This mantra calls upon the Creator, the Divine Teacher inside every human being. It establishes a strong and clear connection so that we can receive the highest guidance, energy and inspiration. Always chant it at least three times before beginning any session of Kundalini Yoga; this is a very important mantra!
More important than this mantra's literal meaning, is the resonant activity it creates within the human body. There are three main chambers: the head, the chest and the abdomen. Within these three chambers are the glands and organs that govern bodily functions and set the blood chemistry which in turn controls mood. These words when chanted correctly, resonate in the three chambers and awaken them to the effects of the yoga about to be done in class.
The palms of the hands are flat together (Prayer Pose/Mudra). The positive side of the body (right or male) and negative (left or female) are neutralized. The Mudra is then placed in the center of the chest (the Sternum) at the 4th Chakra, the Heart Center. Your neutrality is at the center of your Chakra/Energy centers. The eyes are closed and focused on the 6th Chakra, the Third Eye: the space in between the eyebrows and about 1/2 inch up.
ONG: is nasal, vibrating the upper palate of the mouth and in turn the hypothalamus gland, pituitary gland, nasal passages and the entire head chamber. Its meaning: the Creator.
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NAMO: is abdominal. Its two consonants 'N' and 'M' close off the front of the mouth and force the cylinder of vibrating air down the esophagus into the abdomen. We open the abdominal chamber with this resonance. Its meaning: reverent greetings, salutations.
GURU: is straight from the heart or chest chamber. Both 'Gu' and 'Ru' are sounds which shoot out like a cannon from the chest and lungs.
Its meaning: the giver of the technology (GU: darkness, RU: light). For this reason, spiritual teachers were often called Gurus as they brought the light of wisdom to the darkness.
DEV: resonates through the throat and into the nasal passages. By this it connects the throat center with its power of understanding to the vast knowledge of the third eye (pituitary gland region. Understanding plus knowledge equals wisdom. As in this formula "DEV' means God-like. Its meaning: transparent (non-physical)
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