Sat Nam Mantra

SAT NAM is the most widely used kundalini mantra and it means "truth is my identity." Chanting this mantra awakens the soul and balances the five elements (air, earth, water, fire, and ether) in the body.

SAT rhymes with 'hot,' and NAM rhymes with 'mom.' This mantra is also known as a bij, or seed, mantra as it contains all of the primal wisdom condensed down into a very simple form.

An easy meditative practice is to do the following, sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair with both feet on the ground. Sit up straight, lengthen the spine, tuck the chin slightly, relax the shoulders, and close the eyes. Press the index fingers and the thumbs together. Inhale and exhale through the nose. Mentally hear the sound 'SAT' when you inhale, and mentally hear the sound 'NAM' on the exhale. Make the inhale and exhale equal in length. Continue for 3 minutes and work your way up to 11 minutes.