We spend a great portion of our days scattered, unable to give our full attention to what is in front of us. This can lead to life feeling out of control. However, even when you can’t control the here and now, you can learn to control your response to it.Start Your Mindfulness Practice
Mindfulness helps shift your “fight or flight” nervous system (sympathetic) to the “rest and digest” mode (parasympathetic). The sympathetic system can be helpful, like if you need to move out of the way of a car in the street! But when the gas pedal is pressed on “fight or flight” for too long, your body continues to produce chemicals that signal it is in danger. In the long run, this can cause health problems like high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and inflammatory changes that make pain feel worse and cause autoimmune issues.
Particularly in multiple sclerosis, studies suggest that meditation and mindfulness are helpful for reducing pain and anxiety.
That’s why we’ve created a meditation practice specifically designed for people living with multiple sclerosis. Sign up to get weekly meditations delivered to your inbox ➤
A mantra is a sound, word, or group of words that helps make meditation a little easier. A mantra takes us away from our busy brains so that we can focus on something more simple. Repeating a positive thought in meditation or daily can help it become ingrained in your mind. This can make it easier for you to find a sense of calm.
Our weekly Monday Mantras are geared towards helping you focus on a positive thought for the week. Join Mindful Moments for an approachable guide to mindfulness. Every week, we will introduce you to a mantra to start the week off right, allowing you to free your mind – even just for a moment – from the confining feelings of MS.
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