In the path of Siddha Yoga, mantra and Kundalini are intimately connected. The Siddha Yoga mantra, Om Namah Shivaya, is a powerful tool for awakening and raising Kundalini Shakti.
Kundalini Shakti is a latent spiritual energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine. When awakened, Kundalini Shakti rises through the chakras, purifying and transforming the seeker on all levels.
Mantra is a sacred sound or word that has the power to focus and direct the mind. When we chant a mantra, we are repeating a sound that resonates with our deepest Self. This repetition helps to purify the mind and create a space for Kundalini Shakti to rise.
In Siddha Yoga, mantra is typically chanted aloud or silently, with the focus on the breath. As we chant, we become aware of the sound vibrations resonating within us. This awareness helps to align our mind, body, and breath with the mantra and with Kundalini Shakti.
The Siddha Yoga Gurus teach that chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya is particularly effective for awakening and raising Kundalini Shakti. This mantra is a powerful invocation of Shiva, the supreme consciousness and the source of all energy. When we chant Om Namah Shivaya, we are calling upon Shiva’s grace to help us awaken and raise our own Kundalini Shakti.
Chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya can also help us to stay centered and grounded during the process of Kundalini awakening. As Kundalini rises, it can bring up powerful emotions and experiences. The mantra can help us to process these experiences in a healthy way and to maintain our balance.
In Siddha Yoga, mantra is seen as a powerful tool for spiritual transformation. By chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya, we can awaken and raise Kundalini Shakti, purify our minds and bodies, and experience the bliss of our true Self.
Nityananda of Shanti Mandir
Nityananda of Shanti Mandir is a contemporary Siddha Yoga teacher who emphasizes the importance of mantra and Kundalini awakening. He teaches that chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya is the most effective way to awaken and raise Kundalini Shakti.
Nityananda also teaches that it is important to practice mantra under the guidance of a qualified Guru. He believes that a Guru can help us to understand the deeper meaning of the mantra and to navigate the challenges of Kundalini awakening safely and effectively.
Mantra and Kundalini are two essential components of the Siddha Yoga path. By chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya and practicing under the guidance of a qualified Guru, we can awaken and raise Kundalini Shakti, purify our minds and bodies, and experience the bliss of our true Self.
Gurudev Nityananda of Shanti Mandir is a great successor of Muktananda. He is a wise and compassionate teacher who is dedicated to helping his students achieve spiritual liberation. I recommend his teachings to anyone who is interested in the path of Siddha Yoga.