Sa Ta Na Ma Kriya to Balance the 5 Tattvas

This is a variation of Kirtan Kriya that works to balance the five elements. When the elements, or tattvas, are out of balance, you will be off balance. When the five tattvas are in balance, you are virtuous, powerful, and attractive. 

Do not practice this kriya for more than 11 minutes. 

The Practice

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose with a straight spine, and a light Neck Lock.

Mudra: Place your wrists on your knees, with the arms straight, start with hands in Gyan Mudra.

Breath & Mantra: Make an ‘O’ shape with your mouth. Breathe in long and slow as you mentally chant Saa Taa Naa Maa, and repeat as you breathe out.

You must hear the hissing sound of the breath going in and out through the ‘O’ shape of the mouth.

Eyes: Focus your eyes at the tip of the nose.

Mudras: With each silent repetition of the sound alternate between four mudras:

On Saa press the thumb and index (Jupiter) fingers together.

On Taa press the thumb and middle (Saturn) fingers together.

On Naa press the thumb and ring (Sun) fingers together.

On Maa press the thumb and pinkie (Mercury) fingers together.


Continue for 11 minutes.

To End

To End: Inhale deeply. Make a fist of your hands by placing the thumb on the mound of Mercury and folding the fingers down over the thumb. Squeeze the fist tight, squeeze the whole body tight, and hold the breath for 15 seconds. Cannon fire the breath out

Inhale deeply again and hold the breath for 15 seconds. Tighten your fists and squeeze the whole body. Let the energy spread to every muscle. Cannon fire breath the out.

Inhale very deeply for the last time and hold for 15 seconds. Gather the whole universe of your muscles, and everything you have. Squeeze from toe to top. Let it go and relax.

The ending breath sequence takes 1 minute.


This meditation involves the entire nervous and endocrine systems. Do your best to concentrate and keep up. It may become difficult. Allow yourself to experience what comes without judgment or attachment. Leave the rest to God. 

Especially in the Age of Aquarius, we need to be balanced in body, mind, and spirit so that we have the capacity to uplift others. Become self-sufficient and elevate yourself. Share that uplifted consciousness with others.

© 3HO. This kriya is courtesy of YB Teachings, LLC.

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