This mantra taps into the energies of the sun, moon, earth, and the Infinite Spirit to bring deep healing. It can be chanted to heal the self or to send healing energy to anyone you wish. It holds within it eight sounds that stimulate the Kundalini flow within the central channel of the spine for healing, bringing balance into the core of our energetic body and flooding it with a new revitalized energy.
Sit in an Easy Pose with a straight spine, and a light Neck Lock. Have the elbows tucked comfortably against the ribs. Extend the forearms out at a 45-degree angle out from the center of the body. The palms are flat but not rigid, facing up, the wrists pulled back, fingers together. Consciously keep the palms flat during the meditation. Sing the Siri Gaitri mantra, which consists of eight basic sounds: Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung. You may sing a capella or use a musical version to chant along with. We have provided a version by Snatam Kaur, but there are many to choose from. Pull in the Navel Point powerfully on the sound Hung. Forcefully clip off the sound Hung as you pull in the navel. Chant one complete cycle of the mantra on a single breath. Then inhale deeply and repeat. Move the mouth fully with each sound. Feel the resonance in the mouth and the sinus areas. Let your mind concentrate on the qualities that are evoked by the combination of sounds.
Continue chanting for 11 to 31 minutes.
Inhale deeply and hold the breath as you offer a healing prayer, visualizing the person you wish to heal (including yourself) as being healthy, radiant, and strong. Imagine the person completely engulfed in healing white light, completely healed. Then exhale and inhale deeply again, hold the breath and offer your prayer. Then, lift your arms up high and vigorously shake out your hands and fingers.
Ra – Sun
Ma – Moon
Daa – Earth
Saa – Impersonal Infinity
Saa Say – Totality of Infinity
So – Personal sense of merger and identity
Hung – The infinite, vibrating and real.
This instructional video on the Ra Ma Da Sa meditation is provided by Kundalini Research Institute:
Listen to Ra Ma Da Sa
Here is a musical version by Snatam Kaur:
These additional versions of Ra Ma Da Sa are also available to stream from the SikhNet Gurbani Media Center: