Lift Your Mood in Less than 1 Minute with This Simple Trick.

Via Keith Artisan
on Feb 25, 2014
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“Sound will be the future of medicine.” ~ Edgar Cayce

As a life-long skeptic, the idea sound could heal or change consciousness seemed far fetch. Years later, after becoming a musician and exploring the science of sound and vibration, I am totally certain that sound changes consciousness.

When I lead yoga nidra sound meditations, I guide people into the experience of how sound can cause an immediate shift in emotional states.

This simple technique can open the eyes and heart of any skeptic in less than a minute.

I call it the “HAHA mantra,” and I start every day with it to give myself a boost in hope, happiness and energy.

Say, HA … from the gut.

And again … except twice … HA HA

And again … three times … HA HA HA

And again … four times … HA HA HA HA HA

And then five times … HA HA HA HA HA HA

As you continue to say it, change the pitch and loudness of the HA.

Allow the ridiculousness of the sound practice to bring a smile to your face.

Allow the mood to uplift.

Laugh like Woody wood pecker.

Say HA in any combination of sounds that you feel like, and allow it to impact you.

Laugh with exaggeration, and allow the shift in emotions to occur.

The heart will brighten, the face will relax, and stress will be alleviated.

Allow the resistance to fade.

Observe the shift in consciousness.

It is essential to allow the resistance to fade and to notice and appreciate the difference in feelings.

Recognize how if one simple sound can change a mood so quickly, the result of sentences, words and other thoughts and their emotional impact on oneself and others.

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About Keith Artisan

Keith Artisan believes each human is innately good and imbued with talent. Believing that life is a mystery, he feels it is his life purpose to inspire people to believe in themselves and live their truth. Living what he believes, Keith actively serves his community as an entrepreneur, artist, yoga instructor, musician, writer, and mentor. He is online at Facebook and his website, Living Artisan .


5 Responses to “Lift Your Mood in Less than 1 Minute with This Simple Trick.”

  1. Jennifer says:

    literally started smiling uncontrollably while reading this. I don't even have to do the practice, just simply reading and thinking about doing it worked well enough. thank you thank you thank you <3

  2. Tammy says:

    Yes! Amazing.

  3. Padma Kadag says:

    Keith…is this "HA HA mantra" your own idea or can you reference the source of this technique?

  4. Lisa says:

    Okay, I just loved this! Made may day:)! Can't wait to explore this more! Robert Rivest is fabulous…..

  5. LivingArtisan says:

    This is my own intuitive expression.

    One day at the ashram, I had cut myself and was in pain. I started laughing, and noticed how laughing healed pain.

    I learned how to induce real laughter to alleviate pain.

    Years later, (yes I am a slow learner), I figured out that it works just as well on the emotional body.

    And once teaching yoga nidra sound meditation, found it to be an effective, immediate communication and practical demonstration of how sound has an immediate influence on consciousness.

    It would not surprise me to discover similar ideas presented by others or in mystic texts ; nothing is truly new.

    The yoga sutras of patanjali talks about 'pratishakti bhavana', which is a technique of altering negative thoughts into positive …

    Since I am more emotive and feeling based, I needed something that operated at that subtler level … and this is what unfolded.