Teachers: Snatam Kaur & Gurucharan Singh, Director of KRI
Mantra: Ram Ram Hari Ram
Ram: Raa is sun | Ma is moon. Together, they are Ram, God’s creativity.
Hari: Seed of God
Posture & Practice: Sit with a straight spine. Bring your left arm up parallel to the ground, elbow bent, hand in front of your heart center, palm facing the Earth. Stretch your right arm out to the side and bend your elbow at a 90 degree angle with your palm facing forward, your hand in gyan mudra, fingers pointing to the Sky. Chant this mantra.
Eyes: Close your eyes.
Time: 11 to 31 minutes
End: When you finish, inhale and hold the breath for 20 to 30 seconds. Relax and exhale. Then inhale and hold the breath again for 20 to 30 seconds. Then relax the breath and the posture and sit for a few minutes in silence and gratitude, allowing the meditation to integrate into your being.
Director of Training for Kundalini Research Institute: “When you want to open your heart, stand before your soul and realize the intimacy between you and your Infinity, chant this. Listen to the mantra as you chant it. Become completely still and let the subtle structure of the sound shape the lens of your inner eye to see intuitively who you are and the next step to take.” – Gurucharan Singh Khalsa, PhD
In Yogi Bhajan’s Words: “This is a special Naad that preceded in time the Panj Shabd. ( Note: Yogi Bhajan is saying that this mantra came even before the mantra ‘Sa Ta Na Ma’ which is known as the Panj Shabd)
“It has a distinct structure to each movement of the sound.
“The first Ram invokes the creativity and blessing of the universal magnetic field and existence. The second Ram consolidates and protects that magnetic field and creation. The Third ram completes and gives peace through the time of death. The final Hari’s are the platform of the four corners that elevates you in consciousness as you journey across earth.
“The first half of the mantra is a relationship in Naad to the infinite and formless existence and nonexistence. The second half is guidance through the experiences of form and earth. Together the two parts of this mantra are a polarity that takes you beyond polarity to experience and project your original self.” – Yogi Bhajan