The foundational mantra in Kundalini Yoga is the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra, or, the Antar Naad Mantra.
The energy channeled in the mantra is centered around manifestation.
It is seen as the all-powerful, and, if you only know one mantra, this is the one to know.
The energy that pours from the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra is expansive and it can bring prosperity and abundance to those who practice it regularly.
Whether you’re a beginner in the Kundalini Yoga world, or an experienced yogi, knowing Sa Re Sa Sa and being familiar with its impact is important.
This is a mantra you can turn to at any point in your life if you’re trying to manifest something, big or small. Its translation literally means “That Infinite Totality is here, everywhere. That creativity of God is here, everywhere.”
Practitioners of this mantra are granted peace and prosperity, as well as the ability to conquer the wisdom of your past, present, and future.
When to use the mantra
Challenges in our lives come in all different packages and at all different times, but no matter what adversity you face, Sa Re Sa Sa will protect you and help guide you through it.
With its guidance, you will be protected from attacks and negativity, allowing you the space to work through the obstacles ahead. Think of it as a force field, shielding you from what is beyond, and allowing you to focus within. It is your focus, paired with the mantra’s power, that will bring clarity on how to move forward.
Lyrics and Meaning of Sa Re Sa Sa
“Sa Re Sa Sa, Sa Re Sa Sa, Sa Re Sa Sa, Sa Rung
Har Re Har Har, Har Re Har Har, Har Re Har Har, Har Rung”
- Sa: this sound in the mantra represents the infinity of God. It is the all-encompassing element of ether, which represents the space and stillness of all elements, as well as the wholeness of them.
- Re: this is meant as a musical connector in the mantra; it gives the mantra a rhythmic sound that empowers it to be repeated over and over again in a pattern.
- Har: representing the elements of the earth, this part of the mantra is meant to embody all the tangible things around us and the power of manifesting those things.
- Rung: almost meant as an exclamation point, Rung symbolizes the totality of all things and is what pushes this mantra out into the universe. If you notice, it is at the end of each line of the mantra.
The beauty of the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra is that it can represent and bring forth an infinite amount of power in the tangible world, as well as the intangible world.
No matter what you are trying to manifest or bring about, you’ll find solace and clarity when sitting with the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra.
Opening your chakras with the mantra
The chakras are the energy centers in your body, and each one represents a different type of energy.
In Kundalini Yoga teachings, you have a physical body and an energy body, and your chakras weave that energy throughout your physical body.
To achieve the highest form of living, one must align their chakras.
In fact, in traditional teachings, it used to be believed that you had to master the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra first, in order to open up your body to absorb the energy from all other mantras.
The Antar Naad Mantra not only shields you from negativity, but it actually removes energy blockages within your chakra energy centers to allow negative energy to leave your body.
Once the negative energy and thoughts quit taking up space, your energy fields have more space to absorb positive energy and bring about the full power of all future mantra meditations.
Best poses for your meditation practice
The practice of yoga, meditation, and mantras all allow for personal interpretation.
Mantras can be recited loudly or quietly, speaking or singing, and in a variety of poses. Whatever feels best for you, probably is what’s best for you. However, there are some recommended ways to pose your body or practice this mantra if you’re unsure of where to start:
- Pose options: most recite the Antar Naad Mantra in a comfortable, seated position, called Sukhasana, while others prefer to settle into the Half-Lotus Pose before beginning.
- Hand placement: if you prefer a more still meditation practice, you can place your hands on your knees with your pinky and thumbs touching one another, also known as Buddhi mudra. If your energy flows best with some physical movement, put your hands together at the base of your navel and bring them up to your third eye. As you travel up, open your hands into a lotus formation, then flip your hands around so the backs of them are touching as you move back down. Pair this movement with each line in the mantra so that it’s steady but not too fast.
- Length of practice: repeat this mantra meditation for 11-31 minutes daily. After 62 minutes of reciting it, your frontal lobe and pituitary glands in your brain will be stimulated. This will help align your physical and energy bodies with your emotions and mental states, which will bring you into touch with the intangible aspects of yourself.
Manifestation is the ultimate power
Manifestation can quite literally change lives. Take the power back in your own life by incorporating the Sa Re Sa Sa mantra on a regular basis.
You’ll feel the energy in your body clear up and allow room for new energy; new tangible and intangible items can enter your life.
Don’t be intimidated if this is your first mantra meditation; this is actually the recommended one to start with.
Once you master Sa Re Sa Sa, you will be ready to master all other mantras that exist, but none will feel quite as foundational as this one.
Take the first step in changing your life with the Sa Re Sa Sa Mantra.
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