Kundalini Mantras

Some commonly used Kundalini Yoga Mantras


Har haray haree wha-hay guroo
This is shakti mantra plus a bhakti mantra. It expresses the three qualities of the word Har, the creative Infinity; seed, flow & completion, unto the Infinite. This mantra can bring you through any block in life.


Har har har har gobinday, har har har har mukunday
Har har har har udaaray, har har har har apaaray
Har har har har hareeung, har har har har kareeung
Har har har har nirmaanay, har har har har akaamay

This mantra fixes the mind to prosperity and power. It contains the eight facets of Self. Har is the original force of Creativity. The four repetitions of Har give power to all aspects and provide the power to break down the barriers of the past. It converts fear into the determination to use and expand the reserve energy of the Navel Point. It invokes guidance and sustenance: all powers come to serve your true purpose.

Ong Namo Guroo dayv Namo

I bow to the subtle divine wisdom, the divine teacher within

An ancient yogic mantra that allows the chanter to relate instantly to the divine teacher within. It is used to tune in before classes, to calm the mind, center and call upon inner guidance for both the teacher and the students during the class. We chant this three times.

Tuning in with the Adi Mantra Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo

The Adi Mantra is the first technology of a Kundalini Yoga student or teacher. It is a meditation. It is a state of consciousness. It is the link between you as a finite personality and you as a flow of the infinite consciousness that guides the Kundalini energy. We always start a class or a personal practice with this mantra.

The Adi Mantra is used as a link whenever you teach or practice Kundalini Yoga. When you chant Ong Namo, you link to the Golden Chain and the fourth ether, and your “self” dissolves so you can serve through that flow. When you chant the complete Adi Mantra, you remain immersed in the relationship so you can receive personal guidance. Practice this mantra to become a master of the ability to put aside your own fears, pride, expectations, and manipulations. Let the link of consciousness touch you and teach through you. From The Aquarian Teacher Level One Textbook by Yogi Bhajan © The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan

Raa Maa Daa Saa Saa say so hung

The Siri Gaitri Mantra. Ra is the sun, Ma is the Moon, Da is the earth, and Sa is Infinity. Say is the totality of Infinity, and So Hung is “I am Thou”. “Ra Ma Da Sa” is the Earth Mantra. and “Sa Say So Hung” is the Ether Mantra. This mantra is a healing mantra in Kundalini Yoga and is an attunement of the self to the universe. It brings balance.

Sat Naam

The Seed Mantra or Bij Mantra and it is the most widely used in the practice of Kundalini Yoga. Sat means the Truth—the reality of one’s existence; Nam means to call upon, name or identify with. Sat Nam means Truth is my identity and I call upon the eternal Truth that resides in all of us. Chanting this mantra awakens the Soul and gives you your destiny.

Saa Taa Naa Maa

Saa = Infinity, totality of the Cosmos
Taa = Life (birth of form from the Infinity)
Naa = death (or transformation)
Maa = Rebirth

Panj means five, and expresses the five primal sounds of the Universe. (SSS. MMM. TTT. NNN and AAA.) It is the atomic or Naad form of the mantra Sat Naam. It is used to increase intuition, balance the hemispheres of the brain and to create a destiny for someone when there was none. This mantra describes the continuous cycle of life and creation.

Wha-hay guroo

I am in ecstasy when I experience the Indescribable Wisdom. This is a mantra of the Infinity of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It expresses the indescribable experience of going from darkness to light (from ignorance to true understanding). It is the Infinite teachers of the soul. A trikutee mantra, it balances the energies of the generating, organizing, and transforming principles. It expresses ecstasy through knowledge and experience. It is the gurmantra, which triggers the destiny. It is said that chanting Wahe Guru is equivalent to chanting Har 11,000 times.

Wha-hay guroo wha-hay guroo
wha-hay guroo wha-hay jeeo

Great beyond description is His Infinite Wisdom.

This is the mantra of ecstasy. This mantra means “indescribably great is God’s infinite, ultimate wisdom.” Jio is an affectionate, but still respectful, variation of the word Ji, which means soul. The word Jio sends the message directly to the soul. “O my soul. God is!” This mantra causes a very subtle rub against the center of the upper palate and stimulates the meridian known in the West as the Christ Meridian Point, and in the East as Sattvica Buddha Bindu. The tougue and lips correspond to the Sun and Moon in their movement. Soothe the wounds of life with the infinite bliss this mantra induces.