March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017
Mantra: What does it mean and how are we supposed to use it?
Here at Yoga Athletex we are big on implementing weekly mantras. You may have seen our weekly mantra written on our board in the Hustle Room but if you haven’t make sure to pop in there to check out each weeks’ mantra!
Many of you may be wondering what a mantra actually is or how you as an individual are supposed to implement it into your life. Well, I am here to explain to you what it is and how you can benefit from weekly or even daily mantras!
A mantra is a word, sound, or phrase repeated to aid you in your concentration while training, meditating, taking an exam or even driving down the road. The word mantra can be broken down into two parts: “man- to reflect, to think, to be aware” which means mind, and “tra”, which means transport or vehicle. Imagine the word mantra being an instrument of the mind – a powerful sound or phrase that you can use to enter a deep state of focus.
A mantra can also be thought of as a seed for energizing an intention. Much in the same way you plant a flower seed, you plant mantras in the fertile soil of your practice. You nurture them and over time they bear the fruit of your intention(s). Mantras are like affirmations and help to keep you connected to a particular state of mind.
At the end of the day, the mantra is meant to bring you back to the simplistic approach to life and focus on those things that inspire you and truly make you happy! Now that you have more of an understanding on what a mantra is now you too can find a way to start implementing mantras into your life. Here’s a mantra I believe we can all implement in our lives today, “I am thankful for what I have, even if it’s not perfect”.
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In health your instructor,