Friday, 8 May 2015

Adi Shakti Mantra

For those that have been to any of my workshops, over the years, or been at a festival with me, you have probably done this practise at some point. Adi Shakti Mantra and Mudra is one of my absolute favorites! So myself and Emma from Goddess Yoga  decided to finally get round to filming us practising the Mantra with the Mudras. Its actually quite hard to find videos of it!

  The Adi Shakti meditation and mudra practise is very liberating; it helps to clear paths towards our goals, in part, by helping us to release insecurity. It’s very positive, empowering, makes you feel great and is FUN. I tend to practise this before workshops, fayres where I’m working a stall and can generally over worry myself and be my own worst enemy.

The Adi Shakti Mantra tunes one into the frequency of the Divine Mother, and to the primal protective, generating energy. It is said that chanting it eliminates fears and fulfils desires. I appreciate this practise has a very feminine focus but this meditation plants the seed in the consciousness of every man and woman that the Adi Shakti is a force to be reckoned with.  She is. She exists. She moves. She sees. And She is in all of us.

Adi Shakti means, literally, the primal, first power. Feminine in its aspect, it divines the future—both known and unknown, and is the embodiment of creativity, balance, and completion. As a Priestess of Elen I love the betwixt time….dusk, dawn, equinoxes and the wild edges, it’s probably why I love this practice so much. I have written the translation as ‘I call upon’ but it can also be ‘I bow to’ depending upon intention.

Here are the words to the Mantra and below is the Video Emma and I filmed today. According to Kundalini lessons, this is best practised for 11 minutes and if you buy the music we used by Sada Sat Kaur - Angels' Waltz, which includes the Adi Shakti Mantra, its recorded for that amount of time.

Adi Shakti

Adi Shakti, Adi Shakti, 
Adi Shakti, Namo Namo
(I call upon the Primal Power)

Sarb Shakti, Sarb Shakti,
 Sarb Shakti, Namo Namo
(I call upon the all-encompassing Power and Energy)

Pritham Bhagvati, Pritham Bhagvati,
 Pritham Bhagvati, Namo Namo
(I call upon that which the Devine creates)

Kundalini Mata Shakti,
 Mata Shakti, Namo Namo
(I call upon the creative power of the Kundalini, the Divine Mother Power)