Like affirmations, mantras are statements, words or sounds that are repeated over and over in order to create or build motivation, inspiration or encouragement. Often used in chant form or meditation, a mantra can be a very effective tool in creating peace and tranquility within our daily lives. Rhythmically engaging in a chant or sound over and over again takes your focus away from everything else allowing you to gradually absorb the sound of the mantra. This is why mantras are so effective in meditation because by using them you keep your mind focused on repeating the sound which in turn disallows random thoughts or other distractions.

While some people are given a mantra by a trained teacher or instructor such as a yogi or guru who passes it down to their student, some mantras a more universal and are accessible to anyone who wants to use it. You can also create your own meaningful mantra and assign your own purpose to it. Ultimately, one goal is to use the mantra daily in order to transcend or overcome any obstacles that may be in your way. Mantras also serve as an excellent resource for connecting to your inner being and can help strengthen your intuitive insight, increase your focus and help you achieve a greater level of self-acceptance and love.

The power of mantras have been well known throughout the ages, however, more and more people and communities are becoming aware of how just effective mantras are. One of the great benefits of using a mantra is you can use it anywhere and anytime. You don’t need any special equipment or skill requirements in order to benefit from it. Mantras are to be practiced and perfected through the use of the student. The more you practice your mantra and work connect with the sound or chant, the more effective it will work. The most rewarding part of using one is it gives you a solid foundation for changing your life. Whether you need to change a negative attitude, gain confidence or just to feel better throughout the day when you’re at the office, adopting a mantra practice can be transformative.

Many people can attest to the power of mantras. As more and more people begin learning new methods and ways to achieve a more fulfilling life, the increased use of mantras will be implemented in more than meditation routines or by religious outlets. To sum things up: Any opportunity to advance your overall wellbeing and to improve the way you feel, think, and experience the world is likely worth your time and attention. Investing in a mantra is certainly worth a try.