Mantra yoga is a form of yoga that involves the repetition of mantras, which are sacred words or phrases that are believed to have a spiritual and transformative power. The practice of mantra yoga is aimed at achieving inner peace, spiritual growth, and liberation.
In mantra yoga, a specific mantra is chosen by the practitioner based on their personal beliefs and goals. The practitioner then repeats the mantra either silently or aloud, with a focus on the sound and vibration of the words. This repetition is done with a particular rhythm and cadence, and the practitioner may also use various hand gestures, or mudras, and visualizations to enhance the practice.
The repetition of the mantra is believed to have a calming and focusing effect on the mind, leading to a state of deep relaxation and meditation. Mantra yoga is often used as a tool for stress relief and improving mental and emotional wellbeing, as well as for spiritual growth and enlightenment.
Mantra yoga has its roots in Hindu and Buddhist traditions, but it is also practiced in other spiritual and religious traditions around the world. Some popular mantras in mantra yoga include Om, So Hum, and Om Namah Shivaya.