Mantras for the New Year, New You

Mantras for the New Year, New You

People have used mantras to calm their nervous systems and sooth symptoms of depression for more than 3,000 years. All religions use mantras to evoke the sacred because of the psychological and spiritual powers held within the mantra. Mantras are a phrase meant to invoke impactful changes in our lives. They can be simple or complex and are repeated over and over to create your desired results. Focused repetition of a soothing word or phrase, can help you to relax and primes your body’s parasympathetic nervous system. This will then allow you to begin making incremental and profound changes within yourself, opening your mind to new directions and to messages the universe may be sending your way. It’s best to develop your own mantra that will work best for your desired results, using the one that make you feel strong or empowered or others that are able to calm you down.

Here are ten simple mantras to start you off:

– This Too Shall Pass
– Just For Today
– May I Be at Peace
– May All Beings Be at Peace
– Breathing In, Breathing Out
– I Am Not Afraid
– Let It Go
– There is No Danger
– I Am Enough
– Keep Your Head Up and Heart Open

Here are ten simple Sanskrit mantras:

– OM (Universal Sound)
– Sat Nam (Truth is My Name)
– So Hum (I Am That)
– Sa Ta Na Ma (Reorient the Mind to Prepare for Change)
– Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung (Sun, Moon, Earth, Infinity, All that is in Infinity, I am Thee.)
– Neti Neti (Not This, Not This)
– Aham Prema (I Am Divine Love)
– Om Mani Padme Hum (Expanding Love and Kindness)
– Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam, Ham, Om (Seed Sounds of the Chakras)
– Shanti, Shanti, Shanti (Peace, Peace, Peace)

Knowing the benefits of meditation practice and adding these simple mantras, can provide a profound impact to your overall life. These mantras are designed to help you tap into the potential of your true spirit, and to make your sense of self and happiness more abundant and easy to access.

The more you repeat a phrase, the more it becomes a part of you. A mantra can redefine your inner monologue, which is great for anxiety. The more you repeat the mantra, the more you reframe your thinking to abide by it, replacing the old negative message which used to repeat in your head with the new more positive one.

These mantras are especially powerful tools for living your best life. Say them quietly to yourself or out loud for 5-20 minutes a day, or whenever you need that extra added power boost. Try incorporating this into your New Year so that your goals and resolutions stay within reach.