Mantra is a mind projection created in either a spoken or mental manner. A mantra can be a word, phrase, syllable or sound. They can be recited, sung, or repeated silently in the mind.

Shakta Khalsa, in her book Kundalini Yoga, describes mantra as "a technique for regulating the mind. There are many mantras, each one having its own quality, rhythm, and effect...Every thought or feeling that we have is on a vibratory frequency. By using mantras we direct the mind into a hight vibratory frequency."

For thousands of years, mystics, meditators and yogis have used mantras for mental and spiritual transformation.