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3 Powerful Yoga & Ayurveda Mantras For Health Healing & Longevity

The word mantra is derived from the Sanskrit verb root “man” & “mental”, meaning “to meditate”. They say that man who has a mind is a creature who can meditate. Therefore, one who repeats and focuses on a mantra for meditation quietens their mind and elevates their consciousness.

A mantra can be a word or a series of words but more than that they are a thought, an affirmation, a prayer and a vibration of energy. These words and vibrations link our lower consciousness with the higher consciousness which can help bring us into union with the divine or universal consciousness.

There are many different types of mantras that are used for many different purposes. In this article, we will learn and explore three powerful yoga and ayurveda mantras for health, healing and longevity. We can use them to impress our subconscious minds with new samskaras (positive imprints) for a greater purpose.

When repeating these mantras it is important to say them from the heart with full meaning, and with a purpose and intention to get the full benefits. You can repeat them as many times and as often as you like. Most beginners can start with 3 repetitions and work their way up to 12, 24, 36 and even 108 times. According to the ancient yogis and rishis, the more they are repeated the more power is gained from them. Here they are.


1. Mahamrityunjaya mantra – also known as the Tryambakam mantra or Shiva mantra

Om tryambakam yajaamahe

sugandhim pushthivardhanam

Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan

Mrityormuksheeya maamritaat

This mantra is considered one of the most potent and powerful of all the ancient Sanskrit mantras. It is used for healing and immunity for our psychic, emotional, mental and pranic (energetic) bodies. Therefore it can give us strength and stamina on all levels as it bestows longevity and can assist us in overcoming diseases.

People also chant Mahamrityunya mantra for protection against evil and negative forces.

On a deeper and spiritual level it is used to enhance our evolution towards enlightenment or Self- realization as it can purify our karmas of the soul.

The sanskrit word Maha means “great”, Mrityu means “death” and Jaya means “victory”. Therefore if repeated with faith, dedication and perseverance over a period of time, it gives us victory over the fear of death and leads us to immortality or liberation known as moksha.

The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows:

OM – The absolute reality, the sound of the cosmic universe

We meditate on the three-eyed one (Lord Shiva or the Absolute)

Who permeates and nourishes us with the fragrance (of supreme bliss)

May we be liberated from the disease of ignorance that bounds us and be released from the cycle of birth & death – just as the cucumber is severed from its bondage (the vine to which it is attached)

2. Gayatri Mantra

Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah

Tat Savitur Varanyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

The Gayatri mantra is one of the most healing and beneficial of the ancient sanskrit mantras. It opens the door of perception, understanding and wisdom.

Gayatri mantra creates more consciousness, more awareness and therefore allows us to become more tuned in with ourselves. Through a greater awakening of our being the Gayatri mantra can be used to and expand our creativity.

On a deeper level the Gayatri mantra works on our physical, emotional, and mental bodies helping us to heal and purify our subtle karmas. It is also used for protection and to overcome obstacles on our spiritual journey towards self-realization.

The literal meaning of the mantra is as follows:

OM – The absolute reality, the sound of the cosmic universe

On the absolute reality and its planes (physical, astral & causal)

On that finest spiritual light

We meditate, as remover of obstacles

That it may inspire and enlighten us (our mind & heart)

3. Dhanvantra mantra

Om Dhanvantaraye Namah

This Mantra is considered one of the most healing mantras of the ancient sanskrit mantras and is beneficial for physical, mental and psychological problems. It is used to help recover from chronic diseases and other body aliments. It is also said to be suitable and beneficial for children with health conditions.

Dhanvantri is the father of medicine representing health and healing and is therefore used extensively in ayurveda, the sister science of Yoga.

Lord Dhanvantri is an incarnation of Vishnu who holds the pot on amrit (nectar) representing immortality. The repetition and invocation of this mantra to him is said to enhance longevity.

It is said that even listening to this mantra daily can improve your vigour, vitality, health and well-being.