Try Mantra Meditation to Boost Your Concentration

In today’s article, you are going to learn about mantra meditation, which some of you may have already heard of, or even practiced before. If you have not, however, mantra meditation can be a great way to help you maintain your focus more easily while you are engaged in your meditation sessions.

Meditation is mostly a silent practice — in groups that stems from respect.  I am wondering now it you have ever heard the term “mantra” before? If you have not, then just know that a mantra is nothing more than a soft sound that you make to yourself while you are in a meditative state. This soft sound can be a one-syllable word, like “peace” or “love,” or it can be something like the sounds “om” or “hu.”

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This is not to say that you are supposed to say the word or sound quickly though. Meditation mantras are to be held for full the extent of your breath and then they are to be repeated once your breath has been regained.  These words and sounds have the purpose of vibrating your atoms at a higher level.  I feel that I am not going out on a limb here by informing you all that we are constructed out of trillions of these atomic entities.  And yes, they respond to vibration.

Have you ever seen a teenager “head-banging” along to a rock song or heavy metal music?  If you have not, then I speak only of raising and lowering your head quickly, accompanied by the beat of a song.  If you are familiar with head-banging, then what you may not know is that there is an actual reason that this is done.  And the reason is because music can get your atoms vibrating more quickly than normal, or more slowly, as well.

Mantras have the exact same effect, with it being true that they affect the vibrations of the atoms, just as music does.

This means that mantra meditation can relieve sorrow and diminish anger to some extent.

The reason that I say this is that a mantra gives you something calm and peaceful on which to focus, which can be very helpful if you are the type of person who has trouble maintaining your concentration while you are meditating.

“Om” is probably the most commonly heard meditation mantra there is. But your mantra can be anything you want, really. There is no “right” mantra when it comes to mantra meditation. The bottom line is that you choose a word or sound that holds personal significance to you so that you will be at ease focusing on it for the duration of your meditation session.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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