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Aromatherapy- an easy way to recline in the laps of Relaxation! Aromatherapy- an easy way to recline in the laps of Relaxation!
Aromatherapy- an easy way to recline in the laps of Relaxation!

Do you remember the fragrance of first showers of rain? Or the fragrance of your favorite flower? Do you associate your home or closest people or maybe your best moments in life with a particular fragrance?  Does the memory of your favorite fragrances bring an instant smile on your face?

Olfactory sense being one of the primary five senses of human body plays a very important role in perceiving the world around us. No matter how stressful the reality is, the perception of it can always be altered through the use aroma. Scientifically speaking, the olfactory nerve connects to different parts of the brain including those responsible for emotions and memory. Scents and aroma in the atmosphere thus have the potential to uplift our mood by stimulating or depressing certain parts of the nervous system. Thus it is very much possible for you to stay calm and feel relaxed even in some of your turbulent times.

Aromatherapy is an alternative and complementary medicinal practice which aims to heal the mind, body and soul by tapping into the potential of various natural scents. This technique is recently gaining increased attention because of absolutely no potential side effects and proven results as an effective stress reliever. Essential oils like Lavender work in the same way in our body as do the anti-anxiety drugs. Essential oils can be diffused into air after diluting with water or directly rubbed against the body on acupressure points. Enhanced results can be achieved by combining aromatherapy with meditation or massage.

A variety of essential oils are known for stress relieving effects. Some of them are-

  • Lavender
    Extracted from the beautiful purple flower, this bold and floral scent is loved widely for its relaxing and sleep inducing effects. Lavender is also used to treat insomnia. Its bold and slightly strong scent will enthrall your senses gently.

  • Sandalwood
    Associated with God Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi, Sandalwood is considered sacred in Hindu mythology and often used to adorn the forehead during prayers. No matter whether sandalwood is diffused in the air or worn on the forehead, one definitely feels much more serene and relaxed in its presence.

  • Jasmine
    One cannot help but be captivated by the scent of these tiny white flowers. This sweet and strong scent promises an uplifted mood, higher alertness and a gentle smile on the face.

  • Chamomile
    Being in use from the ancient times, this scent will bring back spring days in your gloomy life. This refreshing and soothing scent has been used to treat insomnia, nausea and coughing.

You can choose the one that enamors your heart the most.

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