Burning sage, also known as smudging, is an ancient spiritual ritual. Smudging has been well established as a Native American cultural or tribal practice, and many other cultures around the world share similar rituals. Sage has purifying benefits, in that it keeps at bay infectious bacteria, viruses and fungi. Also it has an ability to repel insects. Smudging more importantly is known as a spiritual tool to enhance intuition and as a ritual tool to rid yourself or your space of negativity. This includes past traumas, bad experiences or negative energies from others. This may help you establish a positive enviroment for meditation and uplifting ones mood. Other benefits of smudging sage include a great ally against stress, improving sleep and soothing anxiety. Sage welcomes newer fresher and more positive energies into your home.