Hurting is a part of the human experience. It is natural to try hiding from it, but the only way to get to healing is to move through hurt.
You most likely came to yoga for healing. Your healing could be physical or your needs may be spiritual. Whichever type of healing you are in need of daily affirmations will kickstart your healing journey.
Whatever you need to be healed, I am hoping you will be enjoying peace in the near future, I hope that you have a healthy body, and I hope that you have joy in your thoughts with vitality in your soul. Here is how to create daily affirmations for healing in a meaningful and powerful way.
Pain And The Yoga Sutras
Patanjali’s yoga sutras‘ second pada begins with the word Tapas which translates to “accepting pain.” This can be a hard pill to swallow when your body’s ability to heal is poor or your emotional well-being is rocky at best.
The idea of Tapas encourages us to embrace an almost impossible outlook that goes like this; Every moment is an opportunity to walk the spiritual path no matter how painful it may seem. This might be easy if you are in good health and you have high self-worth. If you’re in pain and things are not unfolding perfectly, Tapas can seem like a real kick in the teeth.
I understand those feelings. I wanted to share with you this beautiful idea from the ancient sutras that whatever the challenge is that you are facing, you are still on your spiritual path.
Maybe looking at things differently in your own life will allow you to give more compassion to your pain. Once you are pain-free the hurting will be a distant memory, but how you grow during that painful time will always stay with you.
Daily Affirmation Power To The Rescue
Your body’s natural healing process is powerful beyond measure. There is an abundance of stories of miraculous healing that don’t have any logical answers. I notice the commonality between them is the attitude of the healed. When you believe recovery is possible it is more likely to come to you.
I wish I could tell you that miraculous healing is one daily affirmation away. I would love to live in that world with you. Unfortunately, the world works in mysterious ways and the answer to healing isn’t a sentence away.
Establishing a positive morning affirmations practice on a daily basis is capable of creating lasting positive change. The idea behind this is that when you train your brain to think positive thoughts the negative thinking will naturally fall away.
Louise Hay wrote a beautiful book “You can heal your life“. Within, she discusses at length the impact positive affirmations can have on your emotional well-being. She suggests quickly boosting your affirmation practice by reciting your affirmations in front of a mirror. It can be uncomfortable to start, creating new neural pathways in your brain is hard work – don’t give up!
Creating Your Own Healing Affirmations
Before I share my favorite positive affirmations for healing, let me tell you how you can make your own personal affirmations. Personalizing the words you use will create more powerful affirmations for your healing journey.
Visualize your goal
To start creating your own personal affirmations, first, you need to understand your healing goal. I have a specific visualization for your affirmation practice. If you have time to tune into your inner truth beforehand give this meditation a try!
Now when you are connected with your mind and body – breathe deep, close your eyes:
Imagine yourself in perfect mental and physical health.
How does it feel to be healed?
What habits are in place allowing you to feel this perfect harmony in your body, mind, and soul?
Spend as long as you need considering these questions. Each thought you consider will bring you closer to what you need for good health, abundant energy, and joyous emotions. Once you have a clear understanding of what vitality looks like in your soul you are ready to create loving affirmations.
Embrace the positive
Bye Bye, negative thoughts! 👋 You want your affirmation to be full of positive energy. Think happiness!
The goal is to think positive thoughts more frequently so that the brain’s neural network will groove deeper allowing for more long-term automatic positive thoughts. Neurons that fire together wire together. I go into great detail on this subject in this video of the Uplifted 200-hr training.
Use the right words
Affirmations should always be worded in the present tense. It may be hard to say “I am pain-free” when you are clearly not, but this is the neural work you must do. Ever heard the phrase fake it until you make it? Try to speak from the person you saw in your visualization.
Any affirmation you decide on should be concise with powerful words. You want to avoid run-on sentences. At most, your affirmation can contain 2 ideas such as “I release all negative energy and welcome positive healing energy.”
Now you’ve chosen your own healing affirmations, you’ll want to repeat them often. The power of affirmations is in this step. How frequently and with how much enthusiasm you are able to recite your affirmations is the key to the amount of change that you will manifest.
21 Healing Affirmations for the Mind, Body, and Soul
I’ve listed below some of my favorite healing affirmations. I hope they reach you with unconditional love and bring you perfect health soon.
Healing Affirmations for the Mind
- I deserve self-love
- Inner peace is my priority
- My positive mental health promotes my overall well-being
- Happy thoughts bring me healing energy
- I am confident in my abilities
- I maintain a positive mindset and I am in control of my feelings
- Happiness is my default setting
Healing Affirmations for the Body
- I make healthy food choices
- My body knows how to heal
- My body’s ability to heal knows no bounds
- I am in perfect health
- My immune system is working hard to heal my body
- Every day, I am getting stronger and healthier
- I am in control of my health, and I make choices that promote wellness
Healing Affirmations for the Soul
- All my relationships are in perfect harmony
- I understand who I am and what I bring to the world
- I am in charge of my destiny
- I am happy in the present moment
- I let go of the past and embrace a future filled with health and vitality
- I release the need for perfection and embrace the beauty of my imperfections
- I surrender to the flow of life and trust that everything is unfolding for my highest good
Incorporating Healing Affirmations into Your Life
Now that you have chosen your goal and affirmation it is time to start using the affirmation to boost the healing process.
Pantanjali’s yoga sutras teaches “Practice becomes firmly grounded when well attended to for a long time without break and with enthusiasm.” This teaching can be applied to your affirmation practice.
To achieve the mind-body changes you are seeking, your healing affirmations practice needs to be practiced for a long time, without break and with enthusiasm.
This is a high standard to achieve so have compassion for yourself in this practice. If you are reciting or writing your affirmations on a daily basis, you are on the right track.
Reciting healing affirmations
For better mental health, recite your healing affirmations as often as you can remember. Recite them out loud. If you are feeling brave, channel your inner Louise Hay and recite them in front of the mirror.
Don’t allow past stress to power over your positive affirmation. Access your joy and peace and allow your new self-belief to unfold perfectly through your positive affirmations
Journaling healing affirmations
Writing down your affirmation can allow your body to feel the power of the words you put on the paper. Instead of just reciting your affirmations if you write them down you can feel your self-worth rising.
My Uplifted Chakra Planner & Journal has a ton of space to write out your daily affirmations with some chakra and yoga thrown in, Check it out here!
Meditating on healing affirmations
Take a few minutes each day to focus only on your affirmation. Meditation alone will improve your immune system and overall well-being. Combined with your healing affirmations is a true self-care act that will nurture your eternal spirit.
If you are reading this it is likely you are nurturing your mind-body connection with the healing power of yoga.
Why not add your healing affirmations to your yoga practice? Don’t worry if some overwhelming emotions arise, it’s normal and likely past stress trying to work its way out of your system.
Healing affirmations will bring truth to your soul. Consistent healing affirmations remind your brain that your body is capable of healing. If you’re healing your emotions or your physical health, peace may be found through an affirmation practice.
When you are ready to start looking at things differently, give daily affirmations for healing a shot. They can improve your mental health and guide you on your spiritual path.
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