The 3 main mantras we chant in class together are from the Kundalini yoga lineage.
The Adi Mantra. This chant connects us and protects us with our higher self. If done properly it stimulates the pituitary gland and automatically tunes us in to higher consciousness. The Adi mantra is chanted 3 times at the beginning of class.
Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo Translation: I bow to the Creative Wisdom, I bow to the Divine Teacher within.
The Mangala Charan Mantra. Chanted 3 times after the Adi Mantra for protection to the subtle bodies. It encodes the magnetic field with protective white light.
Aad Guray Nameh Jugaad Guray Nameh Sat Guray Nameh Siri Guru Dev ay Nameh Translation:
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, unseen Wisdom.
Bija Mantra Bija mantras are potent sound currents. We chant Sat Nam at the end of class 3 times. Chanting 'Sat' is longer and drawn out, chanting 'Nam' is shorter sounding. This mantra awakens the soul to reality.
Sat Nam Translation:
Sat is Truth and Nam is identity, or to call on the truth, expressing the reality of existence.