21 Affirmations to Transform Your Life

By: Silvia Mordini, Featured on Daily Cup of Yoga

I cry at movies and commercials and youtube videos and people hugging at the airport and puppies playing and…well you get the picture. Even though I am not part of the action or in the movie, to the brain it doesn’t matter. The mind will fool our brains because the neural networks of our thinking brain uses past memories to quickly respond to the visual cues.

The reality is that we have more than one mind. And each of these minds has a different experience of what is true.

We can influence our mind through suggestion known by medical professionals as the placebo effect. We will believe a pill will make us feel better (e.g., reduce pain and anxiety). The same can be said for hypnosis. Based on the “power of suggestion” we can also use meditatation, visualization, and affirmation to lower stress.

Affirmations work in much the same way.

Read the full article here on Daily Cup of Yoga! 

21 Positive Affirmations & Why They Work

21 Positive Affirmations and Why They Work by Silvia Mordini

We can influence our mind through affirmation and suggestion. Medical professionals call this the placebo effect. Placebo testing is used today because of how powerful the mind is.

In pharmaceutical testing, one group is given the actual drug, and others are given a placebo, to test whether a drug works outside of the power of thought. Hypnosis based on the power of suggestion works in a similar way.

Did you know that we can also use affirmation, meditation, and visualization to lower stress levels in our body.

Read the full article here on Do You Yoga.

 

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Mala Beads & Mantras!

 

We take our Mala Beads all over the world for meditating any where!

We take our Mala Beads all over the world for meditation anywhere and everywhere!

We love supporting Tiny Devotions, a wonderful company committed to inspire by sharing their love of Mala Beads.

We love supporting Tiny Devotions, a wonderful company committed to inspire by sharing their love of Mala Beads.

To understand the history of the Mala, we must first understand the significance of the number 108.

Astrology:

-There are 12 constellations, and 9 arc segments called namshas or chandrakalas. 9 times 12 equals 108. Chandra is moon, and kalas are the divisions within a whole.

-The diameter of the Sun is 108 times the diameter of the Earth. The distance from the Sun to the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Sun.

-The average distance of the Moon from the Earth is 108 times the diameter of the Moon.

-In astrology, the metal silver is said to represent the moon. The atomic weight of silver is 108.

Sanskrit alphabet: There are 54 letters in the Sanskrit alphabet. Each has masculine and feminine, shiva and shakti. 54 times 2 is 108.

Geometry: The angle formed by two adjacent lines in a pentagon equals 108 degrees.

1, 0, and 8: Some say that 1 stands for God or higher Truth, 0 stands for emptiness or completeness in spiritual practice, and 8 stands for infinity or eternity.

Some even believe that 100 repetitions is sufficient and the remaining are said to cover errors or omissions. The 8 are also said to be an offering to God and Guru. While some of these you may write off as coincidence, but its significance in a myriad of different cultures in religions is amazing! A fantastic quote from our friends at Tiny Devotion, “the meaning behind the number is more than one of simply a number but rather one of humility and surrendering to the higher powers of the universe.”

Mala, or Prayer beads, almost always come with one larger bead (the Guru stone) and 108 smaller beads, that are said to rotate like plants around the sun. Malas are a great tool if you are new to meditation because it easily focuses your mind through physical touch and a repetitive, rhythmic intention. First, choose a mantra or affirmation for your meditation. Next, hang the first mala bead gently on the middle or ring finger of your right hand. Place your thumb on the guru bead and begin reciting your mantra. At the end of the mantra push the mala bead away with your thumb and move onto the next bead for another round.

Examples of mantras and affirmations courtesy of our co-founder Silvia Mordini:

I am open to receive love

I am grounded in acceptance

I create my reality

I receive and welcome the intuition of my inner spirit

I recognize the limitless potential of my body, mind, and spirit

The joy of my inner spirit lives in me and is expressed through me


I allow the light to flow through my being, enlightening my spirit

All the answers are within me

More writings from Silvia about Mantras, Affirmations, and Malas:

Why is Mantra Helpful to Change my Life

Inspiring Mantras for Daily Living

Chakra Affirmations: Prescriptions for Happiness

Photos courtesy of Tiny Devotions