We haven’t discussed the use of fertility mantra for a while but mantras can be a great asset – not only for your immune health but your fertility too! Whilst you may feel a little self conscious to begin, once you get the hang of humming, chanting or kirtan you will really appreciate how sound therapy resonates at a deep level. This month on #fertilityinspiration we have been talking about boosting immunity through diet and also connecting with immune boosting recipes and the Goddess Durga.
So, today we are returning to Durga but linking it with sound therapy – that’s right we are talking HUMMING and clapping! I have been studying the research on immunity and also how sound therapy can impact immune health. Not only for Clovid-19 but also all auto immune health issues including Hashimoto’s; sub and in fertility health disorders and other forms of thyroidism. Of course, sound has also been used for aeons to clear stagnant air and rebalance.
When I was guided to develop the creation fertility toolkit I knew that mantra, sound and vibration were important but I was nervous about introducing it because I was not sure a western functional society would appreciate it. However, since we are currently in a pandemic and open to new ways of being this seems like a perfect time to re-introduce sound therapy and fertility mantra. Of course, if you already attend a yoga class you may be used to chanting – such as the primal sound of Aum (also written as Om) to align and open the chakras & heart centre or maybe you are a member of a singing group or attend a gong bath regularly? Either way, all are forms of sound therapy.
- Recorded music – this is where we are going this month.
- Sound forks and singing bowls – bring everything back to a center of stillness.
- Drumming – The power of drumming has been known and practiced since ancient times. There is a primordial power to the rhythm of drumming and “it has the ability to clear and balance all the misaligned energies in any given space. It is the sound of a universal heartbeat that aligns everything with its heart power.” (spiritualityhealth.com)
- Clapping – Bringing your palms together and clapping is a way of aligning and clearing energy. Tchi recommends you begin clapping close to the floor, and work your way up toward the ceiling.
- Your voice, mantra and chant – we all have power when we use our voice. Tchi suggests experimenting with your voice where you won’t be disturbed. “Try any sounds that come to you when you intend to clear the energy in a specific room.” You might use words or phrases, or you may work with tones and different sounds.
6 reasons for fertility mantra and sound
Humming: Did you know that simple humming has been shown to increase nasal nitric oxide (gas nitric oxide (NO) is a highly reactive free radical produced in mammalian cells by specific enzymes and is believed to play a vital role including regulation of blood flow, platelet function, immunity, and neurotransmission) which inhibits the NLRP3 inflammasomes and may stop the cytokine storm
Sound therapy has also been shown to increase the nitric acid puffing cells, help clear nasal and airway blockages and increase “seratonin” the feel good factor. A science paper has suggested humming 60-120 times four times per day (with a session at bedtime) may help clear nasal passageways (ref: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16406689)
Mantra chants are powerful tools for clearing and restructuring the subconscious mind and help to release known and unconscious blockages such as past trauma (e.g. miscarriage, termination or post failed assisted conception procedure) in addition they really help “lift the spirits”. Mantra chant is a form of mindful meditation and a fundamental part of yogic philosophy. Whilst sanskrit is no longer spoken it is still widely used in yoga, Hinduism and Buddhism mantras which are traditionally chanted rather than to sung to music (this is kirtan). Having said I am inviting you to try humming this month!
The alphabet of the language is said to be inscribed upon the petals of the chakras, giving it the title of “language of the chakras” or “Divine language” which I think is beautiful.
Traditional Eastern wisdom believes sound and mantra connects with the soul of your future baby – thus “calling your baby”, easing its passage to your womb. For me, calling your baby is multi dimensional – connecting with intention and mindful focus – including nutritional therapy and a fertility diet . You can also also connect with lunar energy, natural therapies , fertility crystals.
Clapping, mantra and sound therapy has been used for aeons to clear energy and cleanse the aura. Isn’t it wonderful that naturally and as a nation we are currently applauding the NHS every thursday at 8pm to show our support for their work but unconsciously we are working together to clear the air !
When I developed the creation fertility guidance cards I chose 4 specific mantra chants.
Fertility mantra 1. Ra ma da sa sa Say so hung
In Sanskrit this means “I am infinite universal energy “. I also associate this mantra with the new moon and the Goddess Durga.
Ra is sun, Ma is moon energy, Da is earth energy, Sa infinity (universal energy) and Hung is infinite. When you put this all together is connects us all consciously as one. I recommend you say the mantra 21 times per day, using the creation fertility wrist mala to count the chants. but if you feel this is too hard for you right now, then you can always hum along to the chant until you feel ready to chant. Here is a beautiful rendition by Snatum Kaur RaMaDaSaSaSaySoHung
Fertility mantra 2. Sa Ta Na Ma
This kirtan mantra is associated with the cycle of creation and supports hormonal balance. It is believed that this mantra helps to rearrange the subconscious mind and has the power to break habits and addictions.
Sa in the beginning, infinity
Ta is life, existence and creativity that manifests from infinity
Na is death, change and the transformation of consciousness
Ma is rebirth, regeneration and resurrection which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.
Here is a simple version for you to listen to performed by Tera Naam
Fertility mantra 3. Sat Kar Tar
A wonderful heart opening fertility mantra – literally meaning “unconditional love”. Personally, I have found this mantra the easiest to learn. Please feel free to listen to this heart meditation or hum along to the mantra from the video. If you want to chant using beads then here is the link to my creation fertility wrist mala.
Fertility mantra 4. Om Namaha Shivay –
Connecting with Hinduism and Lord Shiva. The intention to maintain during the chant is that all should become perfect. In some parts of India women chant to Lord Shiva on a monday and pour water and milk on the fertility crystals shiva lingams. Did you know Lord Shiva is believed to bless us with the precious gift of true love, stable family life and wonderful children? He is considered kind, protective, devoid of ego and arrogance and a great destroyer of all that no longer serves. Here is a Krishna Das version for you to listen to. It is wonderful
Disclaimer: This article has been written for inspiration and education purposes only. It is not intended to treat, diagnose or prevent any disease and it does not replace evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment by your qualified health care professional.
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Justine Evans ND is a hormone alchemist and fertility expert. She is the founder of Creation Fertility and developed the Creation Fertility Toolkit to help you become baby ready, integrating western science with eastern philosophy. To arrange a personal fertility consultationon line or in-clinic using nutritional medicine, natural therapies and traditional wisdom call 07747 133170