The Importance of Self Love
In order to experience love fully, we must first attend to the journey of loving ourselves.
If you are constantly giving to others without taking time to replenish yourself, you may eventually begin to feel physically and emotionally depleted, resentful, and/or easily irritated. These are just some of the potential negative emotions that could very well crop up.
We talked about Vedic Tools to Balance Self in our last blog where we shared several Vedic techniques that support your health from tongue scraping to oil pulling and more. In our next Mantra Mondays, we’ll share the benefit of accessing the inner terrain of your being where true peace, love, and kindness blossom.
We’ll begin with a unique pranayama (breathing) exercise that will bring you into the Present Moment…the place where all manifestation originates.
Michael and I truly believe in the power of breathing exercises and this one is more powerful than you can imagine! This one specific exercise will help you:
Smooth out the breath to eliminate stress in the body
Calm the mind and regulate emotions to reduce worries and anxieties
Improve focus and attention, removing brain fog
Increase energy, bringing enthusiasm and positivity
Boost the immune system
Rejuvenate the body and mind
According to the Art of Living Foundation, the worldwide spiritual organization Michael and I have been teachers of for over 25 years, simply put, ‘prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen.
Ancient yogic seers observed the power of the breath to increase one’s prana and developed special breathing techniques to increase life energy, maintain health and create a calm, clear state of mind that is conducive for meditation.
Pranayama is not just breath control as commonly perceived but it is the control of the flow of prana, or life-force energy, through the breath.
Not only will we be focusing on the breath, but we’ll also be introducing a new mantra where we will call in the power of Lakshmi. Hindus believe that Lakshmi brings in the power of good fortune and success to those who worship her without greed. She is depicted with four arms, in a lotus flower usually with an elephant or two in the background.
This Lakshmi Mantra is a tongue twister, but one I believe
you will really love once you get the hang of it.
We will repeat this mantra 9x during our next Mantra Mondays on
Mantra: Om Shrim Klim Lakshmi Narayana Abhayam Namaha
Phonetic: Om Sh-rim Kl-im Lak-sh-mi Na-rhy-ana Ab-e-ha-yam Na-ma-ha
From there, we’ll take the consciousness within and experience the five layers of existence through the Pancha Kosha Meditation. Those 5 layers are as follows:
Annamaya Kosha or the food sheath
Pranamaya Kosha or the breath sheath
Manomaya Kosha or the mind sheath
Vijnyanmaya Kosha or the intellect sheath
Anandamaya Kosha or the bliss sheath
We’ll be sharing more than above during our next Mantra Mondays, so be sure to join in.
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Until next week, continue to open your heart to the love that resides within,