Meditation is a powerful and effective way to focus on the mind, inner self and to reduce stress. In Meditation practice, Japa Meditation has a special place. Chanting and meditative method of Japa meditation (i.e. both simultaneously) makes human consciousness comfortable and takes it easy to upheavals. So, Japa Meditation is also called Mantra Meditation.
What is Japa Meditation or Mantra Meditation?
The meaning of Japa or mantra is to give relief to the mind, that means giving relief from misery, stress, suffering, with the help of Japa Meditation or Mantra Meditation. To keep the body clean, it is necessary to take a regular bath, and clothes are required to wash regularly.
In the same way on the mind also there is an impression of flying freaks, so it is necessary to regularly chant to wash that fragility. By chanting Japa or Mantra, God is inscribed on the memorial. On the basis of ‘chanting’, we have the ‘perception’ and ‘remembrance’ of any power we have.
The call of remembrance comes from the invocation, establishment of an invocation and establishment of achievement. So, let’s now see how the meditation work
How Does The Japa Meditation Work?
The friction process which is dynamic by doing Japa meditation stimulates the ‘astral body’ and experiences new awakening from its heat. Which creates various kinds of movements in the body and mind of the chanting the creator and flies into the eternal sky affecting the astral atmosphere.
Japa meditation helps the power of chants, from which you can focus on your thoughts with a calm mind. This meditation is not limited to those who follow any religion. However, people of various religious pilgrims choose their own mantras to practice this form of meditation.
Pick a Mantra for Japa Meditation:
Pick a Mantra for Japa Meditation from the given list only if you do not have a spiritual master to provide you your mantra. The mantra you pick should be adjacent to your heart; its feeling/form/meaning should touch your heart with each recitation. So, here is the list of commonly chanted mantras.
(iii) Om Soham
(iv) Om Aham Brahma Asmi
(v) Om Tat Tvam Asi
(vi) Om Namah Shivaya
(vii) Om Shanti
(viii) Om Mani Padme Hum
How to Do Japa Meditation:
You can do Japa meditation or mantra meditation either in the early morning, which is considered as the perfect time or in the evening during sunset. You can practice Japa Meditation in two ways:
- Silent Japa meditation
- Audible Japa meditation
The Silent Japa Meditation process is also known as the “Manasika Japa”. This is a procedure where one has to chant the Mantra in a silent manner. It can be difficult for you to follow in the beginning; however, once you concentrate on your mind, this process will appear to you quite influential to repel any peripheral distraction distressing you.
On the other hand, the Audible Japa Meditation process is called the “Vaikhari Japa”. This is a form that consists of the recitation of hymn or mantra in a noticeable pitch at a certain rhythm.
Step By Step Guide to Practice Japa Meditation:
- To practicing either Silent Japa meditation or Audible Japa meditation, you’ll need to sit cross-legged on the floor at first, with your back erect
- You can also place a piece of clothing or a yoga mat on the ground
- Choose a timeframe to meditate for about half an hour or more on the basis of your lifestyle & spare time
- You can increase the time of your Japa Meditation session slowly but surely
- When you chant the Hymn or Mantra, the sound, as well as the rhythm, will make your mind calm and focused
What Are The Rules for Japa Meditation?
For Japa Meditation you need to use a mala (Garland). That mala can be made of sandalwood, Tulsi (Basil) wood, etc. You will have to chant the Mantra or hymn once and then cross a mala bead. This way you will be able to count how many times you have chanted without concentrating on counting.
- Keep your mala dots in a spotless spot, ideally on your raised area or in a mala sack
- Before wearing your mala, contact the Mala at your third eye focus
- Try not to give anybody a chance to contact or utilize your mala
- Abstain from demonstrating your mala to other individuals and particularly keep the mala in a place where no one can see that
- Evacuate your mala when pooing, resting or engaging in sexual relations
- Keep your mala dabs perfect and very much kept up. In the event that the dots become chipped, split, or broken you should fix or supplant the mala.
- The most positive time for Japa meditation is Brahmamuhurta, the season of Brahma, at one and a half hours before dawn
- The subsequent best time is at dusk, and the third best is early afternoon
- Before sitting for Japa clean up or wash your hands, feet, and face and brush your teeth and wear clean attire
- Face toward East or North when rehearsing Japa as East and North are viewed as “the residence Gods” and the most advantageous and powerful bearing to be situated while supplicating or reflecting
- Have a perfect and extraordinary seat arranged for your Japa meditation
- Sit in a similar spot and in the meantime consistently to rehearse Japa so that you do not get distracted
- Watch quietness and expel every single outer diversion during Japa Meditation
- Keep up an enduring situated meditation present, for example, Padmasana, Siddhasana or Sukhasana. Ensure the posture is agreeable and stable so it won’t make diversions.
- Hold your mala during Japa at the heart focus or before your third eye. Try not to hold your mala jewelry to underneath your navel while rehearsing Japa Meditation
- Utilize the center finger and the thumb of the correct hand to contact and move the dots with the mantra
- Resolve to finish a specific least number of malas before completing your training. Monitor your Japa and attempt to expand the sum bit by bit after some time
- Keep your mala mantra a mystery. So, Rehash your mantra from 108 to multiple times day by day (one to ten rounds of a full mala)
- It is ideal to get your mantra from your Guru or instructor. On the off chance that this is absurd, cautiously pick a mantra dependent on your objectives and aims.
- Articulate your mantra plainly and unmistakably and with no mix-ups—regardless of whether you are reciting quietly. On the off chance that you commit an error rehash the mantra.
- Try not to rehearse Japa briskly or indiscreetly. Do it gradually and carefully with inclination, center, and thus determined commitment.
- You have to practice the Japa Meditation or Mantra Meditation with your eye closed or with a delicate look
- In the event that you sniffle, yawn, hack or discharge gas during Japa Meditation, it will consider as pollution, and you should begin once again with another round of Japa Meditation.
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