What is smudging and what does it have to do with loving my tummy?
Historically smudging has been used (and in continual use) to clear sacred spaces. Spaces filled with cluttered, heavy energy that affects the energetic body. This “clutter” can contribute to chronic anxiety, depression and other imbalances. Anxiety, in Traditional Chinese Medicine is rooted in the stomach, depression the liver. Smudging is a holistic tool in creating an environment for grounding, healing and balance. In addition, Sage, Palo Santo and many other smudging helpers have antibacterial and antiseptic properties. These properties can come in handy if you’re feeling under the weather, from a stomach virus, for example. Learn more from the links below and watch my “Smudging with Palo Santo” video for thorough instruction on how to smudge. Happy New Year and Happy Smudging!-Keely
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A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs, usually bound with string into a small bundle. The herbs are later burned as part of a ritual or ceremony. Plants that are often used include sage and cedar. Wikipedia https://g.co/kgs/3v9HVB
Mystics say the Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has …
Mar 13, 2015 – Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.