When was the last time you took a long hike?
Think back to that last adventure. Try to see everything you remember encountering along the trail. What did it sound or smell like when you were there?
Now, try to recall what you were thinking as you were exploring. What was happening in your mind?
All of us produce walking mantras when we exercise. It’s the brain’s way of organizing thoughts, planning for the future, and overcoming stress. When you can be conscious about this practice, the positive language can change your world.
How to Start Using Walking Mantras
You could call a walking mantra a “hike with a mental plan.”
Think about a specific life area you’d like to improve. Do you focus on negative criticism? Are you too hard on yourself when you make a mistake?
Your walking mantra could be, “I will forgive myself.”
What if you want to lose some weight? A walking mantra could be, “I will accomplish my goal today.”
These phrases should be encouraging. They are more effective by staying short and direct. A popular walking mantra is, “I am strong,” but you could introduce any positive adjective into that phrase.
You could say, “I am healthy.” Another option might be, “I am compassionate and kind.”
We are meant to be active people. When we exercise, our minds don’t shut down! Instead of listening to the same playlist or watching the TV during a workout, unleash the power of a mantra.
It could be a life-changing event!
The Ancient Science of Mantras: Wisdom of the Sages Paperback – May 22, 2017
by Om Swami (Author)
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