Meditation guided mantras are a great way to work on your meditation sessions. When you decide to practice mantra meditation, the first key to success obviously lies within the mantra you select. When deciding on a mantra, you should do more than just read it from a piece of paper or your computer screen. Say it out loud. If it is the right mantra, it should resonate with you. Also choose a mantra you intend to stick to, as choosing a different mantra can reset your meditative progress. If you need help in identifying a good mantra for yourself, Google ‘mantras’ and you’ll find a host of ideas.
If you are already a meditation practitioner, you will likely have completed this task already. For instance, a famous Japanese mantra is “Nam, Meohho Renge Kio.” Before you begin your meditation practice, you should define an area in your home for meditating. This space should be somewhat private to prevent disturbances, and it should also be easily accessible to you. Once you have chosen your meditation space, you can decide what position to meditate from. You may need to try a few different positions to find out which will work best for you, just as you did when selecting your mantra.
You may want to select a symbolic meditation guide. This can be something arbitrary that you visualize while meditating, or it can be a symbol of your mantra. Like your mantra, this symbol should remain the same throughout your meditation practice. As you prepare to begin your meditation schedule, you will want to work on breathing exercises geared specifically toward your goals. For mantra meditation, it is oftentimes helpful to learn to breathe primarily through your left nostril.
As your mantra meditation grows stronger and stronger, you may need a material object to link you back to the physical world. A set of Mala beads can make the perfect tool for such a purpose. The weight of the beads in your hand will keep a small portion of your mind attached to the physical world, allowing for an easier transition back after you finish your meditation routine. A string of beads can also provide an excellent guide through a series of repeated mantras. You could recite the mantra once for each bead, looping all the way around at least once per meditation session. If beads do not feel like the best tool for you to use, you can also rely on a guided meditation CD or DVD to walk you through a healthy, fulfilling and satisfying cycle through your practice of meditation guided.