A Meditation to Connect with Your Inner Power

The Adi Shakti Meditation

Ramdesh calling on the Divine Goddess within!

Ramdesh calling on the Divine Goddess within!

Boom!  Sometimes everyone needs the power of the divine feminine to help them out.  We feed off an inner strength, power, chutzpah and grace to get us through the challenges of our lives.  And then we feel depleted (because let’s be honest…we’re all doing way more than we’ve ever done before, and we’re all burning the candles at both ends.)

So what can we do when we need a little extra oompf?  Call upon the Divine Feminine of course and ask the maha shakti energy of the Universe to give us a little boost. (She’s already here inside us anyway!)

This meditation reflects upon 4 aspects of the divine feminine.  As I chant each round, I like to think of it as bringing in Her power on all four sides of me.  The mantra appeals to these four aspects of the Goddess:  She who gave birth to all creation, She who is forever, She who cuts through darkness, and She who nurtures.

The full mantra is:

Adi Shakti Adi Shakti Adi Shakti Namo Namo

Sarab Shakti Sarab Shakti Sarab Shakti Namo Namo

Prithum Bagwati Prithum Bagwati Prithum Bagwati Namo Namo

Kundalini Mata Shakti Mata Shakti Namo Namo

How to do a meditation with this mantra to bring out your inner divine shakti power:

Sit in easy pose with a straight spine and place your hands on your heart center (right over left).  Close your eyes and chant the mantra, feeling it vibrate at your heart center and feeling your navel point gently contract in time with the mantra.  Feel the energy of the Infinite Goddess surging through you and continue for 5, 11 or 31 minutes.

One of my favorite versions?  Snatam Kaur’s 11 minutes powerhouse version of Adi Shakti on the album “Divine Birth”.  It’s sure to connect you to the power within!




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Ramdesh Kaur, MA, is an IKYTA Certified Kundalini Yoga teacher trained by Gurmukh. She writes extensively on yoga, spirituality and mantra. She hosts the show "Spirit Voyage Radio with Ramdesh" on Unity FM, one of the Top 100 Itunes Podcasts, and leads Spirit Voyage's 40 Day Global Sadhanas, which bring together 20,000 meditators from 65 countries. Before working with Spirit Voyage, she was the residential Kundalini yoga teacher at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh, India in the Himalyan foothills, and has a Master's Degree from the Courtauld Institute in London. She is the author of "Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart" with Karan Khalsa and has three best selling guided meditation CDs "Journey into Stillness", "Relaxation Meditations", and "Stress Relief Meditations" (with crystal singing bowl master Ashana) all available on Spirit Voyage, ITunes and Amazon. She teaches at festivals internationally and leads powerful personal creativity retreats in Mexico with her partner Harnam Singh, an accomplished mantra musician. www.ramdesh.com


  1. In Catholicism, when you pray the Rosary, you are to meditate (think about, create images in your head) on the “Mysteries”, which are events related to the prayers. For example the birth of Jesus. Are we to create certain images while chanting this mantra? I can’t help but realize that my brain creates the image of Galadriel from The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings when I chant this… or I imagine Kuan Yin.

  2. I tried exactly this for the first time today. I just really needed that extra oompf big time! And whaddya know, I felt better and happier after 7 minutes :)


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