Daily Morning Sadhana

Join us every morning on Zoom for 31 minutes of meditation. Sign up online to receive the link. June 1 to July 10.

In the Kundalini Yoga tradition, there’s a very powerful healing meditation that can be chanted for anywhere between 11 and 31 minutes to send healing to friends, family, ourselves, or anyone who needs it. It can be practiced individually or in a group, and can be done daily to heighten the energetic effects.

Through the power of this meditation, we generate light, love and peace. In a country plagued by disease, racial violence, and financial inequality, manifesting peace and healing is an important first step.

This does not replace the need to act against injustice – but it’s a chance to build community and find support during these challenging times.

Join us online every morning at 6:25 am to chant Ra Ma Da Sa for healing.

This Sadhana will be self-initiated and will be practiced with no introduction or explanation. We’ll tune in at 6:25 am, to be done by 7 am daily. Some days we’ll play music, some days we’ll chant acapella with the original tune. You can familiarize yourself with this meditation below or link here.

 

Meditation details:

Posture: Sit in Easy Pose (sitting on the floor, with legs crossed) or in a chair with feet planted firmly on the ground, with the spine straight, and a light Neck Lock applied (chin pulled back slightly).

Mudra: The mudra (hand position) is most important. The elbows are bent down by the sides, and are tucked comfortably but firmly against the ribs. The forearms are almost perpendicular to the floor, with the hands extended out at a 45 degree angle from the center of the body. Most importantly, the palms are perfectly flat, facing up, hands bent back at the wrists. You should feel a pull in the lowest part of your forearm as you almost hyper-extend your wrist to make the palms flat. (This tends to be the most challenging part of the meditation so it is important not to let the hands relax out of the position.) The fingers are kept side by side, except that the thumb is spread from the other four fingers.

Eyes: Eyes are closed.

Mantra: This mantra consists of 8 basic sounds:

Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung

Translation:

Ra – Sun

Ma – Moon

Daa – Earth

Saa – Impersonal Infinity

Saa Say – Totality of Infinity

So – Personal sense of merger and identity

Hung – The infinite, vibrating and real.

This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It is important to pull the navel point powerfully on the first Sa and on Hung. Note that the word Hung is not long and drawn out. Rather, it is clipped off forcefully as you pull in the navel. Chant one complete cycle of the entire mantra with each breath. Then deeply inhale and repeat. Remember to move the mouth precisely with each sound. Try to feel the resonance in the mouth and in the sinus area.

Mental Focus: You can choose to mentally visualize the person or persons that you are wanting to heal, as you send this energy to them for their well­-being.

Link to full explanation here.

Music can be downloaded here or played on Spotify to practice on your own for 11 minutes. For the 31 minute version, we’ll use Mirabai Ceiba‘s recording.