Ashtanga yoga (opening) Mantra

Om

  • Vande gurunam charanaravinde

I bow to the lotus Feet of the great teachers

  • sandarshita svatma sukhavabodhe

who uncover the true self and awaken happiness

  • Nih-sreyase jangali – kayamane

Like a shaman in the jungle, he brings prosperity

  • samsara halahala mohasamtya

and heals us from the poison of conditioning and illusion

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  • Abahu Purushakaram

The upper body of human shape carrying

  • sankhacakrasi dharinam

a mussel horn (original tone) , a discus (infinity) and a sword (power of differentiation)

  • sahasra sirasam svetam

having 1000 bright heads

  • pranamami Patanjalim

i  bow to Patanjali

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