Overcome anxiety and depression with Mantra Yoga
(Japa Yoga in Sanskrit)
People with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Research suggests that Yoga practice modulates the stress response. It's common for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year as per Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
Mantra should be pronounced with appropriate speed, rhythm, duration, and repetition. Pronouncing Mantras creates positive vibrations that benefit both the one who chants and the one who listens. Mantra repetition evokes God-consciousness in the purified mind
and becomes the direct cause of union with God. Sanskrit, an ancient, highly mathematical, and sacred language has mentioned the meanings of Mantras but we will not involve yourself into this.
Mantra yoga can be practiced in three ways.
Mantra is chanted in a loud manner which removes unwanted thoughts from the mind.
Mantra is chanted in a very low voice that only the practitioner can hear.
Mantra is chanted silently to one's self, whispered, or repeated in the mind. (advanced)
OM –the most powerful mantra available, because it contains the most powerful vibration. You can practice all the complicated asanas you like, but in the one simple sound of Om, you are verbally, physically and symbolically creating that connection with your inner self, and the Universe. It’s the first, original vibration, representing the birth, death and re-birth process (if you believe in it).OM is said to vibrate at 432 Hertz, which is the natural musical pitch of the Universe,Volume of your chant may be Loud,Very low voice or Silent. This applies to all Mantras.
Om Namah Shivaya–Om Namah Shivaya is an iconic mantra because it calls upon Lord Shiva. Om Namah Shivaya is so powerful because it contains first and foremost the mantra, Om, which is the sound vibration of the beginning of creation,
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti –is another powerful and profound mantra that’s also perfect for beginning meditation. Again, it contains Om, that great hymn of the universe.
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu-This mantra is a powerful way to dedicate yourself to living a life of non-harming and being of service to the greater good
Om Gum Ganapatayei Namah-This mantra is to remove every impediment in your life and in your works.
Wahe Guru-This is a mantra of realization and ecstasy. In ecstasy, the self is lost. The ego is lost. One is merged with the One in every ONE. One sees the expression of God’s order in every event, person and thing.
Sat Nam-The mantra translates to,The “Truth”, which is bigger than any human truth, isn’t a matter of right or wrong or even a concept that we can clearly articulate. It is simply an acknowledgement that the Great Mystery is who we are
What’s the best mantra for meditation-Any one which reduces your anxiety? If you are relaxed, positive, and without aniexity & depression, success, prosperity will follow you. Just recite without trying to understand Mantras. Mantras are like medicine for the soul.
Repeat Mantra as many times as you want. The sound of Mantra is so relaxing–Let us do it.