My mama Kristina and I have recently completed a 40 day challenge with the Sa Ta Na Ma meditation. This powerful kundalini meditation uses mantra repetition and mudras (hand movements) and is known as the meditation for TRANSFORMATION. The mantra is known to move through different levels of consciousness when repeating the mantra out loud, in a whisper and in silence.
It also has the following benefits:
The aim was to go 40 consecutive days ensuring we dedicated the time daily to this practice. This meditation can be done in 12 minutes or 24 minutes.
This is the first time I have ever committed to a 40 day challenge. I have to admit, it wasn’t always easy, especially when we had a house full of people over the Christmas period. However, having a partner in crime, definitely helped! I also admit, that I missed three days over the new years period when I was hanging out with 9000 other people at a festival! Sitting quietly in my tent to meditate just wasn’t possible. I made up for it by doing it twice daily for a few days on my return home.
However, for the rest of the time, we were dedicated. What I took from this experience, is that dedication takes discipline and discipline requires you to draw on hidden strengths, and often you have to dig deep for this strength. If you persevere, you reap the benefits. And the more you reap these benefits, the easier discipline becomes.
This meditation has been powerful, the benefits are subtle, but perseverance of this has helped me to think more creatively and has given me courage to face my fears and move forward with a variety of endeavours. I intend to continue this practice as part of my daily sadhana (spiritual practice).
When I spoke to Kristina about the effects of this 40 day challenge, she commented that the regular practice of this meditation has made her much more aware of how thoughts and language travel through layers of consciousness before emerging in the form of speech. She is now taking this awareness into her day to day communication and noticing more meaningful dialog.
If you would like to find more information about the Sa Ta Na Ma meditation and how to practice it, Harjiwan has a great workbook with explanations.
This meditation for transformation also forms part of the Cultivating Compassion workshop which I am delivering in various locations on my travels. If you would like to experience the power of doing this meditation as part of a group, dates for upcoming workshops will be posted once they are confirmed.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts or any questions you may have.
Love Lili x