“Mantras are not a small thing, mantras have power. They are the vibration of the mind in relation to the cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy that has structure, power and a definite predictable effect on the chakras and the human psyche.” -Yogi Bhajan
Our Tantra teacher used to say “There is no Tantra without Mantra”.
What is a mantra?
A mantra is a set of syllables, words or phrases that are recited or chanted during meditation or to invoke a divinity. The practice of mantras is a very important practice within Tantra. There are different types of mantras depending on the purpose to be achieved. What does Mantra mean?
The Sanskrit word Mantra is derived from two words. The first syllable man comes from the Sanskrit word manas meaning “thought, mind” and the second syllable tra comes from trayoti “to protect, to liberate”.
It can be translated as “liberator of the mind”.
What happens when we chant mantras?
Everything has a frequency. When we chant a mantra, we connect with the vibration of that mantra. And therein lies its power. Simply by chanting it we are setting in motion the vibration contained in that mantra which will have an effect. It doesn’t really matter whether we understand the meaning of the sounds or not and it works for everyone. You don’t have to be a believer.
What are the benefits of chanting a mantra?
- Elimination of stress and relaxation.
- Calming the mind and modifying the consciousness.
- Release of forces to dissolve the ego and openness to the universe.
- Boosting the immune system.
- Improved concentration.
- Boosts motivation and increases general well-being.
- Has a purifying effect, can dissolve obstacles and attract beneficial situations.
Do you like chanting mantras?
We do. We have created a playlist of our favourite mantras for you and hope you enjoy them.
Some of the mantras are from Kundalini Yoga and are chanted in Gurmukhi, a sacred Indian language.