I’m getting married tomorrow morning!  I’ve finished my 40 day sadhana to prepare myself for marriage, and now I’m ready for my wedding day.  While many of the people around me are feeling the stress of last minute preparations and travel, I am keeping myself calm and grounded with yoga music.  Getting married is an exciting time, and a big life transition.  Yoga music in general, and several mantras in particular, will help the wedding day to go smoothly and the rest of our lives together start off well.

Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo:

The mantra “Ong Namo Guru Dev Namo” starts off all Kundalini yoga classes, and for good reason.  It connects us to the Golden Chain of Divine wisdom, which protects and blesses us in class and in our lives.  What a wonderful mantra to start off a marriage!  No one knows what ups and downs life will throw at them, but as long as a couple can stay connected to their own inner wisdom, they can navigate the seas of life together.  Jai-Jagdeesh’s Ong Namo Guru Deva” is one of my favorite things to listen to, as it combines her upbeat vocals with a meditative interlude.

I Am Thine by Jai-Jagdeesh

Guru Ram Das mantra:

Guru Ram Das is the Lord of miracles and healing.  The Guru Ram Das mantra, given by Yogi Bhajan, invokes a sacred space for healing and opens the door for miracles to come into your life.  Marriage is a miracle – the miracle of two people with completely different lives finding each other, and promising to walk through life together.  This mantra will definitely help to calm any pre-wedding nerves and bring the blessings of the Universe to your marriage.  There are so many beautiful versions to choose from.  Currently I am loving Jai-Jagdeesh’s version on her new album Of Heaven & Earth.

Of Heaven & Earth by Jai-Jagdeesh

Ardas Bhaee:

This is a mantra and a prayer at the same time.  Chanting this mantra will connect you to your soul – without you having to form the words for what you need, the universe will provide it.  On the day of the wedding, every wants things to go smoothly, for the food and the flowers to be lovely, and for everyone to have a nice time.  But more important are the unspoken prayers for a bountiful, beautiful, blissful life together.  Chant Ardas Bhaee and make manifest those prayers!  Again, Jai-Jagdeesh has a beautiful version on her new album Of Heaven & Earth, or you can use your own favorite version.

The Sweetest Nectar by Simrit Kaur has a lovely version of Ardas Bhaee

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