Choosing Your Mantra
A mantra is a sound, word or phrase which is repeated to assist in concentration while meditating. It is believed that only the positive intentions and actions will fill your mind, and as a result, eliminate negativity – the perfect compliment to your beautiful mala beads.
Mantras can be as simple or complex as you like – whether it be a single word like ‘love’, or a sanskrit phrase such as ‘ra ma da sa sa say so hung’, meaning ‘Sun, Moon, Earth, infinity, all that is in infinity, I am thee’.
The most important thing to remember when choosing your mantra, is that it should be positive – it is believed that when meditating upon positive affirmations, you can rewire your brain to embody these positive qualities. And as such, affirmations such as ‘I am enough’, or ‘I am beautiful’, are a perfect beginner’s mantra.
Much like choosing your mala, when it comes to choosing your mantra, it is important that you recalibrate, and consider your inner motivations for practicing meditation. More often than not, this will lead you to your perfect mantra, whether you are seeking positivity, happiness, self love or balance.