Anyway! I have a mantra to share with you. This one I like to think I made up myself..sort of. Have I mentioned you can do that? You can. I know! Yoga is so crazy they let you be in charge of yourself, how liberating, how expanding, how allowing room for growth! Oh wait, deep breath again, still with me? Good.
So, yeah you can make your own mantra. It can be whatever you want. Let's say, the word necklace brings you to a calm place, well then let your mantra be necklace! It's all about you.
The mantra I want to share is this, Om Paurusha Namaha (Om par-oo-sha nam-a-ha) ओम् पौरुष नाम
It means, "I connect to my true self, my inner strength." Om, of course, connects you to the universe, higher power, greater good or whatever you like to call it. Namaha - respect, bow to, invoke, connect to. Paursha is your inner truth, inner light, inner knowledge. It is your absolute true self. One common way we Westerners refer to paurusha is instinct. "Something just told to take the path less traveled by," that is paurusha. A few of the meanings the Sanskrit translator gives is valour, strength, prowess. Great words, right?! I use this mantra in times of struggle or challenge, when I need to take a moment to connect to my inner strength so that I might shine my true self out.
The reason I say I came up with it is because I've never heard or seen it before, but Om ___ Namaha is a classic basic mantra. Inserting whatever word you like inbetween Om and Namaha. I wanted to, needed to connect to my inner truth these past few days. I needed my strength and I wanted to act according to the true me so I came up with this mantra. I hope you find it as encouraging as I do! How do you connect to your inner strength or truth? Let me know!
That's all for now but I'll be back soon!
Many joyful blessings!