Kirtan is the call-and-response chanting of names & prayers to the Divine in all forms. Chanting practice is Bhakti Yoga - devotion creates peace of mind & love in the heart.
Elle Anandi offers open chanting circles and private instruction in mantra meditation and basic Sanskrit, as well as offering chanting meditations as part of her yoga classes.
Punjabi mantras used in Kundalini Yoga classes & meditations
Ong Namo Gurudev Namo
The Adi Mantra. Chanted before practicing Kundalini Yoga to "tune in"
to the yogic vibration and open your higher consciousness to receive the teachings.
Ong = the syllable of creation
Namo = bowing or paying reverance to
Guru = that which brings us from darkness to Light
Dev = unseen, invisible, beyond
Aad Guray Nameh
Jugaad Guray Nameh
Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guru Devay Nameh
The Mangalam Charn Mantra. A "protection mantra" chanted before class to ensure a safe practice.
"Reverance to the Guru which is the primal wisdom, the wisdom that is eternal, the wisdom of Truth, and the great unseen wisdom beyond our comprehension."
The Bija Mantra. The most commonly used mantra of Kundalini yoga, added to the breath during practice. Inhale "Sut" exhale "Nom".
Sat = Truth
Naam = Name, Identity
Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung
The Siri Gaitri Mantra; also called the Shushumna Mantra. A powerful healing mantra.
Ra=sun Ma=moon Da=earth Sa=totality Say=infinity So=self Hung=divine
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahe Guru
The Adi Shakti Mantra. Awakens the Kundalini and suspends the mind in bliss.
Ek=one Ong=all Kar=creation Sat=truth Nam=essence Siri=great Wahe=praise Guru=wisdom