Here are phrases and meanings of some of the mantra (chants) we use in our Kundalini Yoga class.
ONG NAMO GURUDEV NAMO – mantra to tune-in, repeated three times.
I bow to the subtle divine wisdom
I bow to the divine teacher within
When the entire 90 minutes is devoted to Kundalini Yoga, Ong Namo Gurudev Namo is followed by this best mantra for protection - also repeated three times.
AAD GURAY NAMEH
JUGAAD GURAY NAMEH
SAT GURAY NAMEH
SIRI GURU DAYVAY NAMEH
I bow to the primal wisdom
I bow to the wisdom through the ages
I bow to the true wisdom
I bow to the great transparent wisdom within
At the end of our practice, we usually end with one or three long
We sometime chant one long SAT and short
to close our practice. NAM
SAT means Truth
Popular Western translation is Truth is my identity.
This is a Hindu salutation meaning "I honor the divine in you".
Yoga translation of Namaste is
"The divine light in me salutes the divine light in you."
Be well, be content, be kind to yourself and others and live a joyful and compassionate life.
Namaste -- Cathi