SA TA NA MA – Heather Houston
A mantra from the Kundalini tradition. The sounds comes from one of the oldest mantras Sat Nam which means “my true essence” or “true identity” and are designed to be uplifting. There are many interpretations for each of the sounds, one being that there is no meaning to the sounds at all, but simply a vibration, and a stimulation of 84 acupressure points in the palate of the mouth which occurs when singing and whispering the words. Other translations of the sounds are:
SA is birth, the beginning, infinity, the totality of everything that ever was, is, or will be.
TA is life, existence, and creativity which manifests from infinity.
NA is death, change, and the transformation of consciousness.
MA is rebirth, regeneration, and resurrection which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.
The connection of the tip of the thumb and the tip of the index finger (the Jupiter finger), held while chanting SA.
It is believed that the connection of the thumb and first finger brings us knowledge, expands our field possibilities and releases us from limitations.
The connection of the two is said to increase the air element within the body creating positive effects on the emotions, empowering the nervous system, stimulating the pituitary gland and the entire endocrine gland system.
Shuni Mudra – (Akaash Vardhak)
The connection of the tip of the thumb and the tip of the middle finger (the Saturn finger), held while chanting TA.
It is believed that the connection of the thumb and middle finger give us patience, wisdom and purity.
The connection of the two is said to increase the ether or space element within the body, creating positive effects on our thoughts and intuition. It is also believed to detoxify the body through elimination and relieve a variety of congestions.
Surya Mudra – (Ravi Mudra & Prithvi Vardahk)
Na Mudra (hand movement)
The connection of the tip of the thumb and the tip of the ring finger (the Uranus or Sun finger), held while chanting NA.
It is believed that the connection of the thumb and ring finger brings us vitality and aliveness.
The connection of the two is said to increase the earth element within the body while at the same time decreasing the fire element. This creates positive effects on our bodily tissues such as bones, muscles, tendons and inner organs. It is said to increase endurance, strength and vitality.
Buddhi Mudra – (Jal Vardhak)
The connection of the tip of the thumb and the tip of the pinky finger (the Mercury finger), held while chanting MA.
It is believed that the connection of the thumb and pinky finger aids clear communication.
The connection of the two is said to reduce the water element within the body. This helps to reduce challenges of excessive hormones, and water retention. It decreases watery eyes, runny noses and loose bowels.
Research also shows that by using the Hand mudras in conjunction with the sounds improves blood flow to areas in the brain that control motor sensory and memory.
SA TA NA MA
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