Mantra yoga is the chanting of mantras - words, phrases or syllables - in an attentive and thoughtful way, to attain certain goals. It is a form of meditation, in which one has to chant the mantra until he/she transcends his/her mind and emotions. In the process, the person discovers his/her super conscious. Studies suggest that the mantras possess unique healing potential, when they are chanted at a specific time. They are a tool to achieve stillness. The mantra should be discarded immediately after attaining the tranquility.
There are certain things to be considered, when following the path of
Mantra Yoga. The first and foremost thing is the time, during which the
mantras should be chanted. You should ensure that the mantra is recited
only at the designated time. The second thing is correct pronunciation.
Pronunciation is given immense priority, because not all the intended
effect would come, if the mantras were not pronounced correctly. The
third thing is the place, where they are recited. You should chant the
mantras at a peaceful atmosphere, free of any external noises.
The mantra can be chanted in three ways. The first way is called
'baikhari', which can be chanted in a loud manner. This type of chanting
is advantageous for removing unwanted thoughts from the mind, to make
the meditation process easier. The second method of chanting is called
'upanshu', which involves the recitation of mantras in a very low voice,
audible only to the practitioner. The third method is neither loud nor
too low. It is called 'manasik', which involves the repetition of the
mantra in mind. A subtle form of chanting mantras, the manasik method is
used only by advanced practitioners.
Mantra Yoga is highly beneficial for improving the overall health and
mental stability. It is a way to garner knowledge about the universe and
find the unison of body, mind and soul within one's self. Mantras help
keep the individual away from the drudgery of everyday life, the
material world and deviates the focus towards the essentials of life,
which are nothing but a healthy body and a peaceful mind. By chanting
the words in absolute concentration, you can control your wavering mind,
thereby increasing your level of concentration.
Apart from giving you a peace of mind, Mantra Yoga helps you eliminate
psychosomatic disorders. It helps banish nervous tension and sedimentary
problems. The holistic path of Mantra Yoga helps you to get closely
acquainted to your own self. Due to the increased stability of mind, you
will lead a peaceful life, which is free of tensions, anxiety and
stress. Mantra Yoga is the ultimate way to achieve peace and
tranquility. It increases your feeling of security and boosts your
self-confidence. It eliminates negative behavior as well. It is an
ultimate cure for various addictions, because it purifies you from