For many people, the uncertainty surrounding coronavirus is the hardest thing to handle. We don’t know how exactly we’ll be impacted or how bad things might get. And that makes it all too easy to catastrophize and spiral out into overwhelming dread and panic. But there are many things you can do—even in the face of this unique crisis—to manage your anxiety and fears.
Most of our modern-day illnesses have a root cause in ‘stress’ and where do we feel stress developing first? In our mind and in our thoughts. We then witness it in the body as shortness of breath and after time it develops into something much more serious.
What we can do in the time of isolation?
Do more of breathing exercises, meditate, do yoga, connect to yourself and look at yourself as an outsider, introspect. If at any time you find yourself in a state of anxiety practicing the following techniques will bring instant effects.
In last month issue we share with you simple breathing exercises:
Pranayama (breathing exercises)
Like the physical body, if inner space is not taken care, it may lead to various diseases and afflictions. The aim of meditation is to bring about deep inner cleansing which helps the practitioners to open up to ‘receive’ and ‘give’ love completely and enjoy the present moment with intensity by shedding the negative impressions in the subconscious mind.
Download these meditations in various languages for free:
Power of Purity: https://mohanji.org/power-of-purity/
And if you don’t have time this short meditation will bring you peace, and it's suitable for kids also:
Yoga is a state in which the body, mind and soul are in unison. This leads to health and equanimity, a state where one is happy and without anxieties, anger or stress. Watch this video here.
Introspect. Connect to yourself. Feel yourself.
Mohanji advice to introspect, ask yourself “What exactly is annoying you? What is making you angry, and don't blame outside entities, outside beings? That's not important. That's escapism. Instead, you should see what is hurting you inside.”
Introspection and contemplate on Gratitude:
Introspection and contemplate on Non-violence:
Introspection and contemplate on Harmony and relationships:
Introspection and contemplate on Selflessness:
“It is time to think beyond caste, country, culture, colour, community and religion. It is time to reconsider non-violence in thoughts, words, and actions. That lifestyle of love, compassion and kindness is essential today. This is needed for the future of earth and the future of man on earth.” - Mohanji
Authors: Monika Balenović, Nikolina Dragojević, Ivana Kodžić – Mohanji Acharyas are empowered and deeply connected individuals who represent Mohanji’s teaching through their life and work, channelling Mohanji’s consciousness during their public programs.