When we begin a class of Kundalini yoga we always tune in with the Adi Mantra
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo. We chant this out loud 3 times.
This mantra means
Ong = Creative energy
Namo= Bow or call upon
Guru= Teacher who brings light from the darkness
Dev= Subtle or divine
Namo=Bow or call upon
I bow to the divine creative wisdom, I bow to the teacher within me for guidance.
We have to forget about distractions like the washing or cooking that needs to be done and be fully present internally so we can reap the benefits of yoga that we will be practicing.
Pretend we are a radio or a TV and there’s so many stations to listen to or TV channels to watch. Our mind gets confused with too much choice.
By tuning in with the Adi mantra we are focusing, centring and creating the link with our higher self. We are fine tuning our radio station or TV so that we can direct our self to our highest frequency. We are also tuning in to all the teachers that have come before us to give us guidance and knowledge.
By chanting this mantra we are allowing the flow of universal consciousness to come through us as we practice our Kundalini Yoga session.
How to tune in
Begin by sitting in easy pose, with your legs crossed. Close your eyes and focus at your 3rd eye. Rub your hands together to create energy and bring them into prayer pose in front of your heart centre, thumb pressing into your sternum. In Kundalini yoga we breath through the nose unless directed otherwise.
Inhale, exhale. Inhale deeply, exhale completely,
Inhale to tune in. Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo.
We then follow with Mangala Charan Mantra for guidance and protection through out our practice.
Aad guray nameh
I bow to the primal wisdom.
Jugaad guray nameh
I bow to the wisdom true through the ages.
Sat guray nameh
I bow to the true wisdom.
Siri guroo dayv-ay nameh
I bow to the great unseen wisdom.
We say this three times.
Inhale, hold the breath for a moment, exhale completely and now your ready to begin your Kundalini yoga practice.