Mantras are an important part of any spiritual practice. If the word 'spiritual' scares you, think of it instead as a practical way to connect to your inner-power, to redirect and to unify any part of yourself that feels lost, back to the core of your being. Mantra literally means thinking that protects or liberates.
Sound is the foremost content of the creation. Mantras are divine sounds. Saying any word will produce an actual physical vibration. Japa mantra is a word or series of words chanted repeatedly aloud or silently to invoke these spiritual qualities in order to transform the body, mind and spirit. Like prayer or affirmation the repetitious use of a mantra is a very powerful tool with an enormous effect.
Some mantra are modern and very personal, and others originate from ancient historical text of the eastern traditions. In the recitation of Sanskrit Mantras the sound is very important, when chanted correctly, These sacred sounds and phrases unlock deeper access into the psyche, providing us with the power to attain our goals and lift ourselves from the undesirable to a higher desired level of consciousness.
Whether you choose to use your own personal mantra or affirmation, as i did with "live,love,create" or one of historical sacred sound, know that results are not found through reasoning and intellect. but through devotion, faith and constant dedication.
Have you ever wondered what your chanting in your yoga class?
Or, maybe you understand the transliteration but you can not keep up, or in tune, with your teachers lyrical technique.
If your yoga practice just ventured into the realm of singing, you have come to the right place.
Whether you are a student looking to broaden your understanding or a teacher searching for a clear call-and-response that you can teach to others, Crystal Rainbow Borrelli's Mantra Downloads will have you singing in no time.
Crystal Rainbow Borrelli- Raised by yogis & trained in India, she is dedicated to her roots to teach the old traditions and practices of yoga. She offers a powerful class in Asana with depth into Pranayama, Mantra and Mythology. She believes that stepping out of your comfort zone is a playful way to discover yourself on your mat and will give you many opportunities to practice this in her classes.
Crystal has created some easy-to-learn, call-and-response mantra to enhance your practice and compliment your specific mala.
Find them on the MAA Mantra Pages. OM OM OM