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SHOONYAM invokes SMOKE & SOUND BATHS regularly. Steeped in the Revival of Herbal Smudging Rituals, practiced in Ayurveda and by almost every Ancient Culture since Time began, our VYÖM Immersions offer you one of the simplest and most beneficial Secrets of Alternative, Natural Wellbeing.

These reposes of Serenity and Bliss are created by bathing a space with Herbal Incenses or Dhoop, Sacred Sounds & Melodies. In this Healing Space, You are guided into a State of complete relaxation and openness, in Body, Mind and Spirit, ready to receive the effortless benefits of VYÖM.

Our Immersion opens with a clear and simple intention or Sankalpa, focusing on clearing out the negative energy and pushing it out of your space and mind.

Gentle Stretches, Mudras and BreathFlows initiate your Awareness and Surrender as the Healing Smokes drape over you. And a very relaxed YogaNidra Meditation eases you into that lucid Space Within Your Self.

Dive in. Soak your Body Mind Soul in VYÖM and walk out Rejuvenated and Soulcharged; ready to laugh more, ready to do more, ready to Radiate Through Life!

Our VYÖM immersions invoke this Ayurvedic Practice for WellBeing with herbal infusions, dhoops and fumigation with Pure, Organic fragrances that relate to Chakras & Wellness, Lunar Signs ( Rashis ), Sun Signs, Seasons, Lunar Almanac, The Ayurveda Doshas or Body Types etc.

Smoke Immersions and Smudging are hugely alleviating to the body, mind, soul and space; especially when you see a pattern of communication problems, feeling down or depressed, ill health, fatigue or low energy and physical or emotional trauma.


Herbal Smoke or Smudging has been a part of every Ancient culture, almost as far as Time itself! Across centuries and lands, homes and community places like Temples, Theatres and Baths, were bathed in Sacred and Medicinal Smoke daily, as ritual.

Indian, Egyptian, Roman, Greek, Native American, Aboriginal, Muslim and even Catholic customs have all invoked Smoke, Incense and Smudging as part of Cleansing, Oblations, Offering and Prayer. Herbs were burned in the ritual cleansing of a physical space, objects or individuals.

They understood that burning certain herbs generated smoke laden with its medicinal, curative and wellbeing properties. These benefits attach to the negative energy and ions and as the smoke dissipates, so does the negative energy.

The fragrance of smoking herbs, spices and flowers, hung in the air, based on seasons, occasions and health benefits desired. Some lured the young amorously at Spring Rituals, to celebrate love and Life; Others calmed and cleansed the devout. Fevers and hangovers were treated with smoke; As were entire towns fumigated to prevent or contain epidemics or illnesses.

Smoke has draped a Healing Veil over human wellness and wellbeing, forever.


Today, Science has begun to take an avid interest in the benefits of Herbal Smoke Immersions and Smudging.

The Skin is our largest Organ. And the most porous. It absorbs and delivers medicinal and curative benefits of what it is exposed to rapidly and without damage by digestive enzymes.

A 2006 review published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology titled Medicinal Smokes, studied single and multi-ingredient herbal and non-herbal remedies administered as smoke from 50 countries across 5 continents. Researchers found, "ambient smoke, generated by smudging/incense, passively inhaled, is an effective air purifier."

The review advocates that modern medicine should investigate medicinal smoke as a drug delivery system, owing to "The advantages of smoke-based remedies are rapid delivery to the brain, more efficient absorption by the body and lower costs of production."

One year later, a remarkable study titled, Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria, validates that Herbal Smoke Infusions and Smudging Practices may be one of the most powerful antiseptic technologies ever discovered. Published in the same Journal, this 2007 review addresses modern sceptics with what the Ancients had, very deftly, made a way of life!

The researchers reported

We have observed that 1 hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs ( havan sámagri or material used in oblation to fire all over India), on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hour in the closed room.

Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonas syringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens in the open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment. We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space."

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