Erica’s Favorites: Mantras

A mantra is simply a word, phrase or sound that is used to concentrate the mind.  My favorite mantras are the ones that speak to me…

1) Simply focusing on the breath

2) Om

3) Om Gam Ganapataye Namaha (salutations to the lord Ganesh, who is the remover of obstacles and the gatekeeper for new beginnings)

4) Om Namah Shivaya (I bow and honor the divine within)

5) Lokah Samastah Sukinoh Bhavantu (May all beings without exception be happy and free. May all of my thoughts, words, and actions contribute in some small way to that happiness and freedom for all.)