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Can you use scented candles for meditation?

The flame symbolically stands for enlightenment, and that’s especially true when you think about candle meditation. Candles have been part of meditation practices for centuries, and some people even use them as a focal point for meditation (learn more about candlelight meditation). It’s worth noting that meditation candles tend to be smaller and less intense in their presence, although you can still get large white candles without fragrance. It’s worth noting that meditation candles tend to be smaller and less intense in their presence, although you can still get large white candles without fragrance.

Saini says that candle-sight meditation takes us beyond the material world by using the third eye chakra, also known as the inner or intuitive eye, and can be soothing.

Can you meditate with a candle?

Depending on your goals, meditation with a candle of a certain color may increase the effectiveness of your meditation. One of the nicest things about candle meditations is that you don’t need much more than a candle (and anything else you might want to use to enhance your meditations). This meditation by Poon combines the power of fire with the power of the full moon to release old energy and invoke new things, leading to meaningful changes. For others, this meditation can be a bit of a challenge — yes, it can sometimes be difficult to keep your eyes open and focus on a candle without it blinking or watering.

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