In a study published by the BMC last year, researchers found that 3.6 million adults in the United States practise mantra meditation.
Each one of those 3.6 million people may have had a different reason for bringing mantra into their lives, but they are all undoubtedly experiencing benefits that they didn’t expect.
A mantra is a word, phrase, or sound that is repeated as a way to focus concentration and achieve a meditative state of mind.
Chanting mantras is a really wonderful way to start meditating if you’re new to such practices. It can be a kind of ‘gateway meditation’, as it removes the fear and frustration that comes with the idea of silencing the mind — which many people assume is the purpose of meditation.
Actually, very few people meditate with the intention of completely emptying the mind of thoughts. Instead, meditation allows us to hone our skills of awareness so that we can