The word ‘mantra’ gets bandied about sometimes, and some yogis may not see where the meanings become separate and where they converge. Many of us have heard of a personal mantra or a business mantra – but these are really more like slogans or quotes than what we understand ‘mantra’ to mean in yogi terms. If you’re dipping your toes into some fresh new beginner yoga lessons in Melbourne this year or if you just want to rekindle your spiritual devotion to your practice, we invite you to learn more about mantras and pick your favourite below.
What Is A Mantra In Yoga?
In yoga, mantras are used to open our connection to the world’s consciousness, as we sink deeper into a meditative state. Mantras have been recorded back for thousands of years, unchanged from the sacred rhythms we hear today, and many of these were carefully constructed by early Hindu/Buddhist practitioners on their spiritual journeys.
Mantras have been known to awaken parts in our brain as we release our focus from any external stimuli and allow our voice to draw ourselves deeper into the moment we inhabit.
Here are some mantras to guide you through the first phase of 2017.
OM, is the sound which the entire universe resonates with. It represents the first vibration ever to quiver; it represents birth and death, and the process of rebirth. The natural pitch of the universal vibrations of is at 432 Hertz, which is where OM is found. OM is the perfect way to welcome every new day or to finish the evening in gratitude and satisfaction.
OM NAMAH SHIVAYA
This translates as an ode to Shiva, who is the supreme lord of transformation and destruction and is known to be dense with healing and cleansing energy. If your January yoga lesson (or life lesson) causes you despair, call on OM NAMAH SHIVAYA to guide you to a place of peaceful stillness in the face of desolation.
LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU
This mantra asks that all beings everywhere, human and otherwise, be free and content, and that we ourselves may each contribute to the world which can make such happiness and freedom possible. This mantra aligns us with our best intentions to elicit compassion and joyous harmony among all living beings.
Mantras have resounded across the world for millennia, and we are still learning to unravel the mysteries behind the rolling sounds and echoes. Sound and vibrations are where the spiritual and esoteric meet the scientifically verified, and where an open mind and valid research go hand-in-hand to draw the same conclusions. If you’re ready to immerse yourself in yoga this year, come and try one of our classes to find the perfect yoga experience for you. Kaya Health Clubs class timetables can be found online, and we can’t wait for you to try our guided yoga classes and find the perfect experience for you.