Tuning In With The Adi Mantra
In Kundalini Yoga we begin every class by "Tuning In" with the Adi Mantra. It connects us to the infinite Creative Consciousness, and to the Golden Chain of masters who have kept this yoga technology alive, the most recent of whom is the Master of Kundalini Yoga and White Tantric, Yogi Bhajan.
Chanting this provides us with focus and a protective vibration for the practice we are about to undertake. It should be chanted before any yoga set or meditation is begun.
Asana (posture) and Mudra (hand position): Sit in Easy Pose with hands in Prayer Mudra. Palms are pressed flat together at the center of the chest with the thumb knuckles pressing lightly against the chest bone (the sternum).
Drishti (eyes): Closed and looking out the "third eye point."
Pranayam (breath): Inhale and exhale once, then inhale again and begin the chant.
Ong Namo (“I bow to the Infinite Creative Consciousness”)
Guru Dev Namo (“I bow to the Divine Wisdom within me and beyond me”)
Chant the mantra 3 times.
To End: Inhale deeply, hold a few seconds, then exhale and relax.