Posted: by Jo Saturday, 1 June 2019 @ 20:54
our ‘My Best Self’ campaign continues, we choose a different mantra each month,
to see what we can learn from it, and to use it to change our mood and mindset.
month, we have picked the mantra on one of our popular Disc necklaces,
‘Sky above me, earth beneath me, fire inside
for yoga practitioners, this mantra reminds us of the grounding of the earth
beneath our feet, the openness of the sky above our head, and the energy centre
is a mantra which puts us right into the moment, as we focus on the earth
holding us safe and steady, and we check in with our body to feel the energy
flowing through us.
can be used as a meditative mantra to bring calm and peace to our surroundings,
when we are in danger of rushing around without paying enough attention; and an
anchor statement when practising mindfulness, to bring us into the present.
me, this mantra is perfect for these warmer, sunnier days, when we can feel the
earth beneath our bare feet, and we can see the huge expanse of sky above us. I
was in Cornwall recently, and was struck by just how wide open the sky seems
there, when you look out from the beach and see the huge expanse of sea and
is also a mantra which connects us to nature, reminding us that we are happier
and healthier when we spend time outside, really appreciating the wide skies
above us, and the solid earth beneath us. Whether we take our yoga practice
outside, or go for a long walk or a run, or simply sit outside in daylight
hours to absorb the joy and benefit of natural light on our skin – these
warmer, lighter days call us to spend more time outside.
be happy in life, and to feel that we are achieving what we want to achieve and
contributing in ways we want to contribute – we all need a good supply of
energy. We need both mental and physical energy to sustain us, to get us
through tough times and to enable us to maximise good times. I think we create
energy through activity, not rest – and for me, that is by running and by
mantra reminds me how much energy we can also draw from the natural world –
just time spent contemplating the sky, appreciating nature around us, breathing
in fresh air, escaping from man-made buildings, and filling our eyes and ears
with the sights and sounds of the natural world, is inspiring and energising.
It really helps to build the fire of energy inside us.
use this mantra, ‘Sky above me, earth beneath me, fire inside me’, to feel like
you are drawing energy into yourself, from the sky, the sun and the earth,
seeing yourself as part of the natural world.
Share your thoughts
with us on this month’s mantra, and let us know what it means to you.
this inspiring mantra to yourself, to remind yourself to spend time outside; to
appreciate the natural world around you; and to feel it giving you mental and
physical energy to live your life well.
our ‘Sky, Earth, Fire’ Disc Necklace, to give you a tangible reminder of the
mantra, every day.
Our ‘Sky, Earth, Fire’ Necklace is 15%
off this month.