Ong namo guroo dayv namo (x3)
The adi mantra is used to tune in before kundalini yoga classes, to centre us in the higher self, and to spiritually guide both the teacher and the students during the class.
I bow to the subtle divine wisdom, the divine teacher within. An ancient yogic mantra which allows the chanter to relate instantly to the divine teacher within. Adi means primal or first and mantra means the creative mental projection using sound. It is used to tune in before kundalini yoga classes, to centre us in the higher self, and to spiritually guide both the teacher and the students during the class.
Aad guray nameh, jugaad guray nameh, sat guray nameh, siree guroo dav-ay nameh (x3)
(A mangala charan mantra)
This mantra can be said directly after the adi mantra as a protective mantra.
I bow to the primal wisdom. I bow to the wisdom true through the ages. I bow to the true wisdom. I bow to the great unseen wisdom.
Sat Nam (x3)
This is probably the most widely used mantra in the practise of kundalini yoga. Sat means truth-the reality of one’s existence. Naam means the identity. It is the bij (or seed) mantra. Within the seed is contained all the knowledge of the fully grown tree. The essence or seed is the identity of truth embodied in condensed form. Chanting this mantra awakens the soul and gives you your destiny. This mantra balances the five elements (tattvas).
Translations taken from the KRI International teacher training manual Level 1.