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    Hi family,

    Sitting down to meditate on the mantra is wonderful, but I wonder does anyone else repeat their mantra at other times too?

    I like to repeat my mantra while I’m in bed, before I drift off to sleep. Sometimes when I find my mind bored (or worse, depressed!) I also repeat my mantra, and I could be doing any kind of activity–driving, sweeping, or hiking.

    Anyone else do something similar?

    #230413

    I find that anytime to repeat mantra is a good time. I’m especially fond of repeating mantra while washing the dishes and handling them with loving gratitude and gentleness.

    #232862

    I repeat the mantra when I am doing my morning asana.  It really helps me focus.  Also, when walking outdoors.

    #232950

    <p class=”MsoNormal”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size: 13.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; color: #231f20;”>Psychologists use expressive arts therapy in many settings to help people explore difficult issues in their lives.</span></p>
    <p class=”MsoNormal”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size: 13.5pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; color: #231f20;”>Art, music, and dance are forms of creative expression that can help you process and cope with emotional issues, including depression. Expressive therapy goes beyond traditional talk therapy. It focuses on creative outlets as a means of expression. This therapy can be especially helpful for people who find it difficult to talk about their thoughts and emotions.</span></p>
    <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: 19.5pt; margin: 18.75pt 0cm 18.75pt 0cm;”><span style=”font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #231f20; mso-ansi-language: EN-IN; mso-fareast-language: EN-IN;”>Expressive therapy can include various forms of artistic expression. This can include:</span></p>

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    <li class=”MsoNormal” style=”color: #231f20; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; margin-bottom: 6.0pt; line-height: 19.5pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-IN; mso-fareast-language: EN-IN;”>art</span>
    <li class=”MsoNormal” style=”color: #231f20; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; margin-bottom: 6.0pt; line-height: 19.5pt; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list 36.0pt;”><span style=”font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; mso-ansi-language: EN-IN; mso-fareast-language: EN-IN;”>music</span>
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    <p class=”MsoNormal” style=”line-height: 19.5pt; margin: 18.75pt 0cm 18.75pt 0cm;”><span style=”font-size: 13.5pt; font-family: ‘Arial’,sans-serif; mso-fareast-font-family: ‘Times New Roman’; color: #231f20; mso-ansi-language: EN-IN; mso-fareast-language: EN-IN;”>In expressive therapy, the therapist encourages you to use these arts to communicate about emotions and life events. These are often subjects that you may find difficult to put into words.</span></p>

    #232951

    Psychologists use expressive arts therapy in many settings to help people explore difficult issues in their lives.
    Art, music, and dance are forms of creative expression that can help you process and cope with emotional issues, including depression. Expressive therapy goes beyond traditional talk therapy. It focuses on creative outlets as a means of expression. This therapy can be especially helpful for people who find it difficult to talk about their thoughts and emotions.
    Expressive therapy can include various forms of artistic expression. This can include:
    art
    music
    dance
    drama
    writing and storytelling

    In expressive therapy, the therapist encourages you to use these arts to communicate about emotions and life events. These are often subjects that you may find difficult to put into words.

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