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Mantras for Kundalini Yoga Practice

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

yoga teacher trainingBy Faye Martins

One of the primary practices of Kundalini Yoga is mantra repetition. According to Kundalini Yoga philosophy, each chakra is correlated with a seed sound or mantra. If you chant this seed mantra, the corresponding chakra will be activated and purified. The seed mantras can be chanted mentally or aloud. In a Kundalini Yoga class, you would usually chant the mantras together, aloud, as a group.

If you are practicing the repetition of a mantra internally, you may find using a mala helpful. A mala is a string of sacred beads that helps you to keep track of how many mantra repetitions you have completed. A mala also helps to focus your mind on the mantra practice. Mantra repetition is a very effective practice for activating the chakras because of the vibratory effect of the mantras on the energy vortexes, or chakras, themselves. Utilizing the power of chanting seed mantras is a great way to quickly change and elevate your energetic state.

Listed, below, are some of the most well-loved mantras used in Kundalini Yoga practice. These mantras will help to activate, cleanse, and balance your energy body, by directly affecting the chakra system. The mantras also balance and nourish your endocrine system.

* Namo Guru Dev Namo

This mantra is often used to commence a Kundalini Yoga class. It is chanted at least three times, in a row, and invokes the power of the primordial Guru to banish the darkness in our own beings and align us with the divine source within.

* Aad Guray Nameh

This mantra is known as the Mangala Charan Mantra and is a mantra of protection. Singing it creates a buffer of light around the Yogi or Yogini. It is usually sung directly after the Namo Guru Dev Namo mantra.

* Sat Nam

This is a beautiful and simple seed mantra that is often sung during Kundalini Yoga practice. It evokes the divine energy, in supporting the practitioner, in aligning his or her life choices with the highest truth of God within. Sat means universal truth, and Nam indicates the trajectory from the infinite to the finite individual, and then back to the infinite source.

* Siri Guru Dev Eh Nameh

The translation of this mantra is: “I bow down in reverence to the creative power of the Kundalini Shakti, the divine mother power of the universe.” It is a beautiful way to close your Kundalini Yoga practice.

Mantras for Kundalini practice are a valuable aspect of self-healing and complete well being.

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A Sample of Yoga Mantras and Their Benefits

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

yoga teacher trainingBy Sangeetha Saran

Yoga teacher training covers many aspects, including mantra. Mantras are words or phrases used in Yoga. They can be chanted, repeated softly, or repeated silently. They are used for many purposes in Yoga such as for meditation and healing.

Yoga mantras can be derived from any language and can have different meanings than what one would normally associate the words or phrases with. Mantras, when used appropriately, can have a significant influence on well-being.

Om is considered one of the most important mantras. Om is said to be the sound of the infinite. Contained within it are all the scriptures of the world. It is used at the beginning of meditation as it helps focus the mind.

Om namo is often repeated before addressing a particular deity. Om retains its significance as first mentioned. Namo means to appreciate, honor and to be humbled. So, these sounds together literally mean: “to give thanks to.”

Om namo ganeshaya is used at the beginning of an undertaking to bring about success by removing obstacles.

Om namo lakshmai is associated with prosperity in all aspects of life including the financial, emotional, and spiritual areas of life.

Om namo shivaya is the tranquil insight to meditation that expels all negative qualities.

Om namo narayana is repeated in times of trouble to bring harmony and balance back into life. This is a powerful mantra that can also help one achieve Enlightenment.

The use of mantras have many benefits. Mantras used during meditation helps to clear the mind of all worldly thoughts so as to help one focus and meditate. Paulji states: Mantra serves us as a blanket of sound during meditation.”

Mantras have also been known to have healing powers. The deep vibration felt during the chanting of mantras helps to cleanse the mind and body. They can have a profound effect on the internal organs, helping them to function more efficiently.

Mantras have been known to improve digestion, blood circulation and heart rate. Mantras can help one in overcoming mental or emotional problems, which can elevate one’s mood. They are also great for alleviating stress and bringing about a relaxed feeling. The extended benefit of this is that one can achieve a sound sleep, waking up feeling refreshed, and be ready for the next day’s challenges.

Due to the immediate physical and mental benefits brought about by practicing mantras, overall general health will improve. You should set aside time each day for meditation and practice the the use of Yoga mantras. You will see your health and life improve as you continue this practice.

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