The first thing we do at the beginning of class is chant the Adi Mantra:
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo
This mantra connects us to the wisdom, or Infinite Intelligence, that resides within each in every one of us, as well as to the Golden Chain of teachers that have come before us. This mantra “…makes you very receptive and sensitive to the messages of your body, mind and intuition.” It guides us through our yoga practice.
The Complete Adi Mantra immerses you in awareness and guidance for your personal situation. It establishes a guiding beam between you in your immediate state, and your higher consciousness, that is true through all states.
It is also an excellent meditation for those in Shakti Pad.
The mantra is
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo, Guru Dev Namo, Guru Deva
Drishti (eye focus): tip of nose
Mudra: both palms faced upwards and in gyan mudra (index finger and thumb together) in front of the heart center. Bring the sides of the pinky and base of the pinkies together, creating a “bowl” with both hands.
Breath and mantra: take a full inhale, and on the exhale, chant the mantra ong namo guru dev namo guru dev namo guru deva 3-5 times in one exhale.
Continue for 11-31 minutes.
Kundalini Yoga Quotes:
“I’d never felt anything like it; it was just an opening of energy and a feeling of such liberation.” -Marika Bethel, owner, Glowing House