Sage has been burned traditionally by Native American people for centuries. Today, people all over the world have adopted the practice for energy cleansing.

Cleansing of Space

Sage is commonly used to cleanse stagnant energy from a space. Take a bundle of sage and light it. Fan the smoke around the room with the intent of purifying the area and removing any negative energies. You can also burn sage to clear out any unwanted spirits!

Letting Go of Physical and Emotional Trauma

Burning sage is also believed to help people heal from psychic and emotional trauma. The smoke can be fanned around the body to remove emotional blocks in the energy field.

Chakra Balancing

In reiki and other forms of energy healing, sage smoke is fanned around a person's body to balance the energy centers, also known as chakras.


The smell of burning sage can increase relaxation and aid in deeper meditation.

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Nicole Brown

Nicole Brown began writing professionally for Java Joint Media in 2007. She has published two "how-to" books through Atlantic Publishing Group. Brown is a state-tested nursing assistant with two years of experience in the health care field. She graduated from the University of Rio Grande with a Bachelor of Science in communications/public relations in 1999.