Mantra Pramatribhava

Definition - What does Mantra Pramatribhava mean?

Mantra pramatribhava is a state within a meditation practice where the breath becomes balled and arrives in the central channel for the rise of kundalini. From Sanskrit, mantra means “tool of thought” and pramatribhava refers to different meditative states.

Within a Kundalini yoga practice, the goal is to unlock kundalini energy through asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

Yogapedia explains Mantra Pramatribhava

When mantra pramatribhava is reached through meditation, the breath empowers kundalini energy to move from its seat at the base of the spine through the seven chakras. Kundalini yoga is also called the "yoga of awareness” and the primary aim of Kundalini yoga is to awaken the kundalini energy, which lies coiled, serpent-like, at the base of the spine.

The practice of meditation and chanting helps to raise the energy, and is usually completed after warming up the body and spine with an asana practice. When the state of mantra pramatribhava is reached through meditation, the rise of kundalini can begin.

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