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Mantra

Mantra collection of Yoga

A mantra is a sacred verse or sound. Symbolically it represents a spiritual experience. A large Yoga Mantra collection with translations from Sanskrit

The most popular (mantra) consists of only letters: O-M! Yet there are numerous mantras which symbolize the spiritual background of Yoga. Traditionally, we open and close our Ashtanga practice with a mantra. Here you will find the most important mantras in their original Sanskrit writing as well as the word-by-word translation.

The Ashtanga Yoga Mantra opens the practice

A profound part of the tradition is the opening mantra that starts every Ashtanga practice. We salute this ancient tradition and Patanjali. more »

The Ananta Mantra, Adoration of Ananta, King of the Nagas

Krishnamacharya provided each of his students with their own personal mantra to be used at the start of each practice. BKS Iyengar honours Patanjali with these words and passes this mantra on to his students. more »

Paying homage to Patanjali

Krishnamacharya provided each of his students with their own personal mantra to be used at the start of each practice. TKV Desikachar honours Patanjali with these words and passes on the mantra on to his students. more »

Mangala Mantra –The closing mantra of the Ashtanga practice, which focuses on striving for peace.

With this traditional mantra of peace, we close every Ashtanga practice. The energy we created throughout the practice is sent into the world in form of love, light, and peace. more »

Gayatri Mantra – Bowing to Surya – the sun

Through the popular and ancient mantra of light, the Gayatri mantra from the Vedas, we bow to Surya – the sun – and ask for enlightenment. more »

Bhadram-Shanti-Mantra

Pattabhi-Jois’s favorite mantra is the Bhadram-Shanti-Mantra. With this mantra we spiritually focus on the Ashtanga practice in general and on the Surya Namaskaras in particular. more »

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