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Sat Nam Explained

We use the mantra, Sat Nam, often in our Kundalini Yoga practice. During the practice it helps to manage racing thoughts and bring your mind back to the present moment together with your breath and the movement, we silently vibrate “Sat” on every inhale and “Nam” on every exhale. To close the class we chant Sat Nam three times.

This mantra cultivates courage and living your truth.

In the ancient Sikh language called Gurmukhi, Sat means truth. Nam means name. Together, Sat Nam essentially translates into something deeper: “I am truth,” or “Truth is my identity.” Sat Nam is known as a bija (seed) mantra— a one-syllable sound that activates the chakras. The vibration of a mantra shifts us on an atomic level. In particular, the vibration of Sat Nam initiates the journey to the true self. Individual truth and universal truth become one and the same.

"It is small and potent. Great things grow from it.” - Yogi Bhajan

Sat Nam is about expressing your true identity, not only for the benefit of yourself but also for others. No one else can express the exact combination of frequencies that you do. You are connected to the universe and you are unique.

It takes courage to live your truth. To stand tall in who you are, sometimes against the expectations of your family, society and outside influences. Chanting Sat Nam aligns you to your true self and strengthens that connection. When Sat Nam begins to manifest in your life, you become more aware of choices you may make that don't align with your true self. When you chant Sat Nam from the heart, you break through the fear in your mind and connect fully with your true identity.

Sat Nam is a universal mantra that can be practised no matter what your religion or belief systems are.

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