Ashtanga Vinyasa Invocation (Anglicized version)
vande gurånàm charanàravinde
sandaràshita svàtma sukhàvabodhe
samsàra hàlàhala mohashàntyai
sahasra shirasam shvetam
I bow to the Guru's lotus feet
Awakening the happiness of the Self revealed
Beyond comparison, acting like the jungle physician
To pacify delusion from the poison of existence.
Yoga Taravali - Shankaracharya
Taking the form of a man to the shoulders,
Holding a conch, a discus and a sword,
One thousand heads white, To Patanjali, I salute.
Prayer to Patanjali – Yoga Sutras
Learn the Chants – Dana Rae Paré
Learn these ancient Sanskrit chants to uplift your spirit and calm your mind. Each chant includes a call and response version for you to learn and memorize, and a full version that you can chant along with at the correct pace.
Use chanting in your car to begin or end your workday; to calm your mind; before public speaking or while sitting in traffic.
Dana Rae Paré is owner and creative director of Infinite Yoga and Viva Vibrante in San Diego, CA. Her unique yoga teacher trainings use vocal exercises and chanting not only as a powerful meditation technique, but also to improve quality, confidence and authority in the voice.