Mantras in Kundalini Yoga
Each Kundalini Yoga practice starts with chanting “tuning in” mantra at least three times:
ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO
“I Bow to the Divine Wisdom Within”
Ong means Creator
Namo means Salutation
Guru means teacher, the one who leads from Darkness to Light, GU-darkness, RU-light
Dev means Divine or nonphysical
Chanting this mantra gets you in touch with your highest Self and connects you with the “golden chain” of Spiritual Masters who have preceded us on the Path, including Yogi Bhajan who is is the immediate connection for all who practice Kundalini Yoga.
AD GURAY NAMEH,
JUGAD GURAY NAMEH,
SAT GURAY NAMEH,
SIRI GURU DEVAY NAMEH
“I bow to the primal Guru,
I bow to wisdom through the ages,
I bow to True Wisdom,
I bow to the great, unseen wisdom.”
This mantra removes doubts and creates protective light around our magnetic field.
“Truth is my identity”
Sat means truth, Nam means identity. It is the most commonly used mantra in Kundalini Yoga. Sat is chanted or thought on inhale, Nam is chanted or thought on exhale.
How do mantras work
Everything in Universe is made of energy. Energy vibrates on particular frequency. The difference comes from different vibrational frequency. Sounds are audible vibrations. Thoughts are electromagnetic vibrations or silent sounds. Mantras are used to affect the consciousness through sound. “MAN” means mind, “TRA” means tuning in. We tune in into universal vibrations and change our frequency by chanting mantras. When we chant, our whole being resonates with that frequency. Our energy tunes in and synchronizes with the energy of the sounds and thoughts we produce. The nature of our energy attracts corresponding events and circumstances in our lives.
Chanting mantras is a conscious method to direct the mind in a particular way. By using mantras we make a choice to vibrate a positive power contained in them. A lot of what we create or attract is predetermined by our subconscious programming. Mantra is a powerful tool to “re-program” ourselves and clear the subconscious to create new thought patterns. Also mantras open those mind channels to us that usually are not accessible through rational mind.
To make mantra effect more powerful:
- See the mantra when you chant as if it is being written
- Actively listen to it as you say it
- Chant from a navel point