustration, right, shows the position of the seven chakras. Specific essential oils are associated with different chakras, or centres, and are recommended to help bring balance and healing to these areas.
The crown chakra at the top of the head governs the pineal gland and our “inner self”. Oils such as frankincense, rose and lavender correspond with this area.
The brow chakra, located just above and between the eyes, is connected to the pituitary gland and rules memory and mind. Oils such as myrrh and sandalwood can be used to treat blockages here.
The throat chakra, covers the area of the throat and the thyroid gland and relates to communication. Try lavender, chamomile, clary sage, peppermint, and rosemary to treat this area.
The sacral chakra, located in the lower abdomen, is linked to the reproductive system and responds to essential oils such as sandalwood, rose, ylang ylang and orange.
Diffusing essential oil for meditation
By diffusing essential oils, aromatherapy inhalation can help stimulate the senses, promote relaxation, and create an ambient space so you can really focus.
Meditation diffuser blend
Try this blend to enhance the meditation experience, for clarity and peace of mind.
🌱 4 drops lavender essential oil
🌱 3 drops frankincense essential oil
🌱 2 drops sandalwood essential oil
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