to Patanjali at the start of a Yoga Class)
चित्तस्य पदेन वाचां ।
मलं शरीरस्य च वैद्यकेन ॥
chittasya padena vacham | Malam
sharirasya cha vaidyakena ||
प्रवरं मुनीनां ।
पतञ्जलिं प्राञ्जलिरानतोऽस्मि ॥
pravaram muninam | Patanjalim
शङ्खचक्रासि धारिणं ॥
chakrasi dharinam |
शीरसं श्वेतं ।
प्रनमामि पतञ्जलिम् ॥
shirasam shvetam Pranamami
शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॐ॥
Shanti Shanti Shanti ||
of Patanjali Mantra
salute to the sage, Patanjali, who gave us yoga (yogena) for purifying
(chitta) words (pada) & speech (vacha).
remove the impurities (malam) of the body (sharirasya), patanjali gave
me to go near to the one who has given these things to us.
Patanjali, I bow down my head with folded hands. Whose upper body has a
form (purushakaram), whose arms hold a conch (shanka chakrasi), a disc
sword. The one who is crowned by a radiant white (svetam) thousand
(sahasra shirasam) cobra. My salutations (pranamami) or pranam to the
incarnation of Adishesha (snake god).
of any kind cannot happen unless you have the humility to learn, hence
chant the invocation mantra at the beginning of the practice
lord (Patanjali in this case), we acknowledge that we are very small in
of the greatest soul. Once that is understood, the other afflictions,
the ego starts to get affected and we realize that we are coming down
something. This helps to surrender oneself to the practice and the
sanctification begins from inside & true learning begins.
on Patanjali Mantra
important yoga relevant terms for brief touch up to our practioners
Sadhana & Samadhi Pada:
(South to North Movement of Sun) is best period to start Yogic activity
since Best energy (coming from Sun) time. Hence Many does practice
Surya Namaskar during this time and those who cant they fly kites on
Makar Sankranti. The Sun enter into Makar Rashi(Zodiac). This is the
period (pada) of Samadhi. This time is most important for balanced
yogis to make effort towards stable spiritual attainment.
to South Movement of Sun) is best period to do Sadhana. Yogic practices
for begginers can be practiced during this time where Sun move from
Karka to Makar Rashi(Zodiac).
The 4 paths of Yoga:
manifests itself as four major paths, namely Karma Yoga, Bhakti Yoga,
Rāja Yoga and J˝āna Yoga. These four paths are like the branches of a
tree or tributaries of a river. They all have the same source and
resting place. In essence, they are all the same. Yoga works on the
level of one's body, mind, emotion and energy.
Yoga – the yoga of action and selfless service (Body). Bhakti Yoga –
the yoga of devotion(Emotions).
Rāja Yoga – the yoga of
meditation(Energy). J˝āna Yoga – the yoga of will and intellect(Mind).
When we meditate and perform yoga practices, we are Raja Yogis.
restlessness of the mind (Vikshepa) has caused our attention to become
carried away in stories and disconnected from our True Essence,
according to this path. The solution, then, is to calm the mind through
meditation in order to reveal the Oneness that we are in our truest
essence. This is done via the Ashtanga (8 limbs) system, as outlined by
Pata˝jali in the Raja Yoga Sutras.
The name “8 Limbs” comes from the Sanskrit term Ashtanga.
Ashtanga refers to the 8-limbed paths described by Patanjali in the
Yoga Sutras. “Astha” is the number eight and “ang” means limb. These 8
limbs of yoga, basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful
and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical
conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one’s health;
and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.
eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga outline ways to live a purposeful life.
The earlier limbs focus primarily on basic ethical teachings, and the
later limbs—including pratyahara, the fifth limb of yoga—focus on
internal concepts like meditation. The eight limbs of yoga are:
of yoga. (Ashtang yog).
(Ahinsa, Satya, Asteya, Bramhacharya, Aparigrah)
(Shouch, Santosh, Tapa, Swadhyay, Ishwarpranidhan)
1-4 together called
Bahirang Yog, (External)
together called Antarang Yog.
