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The Best Time for Meditation According to Balinese Day Cycle: Reintroducing Our Sacred Incense

The High Priestess in Bali, circa: 1910; source: Wereldmuseum Amsterdam

The Balinese day cycle doesn't start at midnight, but it goes from sunrise to the next instead. The day cycle is divided into two: lemah (daytime) and peteng (night time). Daytime consists of three (3) turning points (sandikala) of the sun: galang lemah (at dawn / sunrise), kali tepet (noon, when the sun at its zenith), and lingsiran (at dusk / sunset). These are moments of cosmic mutation when Balinese are advised to be more alert spiritually. Hence meditation can be practiced during these times of the day.

The other crucial times for meditation are based on the position and quality of the moon during the night, such as: nyerepetan bulan (when the moon at its zenith), moon eclipse, tilem (new moon), and purnama (full moon).

We want to reintroduce our sacred incenses designed for each moment of this cosmic mutation. Whether you're going to meditate or just need some help to keep yourself sharp spiritually, these incense will help creating peace and calmness during these crucial moments of the day. Our sacred incense is made by local makers, supervised by local priest. Before rolling the incense, all of the makers have to do a prior ritual (meditation & yoga) to maintain the purity of their work.

Dawn Hand Rolled Incense (previously named as Daksina)

This incense is designed for dawn meditation at galang lemah. This incense is a combination of ten herbs that are believed have magical powers to move the energy from the base chakras and help to guide it move upwards to the upper chakras, perfect especially for early morning prayer and meditation when reactivating the chakras.

Noon Hand Rolled Incense

This incense is a combination of Sandalwood and Patchouli and is designed for day meditation especially at noon during kali tepet. This incense is good for mood harmonizing and uplifting while regulating and calming your mind from overstimulated nervous system during the day. It supports first and third chakra: Root Chakra (Muladhara) and Solar Plexus (Manipura).

Dusk Hand Rolled Incense

This incense is designed for Dusk Meditation – Alpha State Meditation at lingsiran. to wind down before bed time. It's a combination of 13 herbs that are believed have magical powers to align and balance all of chakras while prepares your physical body to rest.

Moon Magic Sacred Incense

This incense has the combination of herbs is believed can cleanse the aura of the room and will help to cleanse and realign your chakras during the cosmic influences based on the position of the moon: nyrepetan bulan, eclipse, tilem, and purnama. In Bali Aga Tradition, Majegau is used for traditional herbal medicine to ward off evil spirits from one’s body. This tradition is called Masepuh Majegau
 by burning the Majegau and let the smoke purifies and balances all chakras and space from any negative energies.

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