Are you feeling overwhelmed by too many negative news stories, too many social networking posts, or a busy schedule? We’ve heard candle meditation can help. It is a simple way to calm your mind while you train yourself to be focused on one image: the flame from the candle.
Candle meditation has become a very popular trend. The best thing about candle meditation, anyone can do it. You don’t need to be a skilled mediator. Anyone can use it.
Candle meditation is thought to help treat a variety of conditions, including headaches, insomnia, memory recall, negative thinking, and headaches. However, the most important benefits include mental and physical relaxation and increased focus, during and after meditation.
With the help of candle making kits you can make candle by your own.
How to do a candle meditation
Meditation can be done in many ways. You close your eyes, focus on a mantra (a specific word) and/or a type of breathing. Candle meditation allows you to keep your eyes closed and concentrate on the flame of a candle.
Dim the light in your room to make the flame of the meditation candles stand out. Place the honey wax candle on top of a table. Next, take a seat on a chair. If you prefer, you can sit cross-legged on a table and place the candle on a floor approximately two to three feet from you. It is best to keep your back straight but not rigid.
- Take slow, deep, and steady breaths.
- Take a moment to relax and let go of any tension.
- Pay attention to the flame, as it flickers and changes color. You should not think of or look at any other objects in the room.
- You don’t have to worry if you start thinking about other things. You can gently get your mind to focus back on the candle. You will soon find that your focus is easier and will be able to ignore distractions.
- You can blink when you feel the need.
- Start by taking five minutes each day. Don’t strain your eyes if you don’t want too much. Then gradually increase it to 10 minutes per day.
Choosing your meditation candle
Candles make a great object for meditation. Their gentle flickering motion creates a relaxing atmosphere that makes it easier to relax. With some practice, you will notice that everything else in your room, including distracting thoughts, tends to disappear during candle gazing meditation.
Although we may be biased, we think that beeswax candles make a great meditation tool for many reasons.
Beeswax is two to five times more efficient than paraffin. It’s cheaper than paraffin to burn beeswax, which is why it lasts so much longer.
There is evidence to suggest that paraffin candles can be toxic, especially scented candles. Paraffin is made of petroleum, which is a by-product of gasoline. One 2009 study found that burning paraffin wax produces potentially dangerous chemicals such as toluene. This can lead, among other things, to severe allergic reactions and respiratory problems.
Releases negative ions when it is burned. These ions can be used to purify, cleanse, and improve air quality, as well as contribute to positive energy flow. Some beeswax is so pure that you can consume it.
When looking for a meditation candle, taper candles and candlesticks are the best options. These candles have a very short burn time. Tea lights or Votives may also work. You should burn the pills for at least three hours each time. This is too much time to meditate.
Try candle meditation and see if it makes you feel more relaxed or focused. It takes just five minutes to meditate, especially if you choose the right candle.