Mantra-A sound, syllable, word, or group of words to create transformation in our lives.

Mantras were born from Vedic tradition in India.

You can be of any religious background to experience the healing benefits.

When reciting, it is important to be relaxed and allow the sound to come from the heart.

Any practice of any ritual with a specific intention will bring about transformation, so the practice of mantra can be a great tool for you, or not. The practice of mantra can be very powerful in bringing transformation as well as healing the communication center-the throat. Mantra practice can sometimes bring transformation very rapidly or it may take longer, so allow for patience. It’s important to be aware of what energies each mantra brings, because not every deity works best for every individual, and some deities work well with us at different times in our life, so it’s good to experiment with awareness. When you find a deity that works beautifully with you, it can be great to dedicate your yoga asana practice to them, as a gift in return.

Some mantras I will provide youtube links for to give guidance on pronunciation. Some of the videos may seem a bit weird or are not the greatest in visual quality, but what I thought were the best in terms of getting sound across.

Ganesha Mantra (to remove obstacles. Ganesha is the deity depicted as an elephant; Remover of obstacles, Lord of Beginnings, patron of arts and sciences, and the deva of intellect and wisdom. Great to evoke when experiencing writer’s block! 😉

108 reps

ABUNDANCE….

Lakshmi Mantras (Lakshmi is a beautiful goddess depicted as standing on a large lotus flower. The goddess of wealth, prosperity (material and spiritual), fertility, light, wisdom, generosity, courage, and the embodiment of grace and charm.)

(11 reps)

Om Shreem Hreem Shreem

Kamle Kamlalayei Praseed Praseed

Om Shreem Hreem Shreem

Mahalaxmiyei Namah

Om Lakshmi (another Lakshmi mantra for spiritual wealth & luxuries)

Om mahalakshmi cha vidmahe

vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi

tanno Lakshmi prachodyaat

For greater Wisdom…Mother of all the Vedas-Gayatri Mantra

Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitur).

Protection and to allow ourselves to be Nurtured and become more Compassionate-Om Mani Padme Hum (Hail to the Jewel in the Lotus) This mantra is widespread-             in Sanskrit it is dedicated to Avlokitesvara, in Tibetan Buddhism0Chenrezig, in China to QuanYin “the Mother Mary of the East”

Creativity-helping with the arts and music, as well as education, studies and writing-Om Aim Saraswati Namaha

To De-Stress, Remove Fear, bring Patience, call upon the divine mother-Durga

Om Dum Durgayei Namaha (54 reptitions)

another Durga Mantra (8+ repititons) when in need of great protection

Om Aing Hrim Klim Chumdayei Vicche Namaha

Durga Pahimam (by Jai Uttal)

Meaning Oh Mother Durga you are my protector, you are my savior. I offer myself to completely to you. (Placing trust in the fact that the mother, possibly representing earth, will always take care of you.)

He Maa Durga, He Maa Durga, He Maa Durga

Rakshamam

He Maa Durga He Maa Durga, He Maa Durga

Pahimam

To Remove and Destroy Illusion. Shiva is the destroyer burning the darkness of illusion from our lives-Shiva Shombo

To Remove Fear of Death, Time, and to Destroy Illusion, call upon Kali “the black one”. She, like Shiva, will embrace the darkness to overcome it.

The Great Peace Mantra

Lokah Samasta Sukinoh Bhavantu (8+reps)

Shakti Mantra (Divine Mother, primal protectiveness, like a mother lion of her cubs, helps to bring out creativity) (8+ reps)

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti

Namo, Namo

Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti

Namo, Namo

Prithum Bhagavati, Prithum Bhagavati, Prithum Bhagavati

Namo, Namo

Kundalini Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti

Namo, Namo

Kama Gayatri (to attract love whether it be to improve your current love life, find a new love partner, looking for marriage or to improve your sex life)

Aum Kamadevaye Vidmahe

Pushpvanaye dhimahi

Tanno Kama Prachodayat

Mantra for Rebirth (life giving mantra meaning undying great death, bringing positive change, leaving behind the past and relaxing the mind)

Akal, maha kal (11 minutes)

A mantra to protect against psychic attacks. The energy will be sent back to the person or spirit from which it was sent.

ONLY SAID ONCE

Alak Baba Siri Chand Di Rakh

Moon Mantra (bring in feminine energy, cooling, increase receptivity, wisdom of this ancient grandmother spirit)

Om Chandraya Namaha (8+reps) (Chan-dray-yah nam-ah-ha)

Sun Mantra (bring in masculine energy, strong, grounded, life giving, helps rid laziness, increases will power and rids ego)

Om Suryaya Namaha (8+ reps) (soor-yah-yah  na-ma-ha)

Astrological Mantras (11+ reps)

Aries Mars

Om Sri Angarakaya Namaha (ahng-gah-rah-kah-ya Nahm-ah-ha)

Tauras & Libra Venus

Om Sri Shukraya Namaha (shook-ra-ya)

Gemini & Virgo Mercury

Om Sri Budhaya Namaha (bood-ha-ya)

Cancer Moon

Om Sri Chandraya Namaha

Leo Sun

Om Sri Suryaya Namaha

Scorpio Mars/Pluto

Om Sri Angarakaya Namaha

Sagittarius Jupiter

Om Sri Gurave Namaha (goo-rah-vay)

Capricorn & Aquarius Saturn

Om Sri Shanaishwaraya Namaha (shahn-eish-chahr-eye-yah)

Pisces Jupiter/Neptune

Om Sri Gurave Namaha

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