Meditating with Mantras

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One of the things that many people ask me is, “how can I stop all the noise in my head when I meditate?”

The answer: stop trying to silence the noise, and add your own.

Using mantras is one such way. By focusing on a single phrase, we add focus to our meditative practice, and allow ourselves to hone in on that space of tranquility inside of us and also around us; no matter the level of distraction.

I have listed several mantras that I have used with my many 21-day meditation challenges with the Chopra Center of Meditation. All you have to do is sit, lay down, or even go for a walk. Did you know you can meditate in more than one way? What remains the same though is your intention for tranquility and for focus. Begin by silencing your phone(s) and ask with compassion to be left alone for a period of time. Sink in and begin your meditation practice. Concentrate on your breath, falling deeper into your own innate rhythm. Then when you are ready, begin repeating one of the following mantras, silently to yourself. Repeat it anytime a thought comes in, or just repeat it over and over again until you are finished with the day’s practice. Play with it. Have fun. Insert here and there, test yourself. See how long it takes before an outside thought pops in. And when it does, acknowledge it, don’t try to suppress it, and introduce that thought with your chosen mantra. All things in life need less control, and only ask for simple acknowledgement and respect.

Namaste my friends~

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Finding Your Flow Sanskrit Mantras

Day 1 – Lam, “I am security.”
Day 2 – Yam, “I am happiness.”
Day 3 – Ram,“I am strength.”
Day 4 – Vam,“I am love.”
Day 5 – Ham,“I am creativity.”
Day 6 – Om,“I am wisdom.”
Day 7 – Sahasrara Im,“I am pure awareness.”
Day 8 – Om Dakini Namaha, “I activate my stability.”
Day 9 – Om Rakini Namah,“I activate my happiness.”
Day 10 – Om Lakini Namah,“I activate my power.”
Day 11– Om Kakini Namah,“I activate my love.”
Day 12 – Om Shakini Namah,“I activate my creativity.”
Day 13 – Om Hakini Namah,“I activate my intuition.”
Day 14 – Om Katyayani Namah,“I activate my pure awareness.”
Day 15 – Om Bhu, “I express my stability into the world.”
Day 16 – Om Bhuvaha,“I express my happiness into the world.”
Day 17 – Om Swaha,“I express my confidence into the world.”
Day 18 – Om Maha“I express my love into the world.”
Day 19 – Om Janaha, “I express my uniqueness into the world.”
Day 20 – Om Tapaha, “I radiate truth into the world.”
Day 21 – Om Satyam, “I express my pure awareness into the world.”
Day 22 – Shanti, “I feel my Being as the Being of all creation.”

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Desire & Destiny Sanskrit Mantras

Day 1 – “So hum.” I am
Day 2 – “Om Kriyam Namah.” My actions are aligned with with cosmic law.
Day 3 – “Sat Chit Ananda.” Existence, consciousness, bliss.
Day 4 – “Aham Brahmasmi.”I am the universe.
Day 5 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility.
Day 6 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.” I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.
Day 7 – “So Hum.”I am.
Day 8 – “Om Varunam Namah.”My life is in harmony with the universe.
Day 9 – “Om Varunam Namah.” My life is in harmony with cosmic law.
Day 10 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.” I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.
Day 11– “Aham Brahmasmi.” I am the universe. I am absolute existence.
Day 12 – “Om Varunam Namah.” My actions are in alignment with cosmic law.
Day 13 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities.
Day 14 – “So Hum.” I am.
Day 15 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.”I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.
Day 16 – “Om Varunam Namah.” My life is in harmony with the universe.
Day 17 – “Om Varunam Namah,” My life is in harmony with the universe
Day 18 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities.
Day 19 – “Sat Chit Ananda.” Existence, Consciousness, Bliss.
Day 20 – “Aham Brahmasmi.” I am the universe.
Day 21 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities.
Day 22 – “Yum.”

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Miraculous Relationships Sanskrit Mantras

Day 1 – “Om.” Om is known as the centering sound. Repeating “Om” honors our connection to the universe.
Day 2 – “So hum.” I am. 
Day 3 – “Sham.” Repeating “Sham” connects us to our wisdom and inner knowing. It is also correlated to Ajna, the Third-Eye Chakra.
Day 4 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.” I nourish the universe, and the universe nourishes me. 
Day 5 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibility.
Day 6 – “Sat, Chit, Ananda.” Existence, consciousness, bliss.
Day 7 – “So hum.” I am. 
Day 8 – “Om Vardaham Namah.” I nourish the universe, and the universe nourishes me.
Day 9 – “Yum.” Repeating “Yum” facilitates a deep connection to everyone in our life. It is connected to our heart chakra, Anahata. 
Day 10 – “Om Varunam Namah” My life is in harmony with cosmic law.
Day 11– “Sat Chit Ananda.” Truth, pure being, and bliss. 
Day 12 – “Om Ritam Namah.” My intentions and desires are in alignment with and supported by the rhythm of the universe. 
Day 13 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.” I nourish the universe and the universe nourishes me.
Day 14 – “So Hum.” I am. 
Day 15 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities. 
Day 16 – “Om Anandham Namah.” My actions are blissfully free from attachment to outcome. 
Day 17 – “Om Ritam Namah.” My actions and intentions are supported by cosmic intelligence. 
Day 18 – “Om Bhavam Namah.” I am absolute existence. I am a field of all possibilities. 
Day 19 – “Sat Chit Ananda.” In unity I experience the state of truth, pure being, and bliss. 
Day 20 – “Om Vardhanam Namah.” I nourish the universe, and the universe nourishes me. 
Day 21 – “Aham Brahmasmi.” The core of my being is the ultimate reality, the root and the ground of the universe, the source of all that exists.

Photography courtesy of Moyan Bren,

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3 thoughts on “Meditating with Mantras

    1. Screaminggratitude, I have been posting more to instagram and facebook (I try to at least post to FB every day) some snippet of beauty and prose here and there. I have been getting my hands busy in the garden, as well as with a new discussion group I have formed pealing away the layers of the 40 Rules of Love by Shams of Tabriz. I feel like my posts on here are about to transform, but into what? I do not yet know. And when can we expect this transformation? I do not yet know. Turbulent are the winds, and there is something yearning to break free and let itself be known. Namaste my friend!

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