The Most Powerful Mantra: "SA TA NA MA" - Mondays with Maya

The Most Powerful Mantra: "SA TA NA MA" - Mondays with Maya

Kundalini yoga has a lot of very powerful tools to help you change your life and one of these is something that I swear by; the Kirtan Kriya mantra, "SA TA NA MA". Click on the image below to learn more. 

The Most Powerful Mantra: "SA TA NA MA" - Mondays with Maya

The literal meaning of this mantra is - SA: Infinity, TA: Life, NA: Death, MA: Rebirth. This mantra translates to shedding the old you, and becoming who you were meant to be; your true self. It's also known to calm you down and increase serotonin so it's perfect for anyone with stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Studies conducted on the effect of this mantra showed considerable positive brain activity and improvement on those with Alzheimer's, chronic insomnia, and other diseases.

The book that I mention in the video above with all the scientific research that backs this theory is How God Changes Your Brain, and you can get it here:


Kirtan means song and Kriya means action, so the "SA TA NA MA" mantra has a specific exercise that goes along with it to get the maximum benefit. Here's how you do it: 

  1. Sit in a comfortable position with the hands resting on the knees, palms facing up.
  2. Spine straight, eyes closed, breathing deeply.
  3. Starting with the first syllable (SA), bring the index finger to meet the thumb of each hand, and with every consecutive syllable, change the fingers to meet the thumb, (SA = index finger, TA = middle finger, NA = ring finger, MA = little finger) and repeat. 
  4. Continue for as long as it feels comfortable, for 1, 3 or 7 minutes, working your way up to 12 or even 30 minutes if you can, for maximum benefit. 

This is a Kriya mantra that you want in your life. Try it for a while, form a habit, and let me know how you feel after. It changed my life and I'm sure it will yours. 

Comment below or connect with me on social media and let me know how you get on or if you have any questions. And if you are already familiar with this mantra, don't forget to forward this to someone who will benefit!

Lots of love

Maya x

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