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Ashtanga Closing Mantra

This mantra is traditionally chanted at the end of a practice before Śavāsana. I have seen it referred to as Mangalya Prarthana—Universal…...

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Ashtanga Opening Mantra

This mantra originates from two separate sources: The Yoga Tārāval of Adi Shankaracharya and Hymn to Patañjali—often chanted prior to…...

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Bhadram Shanti Mantra

Pattabhi Jois writes about this mantra in both the Yoga Mala (pp 37) and the Sūrya Namaskāra booklet (pp 39). It originates from the Rig…...

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

Also referred to as Rudra Mantra or Tryambakam Mantra, it occurs in three of the ancient Vedic scriptures – Rig Veda (7.59.12), Yajur Veda…...

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Yoga Yoga Yogeshwaraya Mantra

This mantra pays homage to the five fundamental forms of Śiva. Yogeshwara: The process of Yoga is to reach beyond the restraints of physical…...