As you inhale and exhale I want you to find a smell to focus on.
Something you didn’t notice before you took the time to center yourself.
Do you smell that cinnamon pretzel?
The neighbor mowing the lawn?
It’s always nice to set the mood, but sometimes, if you can just start the practice, the mood will come to you!
5 Ways to Boost Your Meditation Space with Scent
I love candles! Mostly for their looks. A tapered candlestick all drippy with wax. I also love the smell of a candle just blown out. It’s one of those scents you can instantly recognize. It’s a scent I can focus on.
I mostly use these to cleanse a room or crystal but they are great for helping you get in the right headspace. Clear your thoughts and just breathe.
Do you ever take the time to sit and enjoy the room you just cleaned? The fresh, warm laundry? Girlfriend, you’ve earned that moment! Sit right there on that pile of laundry and take it all in. Big…deep…full breaths. Trust me!
You may or may not have a dedicated space in your home for meditation. But don’t forget to take a step outside…a barefoot step. Ground yourself and take a few deep breaths.
A loved ones clothes, babies, a home cooked meal…many scents will instantly take us back to a specific moment. If you are healing, or struggling to connect, using familiar scents in breathwork and meditation can help make that healing connection.