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If you’ve been cracked open…
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Each Monday, I share a reflection on the emotional recovery experience and staying connected to joy.
This week’s meditation:
The Benefits of Mantra
- Effective at interrupting negative thinking, obsessive worry, and rumination
- Helps the mind focus on a neutral, uplifting idea.
- Stimulates the vagus nerve to relax the nervous system
- The tongue touches meridian points in the upper palate that correspond to the brain and glandular system, creating a state of emotional wellbeing.
- The vibration itself creates chemical changes in the brain which feel good, even blissful.
- From a spiritual perspective, chanting helps us align with the Divine in ourselves and in the universe.
Benefits of Meditation
- Effective tool for understanding and managing emotions
- Increases our ability to extend compassion to ourselves and others
- Creates stability of mind
- Lowers inflammation
- Lowers stress
- Lowers anxiety and depression
- Reduces pain
- Improves capacity to tolerate discomfort
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves immune system functioning
- Improves memory
Benefits of Visualization
- Lets you enter a state of relaxation
- Interrupts and reduces insomnia, anxiety, and fear
- Helps overcome limiting beliefs
- Helps you remember your strength and confidence
- Sets positive intentions and directs you to see possibilities
- Helps you tolerate procedures and treatments more easily
- Stimulates healing responses in the body and mind
- Feels good!