When to Use Mantram Repetition
- Silently repeat a mantram as often as possible throughout the day.
- Practice during non-stressed times so your mantram will calm you in stressful times.
Use while waiting or when dealing with “annoying things”:
- For people who are late
- Standing in lines
- While “on hold” on telephone
- When getting cut off in traffic on freeway
- During arguments or disagreements with others
- Waiting for the elevator
- Prior to a job interview or public speaking
- Before answering the phone
- Before entering a patient’s room
- When sick and dealing with pain, illness, or surgery
- Before meals, to eat slowly
- For little compulsions or addictions
- For going to sleep or dealing with insomnia
- To deal with likes and dislikes to overcome rigidity
- In the presence of a dying patient or loved one when you want to “do” something and don’t know what to do
Use for daily tasks (while doing mechanical tasks that don’t require one’s full attention):
- Washing dishes, sweeping, vacuuming, dusting
- Raking, gardening, watering plants
- Brushing teeth, combing hair, bathing or showering
- While exercising such as walking, jogging, swimming, bike riding, or any repeated exercise where no special equipment is needed.
Use to manage unwanted emotions, such as:
- Depression, impatience, ruminating thoughts
- Fear, frustration, intrusive thoughts
- Anger or rage, guilt
- Greed, resentment
- Worry or embarrassment
- Anxiety, envy or jealousy
Use your mantram to focus, quiet oneself, and bring attention into the present moment.