praying the rosary stimulates the vagus nerve to relax the body

Rosary Exhales Hold Key to Health – Research Finds Vagus Nerve Most Calm when Praying Hail Marys

This is fascinating to those of us who love empowering others with evidence-based wellbeing strategies. Here is scientific evidence to show why we FEEL so grounded, relaxed and calmer when we pray the Rosary. When we pray the Hail Mary out loud with our long, slow exhales, we are breathing at the most ideal rate …

Free Animation for Faith Formation

Below is one of my original ‘Videoscribe’ animations. Please feel free to share it with your students, staff and families. Videos make great prayer resources to add to your faith formation tool kit as you build a Catholic Ethos in your community. “Jesus Brings Those on the Outside to the Inside” In just over 4 …

Guided Meditations

Noble Gospel Values Meditation (8 minutes 32 seconds) This guided meditation for whole-person wellbeing takes the listener through the following 4 steps: Bringing to mind your Noble Gospel value that you have prioritised for yourself  Cultivate a practice of gratitude Pray for others with compassion Visualise yourself living out your immediate goals in line with …

10 Reasons the Rosary is a Great Prayer for School or Home

Praying the Rosary is a chance to slow down, appreciate, find your anchor point and become aware of God’s love for you. This is a particularly powerful prayer for individuals, families and communities during hard times. It is one way to build an integrative spirituality, where our soul is energised and well-directed. The Rosary engages our senses and is excellent and engaging classroom prayer activity.

Ideas for Praying the Rosary with Children

“When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better.” – St. Anthony Mary Claret “The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you’ll be amazed at the results.”– St. Josemaria Escriva  “The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. …