Enhance Meditation with Aromatherapy

 

Meditation alone can be incredibly healing and restorative, but it
is also possible to enhance the benefits by combining it with other
modalities like music, color therapy, and holding or placing
specific gems and crystals on the body while meditating.

Aromatherapy (www.simplyaroma.website )is another option that works well with meditation
because specific scents can easily inspire corresponding moods and
enhance visual imagery.  Depending on the purpose of your
meditation, you could choose various scents that would complement
it.  For example, some scents might induce a sense of peace and
well-being while others would be better for boosting confidence,
enhancing mental clarity or stimulating creativity.

Below you’ll find recommendations for various scents that will
complement different types of meditation.  There are a few ways to
disperse the scent through the room, including burning scented
incense, warming essential oils in a diffuser, or even dabbing some
on a scarf and draping it around your neck.

For energy and motivation:

To boost your energy, motivation and personal power, try a
meditation that boosts your mood first, like visualizing an
inspiring or exciting scene.  You can imagine something that hasn’t
happened yet, remember something wonderful that happened in the
past, or even recite empowering affirmations mentally.

For invigorating aromatherapy scents, go with “spicy” choices like
those associated with warmth and energy.  Try cinnamon, ginger,
cedar, orange, lemon, grapefruit, patchouli, mint, nutmeg,
allspice, coffee, or mocha.

For peace and serenity:

To induce a peaceful, serene state of mind choose relaxing imagery,
like envisioning yourself relaxing on a beach, walking slowly
through a quiet forest, or even soaking in a warm bath.

You’ll also want to choose softer scents to go along with the
meditation, and floral scents usually work well for this purpose.
Try violet, lavender, gardenia, carnation, rose, jasmine,
honeysuckle, magnolia, or lilac.

For healing and well-being:

Healing meditations can include anything that inspires a sense of
well-being.  One popular choice is envisioning a cloud of beautiful
light flowing around and through your body, dissolving all illness
and discomfort.  You can make the light any color you want, as well
as adjusting the brightness or softness, or focusing it on specific
areas that hurt.

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