If you have ever been into a yoga studio or some new age bookshop, you have probably noticed that such places sometimes have a very particular smell.
The reason for this is as many of these locations practice smudging on a regular basis, which is a Native American tradition. It uses the smoke of sacred herbs to purify the room. This is ritual which is similar to the act of burning incense.
While the practice of smudging is commonly connected with sage, there are some other herbs which you can use and more concrete benefits which you can enjoy.
Why burn bay leaves?
For millennia, bay leaves have been a thing of legends: whether its incontestable role in the Greek and Roman folklore or its steady presence in the Indian, as well as Caribbean culture and cuisine, this herb has withstood the test of time.