Sariah Sizemore, also known as Jiwan Shakti Kaur (her spiritual name) is an experienced yogi and Level I KRI Certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. After completing her teaching certification in 2006 at the Awareness Center in Pasadena, CA she moved to San Francisco and immediately began teaching. She is continually focused on deepening her knowledge of healing and yoga therefor engaging in an ongoing private study program with master Kundalini yoga teachers Sada Sat Kaur and Sada Sat Singh of the Yoga Borgo in Passano, Italy (www, As an intuitive healer, she uses the power of sound and mantra, breath work, yoga, and meditation in her group classes and private sessions. Jiwan Shakti’s classes tend to be focused on moving energy, clearing, and creating space. They are a great workout for the body, mind and spirit. As a private teacher and healer, she works with her clients to come up with a program that best fits their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as well as their schedule.

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44 responses to “The Basics of Yogic Numerology”

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  4. adi shakti

    Sat nam Jiwan Shakti Kaur,

    My birth day, or re-appearance day as the Haris call it, is the 12th of January, 1970. I have read a little about tantric numerology and did not realise the 10 bodies have a direct bearing on the chakras. You will have noticed my gift is 7, which is the crown chakra. I knew that my gift related to my aura but would have never thought of my gift as my crown chakra. Indeed is it? Is it the same as saying my crown is my gift? That if I did lots of kriyas/meditations for the crown chakra it would help develop my gift as well as my aura? I am a little confused because I always thought of it as just my aura and it appears that unlike the other 6 bodies relating to the chakras, the number 7 is both the aura which is the 8th chakra as well as the crown which is the 7th chakra.

    When I think of the crown chakra I think of boundlessness and when I think of the aura I think of boundaries. They are polarities in a spectrum in that sense, one exists in space and the other beyond space and indeed who i am is beyond space even though my physical body is not. If my gift is both the crown and the aura is this to say that by developing my crown I’ll experience a double whammy benefit in which my 8th chakra is also benefitted? I am intrigued and would love to hear what you have to say on this and also because in terms of numerology it is also a generational thing directly relating to anyone else born in the 1970’s.

    My other question relates to when the soul number and path are the same, one of the other ladies who wrote in also had this in addition to the destiny number being the same. When I realised I had this I just figured that my path was my soul which is very general and not altogether helpful in that you could say everyone’s path is their soul. What does it mean when just the soul number and path number are the same?

    this is gripping stuff for me.
    sitting on the edge of my seat :)) (that’s my Cheshire cat smile)
    kind regards
    Adi Shakti

  5. Cheri

    Hi, I’m interested in your thoughts on a person changing their name or even just the spelling of it, for the purpose of creating a more positive, successful life. Is this wrong to do?

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  7. NaNandi

    Hi there

    My birthdate is 8/6/1964

    Please could you do a reading for me as there are some issues I
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  8. Michelle Robinson

    Om Shanti,

    Honestly, I’ve recently been told my numbers and am scared and hesitant to stand in my light. DOB January, 12, 1978. I’ve been told I am a master manifester and that my path is one of leadership and spirituality. Why am I having such a hard time accepting this, feeling like I’m not good enough or have enough to offer. What suggestions might you have for my meditation practice that has been lost?


  9. sobha Kaur

    Sat Nam !
    I read the article, very interesting!
    I was born on 13.07.1968
    Could you tell me, please, how can I bring love in my life?
    What do I have to do in order to improve my relationships and to be more in harmony with myself and others? What is the meaning of my life, how can I fulfil it?

    Thank you, Sobha Kaur

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  11. Mercedes Pierre

    Hi from Argentina!! I’m interested in numerology but I wonder if I could get your books here in Buenos Aires, the capital.
    I´d be very greatful If you could send me a brief analysis of my numbers in advance. My birthdate is: 23/9/ 56

    SOUL: 5
    GIFT:: 11
    DESTINY: 3
    PATH: 8
    All my love,

  12. Kalee Mund

    Hi Jiwan, I did my numbers and was wondering if you could tell me more about what it means. My birthday is March 11, 1983
    May numbers are: Karma= 3 Soul= 11, Gift= 11, Destiny= 3, Path= 8
    Is that right? For path I didn’t separate the number 11 was I suppose to?

