Tatah pratyakchetana adhigamah api antaraya abhavash ca
Yoga Sutras 1.29
From that remembering comes the realization of the individual Self and the removal of obstacles.
The word “mantra” originates from the Sanskrit man (trace) and tra (liberate). Mantras are specific words, complete phrases or even unspecified variants that are repeated.
It is, therefore, an organ of the mind, a powerful sound or a vibration that we can use to find ourselves in a deep state of meditation.
By choosing a word or a series of words to repeat in the form of a mantra, we affirm ourselves and allow its importance to diffuse into our subconscious, helping to change our negative habits and patterns to the positive.
Yoga Nidra as a technique of deep relaxation allows us to have access to the subconscious mind, and through Sankalpa as the seed of change, to be able to store in our mind, our decision-our desire.