Long Ek Ong Kaur

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.

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The Mantra
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
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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.


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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.

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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

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The Adi Shakti Mantra – The Mantra of the Divine Feminine

Adi Shakti, Namo Namo

Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo

Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo

Kundalini Mata Shakti, Namo Namo

First Power, to you I bow.

All Surrounding Power, to you I bow.

Great Cosmic Power, to you I bow.

Kundalini, Mother Power, to you I bow.


Sat Nam,

I am offering knowledge dump on the Adi Shakti mantras. I will offer the mantra and its translation, followed by benefits of the mantra, and I will end with a reflection on my own practice and experience.

To Elevation and Alchemy,

THS


The Mantra and Translation:

The Adi Shakti Mantra is the Kundalini Shakti Mantra, or the Kundalini Power Mantra, because it calls out to the Divine Feminine that surrounds us and resides within each of us. In practice, the power is called out to three times and then we bow to that power.

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, Namo Namo

Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Sarab Shakti, Namo Namo

Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati, Namo, Namo

Kundalini, Mata Shakti, Mata Shakti, Namo, Namo

Adi Shakti – The First Power

“Adi” means first and “Shakti” means power. This is in reference to the primordial power, the power that existed at the beginning of time, the power of Creation itself. This creative force is seen as inherently feminine. It is the physical realm and body that are seen as masculine.

Sarab Shakti – All Encompassing Power

“Sarab” literally translates to all. So this portion calls out to the Divine Feminine that exists all around us and within each of us. The creative capabilities that exist.

Pritham Bhagvati – the Sword Wielding Goddess, Destroyer of Demons

Pritham Bhagvati refers to the Hindi Goddess Parvati. She is the Goddess of War and Destruction. She is the slayer of demon and clearer of the path. With her many arms and divine sword, she is able to liberate all those in suffering. We call out to this sense of power to help us cut through the Maya and the ego of the Self so that we might join the group consciousness and eventually the divine consciousness.

Kundalini, Mata Shakti – Creative Force, Mother Force

The kundalini energy is the energy of the soul. This is our center of creative force in our physical bodied. The kundalini is located just behind the navel center, about three fingers down from the belly button. This would also be the same area as the uterus in female bodied individuals. “Mata,” meaning mother, “Mata Shakti” calls out to our Divine Mother. The essence of creation that brought us into this iteration of life and our abilities to birth our own creations.

Namo, Namo: To you I bow.

This mantra is deeply devotional and should be practiced with reverence, gratitude, and love. With consistent practice these feelings should flow freely. This mantra has a beautiful lesson embedded – the lesson of surrender. In bowing before our sense of the divine we are able to release our burdens and inherit our birthright without any blockages.

The Benefits of Mantra:

  • This meditation has the power to free you from insecurities that block your growth and freedom
  • This mantra is deeply devotional and filled with love. This mantra can be very opening and healing for the heart center; especially for those that suffer from early childhood trauma or traumas involving female figures.
  • When recited as a prayer, this mantra is especially powerful for sisters, mothers, and other feminine figures in our lives.
  • This mantra helps embody the lessons and love in bowing to your sense of the Divine, and the Divine Feminine Mother.

My Reflection:

As I have said before, mantras are magic. For me, this was one of the game changers. I was introduced to this mantra during my Kundalini teacher training. We were on a luscious, four-day retreat in the beautiful Nevada City, California. If that doesn’t say spoiled enough, I had the privilege to be learning from Prabu Nam Kaur. She is such a powerful person and a beautiful example of worship, surrender, and bowing at the feet of the Guru.  We chanted this mantra for 31 minutes and I remember having such an intense emotional response. It was one of those deep emotional responses that seems to clear out the corners of the Self that have collected dust.

I feel very privileged to be able to offer a teaching on the Adi Shakti Mantra. Being a Two-Spirit individual, I have a balance of both masculine and feminine energies that can be seen as unique. I grew up hiding my true identity from my family and others around me and this built up resistance to the feminine aspects of my own identity. In recent years I have begun to embrace all of me more fully. This has been challenging, infuriating, freeing, and blissful and I do think that this mantra has played a huge part in my healing.

Additionally, this mantra is very supportive when it comes to healing trauma and healing women. I am a survivor and holder of trauma and have been actively working toward clearing and healing over the last, almost, three years. When I began the mantra practice I found myself confronted with a lot of pain and darkness associated with my history, and in specific, my history with my mothers. I have the honor of having a biological and step mother – each handed me many lessons, cases of trauma, and now, lasting friendships. I know that I have a long way to go in my recovery and that my relationship with my mothers is still healing and growing but I feel the ripples in this mantra. It was not a practice that stayed here just for me.

I began to use this mantra as a prayer for my mothers, sisters, friends, trans family, and students. I have been teaching at an all-girls school for the last two years and my aim has been to heal and elevate through alchemizing our trauma, fear and darkness into tools, power, wisdom, and light. It is said that there is nothing more powerful than the prayer of the beloved and living in a crumbling patriarchy, I have noticed that it can be difficult for women to get their due and to feel supported enough to flourish. This is how I play a part in combating that. Holding space for the Divine Feminine to flourish, nurturing my inner Goddess to inspire and guide others on that path as well.

Finally, it was through the practice of the Adi Shakti mantra that I learned what surrender meant. In the West, this idea of surrender has many negative connotations from being weak to letting others walk over you. Yet, when I was able to surrender to the divine, I have never felt more liberated and supported. When we are able to release our need for control we can inherit our birthright free of blockages. Our birthright to live happy, healthy, and blissful lives.