Sa Ta Na Ma: Meaning & Benefits

What are the meanings and benefits of the Sa Ta Na Ma mantra?


Sa Ta Na Ma mantra is a Kundalini Yoga mantra, and it is used to break habits and behavioral patterns, balance the 5 elements in the body, synchronize the two hemispheres of the brain, and help you to realize your destiny in this lifetime.

This mantra is considered one of the most important mantras in Kundalini Yoga.

These sounds come from one of the oldest mantras, ”Sat Nam,” which translates as “true identity” or “my true essence,” and are designed to be uplifting.

Sa Ta Na Ma mantra meaning:

This mantra is composed of five sounds – S, T, N, M, and A.

  • Sa represents the infinity, beginning, the totality of everything that ever was.
  • Ta represents existence, life, and the creativity that manifests from Sa.
  • Na represents decomposition, death, change, and transformation.
  • Ma represents regeneration, rebirth, and resurrection to Sa.

sa ta na ma meaningPracticing Sa Ta Na Ma mantra meditation benefits:

“The mantra is so primal that its impact on our psyche is like splitting an atom. The power of this Kundalini mantra comes from the fact that it rearranges the subconscious mind at the most elementary level. The mantra has the power to break habits and addictions because it accesses the level of the mind where habits are created.” – Guru Ratana

Practicing this meditation stimulates the nerve endings in the fingertips, therefore, it stimulates and balances the left and right hemispheres of the brain.

The right brain controls the left hand, and the left brain controls the right hand.

This positively changes your usual habits and works through insecurities.what does satanama mean

Other health benefits include:

  • Creates emotional balance.
  • Eliminates the feeling of brain fog.
  • Improves cognitive functions.
  • Grants tranquility and peace.
  • Stimulates and balances the pineal (Ajna chakra) and pituitary (Sahasrara chakra) glands in the brain.
  • Purifies the system of traumas and impressions.
  • Increases the awareness of one’s Divine Infinite Nature.
  • Helps to release the pain stored in our aura (pain body), the place we hold love relationship wounds.
  • Reduces physical diseases and improves the condition of Alzheimer’s patients.

“The side effects of practicing Kundalini Yoga meditation can be increased sensitivity and intense awareness. It’s not like Kundalini Yoga creates problems; on the contrary, it sheds light on the problems that have been there all along, just buried deep within the psyche.” – Hari Bhajan Singh

Kirtan Kriya – Kundalini Yoga mantra meditation for creating abundance

#1 Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in Sukhasana (easy) pose or on a chair with feet flat on the floor. Breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control the breath, and try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils.

#2 Close the eyes and focus on the brow point, which stimulates the third eye chakra. Envision a constant inflow of cosmic healing energy coming into your physical body through your Sahasrara chakra and moving down and out through the Ajna chakra. When the third eye is dormant, the mind goes out of balance, and feelings of emotional imbalance occur.

#3 Start to recite the mantra. While reciting the mantra, follow the next pattern:

  • Press the index finger + thumb for SA;
  • Press the middle finger + thumb for TA;
  • Press the ring finger + thumb for NA;
  • Press the little finger + thumb for MA.

#4 Recite the mantra for two minutes in an audible whisper and for three minutes mentally. Recite the mantra for two minutes in an audible whisper. Recite the mantra for two minutes out loud.

#5 Sit quietly and listen inside, hear the Kundalini mantra in your mind. Do not do the finger movements.

#6 Inhale deeply, raise the arms up in the air and vigorously shake the fingers and arms. You can involve the whole body and spine. Exhale deeply. This is an essential step of the mantra meditation as it helps move and release the energy in the body.

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31 minute Kirtan Kriya versionwhat does sa ta na ma mean

If you want a more profound experience, meditate with this mantra for 31 minutes. If you recite the mantra for 31 minutes, start by reciting it out loud for 5 minutes, then whisper it for 5 minutes, then say it to yourself silently for 11 minutes, whisper it again for 5 minutes, then finally recite the mantra out loud for the last 5 minutes.

Practice this meditation for a minimum of forty days.

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Tipsaa taa naa maa meaning

During this Kundalini Yoga mantra meditation, you may experience emotions. These can represent one of two things:

  • a present-moment experience of raw emotion from something happening now, which can be negative or positive;
  • undigested past negative emotions that are rising up to be processed.

This is part of the cleansing of the subconscious mind. Whatever you experience is okay. Allow the emotions to surface. Do not try to avoid or control your experiences. If you need support in this purification process, reach out to a trusted teacher to help you navigate the process of emotional healing.

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