Chant Mantra Now

 

Ready to get started? Sit upright with the spine erect (support yourself with cushions or yoga blocks under your tail-bone to make this easier), relax and remain seated in a comfortably dignified position, hands resting on the knees or on your lap. Breathe gently and settle yourself before you begin.

 

First a simple silent mantra to start you working with the breath…

So Ham

Repeat ‘SOH – HUM’ to yourself.

‘SOH’ on the in-breath. ‘HUM’ on the out-breath.

 

 

Another simple mantra to try out loud this time.

Aum (OM)

Take a deep breath in and say ‘AAH-OOO-MMM’ for the length of your out-breath.

Breathe in silently and repeat.

 

 

This one expresses respect and salutations to the sun…

Om Suryaya Namaha

Breathing in the same way repeat ‘OM SOOR-YAH-YAH NAH-MAH-HAH’.

A mantra especially good at sunrise and sunset.

 

 

Here are a few other popular mantras to try…

Om Gum Ganapatayei Namaha

Repeat ‘OM GUM GAH-NAH-PAH-TAH-YEI NAH-MAH-HAH’.

A mantra for new beginnings and the removal of obstacles.

 

Om Namaha Shivaya

Repeat ‘OM NAH-MAH-HA SHEE-VAH-YAH’.

A mantra for striving towards perfection.

 

Om Dum Durga Durgayei Namaha

Repeat ‘OM DOOM DOOR-GAH DOOR-GAH-YEI NAH-MAH-HAH’.

A mantra for protection when you need it.

 

 

Om Sri Shanesh Warayah Swaha

Repeat ‘OM SHREE SHAH-NESH WAH-RAH-YAH SWAH-HAH’.

A mantra for learning lessons and moving on.

 

 

Om Shrim Maha Lakshmiyei Swaha

Repeat ‘OM SHREEM MAH-HAH LAKSH-MEE-YEI SWAH-HAH’.

A mantra for generating abundance of all kinds.

 

Om Tryumbakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat

 

Repeat ‘OM TRY-UM-BAH-KUM YAH-JAHM-MAH-HEY,

SOO-GAHN-DIM POOSH-TEE VAHR-DAH-NAHM,

OOR-VAHR-OO-KAMEE-VAH-BAHN-DAH-NAHN,

MRIT-YOR MOOK-SHEE-YAH MAHM-REE-TAHT’.

The Markandeya or Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra, the ‘Great Mantra’ for cultivating the healing power within.

A mantra for all journeys, including the final one.

 

 

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