Category: Mantra

Anahata Heart Chakra: balancing, meditations, mudras, mantras and more

Heart Chakra: meanings, meditation, balancing mantras and mudra

The Heart Chakra (or Anahata Chakra in Sanskrit) is located in the center of your chest, level with your physical heart.  It is the middle of the 7 chakras, with more physical chakras below and more spiritual chakras above.  It is associated with the color green and the element of air.  The heart chakra is […]

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Ganesha: story, meaning and mantra

Ganesha: story, meaning, and mantra

Ganesha is one of the most popular Hindu deities.  He is also one of the most easily recognizable because he has the head of an elephant.  He is known as the Remover of Obstacles so many Ganesh devotees pray or chant to him when they are struggling but wish to succeed.  Ganesha has 4 arms and rides […]

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Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu/ May All Beings Be Happy and Free. Kirtan mantra chant and personal story

Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu Mantra chant

Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu/ May All Being Be Happy and Freeeeee Longer Translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all. My Experience with the Mantra: You might not be able to tell, […]

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Manipura chakra; solar plexus chakra: location, functions, meditations, balancing

Solar Plexus Chakra: Power and Will: meaning, meditations, balancing, mantras, mudra

The solar plexus chakra is called the Manipura Chakra in Sanskrit.  This third chakra is associated with the color yellow and corresponds with action, choice, power, will and liveliness.  It’s related to your perception of who you are.  This chakra is also responsible for feelings of self-worth, ego, trust, passion, anger and guilt.  This is […]

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Shiva Shambho mantra chant as well as information on Shiva

Shiva Shambho Mantra: meaning, how-to, music, and info on the God

One of my favorite take-aways from Yoga Teacher Training was mantra.  Mantra is the yoga of sound.  There are lots of ways to use it, but this particular post is about a sort of chanted song.  Singing is so healing for every part of your being.  I love focusing my mantra energy toward Shiva, especially […]

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All About the Root Chakra: Meaning, Balancing, Asanas, Meditations, and Mantra

Root Chakra: Finding Balance: meaning, meditations, balancing, mantras, mudras

When I was in Bali for Yoga Teacher Training, I saw an osteopath/energy healer.  After much discussion, she told me my root chakra was not aligned, so I needed to work on my feeling of groundedness and my comfort in my body and world.  From this revelation, I decided to learn more about the root […]

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