We’ve always tended to associate candles with only festive occasions—gathering around a birthday cake, or celebrating with someone special—but there’s more to them then just celebrations. One of the other powerful ways to enjoy the benefit of candlelight is during a time of stillness and solitude, is by turning off the world and tuning into yourself.
There’s many reasons candles are integral to religious and spiritual ceremonies around the world—the flame’s soft illumination touches the soul. Some people even find they can achieve a meditative state more easily by focusing on candlelight than on a mantra or a mandala. The relaxing effect of candles can be a simple yet sacred tool to help in reducing stress and increasing self-awareness. Bring the tranquil and restorative light of candles into your daily life.
Choosing Your Candles
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to create the most ideal, safe, healthy and tranquil atmosphere: