Reciting Mantra as Yoga Practice

Mantra is a path to purification of the mind. One can realize the benefit from reciting mantras by practicing it as a daily yoga practice. These mantras came into existence as part of yogic practices. All the great gurus and yogis talk about mantras. One may not even know the meaning of the mantras, but if one has the intention of learning, he will benefit from the vibrations. The mantras are composed of Sanskrit words.

Mantras invoke positive vibrations within us. The yoga practitioner just needs to know that he has to repeat or recite something that will clean up the mind. So while practicing it, the yoga practitioner as spiritual seeker ought to have belief and faith that something good will happen. The practitioners repeat Sanskrit words to fill the mind with beneficial sound vibrations. Sanskrit syllables have a therapeutic quality, whether they are spoken aloud or said internally.Mantras bring about a state of resonance between the individual and depths of his inner being. The sound patterns of the mantra stimulate the mental & psychic nature of the yoga practitioner and the purpose & meaning of the mantra maintain spiritual health.

Om written universally as ॐ or Aum written as ओ३म् is the mantra said to be primordial mantra in Sanskrit. Reciting the mantra as a part of daily yoga practice provides the yoga practitioner an opportunity to connect with the spirit and stay on the path of spirituality for realizing divine light.

Dr.Mahesh Chandra Panda
Yoga Practitioner


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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda, M.B.B.S.,M.D. Date of Birth:29.02.1948 Retd. (29.02.2008) Chief District Medical Officer Bargarh Orissa India
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12 Responses to Reciting Mantra as Yoga Practice

  1. I had attended the Mantra Yoga Workshop conducted by Dr.Rishisagar, Distinguished Meditation Guru; Organised by Director Dhrti Yoga at Dhrti Yoga studio BTM 2nd stage Bangalore held from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. on June 23, 2012. I was one of the 25 participants who attended the workshop.

  2. Nice article on Mantras and thanks for sharing. Reciting of mantra has a scientific basis for its positive or negative value. While we recite mantra for worshiping God it suggests to our mind that we are worshiping/ submitting/ approaching God. Duration of recitation is decided by number of times that mantra is recited. Longer the duration, stronger we reinforce our faith in God resulting in tranquility and related benefits. Similarly negativity is increased while reciting mantras for negative purposes. It is duration and consistency of repetition of a suggestion that strengthens the impact on mind.This strength of recitation of Mantra must be taught right from early childhood as faith is stronger in early age.

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  3. Santhosh says:

    Dear Uncle,
    Om SaiRam.

    Thanks a lot for the amazing knowledge you have given through this article. Mantras play a very vital role in developing the positive nature in oneself. Each and every word of the mantra has its own effect on the thinking and developing the thoughts.Example is Gayathri Mantra. It is the great honored mantra and scientifically proved that each and every word of it has its own significance. Mantras are also sometimes given as “Upadesha” to the Disciples from the “Guru”. The disciples would follow them till the life and attain a level of “Sadhana” in the life’s journey.

    Om Sairam 🙂
    Thank You,
    Santhosh KV
    SAP-SRM consultant,
    Hewlett-Packard Global soft

  4. Madhusudan Mahunta says:

    Dear Sir,

    I read the article mantras with yoga posted on 1-8-14. As regards yoga and spirituality, mantra has vital role to achieve mental peace and purification of mind,body & soul. Without reciting mantras in proper way nothing can be achieved. Your article teaches us good feelings to maintain pious way for our daily life.To recite mantra it is essential to choose a perfect guru.

    Due to my defective vision (both eyesight), I took the help of Sri Surendra Behera, teacher having the mail id hope link of future articles may please sent to this mail id.

    Thanking You,
    Madhusudan Mahunta
    Retd.B.E.E.Sohela,Bargarh Odisha

  5. Prakash Padhan says:

    I knew about importance of mantra. Some one has posted in Facebook that- pahle “mantra” yug tha, phir “tantra” yug, phir “yantra” yug aur ab “sadyantra” aya.

    Thanks for posting this article.

  6. Dr.Binod Bihari Naik says:

    Respected Sir,

    Mantra is the language of God and His associates that is meant for benevolence to human society, because human being is only possessive of mind that is sensitive to mantra and by virtue of it he communes with Him from where he has descended. This process is called Mantra Yoga, but many of us are not aware that it is a continuous process that is already transgressed and permeated to body and mind complex as SO-HAM by the air element called breath. SO-HAM is the ether element, subtlest one that can be received through ear by someone on his deep stage of concentration and meditation and then reaches to Samadhi (realization); but it is an easy process in which one has to be continuous with breath that has two parts, one is inspiration which coincides with SO means HE (God) enters into body-mind to accomplish His own task and the other one is expiration which coincides with HAM means I ( Individual) that marches to Him to enrich the intellect, but at times may fall in the clutches of ego and when get deviated from natural mantra yoga, he loses all his potency. But one should not be disheartened when he takes the shelter to enumerate the primordial sound that is A-U-M by practice or learned from a realized guru. This is in short about Mantra Yoga as I understand.

    Thanking You
    With Regards
    Your Divine Brother
    Dr.Binod Bihari Naik

  7. Respected Sir,

    A nice article about ‘Reciting Mantra as Yoga Practice’. Mantra is found only in the language of Sanskrit. The chanting of Mantra should always be in a specific time in a specific manner in a specific place then it will be fruitful, so ideally it must be a Yoga Practice. It creates a connection between we, the human souls with the supreme soul. The chanting of Mantras are usually done by most people but the proper way of chanting gives the benefit. The vibrations from our body release certain things which help for different activity in our body. I think, the movement of tongue is high in the language of Sanskrit. This phenomena also help the people who chant the Mantra. Sir, one of my doubt about this mantra is that, is it true in case of the Vaidyas those who cure poisonous snake bite as well as certain other diseases by effect of mantra.

    With Regards
    Kedarnath Sahu
    Science Teacher
    Sohela Dist Bargarh (Odisha)

    • Mantra Yoga and its effect on curing poisonous snake bite and some diseases is the domain of Ayurveda. Charaka and Susruta Samhita mention mantras as remedies to cure poisonous effect of snake bite by neutralizing negative effects of snake poison by positive neuro-chemicals released from brain stimulated by mantra along with binding tourniquet around the bite which check further spreading of poison.

  8. Respected Sir,
    Mantras are divine words written on earth. It has the power to take body & mind to super conscious level. Dr Chittaranjan Panda also saw your post & he also designed a site named

  9. Purnima Panda says:

    Pranam kaka,

    Mantra is two words. “Man” and “tra”. “man” means mind and “tra” means the heat of life. “Ra” means the sun. So, mantra is a powerful combination of words which if recited takes the vibratory effect of each of our molecules into the infinity of the cosmos. Mantra projects the mind in a fixed direction. It is a code of projection to decode the mystery of divinity and when the Mantra is perfect, connection is perfect , we get the desired result.

    Thank you for posting a fabulous article.

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