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Art of Mantra: Enhancing Yoga with Melodious Sounds

Sound is one of the most beautiful gifts that the creation of the universe has been given. The beauty of nature lies within the melodious sounds of raining water, flowing streams, chirping birds, and rainforests.

Beautiful sound is something that the human heart yearns for. The excellent arrangement of rhythm, frequency, harmony, and coherence leaves a soothing effect on the mind and soul.

When we practice yoga, one of the main goals is to relax and find peace. The mind-refreshing activity of yoga can’t be deprived of magical sound effects. Here, the mantra plays a role by bringing the element of repeated sounds and frequencies into practice.

If you want to enhance your yoga experience with the help of mantra – give this article a read. This article will emphasize the art of mantra, its benefits, and how to incorporate mantra in yoga.

What is the Mantra?

Mantra is a Sanskrit term– it’s made up of two root words manas means mind and tra means tool. Mantra is known as a tool of mind that helps a person seek spiritual awareness.

Our mind is filled with many negative and unnecessary thoughts – we need to cleanse and focus our minds. Mantra is an effective and easy solution to bring your mind towards origin and positivity.

To benefit from the art of mantra, you should set intention, focus, and bring emotions to the practice. Mantra gets you on the track of a powerful and transformative journey.

Examples of Mantra 

Some of the examples of mantras are given below

  • Om Shanti Om
  • Gayatri Mantra
  • Krishna Mantra
  • Shanti Mantra
  • Patanjali Mantra

Benefits of Mantra Yoga 

Here are 5 benefits of  mantra in yoga

  1. Good Memory 

The mantra has a direct connection with the nervous system. When mantras are chanted constantly in a specific rhythm it stimulates the release of certain chemicals. The secreted hormones and chemicals help in the mind’s relaxation.

2. Boosts Productivity 

Sometimes, negative experiences and thoughts occupy space in your brain – which hinders productivity. Mantra help to see the brighter image and draws focus towards positivity. A positive attitude compels a person to work hard and be more productive.

3. Balance Chakras 

Chakra is essentially the power point of our body. There are a total of seven chakras in our body. These chakras develop connections between nerve bundles and organs of the body. The vibrational energy through the art of mantra helps in balancing these chakras.

4. Better Functioning of Organs 

Sounds in mantra affect physical health. It results in better blood flow, providing more oxygenated blood to various organs. It also helps in increasing the metabolism resulting in better digestion and maintaining a healthy weight.

5. Better Sleep 

Sleeping disorders and insomnia are some of the leading health issues. Mantra has proven beneficial in increasing the time and quality of sleep. It helps in brain relaxation and the release of hormones that facilitate deep sleep.

How to Practice the Art of Mantra?

You should follow 6 steps mentioned below to practice the art of mantra in daily yoga.

1. Choose the Mantra of your Choice 

There are more than 100,000 mantras available to choose from. However, to make the right choice – you should be familiar with the goal, purpose, and expected results. In the beginning, you can take the help of a professional to make a wise decision and learn about the art of mantra.

2. Set the Right Intention 

Setting the right intention is the most crucial part of the entire process. Intention is mandatory in every walk of life – even before doing grocery shopping. Take some minutes before doing the yoga mantra and make pure intention.

3. Peaceful Environment 

The mantra yoga doesn’t demand much but focus and a peaceful environment. Even a professional-level yogi can’t practice the mantra in a noisy and distractive environment. Quiet, calm, and clean space is a must to practice the art of mantra.

4. Maintain the Right Posture 

You should find a comfortable position to sit in. There are different sitting positions in yoga i.e., upright, leg crossed, leaning backward sitting, etc. Sit straight and keep your shoulders and arms relaxed. Put your hands on the lap.

5. Practice Yoga Mantra  

The next step in the art of mantra is chanting the yoga mantra of your choice. You can combine mundra with different asanas, breathing practices, and meditation exercises. It’s your choice whether you want to chant aloud or quietly. Just try to focus and keep on practicing for 10-15 minutes.

6. Performing Mantra in Group 

Doing mantra in a group creates a feeling of togetherness, harmony, and unity. It amplifies the experience many times. It also motivates a person to do his best. Many people performing at the same time create a beautiful sequence and pattern.

Tips for Mantra

Here are some tips to master the art of mantra.

  • Start with easy and steadily advance to complex ones
  • Make the pronunciation of each word as clear as possible
  • Try to remember mantras as best as you can
  • Don’t worry about forgetting and try to give your best
  • Set morning and evening hours for mantra daily
  • Don’t get distracted and try to remove negative thoughts
  • Make a comfortable and peaceful sitting place for yourself
  • Pay close attention to the mantra and don’t chant mindlessly
  • Choose a mantra that resonates with your goal
  • At the end of the reflection, ponder on your progress


Mantras have been very popular since ancient times. It’s a profound skill that develops with practice. There are many levels to mantra from beginner to advanced level. It’s a transformative journey that welcomes everyone.

The sacred vibrational melody also finds its way into Hindu and Buddhist religious practices. Mantra highlights awakening a person’s spirituality and makes him more self-aware. The art of mantra gives pure meaning when paired with asanas, pranayama, and meditation practices.

Mantra helps in developing a deep spiritual connection with oneself. It also increases mindfulness and changes the perception of pain. It has implications in the practical life.

I hope this article gives you a clear understanding of the mantra and motivates you to learn the skill and practice in everyday life.

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