#1 Tune in Mantra: Chant this mantra: Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

Use this Mantra before practicing the other Kundalini Yoga techniques on the Free Yoga page.

(Salutations to the Teacher outside and the Wisdom within.) three times, taking a deep breath through the nose for each repetition. This mantra is centering and creates a protected learning and practicing environment.

Mantras are repetitive words or phrases in English or ancient languages like Sanskrit or Gurmukhi. Mantras affect you in three ways; by physical stimulation of the glandular system through activation of the meridians in the mouth and through breath control, changes in the colors and dimensions of your energy fields and positive mental reinforcement through mental and or verbal repetition.

#2 Sitali Praniyam: Relaxing Cooling Breath

Sitali pranayam is a well known practice. It soothes and cools the spine in the area of the fourth, fifth and sixth vertebrae. This, in turn, regulates the sexual and digestive energy. This breath is often used for lowering fever. Great powers of rejuvenation and detoxification are attributed to this breath when practiced regularly. Doing 52 breaths daily can extend your lifespan. Often the tongue may taste bitter at first. This is a sign of toxification. As you continue the practice the taste of the tongue will ultimately become sweet.

 

#3 Mantra Meditation: Chant this Mantra: Guru Guru Wahe Guru Guru Ram Das Guru

This is a mantra of humility, relaxation, self-healing, and emotional relief. It calls on the spirit of humility and grace of the realm of Guru Ram Das, with its spiritual guiding light and protective grace. It recon­nects the experience of infinity to the finite, and therefore rescues you in the midst of trial and danger.

The first part, Guroo Guroo Wha-hay Guroo is a nirgun mantra (nirgun means without any qualities)—one which vibrates only to infinity, having no actual finite components. It projects the mind to the source of knowledge and ecstasy. The second part, Guroo Ram Das Guroo is a sirgun mantra (sirgun means with form). It therefore projects the mind to Infinity and then gives a finite guiding relation­ship on a practical level. This mantra was given to Yogi Bhajan by Guru Ram Das in his subtle Self.