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Kundalini Yoga Mantras

The power of mantra is amazing. A central aspect Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan is the conscious application of ancient mantras and modern positive affirmations. 

Mantras are typically in Gurmukhi, a sacred Indian language, and occasionally, in English. These mantras contain the vibrations of peace, prosperity, connection, and many other qualities and are understood by their impact, even if the meaning of each word is not known. Pronunciation comes with repetition and by example. Many mantras are available to listen to on the KRI website. Understanding the meaning of the words adds another layer of effectiveness to chanting. The translations for a few of the most frequently used mantras in Kundalini Yoga are given below.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo (the Adi Mantra)

I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
This mantra is used for “tuning in” to the divine flow and self-knowledge within each of us, and linking us to Yogi Bhajan and the Golden Chain of teachers. It is chanted at least three times at the start of each Kundalini Yoga class.

Adi Mantra audio file

Sat Nam

Truth is my identity.
This mantra reinforces the divine consciousness in everyone. It is used as a greeting as well as the mantra for Kundalini Yoga exercises, inhaling Sat (truth), exhaling Nam (name, identity).

Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru 

Wise, wise is the one who serves Infinity.
This mantra invokes the fourth Sikh Guru, Guru Ram Das, known for his humility and grace. It is a mantra of humility, relaxation, self-healing, and emotional relief.

Wahe Guru

Wow! The divine inner teacher, the dispeller of darkness is beyond description!
This mantra expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light. It is a mantra of infinite ecstasy.

Happy am I, Healthy am I, Holy am I

This mantra confirms each person’s birthright to be Healthy, Happy, and Holy. It is also the guiding principle of the 3HO Foundation.

The Aquarian Sadhana Mantras

The seven mantras of the Aquarian Sadhana are chanted each day in the ambrosial hours, the two and half hours before dawn, as part of the Aquarian Sadhana.