Mantras

Ashtanga Yoga Opening chant

OM
Vande Gurunam Caranaravinde
Sandarsita Svatma Sukhava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohasantyai
Abahu Purusakaram
Sankhacakrasi Dharinam
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
Pranamami Patanjalim
OM

I bow to the lotus feet of the Gurus,
The awakening happiness of one’s own Self revealed, Beyond better, acting like the jungle physician, Pacifying delusion, the poison of Samsara.
Taking the form of a man to the shoulders,
Holding a conch, a discus, and a sword,
One thousand heads, white,
To Patanjali, I salute.

Read about the meaning of this chant here.

Learn to recite it with Joey Miles here.


Ashtanga Yoga Closing Mantra

OM
Swasthi-praja bhyah
Pari parla yantam
Nya-yena margena mahi-mahishasha
Go-bramanebhyaha-shuhamastu-niyam
Lokaa-samastha sukhino bhavanthu
OM

OM
May prosperity be glorified.
May administrators rule the world with law and justice.
May all things that are sacred be protected.
And may the people of the world be happy and prosperous.
OM

Learn to recite it with Joey Miles here.


Teaching Mantra

OM
Saha Naav[au]-Avatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Naav[au]-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai
OM Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih

OM
May we be protected together
May we be nourished together
May we work together with energy and vigour
May our study be enlightening and luminous
and not giving rise to hostility or conflict of interest between us
Om
May there be peace within us. May there be peace between us. May there be peace around us

Listen to Deva Premal singing it here.


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