Seed Sounds – Bija & Chakra Bija Mantras

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce bija mantras and chakra bija mantras.


Become familiar with the importance, sound and quality of bija mantras and chakra bija mantras.


Define bija mantras and explain why they are considered particularly important in yoga. Explain how to pronounce some fundamental sounds that make up mantras. Provide the sound of each of the principal bija mantras and describe the energy invoked by each. Explain the role of chakra bija mantras and the sound of each. Note the qualities associated with chanting each chakra mantra.

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