Japa is simply training the mind. Japa Meditation is recognized to work much better than any other kind of meditation.
A mind trained with Japa can reach the objectives of meditation in a really short time. This is possible due to the fact that, in Japa, one is made to shout a mantra, making one focus on a single idea or thought.
What is a mantra or Japa Meditation?
A mantra is generally a mix of Sanskrit letters organized in a style to bring a specific outcome. The typical mantra noises or sounds used are those words taken from the Sanskrit letters.
Why should I use a mantra?
Mantra noises/sounds are known to open one’s thoughts and minds. These are thought to be responsible for releasing your mind from its present ideas and raising it to another state of awareness.
How to start doing the actual Japa meditation: pick an area for meditation; sit cross-legged on a plain sheet or matt; hold a mala aka (rosary) with 108 beads; speak your mantra with focus and concentration.
The 108 beads typically represent the 108 deities within Hinduism. If you are able to take only 108 breaths withing a day during meditation, enlightenment will come.
Based on yogic traditions, there are just 108 pithas, or sacred sites, if you will, all over India.
In the mantra beliefs, it said to be the 108 lies that human beings tell.
Japa Meditation requires range in regards to its mantra.
According to meditation experts, there are 54 letters within the original Sanskrit alphabet. Each one contains withing it masculine and feminine ora, shiva & shakti. So, 54 x 2 = 108.
Chakras are simply the crossing of energy -lines, it is said that a total of 108 of these energy-lines converge to form the core of the heart chakra, there are likewise 108 Upanishads and even 108 marma-points, or the sacred places of the human body.
To prevent uniformity, one ought to recite the mantra in various volume levels; chant loud one time, whisper the mantra the next and even psychologically recite it a couple of times.
If mantras are shouted in the very same tone and volume the entire time, Disinterest will result.
While the mala beads and the mantras prepare the mind and help it to focus, the Japa meditation is a psychological activity that continues to grow if you have an overall dedication to it. Did you know that the distance of the Sun & Moon to Earth is 108 times their respective diameters?