Seed mantras, or Bija mantras, in Sanskrit, are short vibrational chants that can calm and steady the mind, bring intention into your day, and balance the energy field of your body. Each seed mantra is associated with the 7 major chakras of the body.
Chakras are the energetic vortices located along the spine that when balanced, move the flow of energy in your body. Each chakra has an archetype or traits of personality that are specific to it’s energy. Meaning when a chakra is out of balance, you may notice a theme or pattern of issues that can be pin pointed back to a specific chakra block.
The throat chakra for instance, represents true expression, and can effect how we show up in the world, and the choices we make. When your throat chakra is balanced, you are able to speak your authentic truth, sing out loud, and make choices that benefit yourself and those around you.
Chakras get blocked all the time, the key is awareness, and then action. By chanting the seed mantra associated with its chakra, and intentionally focusing on that chakra, we can gently begin to release any blocks that are limiting the flow of energy.
Seed mantras actually have no literal meaning. Like the seed of a tree has all the knowledge within it to create a full grown oak, seed mantras contain all their power embedded in the sound.
Have you ever sang to a plant to show it love and affection? Or sang to a child to soothe him to sleep? Chanting seed mantras is similar.
Yogi’s in the ancient times, like shamans, discovered the chakras along with each chakras vibration. When you sing the seed mantra to it’s chakra, it recognizes it’s name and begins to come into resonance with it’s natural harmonious state. It may sound a bit woo woo, but I’m here to reclaim the woo with practical and emperical evidence. In other words, don’t knock it till you try it. Practice with me in the video below.
When a chakra is blocked or over active, this causes disharmony, dis-ease, & undesirable thoughts & behaviors. Since chakras are located within our energy body, or pranamaya kosha in Sanskrit, feeding the unbalanced chakra directly with a vibration, is working at the root level connecting energy to energy.
With support & guidance seed mantras can be a safe and effective way to connect with your energy body and begin to release blockages so you can stay flowing. Stagnant energy leads to a dull and stagnant life.
Seed mantras are short and powerful much like the seed of a fruit tree. The fractification of a seed to fruit is a lesson on love. When you bite into an apple, all the nourishment, crisp tastiness and energy providing nutrition was known all along by the seed. As if the seed lovingly knew you would meet one day. Seed-trunk-branches-fruit how can fractals be so cute!
Chant your seed mantra out loud, and let that sound grow up into love. Observe your environment, and notice what you can manifest through the power of sound.