    I’m going to look into the books but just wanted to see what you had to say too. Thank you!

  13. Sarah

    Hello Jiwan,

    I have just read your wonderful article regarding numerology. I calculated my numbers according to my birthdate (7/6/1976). And my numbers are as follows: Karma 7. Soul 6 Gift 4 Destiny 5 Path 9.

    I do not know anything at all about numerology, so I would love it if you could provide me with some more insight in regards to my numbers. I can correspond with you in more detail via my email if you like :) Many thanks & Best energies –

    1. Ramdesh Kaur

      Sat nam Sarah, There are many great books about numerology on They can be a great resource and tool so that you can figure out what your numbers mean and how that relates to specific kriya and meditation guidelines for you! Blessings, Ramdesh

  14. Darshanbir Kaur

    Sat Nam!
    I imagine that you are at solstice right now!
    My date of birth is 02-02-1964

    Gift~10~Radiant Body
    Destiny~2~Negative Mind
    Soul~2~Negative Mind
    Karma~2~Negative Mind

    I am waiting for the book on the Ten Bodies.
    I am interested in what Yoga Sets or meditations it would be wise for me to focus on to ensure that I maintain balance~particularly of the Negative Mind as it is such an aspect of my being….

    Also, my husband’s DOB is 09-01-64. We have been together since 1988 and married since 1991 and have two children. I started Kundalini in February 2010.

    This may beyond the scope of a request to post, but I won’t know if I don’t ask, right?

    We are having issues right now. It seems to me that he is so much in his head and desirous of being right~as opposed to being a partner. He seems to want to be in control and is very judgemental. Is there anything I can work on to Communicate better with him~I have invited him to do yoga several times~he is derisive about it and somewhat resentful for how much happiness and balance it has brought me.

    Thank you for any suggestions and wisdom you might share!

    Peace, Love and Light!

    Darshanbir Kaur (Rosie Sweeney)

  15. Cristina

    Hi dear Kaur
    I am chilean and I have 2 years of a profund espiritual change in me, and I knowed many persons and I feel my work is help
    the last time I am very confused and i need a orientation, I can’t to do yoga for diferents razon but I need to order my mind for can to help to others person

    if you can help me please
    mi numbers are 2/19/1982

    karma : 2
    Soul: 10
    Regalo: 10
    destiny: 2
    path: 5

    many thanks for all
    love & light
    sat nam


  16. Davinder

    I would appreciate some guidance on my numerology numbers.
    Karma = 1
    Soul = 3
    Gift = 3
    Destiny = 4
    Path = 8.


  17. Tebogo

    Thank you very much for helping with numerology. My date of birth is 10th March 1957 (03/10/1957). I calculated my numbers as soul = 10, karma =3, gift =3, destiny = 4, path = 8. Please help me understand the numbers and what kriyas and actions I should take. I have just recovered from very serious illness and am currently unemployed.

    Blessings and love.

  18. DeeJay

    Thank you so much for replying to my post … it’s scary how accurate the numbers are!
    I will definately follow your suggestions and work on balancing the 3 and work on the 3rd Chakra.
    I’m new to Yoga … Would Kundalini Yoga be the best?
    Blessings … DeeJay

  19. Carol Herring

    Reading your article is my first introduction to yoga numerology and doing any chanting and mantras, so please excuse my lack of knowledge. My numbers came to karma 4, soul 4, gift 11, destiny 3, path 11. I recognize being stuck in the negative side on them at times and would appreciate some guidance in where to begin. I will get the 10 light bodies book to start educating myself, and will appreciate your suggestions for yoga sets/mantras and a book or cd recommendation to learn how to begin doing them. Thank you for the time you take with everyone’s questions here, mine included. I am excited about this, thank you for your article, I am so grateful I was drawn to it. And, also, how does one get a spiritual name? Carol

    1. Ramdesh Kaur

      There’s a link at the bottom on this article to a url where you can apply for your spiritual name! Blessings, Carol!

  20. Karen

    Wow. What an amazing breath work/meditation! 16 minutes of Sat Nam Wahayguru, and my whole body is buzzing.

    It kick-started reiki healing. By the end of it, I felt very centred.

