Since my childhood ,I saw my parents chanting Mantras while worshiping, then I started doing the same but what is Mantra?
We are doing without knowing about it.
1.How can ‘Mantras’ help you?
Mantras are the best way to enlighten, ignite and uplift our soul. Mantras got their origin from Sanskrit which means sacred word. Ever wondered why mantras are potent enough to calm our mind? Chanting mantras create a vibration frequency that soothes our mind. Mantras have the magic of awakening our consciousness – have a power to converge our bad thoughts into a singular positive vibe.
2. Mantras and their impact on our mind
Ancient Vedic culture has stressed on the miraculous power of mantras. Modern neurosciences are now trying to discover the relationship between mantras and the human brain functioning. Repeating simple words or chanting mantras turns off our brain’s default mode network. This default mode is linked with our overthinking , brain wandering, negative thoughts and many more. Neuroscientist James Hartzell also coined a term – Sanskrit Effect which means, specific brain regions get increased by reciting mantras. These brain regions are associated with our cognitive ability hence it enhances our memory and thinking.
3. The Power of 108
Have you wonder why it is told to do Jaap or mantra chanting 108 time or mantra mala having 108 beads in a string?
Galileo Galilei once said that our universe is written in mathematical language. There is a mathematical code for every mystery. For yogis, this code is 108. Traditionally, Indian mythology and yoga presents a great deal with 108. Usually, tulsi malas, prayer beads etc comes with 108 beads in it. This number has a great significance in yoga practices. The number 108 is associated with vedic astrology. The average distance between Sun and Moon to the distance of Earth is 108 times their own diameters respectively. Also, the Earth have an astrological cycle of 2160 years which equals 20*108 years.
According to Indian mythology, there are 108 pithas or sacred sites and 108 Upanishads. Moreover in our Sanskrit language there are 54 letters. Each letter is associated with a masculine quality- Shiva and feminine quality termed as Shakti. And 54 multiplied by 2 equals 108. In humans, there are 108 marma points (pressure points) in a human body. There are 108 nadis (energy lines) that altogether form Anahata or Heart Chakra.
108 is also a Harshad number. In Sanskrit Harsha means happiness and ad means to give. Thus, Harshad means happiness giver or a way of giving happiness.
4. How Mantras work?
Continuous chanting of mantras creates a vibration- a frequency that sneaks into the depth of our mind. These vibrations arouse our unconscious mind. Greater your faith and will power attached with a mantra, the better. Chanting mantras , presses the tongue palate which in turn stimulates our body’s endocrine glands. Repeating mantras detach our mind from worldly pleasures and ingrained thoughts and showers spiritual awakening.
5. Mantra: OM:
Even I use to chant mantra but never understood OM is beej Mantra. Recently reading Ramayan my father in law told me about beej Mantra.
But What is Beej Mantra’s??
Beej Mantra is Vedic mantra that is core mantra.
Beej Mantra should always chant Infront of deity while worshiping and in sitting position at one place. This beej mantra can’t be chant while roaming around or doing any work. It is said, it is done to fulfill desire from deity.
Om is the most purified sound of our universe and has been chanted for ages. It has a self healing property- a sound that arouses our unconscious brain and improves concentration. Modern musical sounds create a frequency of 440 Hz. But, Chanting Om creates a frequency of 432 Hz which is the natural musical frequency of our Universe. Hence , yogis end their practices with Om in order to calm their mind. Also, repetition of Om strengthen our vocal muscles improving our voice quality.
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