Astrology & Essential Oils
Meditating with Zodiac Essential Oil Candles
In this article, we offer three suggestions on how to incorporate your B.Witching Astrology Essential Oil candle into your aromatherapy meditation practice. Meditation offers time for relaxation and heightened awareness in a stressful world where our senses are often dulled. Research suggests that aromatherapy meditation has the potential for more than just temporary stress relief.
Here are three types of meditation techniques our fans use while burning their candle:
1. Body scan or progressive relaxation: Progressive relaxation, sometimes called body scan meditation, is meditation that encourages people to mentally scan their bodies for areas of tension and stress. The goal is to notice tension and to allow it to release. During a body scan relaxation session, practitioners start at one end of their body, usually their feet, and work through the whole. Some forms of progressive meditation require people to tense and then relax muscles. Others encourage a person to visualize a wave, drifting over their body to release tension. This technique can help to promote feelings of peace and relaxation. It may also help with chronic pain. Some people use this form of meditation before going to sleep.
2. Mindfulness meditation: Mindfulness is a form of meditation that urges practitioners to remain aware and present in the moment. Rather than dwelling on the past or dreading the future, mindfulness encourages awareness of a person's existing surroundings or situation. Crucial to this is a lack of judgment. So, rather than reflecting on the annoyance of a long wait or a difficult day, a practitioner will simply note the situation without judgment. While meditating with your candle, simply acknowledge and reflect on your situation, then move on noticing your surroundings including the sights, sounds, and smells you experience.
3. Breath awareness meditation: Breath awareness is a type of mindful meditation that encourages mindful breathing. Practitioners breathe slowly and deeply, counting their breaths or otherwise focusing on their breaths. The goal is to focus only on breathing and to ignore other thoughts that enter the mind. Simply relax and breath in the aromas of your candle. Those include reduced anxiety, improved concentration and greater emotional flexibility.
How long does it take to work? These various meditative aromatherapy disciplines encourage a focus on heightened awareness, slower breathing, and increased acceptance. This is not a results-focused undertaking, but rather a acceptance of ones true and unique self. Indeed, fixating too much on the results can provoke anxiety that undermines the benefits of meditating with your essential oil candle. However, most research shows that meditation can work very quickly. After Meditating with an Astrology Essential Oil Candle many people report an immediate improvement following the session.
How often should I meditate? Choosing to meditate at the same time each day will help make meditating become a daily habit. There is no right answer to this question. One argument is that any meditation is better than no meditation. So, if you are only able to meditate once a week, this should not be a barrier to trying out the therapy. A person can consider starting with one session a week, working up to one session per day. Or to use it to reduce stress whenever needed.
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Astrology Essential Oil Candles
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