Before practicing Kundalini Yoga, we bring the palms together at the chest and chant three times ONG NAMO GURU DEV NAMO (click here for a sound byte and here for more info) to set the energy, connect with the Golden Chain of teachers (Yogi Bhajan, guru Ram Das and more), invoke guidance and protection and attune to the special space of yoga practice. It is best to discover the way of chanting this with a teacher (refer Deepen Your Practice). At the end, we tune out with a song of blessing
“The Sun Shine Song” (In English and Zulu)
May the long time sun shine upon you
All love surround you
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.
Sengath’ ilanga lingakukhanyisela
‘Nkazimulo engaphakathi kuwe