Meditation symbols can be a great way to help bring focus and awareness into your meditation practice. They can also be a powerful tool in intention setting and mindfulness practices, too!
OM, Mandala, Lotusflower and Hamsa
The most common and powerful symbol used during meditation is the sound of om. This is known to help the meditator center their mind and connect them to the universe. It is best used in the beginning or at the end of your meditation practice.
Mandala, the circle of life
Meditation practitioners often meditate by visualizing a mandala, which is a circular symmetrical pattern that represents wholeness and harmony. The mandala is a visual aid that helps meditation practitioners concentrate and relax.
Lotusflower, open and closed
The lotus flower is another popular Hindu symbol commonly associated with meditation and yoga. The open lotus flower is said to symbolize purity, enlightenment, and new beginnings. It blooms above muddy water, and is often symbolic of the ability to transform negative situations into positive ones.
Mala Beads and Meditation Coins
Mala beads can be a wonderful meditation symbol, especially when worn as a necklace or bracelet. They can help focus the chanter’s attention on the words they are saying during meditation and they can be a fun way to add an element of style to your chanting or meditation practice!
OM, the breath of the universe
The sound of om can help a meditator center their mind and connect to the universe. It is best used in a guided meditation practice, but it can be sung alone to help the meditator become more relaxed and connected to their spirit.