The Power of Mantras

By Guest Blogger, Jayadeva
Mantras are sacred sound vibrations. These phrases  have many benefits when repeated regularly. They quiet the mind, settle emotions, bring you into the present moment, and draw your mind to more subtle states of consciousness.  Here are some examples of great mantras:

Om (the primal sound of all being)
Om Shanthi (Peace)
Om Namah Shivaya (bowing to the consciousness of Infinite Goodness)

Mantras can be repeated in meditation, before going to sleep, first thing in the morning, before a difficult conversation, while taking a walk…any time is the right time. It’s also powerful to write mantras down in repetition. This solidifies and resonates all aspects of your being and creates a mental groove that becomes deeper and clearer as you continue day after day. Mantras create an “armor,” protecting you physically, mentally, and energetically. Mantra vibrations can also support healing as you direct their energy. Choose a mantra, repeat it a lot, and enjoy the great blessings which will unfold for you.

Jayadeva is founder and director of the nonprofit, Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center. He is a long-time devotee and senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. His steady meditation practice began in the 1960s, and he has shared and taught others about meditation ever since.
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