Prayers used in Yoga Class with meanings

Namasthe 🙏! This blog is intended for yoga students. It has the list of prayers / mantras that are being recited in the yoga class with their meanings…

Śānti Mantra/Prayer:

सहनाववतु सहनौभुनक्तु
सहवीर्यंकरवावहै तेजस्विनावधीतमस्तुमाविद्विषावहै
शान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः
Om Saha Naavavatu | Saha Nau Bhunaktu |
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai | Tejasvi Naavadhiitamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih || [Taittiriya Upanishad 2.1]

Meaning: Om, May God Protect us Both (the Teacher and the Student), May God Nourish us Both, May we Work Together with Energy and Vigour, May our Study be Enlightening, May there be no hostility <feeling of opposition, unfriendliness or unkindness>.
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace!

Yogasana Mantra/Prayer:

योगेनचित्तस्यपदेनवाचां मलंशरीरस्यवैद्यकेन
योऽपाकरोत्तमंप्रवरंमुनीनां पतञ्जलिंप्राञ्जलिरानतोऽस्मि
Yogena Cittasya Padena Vaachaam | Malam Shariirasya Cha Vaidyakena ||
Yopaakarottam Pravaram Muniinaam | Patanjalim Praan.jaliraanatosmi ||

Meaning(I bow down to him who purifies the impurities) of the Mind by Yoga, (who purifies the expression of) Speech by Pada (Grammar) and (who purifies the) impurities of the Body through Vaidya (Medical Science), He who is an expert in removing (the impurities of the Body, Mind and Speech), to that most excellent of Munis, … (Who is) Patanjali, I bow down with folded hands.

Suryanamaskara / sun salutation Mantra:

Hiranmayena patrena satyasyapihitam mukham |

Tatvam pusanna parvenu satyadharmaya drstaye ||

Meaning: Like a lid to a vessel, O Sun! Your older orb covers the entrance to Truth. Kindly open the same & lead us to Truth.

Pranayama Mantra:

Pranasyedam Vase Sarvam Tridivee Yath Prathishtitham|

Maateva Putraan Rakshasva Shrischa Pragnascha Videhinaam Ithi|| [Praśna Upanishad 2.13]

Meaning: Whatever exists in the three worlds is all under the control of Prāna. (O Prāna) protect us as a mother protects her sons; give us affluence and intelligence.

Cyclic Meditation Mantra / Prayer:

Laye Sambodayeth Chittam Vikshiptham Samayeth Punaha|

Sakashayam Vijaneeyath Samapraptham Na Chalayeth||

Meaning: In the state of drowsiness – awaken the mind, when agitated – pacify it. Recognise the deeper mind, reaching the state of perfect equilibrium; do not disturb that State!

Meditation Mantra / Prayer:

Shane Shaneuparameth Buddha Druthigruheetaya|

Aatmasamstham manah Krutva Na Kinchidapi Chinthayeth||

Meaning: With the intellect set in steadiness let us attain quititude little by little. With the mind fixed on Self, let us not think of anything.

Ending Prayer after Pranayama / Meditation :

सर्वेभवन्तुसुखिनः सर्वेसन्तुनिरामयाः
सर्वेभद्राणिपश्यन्तु माकश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत्
शान्तिःशान्तिःशान्तिः
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning: Om, May All become Happy, May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

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