The Kundalini Yoga tradition incorporates sacred mantras into daily practice. We often chant a Sikh mantra specifically for Protection. The first four lines of Guru Arjan’s epic poem, Sukhmani Sahib. (Many gifted musicians offer recordings. Here’s a link to a version from my teacher, Snatam Kaur.) A note from my training in studying Gurmukhi mantras:

“This is a mantra which clears the clouds of doubt and opens us to guidance and protection. It surrounds the magnetic field with protective light.”

I recommend chanting this alone before a challenging conversation begins, or, if the other person is interested, chanting together.

[Photo descriptions: Mangala Charn Mantra, featured photo at top, lettered in Gurmukhi, below: transliteration/translation lettered in green calligraphy with Gurmukhi border of word ‘nameh’ (I bow.)]


Chanting for three minutes, or even just three rounds, can bring a welcome and surprising change in your energy and perspectives. If you enjoy chanting, consider a longer daily practice of 11, 22, 31 or 62 minutes.

Many traditions offer singing and chanting for healing. The physiological effects of this enjoyable practice enhance all aspects of being.