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When we sing the Ashtanga Opening Chant at the beginning of each practice, we are acknowledging the origins of yoga, honoring the guru, and creating a sacred space for our practice. The Ashtanga Closing Chant ends the practice peacefully. A blog about mantras used in Ashtanga Yoga. Aṣṭāṅga Opening Chant in SanskritVande Gurūṇāṃ Mantra (PDF)...
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Yoga Mudras with simple illustrations
An introduction to yoga mudras: This blog explains the concept behind hasta mudrās, which are hand gestures often used in yoga and meditation. What Is A Mudra? Yoga Mudras are gestures that stimulate certain parts of your body and mind. In addition to hand mudras (Sanskrit: hasta mudrā), there are head, postural, lock and perineal...
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A simple illustration of Sankalpa Mudra with Sanskrit mame
Begin your yoga practice by doing Sankalpa Mudra, and notice how it supports you in setting your intention. Why Setting Your Intention? Whether you’re a teacher or attend a class, it can be helpful to create an intention for yourself that coincides with the focus of your practice. This is because it helps your mind...
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The two most important ingredients for a yoga practice are Inhale and Exhale. Inhale the world, exhale your worries.Inhale love, exhale hate.Inhale abundance, exhale resentment. Use these powerful words to remember what is important in your life as you practice yoga, or any other activity you choose. Inhale Exhale Printable PDF Poster This printable download...
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What is Sanskrit? Sanskrit is an ancient language that belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. It‘s one of the earliest documented languages. Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Learning how to read and pronounce Sanskrit can be a great part of your yoga practice. It is not as hard to learn as it may...
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108 Hatha Yoga Poses with English and Sanskrit pose names. A full list of the poses including yoga stick, yoga flashcards, poster
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The Moon Salutation Yoga Sequence is called Chandra Namaskara in Sanskrit. This sequence is the counterpart to the Sun Salutation. Printable Moon Salutation PDF This Moon Salutation cheat sheet guides you through the practice and make it easier to remember the order of the poses, as well as when to inhale and when to exhale....
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What is the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, Third-Eye Chakra and Crown Chakra? List of 7 Chakras with English and Sanskrit Names You have seven chakras from the base of your spine to the top of your head. Chakra No.English NameCommon Sanskrit NameCorrect Sanskrit Name1Root ChakraMuladhara ChakraMūlādhāra Cakra2Sacral ChakraSwadhisthana...
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Mahā-Gaṇapati means “Ganesha, the Great” and mūla means “root”. This mantra contains many bīja (single-syllable) mantras. Mahā-Gaṇapati Mūla Mantra Translation: Sanskrit and English MantraOm Shrim Hrim Klim Glaum Gam Ganapataye Vara Varada Sarva Jana Me Vashamanaya SwahaSayOom Shreem Hreem Kleem Gloum Gum Gun-up-ut-uh-ye Vuh-ruh Vuh-ruh-duh Sur-vuh Juh-nuh Me Vush-uh-maan-uh-yuh Swaa-haaMeaningMay Ganesha bring all...
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Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B with stick-figures and Sanskrit pose names
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