In your pursuit of self improvement, there are many techniques and methods a person can use. Self introspection and meditation are the prominent methods of choice. There is another tool to use in meditation and that is the use of chanting mantras to release negative thoughts for enlightenment and awakening.
A mantra is a sound, syllable, word or group of words that is repeatedly written, verbalized, visualized or sung. The practice of repeatedly saying or singing a mantra is known as chanting. This repeated harmonic frequency or vibration created by the chant transcends throughout the body and mind. Everything in the Universe has its own harmonic frequency and vibrates. Even the negative thoughts, stress, emotions, traumas, resentment, guilt, fears and anger collect in our emotional selves. Over time, the accumulation of negative energy and thoughts will actually attract more negativity. The harmonic vibration created by the chanting, is intended to absorb and replace all the negative energy from stress and frustration.
"Mantra" is a Sanskrit word of two syllables. First is "man" which translates to: mind and second is "tra" which translates to: deliverance. The literal translation of the word "mantra" is mind deliverance. Chanting intensifies and reinforces the intent of the mantra.
Mantras started in the Verdic tradition of India then became an important portion of the Hindu tradition and Buddhism. Today the practice is taught through out the Western world. The benefits, when practiced correctly, are real and genuine.
As we are caught up in the frantic pace of today’s world, we do not have the time available for personal instruction and coaching in the proper techniques and methods of mantras. Fortunately, there is help for those of us who are held back by time constraints.
Meditation and relaxation exercises used in conjunction with mantras and chants do work. It is knowing the proper way to perform them that makes the difference. Go ahead and take a look at Meditation Mantras and Chants, this makes meditation exercises easy and enjoyable to do. You are invited to take a look at my blog http://www.giveitathought.com