I’m 25 days into a 40-day practice chanting Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung.
I usually chant on my front step during my morning meditation. This morning, I decided to chant in the tub during a nice bath.
I chant aloud on my step, but not loud. I don’t want to scare the neighbourhood kids heading to school 😉
In my tub, however, I chanted loud and allowed the sound to vibrate the water.
I couldn’t chant in one breath as I do on the step.
I needed to adjust my breathing. More sound requires more air.
A connection pinged in my brain. My day yesterday was full of activity. Marvellous, productive activity. I was positively buoyant.
Until I crashed around 4pm.
I found myself wandering through the store, picking up the last piece of my daughter’s Halloween costume and wishing I hadn’t skipped my 2:30pm breathing meditation (a restorative routine I enjoy before my kids get home from school).
When we have a busy day — even when it’s a joyful one — we need more air.
Just like chanting; we need more breath.
We need more inspiration.
Remember today to manage your breath. Take time for regular periods of inspiration.