“Mind Your Language…”
I read some months ago about the healing effects of the intonation, ‘OM’. That’s the sound some meditators emit while they practice. It’s a calming sound, also reverberates pleasantly throughout the body. This helps quiet the mind and calm the emotions.
It fills the mind, vibrates in the cells of the body and helps quieten the thoughts and reactions the can otherwise wrack the best of us.
In an article on various sounds and sayings acknowledged as soothing to the soul, the Rosary ranked at third.
The benefits associated with the religious, pious and holy aspects were considered secondary to the rhythm, pace and tone of the uttered words.
Current research and investigation is revealing that what we say, the pace at which we say it, and the tone in which words are uttered, have a profound effect on our frame of mind, our emotional state, and even our physical energy.
And all those factors are more and more associated with our mental, emotional and physical health.
The mind is affected by what we think, how we think, and how we respond to those thoughts. The body and the mind are affected by how we express them. Dr. Bruce Lipton in his highly acclaimed book, ‘The Biology of Belief’, says that we have much more influence on our health and well-being than we think.
For an example of this in your own experience, try this.
Sit for a minute and breathe steadily, evenly. Let go. Relax.
Now, taking a longer breath, let the air out in a low, soft, humming tone.
Let the sound be barely audible. Keep the tone low, soft.
Let the sound reverberate gently through the body.
You’ll feel it in the tissues, bones and quietly in your head.
Try it a couple of times, get the feel of it. Just let it happen.