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Discover the calming power of mantra meditation

The word mantra is well used in the world of wellbeing, but what is a mantra? A sanskrit word, mantra has many meanings in many cultures but in sanskrit “man” means mind or to think and “tra” to cross over or journey. Essentially, using a mantra is a way to use your mind to reach a different emotional state.


A mantra is a short sound, word or even a phrase that you repeat. While it’s considered wise to avoid too much repetitiveness in day-to-day life, there actually lies strength in repetitiveness when it comes to mantra meditation. Mantra meditation is where you use a continuously repeated mantra to transcend your mind into a state of mindfulness and ultimate calm.


Transcendental meditation (TM) was created in India in the mid-fifties and revolves around a repetitive mantra – a word or sound that is repeated softly time and time again, in a gentle flow of sound. The technique promotes a state of relaxed awareness and access to a higher state of consciousness. This meditation below guides you in how to use mantra meditation to connect to your deepest and truest self, where you can enjoy a grounding and calming state of mindfulness.


Anna Scott Miller

Anna Scott Miller

After an intensive yoga teacher training at Delight Yoga Amsterdam, among others, Anna Scott Miller teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha Yoga at Delight Yoga, Equal Yoga, the New Yogaschool and Yoga Academy Netherlands (YAN). Interested in living more mindfully? Then Anna is your go-to yogi. She has a lot of experience in teaching meditation, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Yoga Nidra. What she really loves to do in her spare time? Being out in nature, bouldering, seeing friends and taking the time for self-development. Oh! And travelling. Every year she visits her yoga teachers in Bali and India.