A Little Bit of Mantras: An Introduction to Sacred Sounds
by Lily Cushman
In the popular “Little Bit of” series: a fresh, accessible introduction to the practice of chanting mantras.
Chanting a mantra repeatedly can actually affect your state of mind, elevating your consciousness, altering your emotions, and bringing you peace. A Little Bit of Mantras presents an introduction to these sacred, spiritually empowering words, phrases, and sounds. It explores the history of mantras and how they work, and gives you chants that you can use with your yoga, meditation, or other daily practice.
A mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and/or spiritual powers. Some mantras have a syntactic structure and literal meaning, while others do not. Wikipedia
About the Author:
Lily Cushman is a teacher, musician, and author. Her work is a synthesis of the body practices of Classical Yoga, the heart practices of Bhakti Yoga, and the mind practices of Insight Meditation. For nearly a decade Lily was the Owner and Director of the Brooklyn Yoga School, a lineage-based school run entirely by donation, voted “Best of New York” by NY Magazine. Lily offers workshops and retreats around the country and serves as Director of Operations to world-renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg. Her first book “A Little Bit of Mantras” was released in March of 2019 from Sterling Publishing.