In Hinduism and Buddhism, a sacred
syllable, word, or verse believed to
possess mystical or spiritual power
is called a Mantra.. Mantras may be
spoken aloud or uttered in thought,
and they may be either repeated or
sounded only once.
Mantras are energy and so
vibrate...and these vibrations can
do many things. Most mantras have no
verbal meaning, but they are
significant and help us in our
By repeating a mantra you can induce
a trancelike state and this can lead
you to a higher level of spiritual
You have probably heard of
"Omming"...this is the most widely
known mantra and when we speak of
"Omming" we are not speaking about
one particular sound but many but
the Om sound is the most important
of all mantras. All mantras usually
begin and end with Om.
In the Bible (John 1:1) it says "In the
beginning was the Word and the Word was
with God and the Word was God. Modern
Vedic philosophers have interpreted this
teaching of the Bible, and equated Om with
We can use "Omming" for helping us
to balance and open our
Chakras...but we do not use just the
"Om" sound...we use 7 different
performed by pressing a finger onto another in a
particular way. Just as we have
Acupuncture Therapy we also have Acupressure
Therapy which does not use needles, but just
uses the pressure from our own fingers.
Therapy states that the key to our health is in
our hands and that a particular kind of energy
is continuously transmitted from them. It is
believed that there is a chakra in the centre of
the palm which emits an electro-magnetic ray.
Most of us have experienced that whenever we rub
our hands together, it generates heat. If one
adds the power of mind and love, the results can
Like the Universe the human body is made up of 5
elements. In the case of the hand:
The proper study of Mudras helps us to control
the 5 elements. These Mudras can create energy
waves in our body which help to bring the 5
elements into a proper balance. These then cure
many diseases, be they physical, mental and/or
spiritual. Achaarya Keshav Deo states: "If a
human body is a machine, the mudras are the
controlling switches of this machine". Different
Mudras are performed for different purposes.
When we use
sounds) to help open our chakras it is very
beneficial to use Mudras at the same time. Each
chakra has it's own Mudra which helps the "Om"
sound vibrate more easily.
these sounds cause a resonation in your body
that you should be able to feel at the chakra
they are meant for.
The best position for you to sit in when using
these Mudras is cross-legged on the floor but it
is not absolutely vital.
For pronunciation please bear in mind that:
the "A" is
pronounced as in "ah"
the "M" is pronounced as "Mng".
Do a meditation for 7 - 10 breaths and chant
the sound 3 or 4 times for each breath.
the tips of your thumb and index finger
touch and concentrate on the Root Chakra
which is at the base of the spine and
chant the sound LAM.
your hands in your lap with your palms
upwards, on top of each other with your
left hand underneath, its palm touching
the back of the fingers of the right
hand. The tips of the thumbs touching
Concentrate on the
Sacral Chakra, 3 fingers width below the
navel and chant the sound VAM.
Put your hands between your heart and
your stomach, the Solar Plexus area and
let the fingers join at the tops, all
pointing away from you. Cross your
thumbs. It is important to straighten
the fingers. Concentrate on the Solar
Plexus area and chant the sound RAM.
Place the fingers of each hand in the
same position, with the tips of your
index finger and thumb touching. Now
place your left hand on your left knee
and your right hand in front of the
lower part of your breast bone (a
little bit above the Solar Plexus).
Concentrate on the Heart Chakra and
chant the sound YAM.
your fingers on the inside of your
hands, without the thumbs. Let the
thumbs touch at the tops and pull them
slightly upwards. Concentrate on the
Throat Chakra at the base of the throat
and chant the sound HAM.
Put your hands in front of the lower
part of your breast. Place the middle
fingers straight and let them touch at
the tops, pointing forward. The other
fingers are bent and touch at the upper
two phalanges. The thumbs point towards
you and touch at the tops. Concentrate
on the Third Eye Chakra slightly above
the point between your eyebrows and
chant the sound OM. It is pronounced "Aum".
Put your hands in front of your
stomach and let the ring fingers point
upwards, touching at their tips. Cross
the rest of your fingers, with the left
thumb underneath the right. Concentrate
on the Crown Chakra at the top of your
head and chant the sound NG.
Do not use this meditation for the Crown
Chakra while you don't have a strong
When opening the Chakras they should
always be opened from Root to Crown but
if you are just going to open one or
two, always make sure you do the Root
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