Wouldn’t You Rather Be Meditating?
by: Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H.

We  might also ask, Wouldn’t you rather be peaceful, centered, and awake?  Meditation is a time-honored practice for accessing a deeper state of pure awareness, beyond the noisy mental chatter that so often dominates our experience. Meditation is effortless, silently dissolving old conditioning and restoring our inherent state of balance and wellbeing.

For thousands of years, people have used the mantra So Hum to contact the stillness that is the source of awareness. So Hum is an ancient Indian mantra that can be translated as I am.  In the audio recording below, you will be guided in a simple meditation using the So Hum mantra.  

 

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About the author

Valencia Porter, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Valencia Porter is the Chopra Center's Integrative Medicine Director and a Vedic Master. Board-certified in both General Preventive Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine, she has an integrative approach that incorporates many areas of health and healing, including Ayurveda, medical acupuncture, biofield (energy) therapies, and functional medicine.

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