ASHTANGA YOGA BASICS

ASHTANGA YOGA CHANTS

OPENING MANTRA

vande gurūṇām caraṇāravinde

sandarśita svātmasukhāvabodhe

niḥśreyase jāṅgalikāyamāne

saṁsāra hālāhala mohaśāntyai

ābāhu puruṣākāraṃ

śaṅkhacakrāsi dhāriṇam

sahasra śirasaṃ śvetaṃ

praṇamāmi patañjalim

CLOSING MANTRA

svasti prajābhyaḥ paripālayantāṃ

nyāyena mārgeṇa mahīṃ mahīśāḥ

gobrāhmaṇe bhyaḥ śubhamastu nityaṃ

lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu

śānti śānti śāntiḥ

Opening Mantra

Meaning & Translation

Closing Mantra

Meaning & Translation

The Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra is sung in two variants: in Call-n-Respond mode or in shared mode.

In Call-n-Respond mode, the teacher sings the Opening Mantra OMs. The group joins the OM. Afterwards, the teacher sings part of the opening mantra, which the group then sings.

In the common mode, the teacher also sings the opening mantra by singing the OM and the group enters the mantra with the OM. The mantra is then sung together. At AYRF we sing in common mode.

ASHTANGA YOGA FUNDAMENTALS

5x Sun Salutation A – Surya Namaskara A

5x Sun Salutation B – Surya Namaskara B

Ashtanga Yoga Fundamentals
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Ashtanga Yoga Fundamentals
(Chris)

In order to understand the fundamentals from the ground up (practice & theory), I regularly offer an associated workshop, which in my opinion everyone should attend once: FUNDAMENTALS Workshop.

MEANING OF A-U-M / OM / ॐ

A-U-M, stands for the trinity (three-unit) of states of consciousness: Waking state, dream state & deep sleep. But it also stands for the three deities Brahman (Creator), Shiva (Destroyer) & Vishnu (Sustainer). ॐ always includes a fourth state of consciousness: the experience of perfect unity (enlightenment).