The Sanskrit word Mantra means to liberate the mind. “Man” means mind and “tra” means liberate. The Bija Mantras are seven single syllable Sanskrit words that correlate to the seven chakras. Studies have shown that repeating these mantras can balance and align our chakras or energy centers helping us to feel more balanced and peaceful. The Bija Mantras are LAM, VAM, RAM, YAM, HAM, AUM, and OM. Correlating mantras with meditation is enlightening and relaxing. Sound is vibration, and vibration touches every part of the body, every cell. It slows our pulse, breathing and heart rate while restoring our natural rhythm.