A mantra is a sacred verse or sound. Symbolically it represents a spiritual experience.
For thousands of years, Hindu spirituality has understood the profound effects that sound has had on our well-being. Throughout history, yoga has incorporated sound to reduce stress, maintain health and invoke spiritual awakenings.
Vibration is the fundamental active force in the universe. Over time, specific chants and tones have been passed down through generations that are meant to help heal the mind, body and spirit consciousness.
Mantras can help optimize the flow of energy within the body, enhancing emotional well-being through achieved peace and calmness. A mantra, as it relates to the yogic and Vedic traditions of India, is a Sanskrit phrase that encapsulates some higher vibration, and the essence of it’s sound. A mantra can be as simple as a single sound, or as complex as chanting a poem – but regardless of the length and complexity, the purpose is always the same – to help one bypass the mental chattering (vrtti) in order to reach a transcendent stat of awareness and self-realization. As the power of the mantras lie in their vibrations,
understanding the essential vibrational power of Sanskrit lends potency to ones practice of mantras and chanting.