Each day, I ask myself “How do I maintain balance in order to live my best day ever?” As much as I try to stay balanced, I have learned that I can easily lose it.
Chanting, or using rhythmic speaking or singing of words and sounds is a great way to find balance. Om Namah Shivaya is my favorite mantra to repeat. During and after singing this song I feel a quiet but energized sense of equilibrium. And I learned that the elements and chakras are the syllables of Na, Ma, Shi, Va, Ya.
Om Namah Shivaya mantra uses the universal elements that govern each chakra: earth, water, fire, air, and ether. This song allows the chakras to better utilize the fundamental elements that exist in the chakra. When we repeat this mantra, we bring the chakras into balance with our energies. If you need a real time life balance exercise try saying or singing 108 rounds of this mantra, or even just a few.
This mantra also reminds us that we are born perfect (siddha), whole, and balanced. Our only job in this lifetime is to remember how AMAZING WE ARE! What you are experiencing through your journey as a human being is a return to balance where your energies are neither excessive nor deficient, but even.
Even your hands hold the reminder within them as each finger is aligned with an element and a chakra like this:
thumb = Fire Solar Plexus Chakra
first finger = Air Heart Chakra
middle finger = Ether Throat chakra
ring finger = Earth Root Chakra
pinky finger = Water Sacral Chakra
Love yourself, love your day, love your life! Silvia