A mantra is a repeated sound, word or phrase. 'Man' translates from Sanskrit as 'to think' while 'tra' is 'a tool or instrument'. Probably the most famous mantra is the sound of the universe, OM. Vinyasa teacher, Mary Beth LaRue uses the mantra, 'Happiness equals reality minus expectations'. What's your favorite mantra?
Susan Kain is a Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates instructor and a Certified Personal Trainer with classes for toddlers to senior citizens.