    Thank you!

  21. Nancy Grady

    Sat Nam!

    I just retired from teaching 34 years and I’m wondering what would be a great next step for me

    These are my #’s:

    Soul of 11
    Karma and Gift of 7
    Destiny & Path of 8
    Thanks for any light you shed on this. Sincerely, Siri Bani Kaur

  22. Karen

    Thank you so much for your kindness – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

    I’m still a newcomer to Kundalini Yoga, though you’re absolutely dead on: I love the breathwork and mantras. In fact, I was just going through the mantra instructions album I bought last night, and was listening to Sat Nam Wah Hay Guru when I thought I’d have another look at this article. Apparently, there really is no such thing as coincidence..!

    Also, I truly committed to daily meditation this week, and all sorts of resources have come my way (I even signed up for the Global Sadhana).

    Your advice is now in a document for me to print out and use this evening!

  23. Jiwan Shakti Kaur


    I’m so sorry to hear about your husband. I’m sending you prayers for healing blessings, light and love.

    You have a the ability to use and master the power of your positive mind to help you overcome your challenges. The 11 in the Gift position is Mastery and the 3 in the Destiny position means you have had the attribute of a strong positive mind with you for a long time. I suggest doing any yoga set that will help you strengthen your navel point (3rd Chakra). Because you also have the 3 in your Karma position and often experience the challenges of this number, your negative mind may take over often and overshadow all of the wonderful things that come along with being positive, thinking positive, serving others and seeing yourself equal to others no matter what.

    When dealing with unexpected tragedy, the negative mind may be in overdrive so I highly recommend balancing that 3 and using your give of mastery to conquer it and use it to help you get through these challenging times and heal.

    Sat Nam

  24. Jiwan Shakti Kaur

    Patwant Kaur
    I am so sorry about your challenging times. I am saying prayers for you and sending you man blessings. Please know that these times of challenge work for us so we can learn and grow. You are subtle, calm and graceful and you will get through the current difficulties you are experiencing.

    What I can tell you right away, is to breathe deep. Use the power of the 8, Pranic Body to blow away the fear of change and the unknown you may be experiencing right now. Because the 8 is in your destiny position, you have been developing it over many lifetimes. In other words, you know how to use it and use it well. Any pranayama mediation would be great for you right now. I would suggest at least 5 minutes of breath of fire every morning. Also long, slow breathing would be great to help you manage any stress that is coming up for you. Try to inhale a count of 20, hold the breath for 20, and then extend the exhale for a count of 20. This 1 minute breath works wonders to calm and clear your mind. If 20 seconds is too long, start lower and try to work up to it. :)

    You have mastery in your chart with the 11 in the Karma position and the 9 in your path. You may not always connect with your ability to be the master in the physical realm. However, use the breath and your ability to shine brightly (7 in the gift position) to see yourself as the master and move through any doubts. You can master anything, especially, the issues you are facing now. With the 9 (subtle body) in your path, you are fully fulfilled when you are calm, graceful, and subtle. You are also able to show others how to embody these qualities. Drawn on that inner calm to help you at this time.

    Yes, please get one of the great books here in Spirit Voyage to help you dig deeper on to sets and meditations to help you!

    Sat Nam

  25. Jiwan Shakti Kaur


    Having the 8 in the Destiny position means that you have a talent for using the breath to combat fear and blocks that has been with you for many lifetimes. I highly recommend doing pranayama on a daily basis to help you move through these fears. That, in combination with the 7 in the Gift position representing your connection to spirit and the ability to use the power of prayer will help you move through any feelings of being paralyzed.

    Sat Nam

  26. Jiwan Shakti Kaur

    Dharamdeep Kaur,

    Let me think about that one. I haven’t had a lot of experience working with couple’s numerology but I’m sure there is something to that. Most partnerships support and challenge each other in certain ways. Right?! :) Now the numbers seem to be confirming that for you guys so that’s very cool. Thanks for getting my wheels turning about this, I’m going to research it more. 

    Maybe you can both try out a mediation together and support each other in a 40 day practice that will strengthen one of your talents or balance one of your weaknesses that you share. For instance, you have a 1 in the Gift position and he has a 1 in the Destiny position. Maybe you can do a meditation that strengthens the 1st Chakra and Soul Body.

