1-Stress decrease in nature
2-Short Term memory increases
3-Mental energy is refreshed and restored
4-Thinking becomes sharper and concentration improves
7- For those who live in urban neighborhoods, it boots mental healthIn today’s climate where we often define ourselves by how busy we are, spending a little time in nature each day goes a long way toward increased vitality and it will help your brain to keep you happier, healthier, and more productive.
Credit Tamara Letchner- Meditation Instructor
This year came with many natural disasters, human tragedies, loss and sadness. It also provided us with many lessons, human comfort as a result of the disasters and tragedies. We created bonds with like minded people and supported each other in a great way whether through social media, social gatherings or hanging with family and friends. Lets enter the new year and beyond, with a clear head and creating the life that we want in a purposeful way. There are many avenues we can take. One is through meditation and the use of Mantras.
Mantras are specific sounds or vibrations whose effects are known. When either chanted aloud or repeated silently, they can create a desired effect in any area of your physiology or life—for healing, transformation, and inner awakening. This is, of course, a vast subject and there are mantras for everything from curing snakebites to spiritual awakening( Robert Gabriel, Chopra Educator).
Thhere is a more general mantra that can be used by anyone, somewhat for this same purpose. This mantra is SO HUM. It is usually used in conjunction with the breath.
- Sitting comfortably, with eyes closed, begin breathing normally.
- Silently begin repeating “SO” as you breathe in and repeating “HUM” as you breathe out.
- The use of the mantra should be easy and effortless. Whenever the attention drifts away, gently bring it back.
- This meditation can be practiced twice daily for 15-20 minutes each sitting.
(Credit The Chopra Center)
One can choose to go back towards safety or forward towards growth.
Growth must be chosen again and again;
Fear must be overcome again and again
Abraham Maslow Continue reading
“We are what we think, All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world ” – Buddha
Just because there’s uncertainty, Doesn’t mean there’s anything to fear