5th limb is bridge between Bahirang
and Antarang Yog.
Yama: Social restraints and moral codes of yoga. The Yoga Sutra
describes five different yamas, including ashimsa (non-violence),
asteya (non-stealing), satya (truthfulness), aparigraha
(non-possessiveness), and brahmacharya (celibacy or fidelity).
Niyama: Observances, rules, and guidelines. The Yoga Sutra describes
five different niyamas, including saucha (cleanliness), santosha
(contentment), tapas (self-discipline), svadhyaya (self-reflection),
and ishvarapranidhana (surrender to a higher power).
3. Asana: Yoga
postures or poses. This limb emphasizes the importance of caring for
the body and developing the discipline to advance spiritual growth.
Pranayama: Use of breath. Pranayama consists of breathing techniques
that can reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. In
pranayama, you focus deeply on breath control through inhalation,
breath retention, and exhalation patterns.
Withdrawal. Pratyahara involves disengaging your mind from external
disturbances and controlling your reaction to them. During pratyahara,
your five sense organs still detect external stimulation, but you don't
allow them to disrupt your state of mind.
6. Dharana: Concentration.
The goal of dharana is to bind your consciousness to one particular
object, place, or idea. Focusing your attention on one thing helps
quiet your mind by closing off paths by which other thoughts intrude.
Dhyana: Meditation. Dhyana is similar to dharana, except during dhyana,
you reach a state of being where you are so completely immersed in your
meditation that it becomes a part of your consciousness.
Bliss or enlightenment. Samadhi is the highest state of consciousness
you can achieve through meditation. It consists of a yoga practitioner
reaching spiritual enlightenment where the self, the mind, and the
object of meditation merge together into one.
Every limb builds
off of techniques in the previous limb. As such, the conscious
withdrawal of energy from the senses during pratyahara is an important
preparatory measure before you dive into the more internal,
meditation-based later steps of dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
Shatkarmas (Sanskrit: षटकर्म ṣaṭkarma literally six actions), also
known as Shatkriyas, are a set of Hatha yoga purifications of the body,
to prepare for the main work of yoga towards moksha (liberation).
Practicing shatkarmas internally purifies the body, which makes
pranayama and meditation practice easier by preparing the body to
perform these practices without distraction, discomfort or fatigue.
The shatkarmas should always be learned from and practiced under the
supervision of an experienced teacher.
Yogic Cleansing - (Shatkarma) 1. Neti (Jal), 2. Dhauti
(Waman), 3. Nauli, 4. Basti, 5. Tratak, 6. Kapalbhati
who follow yoga may have heard of the practice of pranayam. The word is
derived from 'Prana' which stands for 'life force' and 'Ayama' which
means 'to lengthen or to work on it'.
sati shwas prashwasyogartivichhedah: pranayama
during breathing motion those make difference in speed and holding the
(pran) called Pranayam.
Main Types of Pranayam:
1. Suryabhedan, 2. Ujjayi, 3. Sitkari,
4. Sheetali, 5. Bhastrika, 6. Bhramari, 7. Murchha, 8. Plawini
practice has to be praticed under guidence or after understanding the
correct method. one has to understand own body and adjust accordingly
to stat with low intesity.
As per yoga texts, the life force energy (otherwise known as "prana")
through the subtle body in a series of channels, called "nadis". There
are 72000 nadis as per yogic text and
are immportant one. They are sushumna, ida, pingala, gandhari,
hastajihva, yashasvini, pusha,
alambusha, kuhu, and shankhini. Among these 10 the most importants
depicted in many texts are sushumna,
ida, pingala. These nadis intersect at points of intensified energy,
The chanting of these Chakra Beeja Mantras activates the center of the
body, bringing balance in these chakras. The balanced chakras ensure
the body is healthy, fit, and active.
