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10 Positive Mantras For Anxiety & Depression

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression frequently experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, like – irritability, nervousness, and problems concentrating and sleeping.

A major depressive episode may include the following symptoms:

  • irritability;
  • restlessness;
  • persistent sad or “empty” mood;
  • thoughts of death or suicide;
  • feelings of hopelessness;
  • low appetite;
  • feelings of guilt or worthlessness;
  • insomnia;
  • difficulty remembering, concentrating, or making decisions;
  • feeling “slowed down”;
  • loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities.

Studies show that between 10 and 20 percent of adults in any given 12-month period will visit their healthcare provider during anxiety or depressive disorder episodes.

More importantly, around 50 percent of them will suffer from a co-morbid, secondary depressive or anxiety disorder.

List Of 10 Positive Mantras For Anxiety & Depression:

#1 Reverse Negative to Positive Mantra

It is also known as the magic mantra or the Siri mantra and is considered a powerful kundalini mantra.

The energy within the mantra itself will help you switch your thoughts to the positive. Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad takes your own negative thought, stops it in its tracks and reverses it into positivity.


”Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad Ek Ong Kar”


”There is one Creator of all Creation. All is a blessing of the One Creator. This realization comes through Guru’s Grace.”

Warning – “never use a wrong word or a negative word,” after you recite this mantra, according to Yogi Bhajan.

#2 White Tara Mantra

White Tara is the Buddha of Long Life and sometimes appears together with Ushnisha Vijaya and Amitayus.

She has 7 eyes — with an eye in her forehead, and one on each hand and foot — representing her compassionate vigilance to see all the suffering of the world.

Tibetans pray to White Tara for healing, health, and longevity. Her white color signifies wisdom, purity, and truth.


“Om Tare Tuttare Ture Mama Ayur Punye Jnana Pushtim Kuru Ye Soha”


”The liberator of suffering shines light upon me to create an abundance of merit and wisdom for long life and happiness.”

#3 Om Shreem Hreem

It is a very powerful mantra that is chanted to invoke Lord Ganesha. It is believed that the Elephant deity, Lord Ganesha, takes away sorrow and pain from our lives and, in return, he blesses us with happiness and peace.

Om Shreem Hreem mantra also removes obstacles, guiding us on the path to enlightenment by dissolving karmic obstacles which block our path.

Tip – it is recommended that this mantra should be repeated 1008 times for true effectiveness.


”Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Klowm Gum Ganapathaye Vara Varatha Sarvajanamay Vasamaanaya Swaha”

#4 Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha

This Sanskrit mantra is used to call and vibrate towards unity, friendship, communion, and understanding, that are inseparable features to achieve inner peace.


”Om Hraum Mitraya Namaha (2x)
Om Eim Saraswatiyei Namaha. (2x)”


”May the light of friendship shine through me, drawing noble companionship. Om and Salutations to the feminine Saraswati principle.”


”Attract the highest relationships to our lives. May the light of friendship shine through me and draw my way – noble companionship.”

#5 Ajai Alai

This beautiful mantra is written in Gurmukhi by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji and is part of Jaap Sahib. Ajai Alai is a mantra of real inner power.

Ajai Alai mantra is known to dissolve anger and lifts one up out of anxiety and depression.

Lyrics & Meaning:

”Ajai Alai – Invincible, Indestructible.
Abhai Abai – Fearless, Unchanging.
Abhoo Ajoo – Unformed, Unborn.
Anaas Akaas – Imperishable, Etheric
Aganj Abhanj – Unbreakable, Impenetrable.
Alakkh Abhakkh – Unseen, Unaffected.
Akaal Dy-aal – Undying, Merciful
Alaykh Abhaykh – Indescribable, Uncostumed.
Anaam Akaam – Nameless, Desireless.
Agaah Adhaah – Unfathomable, Incorruptible.
Anaathay Pramaathay – Unmastered, Destroyer.
Ajonee Amonee – Beyond birth, Beyond silence.
Na Raagay Na Rangay – Beyond love, Beyond color.
Na Roopay Na Raykhay – Beyond form, Beyond shape.
Akarmang Abharmang – Beyond karma, Beyond doubt.
Aganjay Alaykhay – Unconquerable, Indescribable.”

#6 Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

It has been used for hundreds of years to invoke greater states of peace and compassion. This can effectively reduce your anxiety level.

Moreover, by chanting Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu, we move from our personal self and radiate a prayer of love for the world around us.

Complete lyrics:

”svasti prajabhyam paripalayantham nyayeana margena mahim maheesah
gobrahmanebhya shubamsthu nityam lokah samastha sukhino bhavanthu”


“May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”


“May the entire universe ever be filled with peace, joy, love, and light.”

#7 Guru Ram Das

This mantra was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in His astral self.

Guru Ram Das mantra projects the mind to the Infinite and then brings finite guidance on a practical level. Additionally, it is a mantra of humility, relaxation, self-healing, emotional relief, and protective grace.

Note – each part of Guru Ram Das mantra resonates with our 7 main chakras.


” Guru Guru Wahe Guru, Guru Ram Das Guru”

#8 Aad Guray Nameh

It is a very powerful mantra used to gain clarity, for protection, and to receive guidance from one’s highest Self.

Also, Aad Guray Nameh mantra clears the clouds of doubt and increases inner calm.

Note – Yogi Bhajan thought that this mantra should always be chanted 3 times in a row.


”Aad Guray Nameh
Jugaad Guray Nameh
Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guru Dayvay Nameh”


”I bow to the Primal Wisdom.
I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages.
I bow to the True Wisdom.
I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom”

#9 Vajra Guru Mantra

Vajra Guru mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. When you chant this mantra, you are invoking the very embodiment of Padmasambhava.


”Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum”


”I invoke you, Vajra Guru, Padmasambhava, by your blessing may you grant us ordinary and supreme realization.”

#10 Shakyamuni Mantra

It is the mantra of the historical Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.

The Shakyamuni mantra is one of the most popular chants among Tibetan Buddhists. When we recite this mantra, we are expressing and embodying that heart-essence.


”Om muni muni mahamuni Shakyamuni svaha”


”The ordinary body, ordinary speech, ordinary mind we transform in the body, speech, and mind of the Buddha.”

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