    Sat Nam

  27. Sariah Jiwan Shakti Kaur


    Having the 8 in the Destiny position means that you have a talent for using the breath to combat fear and blocks that has been with you for many lifetimes. I highly recommend doing pranayama on a daily basis to help you move through these fears. That, in combination with the 7 in the Gift position representing your connection to spirit and the ability to use the power of prayer will help you move through any feelings of being paralyzed. One of my favorite Pranayama mediations is “Breath of 10″. Here’s how to do it:

    – Sit in a comfortable cross legged position (easy pose)

    – Bring your hands in prayer mudra (mudra is a hand position) at the heart center and
    apply a little pressure at your sternum area with your folded hands by pressing them in to your chest.

    – Sit up with a straight spine, close your eyes and focus them at the third eye point and start doing some long deep breathing in through the nose and out through the nose. As you inhale, feel the belly expand with air and as you exhale, feel the belly collapse back towards the spine.

    – Next you will chant the mantra ong namo guru dev namo 3 x.

    – Then, hold your hands like you are going to clap them at your navel point keeping about 5 inches between them. Inhale 5 parts through the nose and exhale 5 parts through the mouth. Each time you take a breath in or exhale a breath out, you draw your hands back and bring them forward like you are going to clap them but stopping where there is that 5 inches between them. This should be a fast sharp movement done with intention.

    – You want to do this for a full 16 mins if you can. To start you can try 11 but I think you will be able to do the 16. I say mantra to myself on each breath to help me keep my focus and from my mind wondering. So its like this..

    There are 5 breaths in and out right? So 5 syllables.. 1. Sat 2. Nam 3. Wah 4. Hey 5. Guru.. say these in your mind as your inhale each part and exhale each part. I’ve also attached a sound clip for that so you know what it sounds like.

    Mantra is very very powerful. By chanting the sound vibration internally you are aligning yourself with the power and intention of the mantra. In this case.. the mantra means:

    Sat Nam = “Truth is my identity” Sat is truth.. Nam is identity or name. With this mantra you are tuning in to your inner truth
    Waheguru = Wow! God is amazing or the divine is amazing! With this mantra you are celebrating the awesome power of the divine in yourself and in everything.

    This breath work will help you open your heart and conquer fear. If you can do it every day for 40 days you will be feeling awesome! And then if you want you can do it as long as you want. It will also keep you young and extend your life.

    To end breath of 10 you want to inhale and press your hands up to your face and hold for a few seconds, exhale, inhale deep and press your hands to your heart center and hold, exhale, then inhale one more time and press your hands to your navel point. Each time you do this feeling the energy in your hands and in the area you are touching. Imagine healing and balance going in to those areas through your hands. Then bring your hands back in to prayer mudra and chant 3 long “Sat Nams”.

    You have all the tools you need to conquer your fear and doubt. Be strong, be the amazing being that you are and shine, shine, shine through all the funky stuff. The breath work will burn that all away.

  28. DeeJay

    Thank you for posting this article …
    Would you be able to help me interpret my numbers … March 28, 1956
    Karma Position = 3
    Soul Position = 10
    Gift = 11
    Destiny = 3
    Path = 7
    I lost my husband six months ago in a tragic accident and having a difficult time. Do these numbers indicate this difficulty … and … can I use these numbers in some way to heal?
    Blessings … DeeJay

  29. Dharamdeep Kaur

    Sat Nam and thank you for this article.

    I checked my numbers and compared them to my husband’s. Interestingly, we share the same numbers but one, only they’re not in the same positions.
    Karma: He 1, I 3, Soul: He 2, I 4, Gift: He 9, I 10, Destiny: He 10, I 2, Path: He 4, I 9.

    I guess, we somehow support and challenge each other at the same time – and that we lack some of the same qualities. But, generally speaking, what is your opinion on the issue ‘numbers and relationships’ and the way they’re mixed? (Could be another interesting article…)

    Thanks again,
    Dharamdeep Kaur

  30. Karen

    I’m rather astonished.

    Using this article and the numerology calculator on the 3HO site, I discovered that my Soul and Path = 11; Karma = 10; Gift = 7; and Destiny = 8.

