A mantra is traditionally a short sound, word, or phrase spoken in Sanskrit and used for meditation. It is repeated to help keep our mind and body focused on the present moment. And since ancient times, mantras have been considered sacred and calming sounds, which is why you’ll often hear the most common “om” used to wind down the end of a yoga class.
However, in our modern era, the term “mantra” has been co-opted to include self-affirming statements that give us the strength and confidence to face the world. But the underlying goal remains the same: it’s a way to focus our intentions and calm our minds. So, rather than focusing on traditional Sanskrit mantras, we’ll look at some daily phrases to say in the morning and keep repeating them throughout the day. If you keep these simple mantras in mind, they could help you achieve success and happiness:
“My mind is brilliant. My body is in good condition. My spirit is at ease.”
“I carve my path and walk it with joy.”
“I’m going to have a good day because it’s my choice.”
“I hold the key to better health through better eating and exercise.”
“Good health is a practice, and I have patience.”
“I listen to my body and give it what it requires.”
“Every cell in my body is alive and beautiful.”
“My potential is limitless, and I choose where to direct my energy.”
“I will speak with confidence and assurance.”
“My devotion to myself is unbreakable.”
Although these mantras are divided into three categories (body, mind, and spirit), they are all related to the power of your mind. Because your heart and body could not progress without controlled thinking and optimistic belief, it is our choice to think and feel positive, and our lives will soon follow. So remember to keep repeating whichever phrase you choose — and don’t be surprised if you notice a significant difference.