If you struggle with focusing during a meditation session, consider practicing mantra meditation. What is mantra meditation? A mantra is a word or phrase that you repeat to yourself, and integrating this in your meditation can help boost focus and support relaxation. Follow our mantra meditation below.
Begin in a comfortable seated position. You may sit down on a cushion or on a chair, provided that you can maintain an upright posture. You may perform a body scan, before becoming aware of your breath.
Breathe in through the nose and breathe out through the mouth. Let go of any tension or of any distractions that may be lowering your energies. Focus on the breath for a few moments.
When you are ready to begin your mantra meditation, begin to repeat the statement to yourself: I am that I am. Allow this statement to reverberate within you, lingering on each word and really reflecting on its meaning.
I am that I am. Recognize that this statement affirms the presence of the divine, and your connection with the divine. You may even visualize the color purple, as this may help you also connect with your crown chakra and your higher being.
Continue to repeat this mantra to yourself. You may even say it out loud, emphasizing each other and enunciating it as powerfully as possible. You may also recite each word along with each breath, feeling the rhythm and cadence of your breath as you say each word.
When you are ready to end your meditation practice, let go of the mantra. Trust that the mantra is there anytime you need it. Come back to your body and return back to your breath. Scan the body from the top of your forehead to the tips of your toes. Then, open your eyes.
If this mantra meditation helped you, consider meditating with other mantras as well. Mantras can help improve concentration and can also help you develop a more positive outlook in life.