Kirtan Kriya

The Ritual

  1. Begin your session by sitting cross-legged on the floor or seated upright in a straight-backed chair. Rest your hands on your knees with palms facing upwards.

  2. Chant the syllables Sa, Ta, Na, Ma - lengthen the ending of each sound.

  3. Touch your index fingertip to the tip of your thumb as you chant Sa(ah).
    Touch your middle fingertip to the tip of your thumb as you chant Ta(ah).
    Touch your ring fingertip to the tip of your thumb as you chant Na(ah).
    Touch your pinky tip to the tip of your thumb as you chant Ma(ah).

  4. Do the finger movements above as you chant the following sequence:
    Chant Sa, Ta, Na, Ma out loud for 2 minutes
    Chant Sa, Ta, Na, Ma in a whisper for 2 minutes
    Chant Sa, Ta, Na, Ma in silence for 4 minutes
    Chant Sa, Ta, Na, Ma in a whisper for 2 minutes
    Chant Sa, Ta, Na, Ma out loud for 2 minutes

    I prefer to chant with this track: Kirtan Kriya "SA TA NA MA (6 version)" By Tera Naam, which you can find on itunes or spotify.

The Benefits

▲  Balances the mind
▲  Boosts memory function
▲  Reduces stress & anxiety
▲  Improves quality of sleep
▲  Assists with alleviating depression

Mudra Meanings

☾  SA (EARTH) - the beginning, infinity, the totality of everything that ever was, is or will be.
☾  TA (ETHER) - life, existence and creativity 
      that manifests from infinity.
☾  NA (AIR) - death, change and the transformation of consciousness.
☾  MA (WATER) - rebirth, regeneration + resurrection, which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.