If you’ve been practicing yoga or you’ve been on my email list for a while, you’ve probably heard of mantras; you may have even used them in your practice.
For example, you might repeat the mantra Sat Nam to yourself (Sat on your inhale and Nam on your exhale) throughout a class, in order to help you focus on your breath and reach a more peaceful, meditative state.
But what do these mantras actually mean? And what gives them power?
You may be surprised to hear that I’m not actually a fan of the literal translations of these words. I find they often miss the mark.
Instead, we’re going to focus on the energy of the words and the effect they have on you and others. You may even start to think differently about the language you use in your day-to-day life after you watch this!