5 Breath Mantras for Inner Peace

Ceci Jayo
I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach and surfing or hiking. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but one of the main reasons I recently moved out was to be closer to nature in my everyday life – which I think is extremely beneficial to everyone's health!
Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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How It Works

Got “monkey mind”? Have a hard time slowing down anxious thoughts? Me, too. I’m certainly no meditation expert, but I would consider using a breath mantra to be the equivalent of training wheels – a primer, if you will, for more meditation that is total stillness, completely quiet. Breath mantras are a great place for beginners (and seasoned meditation practitioners!) to just get comfortable with sitting still and paying tribute to pranayama. The exhale is figuratively AND literally a release; so with each exhale you are letting go of whatever it is that no longer serves you. Inhales invite nourishment into your being, so why not focus that nourishment on a specific concept?


The way you use these is exactly how they sound – as you breathe in, you completely focus on the word or concept you desire. As you exhale, you focus on the word or concept you’re trying to let go of. Keep your mind totally focused on just these two words and allow yourself to be free from attachment from any other thoughts that arise.


Exhale Distraction; Inhale Focus

Exhale Fear; Inhale Courage

Exhale Anxiety; Inhale Calmness

Exhale Chaos; Inhale Peace

Exhale Judgment; Inhale Love


Happy tranquility!

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Ceci Jayo
I'm Ceci Jayo, a branding & graphic design expert. I'm constantly trying my best to live a healthy lifestyle and be less dependant on traditional medicinal remedies. In my free time, I love going to the beach and surfing or hiking. I used to live a hectic city life, living in New York City, but one of the main reasons I recently moved out was to be closer to nature in my everyday life – which I think is extremely beneficial to everyone's health!
Heidi Sloane

New Yorker living in Mexico City. Co-founder of COLAB Cold Brew and team member of Nutmeg Aspirin. Thanks to my progressive hippie parents, I've been lucky enough to have access to homeopathic and holistic doctors since I was born.

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