Smudging is a practice of burning herbs, especially sage and cedar, as a way of cleansing spiritual energy within your environment, including your home and office.
The practice of burning sage and cedar began with indigenous people of North America (the Lakota, Chumash, and Cahuilla, among others) for the ceremonial purpose of purifying people and places, although people all around the world have burned various substances — incense for example — as part of their spiritual traditions throughout the centuries.
Advocates of smudging say that the practice helps restore positive energy and that it can help shake off negativity that keeps us feeling tired and depressed.
People even claim that smudging can fend off negative spirits and bad entities that can occupy our living space.
While this all may sound like superstition or “woo-woo” for some, there is at least some actual scientific evidence that the practice can effectively detox the house by killing off negative pathogens that live in the air and that this has positive physical and mental outcomes.
Here’s a look at a few of the potential benefits of smudging:Read More