The magic of the Mantra…

A mantra is a meditation technique using a syllable, word, or phrase that is repeated – silently, whispered, chanted, or spoken aloud. The most important point is that the chosen option feels right for the meditator.

Some examples of a mantra include “Om”, “peace”, “love”, “serenity”, “happiness”, “All is well”, and “I am happy, healthy, and relaxed”.

Try this short mantra meditation – again, aim for around five minutes…

Find a comfortable position in a room where you won’t be disturbed…
Let your eyes close, your eyelids resting gently on your eyes…
Bring your awareness to your breath…
Breathe a little deeper, a little more slowly than normal, and follow the sensations of each breath…
Continue to breathe slowly and peacefully as you allow the tension to start to leave your body…

From the following, choose the word that resonates with you the most –

  • Peace
  • Love
  • Serenity
  • Happiness

The idea of repeating this word, or mantra, is to focus your mind on that one single idea…
You are instructed to have a passive, accepting attitude while you repeat your mantra…
Inhale…and “say” your chosen word on the exhale…
If thoughts intrude and distract you, you are simply to observe them, accept them, and gently return your focus to repeating your mantra…
If you are having trouble doing this, refocus on your breathing…and come back to your mantra when ready…

Ahhhhhh…


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