You may have chanted Sat Nam, one the most commonly used mantras in Kundalini Yoga, without realizing its profound meaning and transformative properties. Sat means truth and Nam means name. Together, Sat Nam essentially translates into something deeper: “I am truth,” or “Truth is my essence.”
Sat Nam is known as a seed mantra— a small but potent statement to which your internal environment will begin to blossom. Sat Nam is like a seed that begins to germinate inside of you. The vibration of a mantra shifts us on an atomic level. In particular, the vibration of Sat Nam initiates the journey to selfhood. Individual truth and universal truth become one and the same.
Sat Nam is about expressing your true identity, not only for the benefit of yourself but also for others. No one else can express the exact combination of frequencies that you do. You are connected to all there is—the vast universal truth. In an infinite universe, you are unique. For the universe to be complete, your vibration is needed.
When you chant Sat Nam, you are using the power of the spoken word, and you can begin to feel very unsettled by living in any other way but in your absolute truth. Speaking and living truth takes courage, but feeling your truth and repressing it is where the real threat is. When you chant Sat Nam from the heart, you will be emboldened to live no other way than from a place of authenticity.