Sanskrit Chanting for Yoga School

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					Sanskrit Chanting for Yoga School 1. Vowels a aa i ee u oo e ai o au am ah Om, may God protect and nourish us together, may we work together with energy and vigor, may our study be fruitful, may there be no dislike among us. Om, reverence to Shiva

1. Om saha na vavatu, saha nau bhunaktu Saha viryam karavavahai Tejas vi navadhitam astu Ma vidvisha vahai
A traditional invocation for beginning of a class or study.

2. Om namah Shivaya 3. Mahamritunjaya mantra Om tryambakam yajaamahe Sugandhim pushtivardanam Urvaa rukamiva bhandanan Mrityor mukshia ma amritat, Svaha

I salute three-eyed Lord Shiva, who nourishes all with health and vitality. May he separate me from death, and not from immortality, as a ripe fruit separates from the vine.

One of the great Vedic mantras; used to heal physical and mental ailments and the fear of death.

4. Patanjali invocation 5. Asato ma sadgamaya tamaso ma jyotir gamaya mrtyor ma amritam gamaya 6. Gayatri mantra Om bhur bhuva swaha Tat savitur varenyam Bhargo devasya dhimahi Dhyo yo na pracchodayat From untruth to truth, lead us from darkness to light, lead us from death to deathlessness, lead us Om – peace – peace - peace May earth and heaven attain the glory of Savitri, the sun, worthy of worship; may he illuminate and inspire our prayers.

Gayatri personifies the unchanging reality behind all appearance; her forms are morning – noon – afternoon – evening – night. You’ll hear “bhus” on the tape for “bhur” due to a convention for chanting.

7. Tvameva mata cha pita tvameva Tvameva bandhuscha sakha tvameva Tvameva vidya drvinam tvameva Tvameva sarvam mama deva deva

You alone are my mother and father You are my brother and companion You are my wisdom and my treasure You are everything, my shining one