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
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.
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.
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.