"Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo"
Ong Namo -I bow to the subtle divine wisdom
Guru Dev Namo - I bow to the divine teacher within.
Yogi Bhajan taught this is ancient yogic mantra as a tool to relate instantly to the divine teacher within. Adi means primal or first. In Kundalini yoga, this is the first mantra that should be used for any yogic or meditative practice. It is used to tune in before Kundalini Yoga classes, to center us in the higher self, and to spiritually guide both the teacher and the students during the class.
FAVOURITE MUSIC FOR THIS MEDITATION:
There are so many great version of "Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo". Here are a few to start! Artist and album:
- Mirabai Ceiba: Awakened Earth CD.
- Snatam Kaur: Kundalini Remix - Yoga Mantras Revisited CD, Live In Concert CD, Grace CD.
- Gurunam Singh: The Journey Home CD
- Ram Singh: Mirror Of The Soul CD
ABOUT RACHEL SIRI ATMA KAUR:
Rachel is the co-founder and creative director of KOOSHOO. She is also a certified KRI Kundalini Yoga instructor, Khalsa Way Prenatal teacher and Yin Yoga teacher.
WHAT RACHEL IS WEARING:
Rachel is wearing the hand dyed Amrit Vela Shawl - one of KOOSHOO's original pieces. The shawl was hand dyed in a solar powered facility in downtown Los Angeles and the colors were inspired by the sacred Amrit Vela meditative hour before the dawn. This shawl is currently sold out (it may reappear at some point in future) though the 2nd generation Journey Shawls (12 outfits in 1) are a wonderful substitute.