Mantras and affirmations are words or phrases that are said or thought by ourselves to ourselves. The power of affirmations and mantras lie in intention. By focusing intention we have the power to change the way we feel, think and behave.
Mantras and affirmations are generally simple such as, “I am beautiful” or “I am healing” or “love”. They are generally used in a resting state such as before sleeping, just after waking up, while walking, or in conjunction with meditation or other mindful practices. Mantras and affirmations are most helpful repeated in a slow, calm state. One can say them out loud or internally.
There is no right or wrong way to use mantras and affirmations. I like placing one hand on my heart and one hand on my stomach, closing my eyes, and breathing while repeating mantras and affirmations to myself internally. Play around with your own mantras and affirmations and see how they feel. Remember, it is all about the intention.