A mantra can be syllables or words that you concentrate on during meditation to attain a profound relaxing state. This practice is very effective. Focusing your attention on a mantra enables you to concentrate your attention internally. Regular meditation, especially transcendental meditation; used in conjunction with a mantra, helps to lift a person’s mood, and even to correct blood pressure problems. Benefits are numerous and the effects last. Meditation with mantras – after a stressful event, has been known to ease the response of the body and mind for some time.