This practice invokes the Goddess Durga's key qualities to awaken more deeply within us using external mantra - the force that liberates the mind to do this. This mantra is used to tap the legacy of Durga's virtues to awaken more deeply within our own patterns of consciousness. Durga is a warrior goddess and we use her mantra for physical, mental and emotional strength, personal empowerment, help in challenging situations, facing up to the negative side of our ego and standing up for ourselves. You can recognise Durga in forms of bravery in service of the truth, and courage that comes from the heart. OM DUM DURGAYAI NAMAHA - I bow to the one who overcomes difficulties.