Shedding the Weight

Do you know about the Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Challenge?  About 3-4 times a year, there is a different topic or theme.  The theme for March 2018 is “Shedding the Weight: Mind Body and Spirit.

After you sign up, every day you get an email offering you access to that day’s guided meditation led by Deepak Chopra, with an introduction by Oprah Winfrey.  Each meditation includes a sanskrit mantra that you repeat silently during the meditation.  Each segment lasts @ 20 minutes.

You can sign up free at:


Mantra English Essences and Explanations

Learn more about the mantras for bringing more energy, creativity, and light into your life

Om Laghu Bhavam– Day 1

Laghu means “lightness,” or “having the quality of space.” Bhavam is our state of consciousness. This mantra affirms that, “My essential nature is lightness itself,” helping to align our outer world with our inner truth.

THEME: Finding the Lightness in Your Life – A Personal Journey
CENTERING THOUGHT:  My struggle has ended. I am in harmony with myself.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Laghu Bhavam – I am lightness itself.

Om Svayam Agurutva – Day 2

This mantra invokes the lightness that is our true self. It brings the experience and feeling of lightness into the present moment.

THEME: Transforming Heavy to Light
CENTERING THOUGHT: I am endlessly renewed in the present moment.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Svayam Agurutva – Lightness is my true self.

Om Shanti Om – Day 3

This mantra settles the emotional body and soothes the heart. Shanti means “peace,” and it has the effect of calming, integrating, and harmonizing all the agitation and conflicts in your mind, body, and emotions.

THEME: Begin with Emotional Balance
CENTERING THOUGHT: As my emotions flow freely, my life is lightened.
SANSKRIT MANTRA – Om Shanti Om -I radiate peace.

Ananda Hum – Day 4

This mantra awakens the state of fulfillment that is your true self. Ananda is the inherent contentment, joy, and fulfillment of existence.

THEME: Fulfillment Holds the Key
CENTERING THOUGHT: In fulfillment, I lack for nothing.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Ananda Hum – I am pure joy.

So Hum – Day 5

This mantra is the simple affirmation “I am.” It identifies individual awareness with universal existence.

THEME: Getting Out of the Hunger Dilemma
CENTERING THOUGHT: I am the source of my own inner healing.

Om Sva Bhaksha – Day 6

This mantra means, “I draw nourishment from my consciousness, my true self.” It affirms that our pure awareness is a limitless reservoir of energy, knowledge, and creativity.

THEME: The Key to Positive Input
CENTERING THOUGHT: Positive input nourishes me at every level.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Sva Bhaksha – I am nourished by my true self.

Om Supra Niti Swaha – Day 7

This mantra means, “The light of my own Being guides my life forward. I do not need to look outside my true self for a guiding light.”

THEME:  Total Balance Is Natural Balance
CENTERING THOUGHT: My true self leads me to an inspired life.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Supra Niti Swaha – I am guided by my self-awareness.

Siddho Hum – Day 8

This mantra awakens the healing power that liberates us and brings us to our natural state of perfection. Siddha means “perfection,” or “essential quality.” Hum affirms that this is your identity, your true self. This mantra lets you know that you are complete and perfect just as you are, which is what gives you your value and necessary place in the universe.

THEME: Making Lightness the New You
CENTERING THOUGHT:  I find joy in my healing and recovery.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Siddho Hum – I am perfect.

Om Ram Ramaya – Day 9

This mantra activates balance, strength, and healing in the mind and body. The sound Ram brings powerful balancing and healing qualities directly into your physical body, mind, and emotions.

THEME: Put Your Beliefs into Practice
CENTERING THOUGHT: I activate my vision of healing every day.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Ram Ramaya – I bring balance and strength into my life.

Om Shanti Om – Day 10

This mantra settles the emotional body and soothes the heart. Shanti means “peace,” and it has the effect of calming, integrating, and harmonizing all the agitation and conflicts in your mind, body, and emotions.

