The Adi Shakti Mantra is an ashtang, or eight-fold, meditation and is also known as the Long Ek Ong Kars or Morning Call. This mantra is a corner stone to the Aquarian Sadhana and kundalini yoga as a whole. Chanting and meditating on this mantra is a very powerful experience. I have had the privilege of experiencing this mantra in the Aquarian Sadhana with a group and alone, as a whole morning sadhana for two and a half hours with my sangat, and I have practiced it as my personal sadhana for thirty-one minutes a day. The eight parts of the Adi Shakti Mantra each carry a powerful vibration that adds to the whole experience. When Yogi Bhajan began teaching kundalini yoga in the states, he taught this mantra as the original morning sadhana to awaken the kundalini energy and unite one’s self with the Universal self.
Ek Ong Kar Sat Nam Siri Wahey Guru
One creator created this creation. Truth is His Name. Great Beyond description is his infinite wisdom.
- ek ong kar – one creator with the creation, we are one with the divine
- sat nam – truth is my identity, the divine truth that god is within me is the fabric of my being
- siri – great, greatness
- wahey – wow what ecstasy
- guru – the journey from light to dark, ignorance to wisdom
- siri wahey guru – how great is ecstasy of this truth, this journey from dark to light
How is it practiced?
Seated in easy pose and with hand in gyan mudra. Focus is on the third-eye with eye lids shut.
Taking a deep breath in to recite the mantra with a 2.5 breath pattern
- inhale 1: Ek Ong-Kar – Ek is emphasized with the diaphragm and quick – Ong is elongated for over half the breath and ties right into Kar to finish the first breath completely
- inhale 2: Sat Nam, Siri – Sat is emphasized with the diaphragm and quick – Nam is elongated for over half the breath, Siri is pushed out with the very last of the second breath
- short inhale: Wahey Guru – Wa is emphasized with the diaphragm and is quick – Hey is elongated for over half the breath – Guru is the last portion
How Long Should You Practice For?
This meditation can be practiced for three minutes to two and a half hours. My recommendation is to start with 3, 7, or 11 minutes and build up from there. Three minutes is just the right amount of time to get the hang of the rhythm of the mantra, seven minutes is the amount of time spent chanting the mantra during Aquarian Sadhana, and eleven minutes is enough time to feel the mantra in your heart. Below I am including a quick guide that compares meditation times to their effects on the mind and body. These are guidelines and might be differ slightly from individual to individual.
|3 min.||affects the EM field/aura and blood circulation|
|11 min.||affects the nervous and glandular system|
|22 min.||balances the three minds as they begin to work together|
|31 min.||allows breath, glands, and concentration from the meditation to affect the cells and rhythms, of the body.|
|62 min.||affects the gray matter of the brain, this is where the shadow self and the outer self, begin to merge|
|2.5 hours.||changes the psyche, hold the subconscious firmly in its new pattern|
What are the benefits of this Mantra?
1. It initiates the kundalini energy dormant in the body
Kundalini energy is soul energy/creative energy/god/divine energy. It usually lies dormant, coiled, at the base of the spine behind the navel center. The navel center being the etheric place about two to three fingers down from your natural navel. With breath control and physically activating the navel center the kundalini is able to rise through the bodies energy channels to reach the third-eye and blossom at the crown chakra as the thousand petal lotus.
2. The Adi Shakti Mantra begins the relationship between our soul and the universal soul
In the process of raising the kundalini through the body and finally blossoming at the crown, we connect ourselves to the greater consciousness. As we continue to raise our kundalini, we raise our total awareness for all within ourselves and beyond ourselves. It is advised to practice this with a sangat, or a group of people meditating and practicing together, this amplifies the effects of this mantra and assists in the journey from individual consciousness to group consciousness and ultimately God/Universal Consciousness.
3. Makes your heart’s desire known to the universe
A sutra for the Aquarian Age – vibrate the cosmos and they shall clear the way. This manta allows for the heart’s desire to be known by the universe. Even if you do not know what it is, or are unclear this mantra has the power to cut through all of that. While getting to know the feelings of Universal Consciousness we realize that the Divine is within us and that is our truth, making ourselves clear out the things that block our growth, water those things that nurture us, and assists in getting clear with what we want and why.
Interested in practicing alongside me? Here are two videos, the begin with tuning in, chanting the Long Ek Ong Kars, and end with a 7-Wave Sat Nam to seal the practice.
I have had wonderful experiences with this mantra and practice. I hope you enjoy the journey and all that is has to offer.
Peace to All, Love to All, Light to All,
Tiaga Harprem Singh