Santosha Yoga

Learn the Mantras

Chanting mantra is an important part of a complete yoga practice. In most of our classes, we generally chant at least one of the following mantras:

Amrit Chants

Asatoma Mantra

Asatoma Sad Gamaya
Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityorma Amritam Gamaya

Translation
Lead me from the unreal to the real
Lead me from darkness to light
Lead me from time-bound consciousness; to a timeless state of Being.

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Guru Mantra

Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheswara
Guru Saaksaat Param Brahma
Tasmai Shri Guruve Namaha

Translation
Guru (teacher) is Brahma (who plants the qualities of goodness)
Guru is Vishnu (Who nurtures and fosters the qualities of goodness)
Guru is Maheswara – Shiva (Who weeds out the bad quality)
Guru is Supreme Brahman itself
I bow unto that Guru

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Pranams

(A call & response Chant. Leader’s chant is italicized)

Bolo Shri Sadguru
Deva Ki Jai
Bolo Shri Shri Krishna Chandra
Bhagavan Ki Jai
OM Namah, Parvarti Pataye, Hara, Hara, Mahadev

Translation
Sing praises to the divine Guru
Glory to the Lord.
Sing praises to the divine Krishna
Glory to the Lord.
To the Eternal I bow, using the name of the husband of Parvati, female energy, who is called Shiva the transformative energy. Glory to the supreme Lord.

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Kundalini Chants

Adi Mantra

Ong Namo
Guru Dev Namo

Translation
I call on Infinite Creative Consciousness.
I call upon Divine Wisdom.

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Farewell Blessing

May the long time sun
Shine upon you,
All love surround you,
And the pure light within you
Guide your way on.

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Chants performed by Santosha’s yoga teachers.

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