Chanting my Day Away

Chanting my Day Away

Column by Anne Gingras

Before starting this week's column, I apologize for not being present last Saturday. The March break made me lose track of time, leading me to what I'd like to discuss today. Stress has become part of our everyday lives in this fast-paced world - work, family, and health issues can all affect our mental and physical health.

This year, in particular, has been challenging for many individuals, including myself. However, there are many ways to cope with stress, and one of the most effective methods I've found is chanting mantras. Mantras are potent sounds or words used in spiritual and religious practices for centuries. They are believed to have a positive impact on the mind and body, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.

The rhythmic repetition of mantras can calm the mind, slow breathing, and lower the heart rate, leading to relaxation and inner peace. Chanting mantras can also promote mindfulness and self-awareness, improving the quality of life. When we chant mantras, we focus on the present moment and become more aware of our thoughts and emotions. This can help us better understand ourselves and our surroundings, cultivating gratitude and compassion.

Furthermore, studies have shown that chanting mantras has several physiological benefits. It can lower levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, and increase levels of serotonin, the happiness hormone. It can also improve the immune system, lower blood pressure, and reduce inflammation. Evidence shows that chanting mantras is a simple yet powerful tool for coping with stress and improving our quality of life.

We can experience inner peace, mindfulness, and well-being by incorporating mantras into our daily routine. I have adopted a daily routine of chanting for fifteen minutes in the morning and repeating the exercise before bedtime. So far, the results have been positive - I am calmer, have clarity in my thinking, and feel a sense of calm in my body. I plan to continue this practice and keep you posted on my progress.

If you are curious about my mantras, please don't hesitate to contact me via email: Take care of yourself, and remember that you are seen and matter.

Have a great week.



Anne (St. Louis) Gingras is a neuro-diverse individual who is also a wife, mother, teacher, writer, author, blogger, composer, international public speaker, life coach, energy worker, intuitive coach, mentor and death doula who also enjoys spending time in her miniature worlds.  She is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Education (honoris causa) from Nipissing University in North Bay.

 Anne (St. Louis) Gingras est une personne qui célèbre sa neuro-différence.  Elle est entre autres une épouse, maman, enseignante, écrivaine, blogueuse, compositrice, conférencière internationale, coach de vie, travailleuse en énergie, coach intuitive, mentor et doula (accent sur la mort), qui adore passer ses moments libres au sein de ses mondes miniatures.  Elle est récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique en éducation (honoris causa) de l’université Nipissing, de North Bay. 

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