Candles has been proven to soothe us, their light makes them a perfect aid for any relaxation routine. The flame of a candle helps to soothe our soul; reducing stress and increasing self-awareness. The gentle, mesmerizing quality of the light helps us to calm down and even achieve a meditative state.
The low light that comes from a candle is captured by your sight and sent straight to your brain for processing. The soft illumination of the candlelight, aids in the relaxation of the body – helping how we feel emotionally and physically.
In feeling more relaxed one can benefit in being more energetic, sleeping better, enhanced immunity, less pain and a more pleasant personality.
For additional benefits, scented candles are used – reaching yet another one of our senses, smell. We all have a scents that trigger different feeling whether good or unpleasant.
Your candlelight experience can be enhanced by choosing scents we find relaxing, or one with soothing properties.
While all candles offer a sense of calm, a scented candle that complements your mood can make a world of difference.
A pleasing scent can be extremely soothing. For that safe, healthy and tranquil atmosphere choose soy candles infused with natural essential oils, which are renewable, free of toxins and biodegradable. You’ll get the soothing benefits from a whiff of essential oils with none of the chemicals you’d find in an artificially scented candle. Once you’ve chosen your candles, add them to various aspects of your daily routine to create a moment of peace and calm.
Create your own altar using a shelf, table or other surface in a well-ventilated area. In addition to candles, you may want to include objects that inspire or relax you. Spend a few moments each day, sitting quietly in this space, focusing on the flames, and inhaling its scents, noticing the beauty and aroma as you relax.
Also the next time you soak in the tub or take a shower, turn out the lights and rely on candles instead. By combining calming candlelight with the stress relief of warm, soothing water, and aroma of your favorite scent can give you a triple dose of relaxation.
Try adding a few candles to your exercising routine. The calming effects can help you relax both your mind and your body, allowing for deeper stretches and better concentration. You may also find that sitting quietly or lying down in a candlelit room is a great way to unwind after an intense workout.