Why Mantras are so Powerful
What is a mantra?
A mantra is a phrase or word that is repeated to aid in meditation. Sound currents interact with our body’s energy field and brainwaves. The brainwaves, electrical impulses in our brain, control our thoughts, subsequent hormone secretion and emotion generation.
The electrical impulses which happen subconsciously can be directed in a theta or delta brainwave state easier than in a beta brainwave state. Mantras repeated can induce the state necessary to create new brainwave patterns of positive thinking that allow us to improve our attitude and beliefs.
How are Mantras so Powerful?
Mantras that are positive affirmations in English are used as neuro linguistic programming techniques to help us create new belief systems about life and our potential. These mantras also help us generate positive emotional states that allow us to attract high vibration people. The mind generates our thoughts which guides our actions.
The last frontier and our true source of power is the mind which makes mantras quite possibly the missing link in our own personal empowerment. It’s no surprise that an overwhelming majority of highly successful people say meditation is a key part of their own success.
“The whole world may give you support…but if your own mind does not support you, you will not be in a position to do anything in life. Your own mind cannot be controlled and guided and give you the support until it is brought to a discipline.
That word which brings a mind to a discipline to support you is called “Mantra.” Man-Tra: to bring discipline to the mind.”-Yogi Bhajan
What A Sound Current Does
A mantra that is not in English is designed to do a few very important things in your brain and energy field. When we recite a mantra and the tip of the tongue hits the roof of your mouth, the resonance vibrates the vagus nerve which stimulates the pineal and pituitary glands to activate them and allow you to access your intuition.
The creativity one is able to access in their brain with these glands functioning is heightened and they are able to access other dimensions of thinking independent of their environmental influences.
Pronunciation and Tone is Everything
Mantra pronunciation is also very important in this instance because certain mantras have been created based on how the sounds can help create very specific effects. In this case, it is the frequency of the note (think of a hammer striking a ‘g’ note on the piano) instead of the meaning of the word that is important.
For mantras that are designed to tune us into a specific frequency, it is like having the area code to dial a specific quality you want to bring into your life. Even listening to a mantra can help clear your energy field and harmonize your energy to make you feel more positive by moving negative charges from your subtle energy field and relaxing your sympathetic nervous system.
“What is a mantra? Mantra is two words: Man and tra. Man means mind. Tra means the heat of life. Ra means sun. So, mantra is a powerful combination of words which, if recited, takes the vibratory effect of each of your molecules into the Infinity of the Cosmos. That is called ‘Mantra.’” -Yogi Bhajan
Rewiring The Neural Patterns
Neural pathways are a highway of neurons that connect one part of your brain to another. The patterns in those pathways come from habitual thoughts that occur subconsciously. Those can come from the belief systems we encountered as children and those patterns are deeply embedded.
When a mantra is repeated, a new neural pathway is created so we can break through old thought patterns and create new habitual thoughts that are going to serve our goals and be healthier.
We don’t need to understand each part of the brain and be able to name the complexities to experience the shifts that can occur from the use of mantra.
Understanding Through Experience
It’s hard for us to wrap our head around how a sound wave could affect all areas of our lives in such positive ways that we would be able to be more successful and happy but even that very perception that good things are difficult can be overwritten with a new brainwave pattern.
Essentially, our mind only comprehends easily what we perceive with the 5 tactile senses but our intuition is able to perceive more subtle dimensions where thoughts affect reality. Those are the areas where we are able to affect the creative process and direct emotions to create new attitudes and belief systems.
Once people experience the power of mantras when their life changes, they are able to grasp how it works easier.
How To Use Mantras
Mantras can be listened to, spoken or recited mentally. There are many powerful mantras that have come from the ancient yogic scriptures that have been experimented with for thousands of years. There are Sanskrit, Gurmukhi and other language mantras from different spiritual systems.
The power of words as a creative force is mentioned in many spiritual systems. There are mantras that can help you manifest things, mantras that can help you attract love, mantras that can reduce nightmares, healing mantras, etc.
“When you recite a mantra, you make yourself positive, pure and your vibration is very penetrating.” -Yogi Bhajan
Yogis will often choose a mantra to work with overtime to build a strong energy field and projection. They will often listen to the mantras every day as energy field maintenance and choose specific ones to recite daily until a situation in their life resolves. Mantras can also be used to send healing to someone else.
The mantras can help direct your thoughts which are a powerful wavelength that creates a vacuum that the universe then fills. Many successful people understand the power of mantras and the popularity of positive statements on social media shows a growing awareness of the power of positive thinking and speaking.
Kundalini yoga is a type of yoga that uses ancient mantras in classes held worldwide. Many of these mantras are used by people to help improve their relationships, heal their emotions and build their confidence. The power of the sound current should not be underestimated.
We know that thought waves travel faster than the speed of light and sound waves and they are still being studied. A mantra will not hurt you, it can only benefit you. Some people have found playing mantras in their homes continuously even while they sleep, allows them to feel more positive and attract more success.
Successful business coaches, leadership experts, coaches, and spiritual teachers are all using the power of words to rewire the belief systems that generate emotions from the mind.
Aphorisms such as ‘attitude is everything’ and ‘mind over matter’ are all designed to help us reach our own potential by thinking positive and generating positive energy from those wavelengths. Mantras quite literally help us create good vibes that can be the difference between a mediocre life and an extraordinary life.