Smudging is a way to clear away any unwanted stagnant energy lingering in a space or around a person. To begin add whatever desired amount of sage you prefer to use to use in a fire proof bowl or shell. I usually use the amount of the size of a quarter (25 cents). Ignite sage blend in your shell/bowl using matches, lighter or a torch. Let the fire burn and smolder. Fan the smoke using your hand or a feather. Do this over or around a person or living space. Experts say open a window to let the stagnant energy escape.