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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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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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Saraswati Mantra Explained: Om Aim Sarasvatyai Namaha
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This series of powerful bīja (single-syllable) mantras are used in the worship of Śakti. They are special Śakti mantras for each of the great goddesses. List of 10 Shakti Bija Mantras The 10 Śaktī bīja mantras are: NāgarīScriptLatin ScriptPronunciationMantra ofॐoṃ“oom”Īśvaraऐंaiṃ“aym”Goddess Sarasvatīह्रींhrīṃ“hreem”Goddess Durgāह्लींhlīṃ“hleem”Goddess Baglāmukhīहूंhūṃ“hoom”Lord Śivaक्रींkrīṃ“kreem”Goddess Kālīक्लीं klīṃ“kleem”Kṛṣṇa & Sundarīश्रींśrīṃ“shreem”Goddess Lakṣhmīस्त्रींstrīṃ“streem”Goddess Tārāत्रींtrīṃ“treem”Goddess Tārā, Triśūla How To Pronounce Sanskrit...
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