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Mantras and Chanting
Sound is incredibly powerful - have you ever been stung by harsh words in an argument
or calmed someone down with a soothing voice? When applied spirtually, as in Mantras or Chanting,
sound becomes magical and intensely uplifting. Many Yoga disciplines employ sound, and these links
will tell you how.
||What Is a Mantra and How Does It Work|
This excerpt from the book Healing Mantras by Thomas Ashley-Farrand gives several definitions
of Mantras and offers a lot of worthwhile information.
||A Few Words on Chanting|
Those whose Yoga practice is focused mainly on the postures may be surprised when a class includes
chanting. This page gives a basic explanation about chanting to those who are more fitness oriented.
||Mantras and Meditation|
A basic page on Mantras and Chanting which explains their purpose in plain, non-mystical language.
||The Sacred Syllable OM|
What is the origin of OM? No one seems to know exactly, but Georg Feuerstein delves far back into
Indian history in search of an answer.
||Tapping the Power of Om|
The power of the Mantra OM can never be overemphasized. One version or another of OM can be found in
all major religions. You'll find more interesting facts here.
||The Meaning of OM|
Written from a New Age perspective, this page invites you to try out the power of OM for yourself.
||Mantra, Meditation and Self-Realization|
Like its heading implies, this is a good lesson in the various aspects of Meditation, Mantras and
||Some Simple Mantras|
This book excerpt offers some Mantras for fairly serious students who are just starting to chant.
About halfway down the page there's a recording of Thomas Ashley-Farrand chanting that you can
These chants are all in English and cover a variety of subjects.
This Siddha Yoga page extols the joys of chanting.
This page of Mantras comes from a Kundalini Yoga site.