“The action of acquiring insight into the future.” -Yogi Bhajan
The Bij Mantra, or seed mantra (Sa Ta Na Ma), helps join you with your destiny—the fulfilling life you are meant to live—and signifies the cycle of life. As a result of mastering this meditation, you will become conscious in thought and action. Your words will have the power to penetrate deeply. Your words will inspire and always represent the truth of a given situation. It is said that you can master this meditation in several sittings if you practice with total devotion. It is also said that when practiced on the eve of the full moon, this meditation has an especially powerful effect.
Sit in easy pose with a straight spine. Rest your wrists on your knees with the palms facing up. Place your hands in Gyan Mudra—catch the tip of your index finger with your thumb and keep the middle, ring, and little fingers straight. Lock the edges of your front teeth together; you may need to move your lower jaw forward to align the upper and lower rows of teeth. Gently focus your eyes on the tip of your nose. Your tongue touches the upper palate in a relaxed way; it should happen automatically after approximately one minute of meditation.
Mentally project the mantra Sa Ta Na Ma (all “a’s” are pronounced as the “a” in “father”) out from your third eye. Concentrate on creating a powerful projection and internal harmony. The minimum time suggested for this meditation is 15 minutes, and you may build up to 31 minutes. (Then, to master this meditation, you can slowly build your time to 1½ hours at a sitting.) When you finish the meditation, relax, and send out blessings for peace.
Sa – totality, life
Ta – creation, birth
Na – death, transition
Ma – rebirth
© The Teachings of Yogi Bhajan
Reprinted from Aquarian Times, Summer 2003