    Looking at your chart and the 3HO calculator, it seems that my strengths are all the things that scare me most, paralyse me for fear of not being able to achieve them. I am working towards acceptance on a conscious level, and am very frustrated by the constant sense of overwhelm and fear that I know is holding me in its clutches. That these are the things that frighten me so tells me that they are the sources of my greatest power, and that embracing them would change my life.

    Now I have to find the best tools to do that.

  31. patwant kaur

    Hi Ramdesh Kaur, thank you so much for your book recommendation :) ,
    i´ll get it as soon as i can,
    all my blessings for you,
    Patwant Kaur

  32. catalina patwant kaur

    Dear Jiwan Shakti Kaur, I´ve got your answer on my e-mail, thank you very much!! it got me full of hope and got me calm and draw a smile on me.
    is there any book you can think for me?,
    all my blessing, thank´s for your lovely support,
    sat nam, Patwant Kaur

    1. Ramdesh Kaur
  33. catalina

    HI, I´ve read about numerology on the web site, and I got very hopefull about it, hopefull that it can help me on the difficult moment that i´m going trough, my marriage break up, and I ask for help about recomendations based on my numbers about kriyas, mantras, focus of certains chakras, or anything you can help me with.
    My birth date is 11/17/1979, means karma: 11, soul: 8, gift: 7, destiny: 8 and path: 9.
    All my blessings,

  34. Lauren Fields


    I’ve just begun my journey into the realm of Kundalini Yoga. I’m in a teacher training course now (not specifically for Kundalini, the course encompasses many styles) and I am going through so many soulful revelations right now that having some guidance about my path would be of tremendous benefit to me and my family.

    My birthday is 9/29/81. If I’ve done my math right that makes me Karma #9, my Soul #11, my Gift #9, my Destiny #10 and my Path #3. Any guidance or meditations you suggest would be a guiding light!

    Thank you for your insights!


    1. Ramdesh Kaur

      Sat nam Lauren! If you are interested in knowing about your own numerology more fully, I’d recommend that you invest in one of the numerology books. Ten Light Bodies of Consciousness is the one I use for myself, and i’m always finding myself checking it out and going into depth with the meditation and kriya suggested for the bodies. Make sure you strengthen your positive mind, since your path is a three. Blessings!

  35. catalina, patwant kaur

    Sat Nam Dear Jiwan Shakti Kaur!
    I´m a chilean kundalini yoga student. I was cheking the page and got amazed with numerology!!!! I would really aprecciate if you can help me with my numbers. I´m going trough a hard time now, me and my husband broked up about 5 months ago, and it´s been hard, we have had been together for 7 years, my heart is really in pain, and I really could use some advice and guides from the numbers. I feel very hopeless and sad somedays, and I can´t just let it go and get confidence about that the universe will be take care about the situation.
    My birth date is 11/17/1979, means karma: 11, soul: 8, gift: 7, destiny: 8 and path: 9.
    I ask you so bad for advice on kriyas, meditations and mantras, aswell about on which chakras should i put more focus on, and everything you can tell me to get more strenght, to search for the love inside and healing myself.
    Thank you a lot, best wishes for you, all my blessings, Sat nam,
    Patwant Kaur

  36. Manjinder Kaur

    Sat Nam Jiwan Shakti Kaur!

    That was all INCREDIBLY helpful! Thank you for taking the time out to do that. It was “so on the money!” I’ve always had a sense of some “weakness” in my lower chakras, so I will definitely focus on them more…Meditation has been my saving grace for keeping me grounded for the past few years. Be blessed!

    Much love & light to you,
    Manjinder Kaur

  37. Siri Sevak Kaur

    Dear Jiwan Shakti Kaur

    Thank you so much for this very interesting quick view!

    I got 7 in Soul, Path and Destiny – (2 in Karma 6 in Gift) Should I focus on Kriyas / meditations for the 7th Chakra and the Aura to “support” them?

    Sat Nam
    Siri Sevak Kaur

  38. Jennifer Pierre

    Hello Jiwan Shakti Kaur,

    My spiritual name is Manjinder Kaur. Thank you for this post. We have the same birth year and path number – yay! I’m sending you an email right NOW!

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