Mantras….hmmm i just googled it and came up with a ton of stuff but if I was a beginner I wouldn’t have a clue…so here is my stab at it …simple and easy…
Mantras are energy…
– a word can be a mantra or a series of words together can also be a mantra
– the word(s) are sounds
– the sounds create a vibration
– the vibration creates energy
When we start saying a mantra over and over it is called chanting.
The most basic mantras are the ones we associate and use to help keep our chakras in balance. Chakras are our energy centers, they keep us vibrant and healthy. We have many of them but the main 7 are:
1. root chakra: the sound is LAM, colour red
2. sacral chakra: the sound is VAM. colour orange
3: solar plexus: the sound is RAM, colour yellow
4: heart center: the sound is YAM, colour green
5: throat chakra: the sound is HAM, colour blue
6: third eye: the sound is KSHAM or Om, colour purple
7: crown chakra: the sound is OM, white.
btw when you are chanting a mantra you should preferably be in a comfortable seated position on the floor – if this too hard for your back in the beginning, you can lie down but try not to fall a sleep as you chant 😉
start by closing your eyes then take a deep breath from the belly and inhale up to your chest expanding the back, then as you let out your breath say the word as many times as you can at a pace comfortable for you…try not to rush through it. then repeat as often as you like or feel it is good for you.
you can say all 7 chakra mantras or one or a couple, depending on what you feel you need for the day.
that’s it for now…enjoy.. feel the vibration… seriously! 🙂
p.s.: best time for this, is first thing in the am after your shower or anytime of the day you are feeling stressed and need a time out ♥
you can read up on the whole chakra system in more detail here: http://www.healingfromtheheart.co.uk/69701.html