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The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental (Enneagram Institute)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