Clearing the air so you can breathe again
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What is smudging? Scroll to learn more…
Purifying Your Space
Sage (‘salvia’ in Latin) is an herb that comes in many varieties. You’re probably heard of sage before, but if you’ve used it to season chicken then you’re familiar with a different variety used in cooking (salvia officinalis). Not all sages are equal.
The sage that is used to “smudge” or purify a space is a different variety called Salvia apiana. It is a shrub with whitish leaves that release a strong distinct aroma when rubbed. Bundles of these leaves are gathered and tied with a thin string into a bundle and then hung upside down to dry. This creates a “sage bundle” then can then be burned in rituals to clear a space of unwanted energies.
What is smudging?
“Smudging” is an ancient practice of taking a sage bundle, lighting it, putting out the flame quickly, and placing the sage bundle in a heat-proof bowl allowing the smoke to billow upwards. Then a feather or fan is used to direct the smoke through a space or around a person’s body.
Why is it beneficial?
Burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people or space. The other qualities of sage when burned, such as giving wisdom, clarity and increasing spiritual awareness, are also indicated in the name.
The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.
Ideal (or necessary) times to sage smudge your aura and/or space would be:
- When you move into a new living space
- When you begin a new job or start your own business
- Before and after a guest enters your home
- Before and after a yoga or healing session
- Before meditation
- After an argument or any illness
- Upon returning home from crowded situations