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Incense is a type of item that can be bought from the in-game store and will attract Pokemon to one’s location. Incense smoke contains a mixture of particulates and gases that can be harmful to your lungs.
What is Incense?
A type of aromatic biotic material that releases fragrant smoke when burned. Incense is used for a variety of aesthetic, religious and practical purposes. It can be found in many forms including sticks, cones and powders. It is commonly used in Taoist/Buddhist, Hindu and Shinto temples as well as in Christian churches during services. The use of incense has been linked with prayer, meditation and ritual since ancient times. It was also used to purify the air and deter insects and spirits from tombs and sacred spaces.
The incense that is most commonly used today is made of a blend of natural resins, wood chips and essential oils. The mixture is held together with a non-toxic and non-staining binder. It is then formed into sticks or rolled into a coil and burned over time. In order to ensure an even burn it is important that the embers are kept away from any flammable material and that the mixture is not too dense.
How do I Burn Incense?
Burning incense is a simple and relaxing ritual that can be enjoyed by anyone. To light stick, cone and cylinder incense simply hold a lit match or lighter to the coated end of the incense for about ten seconds, then blow it out and it will continue to smolder, releasing aromatic smoke.
For a more refined experience, use an incense burner and place the incense in it. This helps to keep the incense smoldering rather than catching fire and allows for a slower, more controlled burn.
For the most authentic experience, try burning incense while practicing meditation or chanting to help deepen focus and heighten senses during your practice. A little fragrant smoke can also be used to mark the passing of time during a meditation session or chanting session. Breathing in smoke can be stressful to your lungs so don’t breath too deeply and make sure you are in a well ventilated space. This is particularly important for those with respiratory difficulties.
What are the Incense Myths?
Burning incense indoors can add particulate matter and chemical compounds to the air, which can be bad for your health. The pollutants emitted from incense include volatile organic compounds such as musk ketones, musk xylenes and aldehydes that are toxic to the respiratory tract, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which can penetrate deep into the lungs and enter the bloodstream.
However, this is only a problem if you regularly inhale incense smoke over a long period of time. As long as you follow safety precautions, such as opening a window to ensure proper ventilation, it’s safe to use incense.
For centuries, spiritual gurus have used incense sticks to purify the environment and increase concentration levels during meditation or studying. It is also said that using incense sticks in your room helps to reduce stress and anxiety. In fact, there are many incense stick brands available which come with a special code that has been proven to help students focus better during exams.
What is the Incense for?
The burning of incense is a doorway into spirituality. It is used in many religious practices as a way to deepen attention and heighten the senses during meditation. It can also be used to create an aura of peace and serenity in your home.
Traditionally, incense was burned as a part of worship. In fact, it was one of the gifts given by the Three Kings to Jesus and is recorded in Sacred Scripture.
It was believed to ward off demons, evict ghosts and supernatural entities and bring protection, prosperity and health to the household.
Today, incense sticks and agarbattis are burned in Yoga Studios, wellness offices and our homes to purify and refresh the atmosphere. Choose the incense that speaks to you and the purpose it is meant to serve. Each scent has its own unique qualities. Here are a few of the more popular fragrances and their properties: