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The Right Mantra for Your Type

The Right Mantra for Your Type

Ancient Vedic texts explain that everything is made of sound; sound, or vibration, is the purest form of energy, and sound can certainly move us profoundly. A “mantra” (which means “instrument of the mind“) is a sound made up of sacred Sanskrit syllables that helps us to harness spiritual energy. Chanting or reciting a mantra can give us access to our creative spirit and bring harmony to our minds and bodies, creating wellness and vitality.

Many of us recite mantras to still our minds and become more peaceful, but the ancient Hindu system of Ayurveda can tell you which mantra is perfect for you. First, take the fun quiz to find out if you are an airy Vata, a fiery Pitta, or an earthy Kapha. Then see which mantra will help achieve your deepest purpose.

Find out your dosha, or basic type, by taking The Dosha Quiz.

If you are a Vata, your mantra is Ram (pronounced “Rahm”). Its purpose is to help boost your immune system and alleviate fear and anxiety.

If you are a Pitta, your mantra is Shrim (pronounced “Shreem”). Its purpose is to promote general health and harmony.

If you are a Kapha, your mantra is Hum (pronounced “Hoom”). Its purpose is clearing and stimulating.

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Adapted from What's Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004). Copyright (c) 2004 by Lisa Marie Coffey. Reprinted by permission of the author.
Adapted from What's Your Dosha, Baby? by Lisa Marie Coffey (Marlowe and Company, 2004).

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10:05AM PDT on May 15, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

9:06AM PST on Feb 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

9:21AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thanks for ...

1:40AM PST on Dec 10, 2012

Thank you :)

8:29AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Hum... I'm a Kapha. :-)

2:51AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

Thank you :)

11:31AM PDT on Oct 11, 2012

worth considering

4:03PM PDT on Aug 18, 2012

Mine is shrim...will try this and see how I feel!

3:43PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012


1:34PM PDT on Jul 9, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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