Chanting this Mantra before the start of the class is to create healthy energy between teacher and student in the process of learning (practicing yoga) together full of enthusiasm and harmony.
OM SAHANA VAVATU MANTRA (Shanti Mantra)
OM Sahana Vavatu: OM, may we all be protected.
Sahanau Bhunaktu: May we all be nourished.
Saha Viryam Karavavahai: May we work together with great energy.
Tejasvi Navaditamastu: May our studies be enlightening.
Ma Vidishavahai: OM, peace (within),
OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi: peace (with each other), peace (universal).
OM Sahana Vavatu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
OM Shanti Shanti Shantihi
Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra
The Opening Prayer is a blessing of gratitude offered to the lineage of teachers and their students who have enabled this ancient practice to survive through thousands of years so that we can experience its benefits today. The recitation of this mantra cleanses the energy of the space we have chosen to practice yoga, as well as preparing the mind, body and emotions for the forthcoming Ashtanga sequence.
Om Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
Translation: 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, which eliminate the delusion caused by the poisonous herb 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
Ashtanga Closing Mantra
Brings the practice to peaceful end sealing in the work done ad offering the efforts of our yoga practice to improve the state of the world.
Om Svasthi Praja Bhyaha Pari Pala Yantam
Nya Yena Margena Mahim Mahishaha
Go Brahmanebhyaha Shubamastu Nityam
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi
Translation May the rulers of the earth keep to the path of virtue For protecting the welfare of all generations. May the religious, and all peoples be forever blessed, May all beings everywhere be happy and free Om peace, peace, perfect peace.