Just as we are able to select a channel on the TV or radio to tune into, in Kundalini Yoga we tune the mind into a particular frequency, using mantra as our remote control.

Everything in the universe is made of energy, vibrating at various frequencies. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are constantly choosing the ‘programme’ of our mind according to what we vibrate, via the thoughts we think and the words we speak.

Chanting mantras is not singing or speaking, it is vibrating. Mantras are combinations of syllables that allow us to connect with specific levels of intelligence or consciousness, affecting the patterns of the mind and chemistry of the brain.

We start each Kundalini Yoga session by tuning in to the wave-length of the teacher, and opening a protective link with the lineage of teachers who have come before. The mantra we use is ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO. It assures the purest inner guidance for your practice.

How to tune in:
Sit with your spine straight, preferably cross-legged on the floor. Pull your chin back slightly. Place the palms of the hands together at the centre of the chest, fingers pointing upward, thumbs lightly pressing on the sternum. This pressure stimulates a nerve ending that goes up to the brain, and pressing the palms together helps to balance the hemispheres of the brain which is important for concentration.

Close your eyes and keep your focus at the centre of your forehead. Take a few long deep breaths through the nose then begin the mantra ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO. Use the conch in the nasal cavity to chant the ONG as this stimulates the pituitary gland. If you can, chant the whole mantra on one breath. Alternatively you can take a quick sip of air through the mouth after ONG NAMO. Continue chanting ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO at least three times or as many times as you wish until you feel ‘connected.’ Then inhale deeply and feel yourself being filled with energy and joy. As you exhale, exhale any tension and fatigue. Continue with a few deep breaths through the nose.

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