A great way to begin your meditative practice for peace and mindfulness is to increase your focus on a meaningful meditative state by practicing mantras. I love mantra's because they help to give me focus on my intention as well as the sound that it transmits into my mind.body.soul. Mantras can elevate your practice with ‘higher energetic vibrations’ and help you achieve a whole new level of enlightenment. I literally feel like I am floating after practicing a mantra while in deep meditation. Here is a list of the Top 10 best meditation mantras I found, with some meaning for which each one that it represents, for you to incorporate into your daily practice! Namaste :)
‘Om’ is the most common as well as sacred mantra that you can practice in the morning for expressing the ‘original vibration of manifestation’. This word is taken from Sanskrit language. It generates an extremely comforting sound when the vibration is allowed to loiter in the throat. In order to enter the deep meditative state, you have to focus on that ultimate silence which produces and absorbs the sound. It comforts and relaxes the soul irrespective of your spiritual inclinations.
‘Love’ is the second most popular mantra in this list. It is a very powerful way to create a lovable ambiance around you. When you utter the word ‘love’, you feel great and it reflects on your physical appearance. During meditation, you need to focus on this physical feeling that comes from repeating the word aloud. It simply eliminates all your anger and depression and fills your heart with love.
Deepak's Guided Meditation on Love is very powerful, "I invite you to make the choice to live in love", take 15m for yourself to embrace this divine meditation in peace and openness to spread your love to the world.
3. I Am:
Identifying self-existence and the Law of Attraction, Recognizing self-power and acknowledging self-divinity are some important aspects of meditation. This mantra is absolutely perfect for chanting at the start of a day and honoring yourself for who you are and what you want to attract and become. When you add positive affirmations with ‘I am’, you eventually strengthen your inner-self and step towards success.
This Video is helps to learn more of the meaning of "I am" by Wayne Dyer
Here is a natural mantra, which is known to be universal for morning meditation. The vibration generated during the pronunciation of ‘So-Hum’ is actually a part of your regular breath. As air enters your lungs during inhalation, the ‘soooo…’ sound is produced. On the other hand, ‘hummmm….’ is generated when air goes out of the lungs during exhalation.
There are a few morning meditation mantras, which focus on certain parts of the body and improve their functionality. ‘Lam’ is one among them. It is intended for your spinal cord, especially its base region. In order to practice this mantra, you need to position the tip of your tongue on the back of the upper palate by bending it up as well as back.
‘Vam’ is another mantra that you can practice in the morning during your meditation to focus on your genitals and improve its functionality. Start with holding the center of your lower lip with your upper set of teeth. Do not press your lip with the teeth. Rather, place them gently on it. Now, create a breathy consonant, which should sound like ‘fvam’.
You can also focus on your abdominal area and regulate its activities through morning meditation. At first, you need to curve the tip of your tongue and touch the crown of the front segment of the upper palate with it. Then, start enunciating the word by rolling the ‘r’ so that it sounds like a rumble noise.
Morning meditation is good for your cardiac health, if this mantra is practiced regularly. The sound generated during the practice of this mantra is very much similar to humming as you need to breathe in through the mouth and that too audibly. You also have to make the inhalation process longer than the actual resolution of the consonant.
When you practice the mantra ‘Ham’ during meditation, you basically follow the way opposite to the previous form. Breathe in through your mouth without generating any sound of inhalation. Now, start uttering the sound ‘yum’ while the air moves in your lungs and allow the cavities of your mouth and throat to be filled with it. The region of awareness for this mantra is throat.
10. Om Mani Padme Hum:
According to Buddhism, the mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ means “The jewel is in the lotus or praise to the jewel in the lotus”. It can be divided into six syllables, the first three of which represent the adulterated ‘body, speech and mind’ of the person who is meditating and the last three stand for the pure glorious ‘body, speech and mind’ of Buddha. This mantra helps to remove toxic thoughts of jealousy, ego, ignorance, and aggression. The purification happens when you truly focus on the good within yourself bringing about wisdom, compassion, patience, and bliss. It is known to be one of the most effective morning meditation mantras that can take the practitioner from an impure state to a pure one.
Take a break and get your mantra on>>
Find quiet place, throw some headphones in for the full effect, close your eyes, and listen to this incredible meditation singing the Om Mani Padme Hum Mantra.