Mantras for Each Enneagram Type

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Yoga connects to the deeper world around us. When we know more about ourselves, our yoga practice becomes more meaningful and connected. One way to learn more about yourself is by using a tool called the Enneagram. 

The Enneagram is an incredible, ancient tool for self discovery. It teaches us about our intrinsic motivations and helps us have deeper, more self aware relationships. 

If you haven’t ever discovered what enneagram type you are, take this free test today. 

Each type needs something different from their practice and comes to their mat with different insecurities and worries. Yoga is a beautiful way to come into your own power and leave those fears at the door. 

However, this is easier said than done. It can be difficult to face your insecurities and accept your natural gifts. A mantra during your practice can help you focus on gratitude. Here is a specific yoga mantra for each enneagram type: 

Type One: The Perfectionist

The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: My practice will not be perfect but it is still good. 

Type Two: The Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: The only person I need to worry about during this time is myself. 


Type Three: The Achiever 

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: There is nothing for me to win or lose here.

Type Four: The Romantic

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I am focusing on my present, physical self. 


Type Five: The Investigator 

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I do not need to know what is going to happen next. 

Type Six: The Loyalist

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I do not need to plan for anything during this time. 


Type Seven: The Enthusiast 

The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I can rest without needing to earn it.


Type Eight: The Challenger 

The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I can be vulnerable during this class.


Type Nine: The Peacemaker 

The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent (Enneagram Institute

Mantra: I showed up for myself. 


Repeat these mantras to yourself during class and through your practice. Yoga is a beautiful way to meet yourself in these insecure moments and face them, while coming into your own power. 

If you are hoping to learn more about the enneagram and yoga, check out this article from Yoga Basics: Create a Yoga Practice with the Enneagram 


If you are wanting to take a class specifically to meditate on one or two ideas, NuYin & Restore is a wonderful place to start.

If you are hoping to share mantras like this with others and help others pursue self discovery, our 200 Hour Teacher Training and 300 Hour Teacher Training is for you.  


Suzie Consoli