PRINCIPLE, PRACTICE & LIVING: ‘Thoughts on how to live’
Sherilyn’s Quarterly Reflection (Autumn 2015): Meditation, Mudras and Visualization
Meditation is a practice with benefits to body, mind and spirit. An effective stress management tool, it also encourages relaxation responses. With consistent repetition, it has been noted to assist the brain work better. The methods can vary depending on the issues to be addressed, for example: Mantra meditation includes the repetition of certain phrases, with the vibration itself found to be soothing and healing.
Mudras & Visualizations. While most mudras (symbolic spiritual gestures in Hinduism and Buddhism) involve the hands and fingers, some mudras involve the entire body. Visualization is one of the most powerful tools available to create in life.
Contemplative Yogic Meditation The more these two visualizations are repeated, the stronger the awareness and connective results, as this practice taps into the core essence and meaning of your being.
Affirmations. Practice makes perfect in all things!
After taking a few calming breaths, from a tranquil place of peaceful heart and mind, and seated in a comfortable manner: With compassion for ALL Life, affirm, with the mind revolving from syllable-to-syllable, in a quiet, steady voice: “OM MANI PADME HUM” (OM Mah-Nee Pud-May Hoom) – Jewel of Enlightenment is in the Heart Lotus.