Yoga Tip/Challenge # 15: Be sure That You Tap Into The Benefits Of Japa Practice

Chanting OM (AUM), or any other chosen mantra, for 5 minutes or more has a direct beneficial effect on your physiology, which in turn, also positively impacts your psychological state and overall wellbeing.

Japa mantra recitation directly works to tone and strengthen your Vagus nerve, which plays an essential role in regulating your mood, speech, digestion, anti-inflammatory response, heart rate, and many other key functions in your body.

On your road to Self-Realization, continued Japa practice, directly and indirectly, works to create the harmonious and peaceful internal environment that is needed to better connect with higher states of consciousness in more ways than one. It is highly recommended that if you do not already participate in a persona Japa routine, that you start, even a short one, today.

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Week 23: Check-In | Honoring Your Sankalpa/Commitment To Your Japa Practice

Spin it, flip it, and bake it how you like, but the fact of the matter is that commitment is required to achieve the true benefits of Yoga that you seek (the full version of the practice that encompasses all Eight Limbs that include, and are not simply limited to, Asana exercises). Yoga that is devoted to reaching an enlightened state of Self-Realization requires effort each and every single day. This is especially true if you are incorporating a Japa routine into your practice.

Once your preferred mantra has been selected for your Japa practice, commitment is the water that creates the right conditions for the seed of your unwavering, heart-felt intention/vow, or Sankalpa, to take root and grow. Commitment is what makes your goal of connection with your True Self possible since the very act of sticking with your Japa practice is what supports you with developing the power, strength, and clarity that is required to achieve your goal of full Self-Realization to begin with.

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