“In our minds a certain type of smell is often connected with a specific memory. Usually people who travel to India say that it is the smell of spices that reminds them of the country. For me it is the smell of incense that tend to take my mind back to India.
A couple of years ago I went by myself to Goa for a one month Yoga Teacher Training. Every morning I was walking down to the shala, and as I got closer I could feel the smell of incense getting stronger. During our morning meditation the scent from the incense burning surrounded us all the way inside the tent. I remember wrapping a blanket around me, closing my eyes and let my mind drifting away.