This past weekend, we held a Mantra Immersion. Taking a full day to do mantra practice is like soaking oneself in the most soothing and refreshing of inner baths. I really feel renewed, as if I have let go of tons of accumulated tensions. One of the mantras of our school is “Om Namah Shivaya,” which means “I bow with respect to my Inner Self.”
In one session, we practiced pulling our awareness inside, like a turtle pulling its head and legs inside of it’s shell, and practicing the “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra from this inner perspective. This is a powerful way to refocus, recharge, and strengthen one’s ability to stay centered in the midst of stress. The result is a feeling of spaciousness, lightness, and a stronger capacity to open up to whatever life brings next. Give it a try. Get quiet. Focus inside. Breathe “om namah shivaya” as you inhale and exhale. Repeat endlessly.
Much gratitude and love to Babaji and all of the Shambhava teachers who taught this weekend!