Yoga is such a spiritual process in which the work of bringing the body, mind, and soul together. Yoga teaches us the art of living life and this is also mentioned in our ancient texts. There are two types of yoga, hatha yoga and raja yoga. While Hatha Yoga makes physical development even better, Raja Yoga is associated with spirituality.
The great Swami Vivekananda was known to practice Hatha Yoga. Knowledge about oneself is a part of spirituality. By practicing yoga, the mind and brain of a person remain balanced. (1) Meditating in the right way also increases confidence and willpower.
Many times, after lakhs of effort, there is difficulty in concentrating and the mind starts wandering in the world of thoughts. In such a situation, it helps you to chant these mantras. Even though it is a very simple mantra, it has a very deep meaning.
Today we will tell you about some powerful yoga chanting & mantras, which you will experience mental peace by chanting during your yoga practice. Along with this, this mantra will also give you positive energy.
What Is Chanting?
Chanting is a tradition that originated in the early Indian tradition and is called a religious exercise that involves a repeated rhythm of a song or prayer, word, or sound that binds the person with the Divine.
It may sound like the repetition of a mantra. However, singing your mantra can bring the energy of a song, which can help connect your mind and body. The vibrations generated by the chanting can also activate different chakras within the body.
Here Are Some Powerful Yoga Chanting & Mantras
Aum (”ॐ’’ )
Meaning: “OM,” which is in actuality known as “Aum,” is an affirmation of the divine Presence that encompasses all things and is identical to Om, which is a form of the Hebrew “Amen.”
Many ways to chant Aum however, this one will lead you to become Shabda Yogi. One who seeks to follow the path of sound towards wholeness and higher levels of consciousness.
It is said that when the universe was born, first of all, this sound was echoing all around. This yoga chanting awakens your conscience. Helps you to know yourself deeply.
Mantra: OM, shanti shanti, shanti
Meaning: Om, peace peace peace. Chanting OM which is the universal frequency created by God, then following it by “Shanti” produces an intense vibration of peace.
This mantra is chanted after the end of yoga and meditation. When you finish your yoga, chant this mantra three times by joining both your hands. This will give peace to your body as well as your soul.
Mantra: Om bhur bhuvas svaha (ॐ भूर्भुव स्वः।)
Thath savithur varaynyam (तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं।)
Bhargo dheyvasya dhimahih (भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि।)
Dhyoyonah pratchodhay-yath (धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्॥)
Meaning: The meaning of this mantra is -Lord, please enlighten our intellect and show us the right path of Dharma. This mantra is also chanted for prayer to the Sun God.
Gayatri’s mantra is chanted only between sunrise and sunset. this mantra is chanted before starting yoga and meditation.
Mantra: Vakratunda Mahakaya Surya Koti Samaprabha | (वक्रतुंड महाकाय कोटिसूर्यसमप्रभ | )
Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvadaa || (निर्विघ्नं कुरु मे देव सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा || )
Meaning: “O Lord (Ganesha), who has a huge body, curved elephant trunk and whose brilliance is equal to billions of Suns, May always remove all obstacles from my endeavors.”
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Mantra: Yogena Chittasya Padena Vacha ( योगेन चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां,)
Malam Sharirasya Cha Vaidya Kena (मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन)
Yopakarotham Pravaram Muninam ( योऽपाकरोत् तं प्रवरं मुनीनां,)
Patanjalim Pranjali Ranatosmi (पतंजलि प्रांजलिरानतोऽस्मि।। )
Meaning: The meaning of this mantra is Yoga (Yoga Sutra) for purification of mind, grammar (Mahabhasya) for speech-purification, and salutation to the sage Patanjali, who gave medical science (Charaka Samhita) for body-purification.
By chanting this mantra, we bow before those sages who have helped us to get rid of many types of physical and mental diseases, which has also purified our soul.
Ashtanga Yoga Closing Mantra
Mantra: svasti prajabhyah paripalayantam nyayena margena mahim mahisah | ( स्वस्ति प्रजाभ्यः परिपालयन्ताम् न्यायेन मार्गेण महीं महीशाम्।)
go-brahmanebhyah subham astu nityaṃ lokaḥ samastaḥ sukhino bhavantu || (गो ब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तु नित्यं लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु॥ )
Meaning: Through this mantra, we pray to nature to give happiness to all. We can chant this mantra at any time during meditation.
Om Namah Shivaya
Mantra: Om Namah Shivay (ॐ नमः शिवाय)
Meaning: Om Namah Shivaya is a Sanskrit mantra that is an obedient salute towards Shiva; “salutations to Lord Shiva The auspicious one”.
Within the Siddha Yoga lineage, in particular, ‘Om Namah, Shivaya is used in the initiation. (An initiative is a formal and traditional introduction to a sacred practice)
Mantra: Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam | (त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिंपुष्टिवर्द्धनम्।)
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||(उर्वारुकमिव बन्धानान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्।।)
Meaning: The famous Mahamrityunjay prayer that is dedicated to Shiva as Mrityunjaya can be found within the Rig Veda. It is known as”the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra, the Great Death-Conquering Chant.
It has the top spot among the many mantras utilized to contemplate and meditate.
Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Shanti Mantra
Mantra: Om Puurnnam-Adah Puurnnam-Idam Puurnnaat-Purnnam-Udacyate (ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदं पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते।)
Puurnnashya Puurnnam-Aadaaya Puurnnam-Eva-Avashissyate || (पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते॥)
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || (ॐ शांतिः शांतिः शांतिः॥)
Meaning: That which (ParBrahm) is not visible is infinite and complete. Because only the whole is born from the whole. This visible world is also infinite.
From that infinity, the world came out. This infinite universe remained infinite even after being out of that infinite.