THEME: All Fulfillment Comes from Peace
CENTERING THOUGHT: I am living the way of peace.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Shanti Om – I radiate peace.

Aroot Perum Jothi – Day 11

This mantra invokes the divine light to fill your life. This light heals and transforms all fear, pain, and sorrow.

THEME: Healing Your Hidden Issues
CENTERING THOUGHT:  I let negativity and darkness dissolve in my light.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Aroot Perum Jothi – I bring the light of divine grace into my Being.

Har Haray Haree – Day 12

This mantra heals us by activating our light of vitality within. This sequence of sounds generates flowing waves of consciousness that balance and restore all aspects of our health. As you repeat the mantra, see your body radiating the light of vitality. This movement of conscious energy purifies, rejuvenates, and enlivens your entire Being.

THEME: You Are the Healer and the Healed
CENTERING THOUGHT: I embrace my role as both healer and healed.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Har Haray Haree – My healing intention manifests.

Om Hreem – Day 13

This mantra opens our awareness to the eternal present that exists in every moment. It reveals the timeless quality of consciousness within every experience.

THEME: The Present Moment Is Your Magnet and Your Compass
CENTERING THOUGHT: I am drawn into the present moment with ease and joy.

SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Hreem – Life is one unified wholeness.

Moksha Hum – Day 14

This mantra affirms that our true self is always in a state of perfect freedom. Pure awareness is free of the limitations of the ever-changing mind and body.

THEME: Many Breakthroughs, One Victory
CENTERING THOUGHT: I celebrate every breakthrough I make on the way to being free.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Moksha Hum – I am free.

Om Durgayay Namah – Day 15

This mantra develops a sense of trust and ease with the flow of your life. Durga is the divine energy of nurturing and protection. It is the motherly, nourishing force of life. Namah means “I open my individuality to its true universality.” This mantra helps you feel secure and safe, allowing your constriction and resistance to melt away.

THEME: Transformation Is About Your Personal Story
CENTERING THOUGHT: My story is about nurturing my life in every way.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Om Durgayay Namah – I revere the nurturing energy of life.

Ravaye Hum – Day 16

Ravi means “the radiance of the supreme spiritual light.” It is the radiance of the spiritual sun. This mantra activates the radiance of our spiritual light, expressing our true light.

THEME: Your Perception Holds the Key
CENTERING THOUGHT: I see myself as a being of light.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Ravaye Hum – I am the radiance of supreme light.

Samprati Hum – Day 17

This mantra means, “My pure consciousness is fully awake in the ever-present here and now.” It helps awaken our Being as a knowing presence of light.

THEME: Winning the Mind Game
CENTERING THOUGHT: I accept where I am, here and now.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Samprati Hum -My true self is wide awake.

Vratam Ahum – Day 18

This mantra means, “I am the consciousness that knows itself on its own unlimited terms, without labels or conditions.”

THEME: Taking Back Your Power
CENTERING THOUGHT: I define myself by choosing who I want to be.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Vratam Ahum – I am the wisdom that embraces life.

Aham Prema – Day 19

This mantra reveals your true nature as pure love. Prema means “love,” the flowing energy that connects us all. This mantra helps us express love in every word and action. When we see the world and others with the eyes of love, our hearts are filled with gratitude and grace.

Om Prani Dhana – Day 20

This mantra helps us accept and appreciate life in its wholeness, just as it is, and without judgment or preconceptions.

Jyoti Jyotova – Day 21

This mantra encourages the transformative light of our consciousness to spread throughout the universe.

THEME: Bringing Light into the World
CENTERING THOUGHT: I offer my light to everyone.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Jyoti Jyotova – The light of life extends everywhere.

Lila Hum – Day 22

This mantra celebrates the playfulness, freedom, and joy inherent in life. True wisdom is always lighthearted and playful.

THEME: One Thing to Celebrate Every Day
CENTERING THOUGHT: Every day I accept the incredible gift of being here.
SANSKRIT MANTRA: Lila Hum – I am the playfulness of creation.