Ajeet Kaur Sings Ong Namo
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo translation: “I bow to the All-That-Is. I bow to the Divine Wisdom within myself.”
The autonomic nervous system has 2 parts.
The sympathetic nervous system, the “Flight or fight” part helps us get away from danger by speeding the heart rate but can also cause anxiety, panic attacks if not balanced by the parasympathetic NS
The parasympathetics provide an alternative, slow the heart rate, help us to relax.
How can we engage the parasympathetics?
- Practice breath awareness, posture awareness,
- Feel gratitude – place hands on heart, slow the breath and feel something you are grateful for. Do this for 3 minutes
- Sing, chant, hum, drum, dance “let the soft animal of your body love what it loves”
- Listen to this song.
- Meditate daily – Consider a 10 day free meditation retreat to reboot and get grounded in the science of mindfulness. This retreat is designed for beginners. http://www.dhamma.org
Reclaim your birthright of full embodiment, be fully human. Walk, skip, run. Swim, or sit in cool water, even just the feet or barefoot on the grass.
by Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting —
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.