June 17, 2018 in DocumentaryPhotography

Different smells can induce different feelings and sensations within us, as well as journey us back to our memories and recollections.

During ceremonies, sacred rituals and holy places, you will always find a therapeutic smell released in the ambience. Whether it’s from essential oils, insense sticks or sage. It has a way of making us feel at home, at ease and relaxed. ‘’In a July 2013 study, women who smelled clary sage experienced reduced blood pressure and breathing rates; they were also able to relax during a stressful medical exam. Sage is also known to increase our memory and attention’’ This is sage, used during a Native-American Sun Dance ceremony In Brazil.
The beauty of ancestral rituals.

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