Mantra meditation is a technique that uses a mantra or the power of chanting to focus our thoughts while soothing the mind. This meditation is practised by people from various religious faiths, or no religious faith, who choose their own mantras to practice.
Meditation is a powerful and effective method to help your mind focus, connect to the inner self and combat stress. From kids to the elderly lot, many people from all walks of life have resorted to meditation for relief from anxiety, negativity, and depression.
Meditation alone has many branches, so you need to pick the variant that suits your needs best.
At Alethea, Norah Finn works with different meditation technics in her classes. Norah believes in adapting and incorporating different types of meditation technics depending on the group level and their needs. Most people who come to the groups are not new to spirituality, but there are starter meditation groups designed to teach participants mantras and introduce them to the concept.
Different from many meditation methods, Mantra Meditation doesn’t require the practitioner and the surroundings to be quiet. In Mantra Meditation, the practitioner needs to chant a word or a small mantra to focus. Chanting a particular word in a rhythmic pattern helps your mind drive away distractions and allow you to connect to your inner self gradually. The word always should have a positive connotation.
You can practice mantra meditation during any time of the day, though early morning is deemed as an ideal time for this. Sit cross-legged on the floor, or in a chair, with an erect back. Keep a mat or on the floor to feel more comfortable. You may choose to meditate for half an hour or more based on your free time and lifestyle. You can try to increase the duration of each session gradually. As you chant the mantra, the sound and the rhythm make your mind focused and calm.
The audible mantra meditation is one form that involves the recitation of the mantra or hymn in an audible pitch at a rhythm. Some of the followers also whisper the chant.
The silent Japa meditation, also called Ajapa meditation, is a process where you need to chant the hymn in an inaudible manner. It may be difficult to follow, but once you focus on the mind, it can be quite powerful to repel any external distraction affecting you.
The benefits of mantra Meditation are very similar to other meditation technics. Practising meditation can bring you a number of benefits, such as:
Improved focus and concentration – helps you focus and concentrate better. In mantra meditation, the chant helps drive away distractions better.
Calming of the Mind – it helps soothe your mind and pacify the negative thoughts to a large extent. The energy created by the repeated and patterned chanting has a profound effect on the mind. It helps bring down anxiety.
Enhanced Productivity – you can gain the ability to remain calm and balanced amidst distractions, and eventually enhance your productivity.
At Alethea Holistic and Healing Services we treat the individual. Each human being is unique. We attempt to help each soul heal in the way that is right for them, incorporating many different approaches. Working with the body, mind and intellect, is only the start of the journey. Reaching for and finding the soul is the destination. At Alethea Holistic and Healing Services we work on the mind, body and soul.
“Through Meditation, mantras and various different philosophy teachings, I found a way to find deep healing in my own life and felt duty bound to pass this on. I was not new to meditation, I had practised Transcendental Meditation for 16 years before I discovered sound mantra, and various other different philosophy teachings and meditations. I have incorporated these teachings and various different meditations and sound mantras into all I do. It is my way of being and has given me and many others great joy in life.” Norah Finn, Founder at Alethea Holistic and Healing Services.