Mantras

Why "Om" Is More Than Something You Say At The End Of Yoga Class

Why “Om” Is More Than Something You Say At The End Of Yoga Class

If you’ve attended a yoga class before, you’ve probably been led through a round or two of “Om” chanting at the beginning or end. Unless you practice Hinduism, that might be your only experience with Om, but it’s actually a sacred symbol and syllable. And yes — its significance extends far beyond any boutique yoga …

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What are mantras and what makes them so powerful

What Are Mantras and What Makes Them So Powerful?

What’s in a mantra? According to yoga, quite a lot. Meditating with mantras is one of the most powerful ways to quiet the fluctuations of the mind. A mantra is a tool for the mind, and it allows our awareness to more easily turn inward. For times in your life when you have a lot of …

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Adi Mantra

Adi Mantra

The Adi Mantra is popular in the Kundalini style of yoga. The mantra goes: Ong Namo Guroo Dayv Namo. This translates to I bow and have respect for the teacher and wisdom within myself. The vibrations from the Adi Mantra help to open up the pituitary gland where the third eye is located. The pituitary …

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Om Namah Shivaya - Mantra To Shiva

Om Namah Shivaya – Mantra To Shiva

The most important devotion to Shiva, this mantra goes back literally thousands of years. In the sect of Shivanism, he is the god most widely associated with creation, preservation and ultimately destruction. Om as we’ve talked about previously, is the universal sound and vibration. Namaha means to bow as a sign of respect or admiration. …

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Ganesh Mantra - Om gam ganapataye namah

Ganesh Mantra – Om Gam Ganapataye Namah

According to traditional Hinduism, Lord Ganesh is the guardian of prosperity, beauty, and compassion. Ganesh is most notably associated as the remover of obstacles. Therefore, the Ganesh mantra can be used when attempting to focus attention towards overcoming challenges, such as business dealings, trying new things or taking on new projects. Chanting the mantra envokes …

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