4.7
February 26, 2014

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

Photo: Elena Ray

“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.

Here is a great sound laughter video:

Relephant:

 The Importance of Views:

Love elephant and want to go steady?

Sign up for our (curated) daily and weekly newsletters!

 

Editor: Bryonie Wise

Photo: Elena Ray

You must be logged in to post a comment. Create an account.

Lisa Feb 27, 2014 12:10pm

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

Padma Kadag Feb 27, 2014 9:48am

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

Tammy Feb 26, 2014 5:09pm

Yes! Amazing.

Read Elephant’s Best Articles of the Week here.
Readers voted with your hearts, comments, views, and shares:
Click here to see which Writers & Issues Won.

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 .