yoga teacher trainingBy Faye Martins

One of the primary components of Kundalini Yoga practice 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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