MANTRA

 

Mantra: A sacred sound, word or a combination of, which are repeated to aid in meditation.

 

According to Quantum Physics the entire Universe is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies. Repeating a Mantra (which may or may not have a literal meaning) creates powerful sound vibrations, felt by both the reciter and the listener.  

 

Mantras can be repeated out loud or in one’s own head. Kirtans are a form of publicly performed Mantras accompanied by musicians. Some Mantras are very short whereas others involve entire verses.

 

Try: The most common Mantra is ‘Om’ (the sound of the universe, pronounced a-u-m) or Shanti (meaning peace).

 

Find a comfortable seated position. Close your eyes and focus on your breath (in and out through the nose). Repeat your chosen Mantra for around 10-20 minutes.

 

For shorter Mantras it is recommended to repeat 108 times, a sacred number in Yoga and other religions.

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