Meditating on Sat Nam
Cancer survivors benefit from having an uplifting mantra to help neutralize thoughts and fears. In kundalini yoga, we use the mantra Sat Nam, a “seed sound” which can begin to take root and substitute for negative thinking. Sat Nam means True Self, the sacred part of you connected to the Divine. Link your breathing to the mantra to practice remember your sacredness anytime, anyplace. Simply think to yourself “Sat” as you inhale, “Nam” as you exhale. Inhale and exhale feeling identified with your divine essence as you let go of worries, expectations, negative predictions, to do lists and feeling responsible for everything that happens around you. From a more neutral frame of mind, it is easier to think clearly and take good care of yourself in the moment.