Ashtanga Yoga Chants

 

Opening Mantra

opening-sanskrit

Om Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai

Abahu Purushakaram Shankhacakrsi Dharinam Sahasra Sirasam Svetam Pranamami Patanjalim Om

Om

I bow to the lotus feet of the Supreme Guru which awaken insight into the happiness of pure Being, which are the refuge, the jungle physician, who eliminates the delusion caused by the poison of Samsara (conditioned existence).

I prostrate before the sage Patanjali who has thousands of radiant, white heads (as the divine serpent, Ananta) and who has, as far as his arms, assumed the form of a man holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (discus of light or infinite time) and a sword (discrimination).

Om

   

Mangala Mantra (Closing Chant)

  closing-sanskrit

Om

Svasthi Praja Bhyaha Pari Pala Yantam Nya Yena Margena Mahim Mahishaha Go Brahmanebhyaha Shubamastu Nityam Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Om

May the rulers of the earth keep to the path of virtue For protecting the welfare of all generations. May divinity and erudition be glorified May all beings in all worlds be happy and free Om peace, peace, perfect peace