|Seven Chakras -
Beej Mantra- Color - Relative Asana
||Chakras top to bottom
(Root) Chakra - LAM (Red) - Tadasan/Pranamasan
Swadhisthana (Sacral) Chakra - VAM (Orange) -
Manipura (Solar Plexus) Chakra - RAM (Yellow) -
Anahata (Heart) Chakra - YAM (Green) -
Vishuddha (Throat) Chakra - HAM (Blue) - Setu Badha
Ajna (Third Eye) Chakra - AUM (Violet) -
Sahasrara (Crown) Chakra - AH
(White) - Shavasan
ध्येयः सदा सवित्र मंडल मध्यवर्ती नारायण सरसिजा सनसन्नि विष्टः
केयूरवान मकरकुंडलवान किरीटी हारी हिरण्मय वपुर धृतशंख चक्रः ॥
should meditate on the form of Lord Narayana situated in the orb of the
Sun. He is seated on a Lotus, with golden bracelets, crown, shark
earrings; He has golden complexion, and holds the Shankha and Chakra in his hands.
Namaskar Yoga Mantra, Meaning & Bijakshar Mantra:
are certain chakras corresponding
to each asana. Attention is being brought to them when performing Surya
Namaskara. It’s recommended to synchronize postures, breath, mantras
and bring attention to certain chakras when performing Surya Namaskara.
It needs complete devotion. It is suggested
to give Surya Namaskara an urgent place in your daily routine. And like
the daily rising of the sun. Surya Namaskara is indeed a daily routine.
the one who:
Om Mitraya Namah
Om Ravaye Namah
Om Suryaya Namah
Om Bhanave Namah
Om Khagaya Namah
Om Pushne Namah
Om Hiranyagarbhaya Namah
Om Marichaye Namah
Om Adityaya Namah
Om Savitre Namah
Om Arkaya Namah
Om Bhaskaraya Namah
(Mitraya) to all
shining or radiant (Ravaye) one
dispels darkness (Surya meaning light)
is all pervading (Khagaya)
provides nourishment (Pushne) in the form of energy
shines in a golden colour (Hiranyagarbhaya)
gives light with infinite rays (Marichaye)
is the son of Aditi (Adityaya), the divine cosmic mother
is responsible for life (Savitre)
is worthy of praise and glory (Arkaya)
responsible for the cosmic illumination (Bhaskaraya).
|Om Hram Mitraya Namah
Om Hrim Ravaye Namah
Om Hroom Suryaya Namah
Om Hraim Bhanave Namah
Om Hraum Khagaya Namah
Om Hrah Pushne Namah
Om Hram Hiranyagarbhaya Namah
Om Hrim Marichaye Namah
Om Hroom Adityaya Namah
Om Hraim Savitre Namah
Om Hraum Arkaya Namah
Om Hrah Bhaskaraya Namah
आदित्यस्य नमस्कारान् ये कुर्वन्ति दिने दिने
आयुः प्रज्ञा बलं वीर्यम् तेजस्तेशान् च जायते ॥
|Those who performs
Suryanamaskara daily is untouched by poverty for his
thousand lifetimes. O Lord Sun , Salutation to you . Please protect me
from all ill effects that fate may have in store for me
Surya Mantra: Om Hrang Hring Hrong Sah Suryay Namah
सूर्य मंत्र: ऊँ ह्रां ह्रीं ह्रौं सः सूर्याय नमः।
Beej Mantra: Ram.
Related deity: Lord Sun
Related Planet: Surya (Sun)
ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Sarve Santu Niraamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu, Maa Kashchid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||
All become Happy, May All be Healthy (Free from Illness), May All See
what is Auspicious, May no one Suffer in any way .
Om Peace, Peace,
|ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Asato Maa Sad-Gamaya |
Amrtam Gamaya |
Shaantih Shaantih Shaanti ||
us from the unreal to the real, Lead us from darkness to light, Lead us
from death to immortality.
Om Peace, Peace,
-Consult with your doctor if you have any medical condition before
time is bext to
start. Stomach should be empty or atleast after 1-2 hours of food
intake is good time.
done with calm and composed condition. Try not to elevate your heart
while practicing the asana's and it shouldnt be painful.
-Practicing asanas regularly
at routine time. Regular prctice will benefits your body,mind
and overall lifestyle.
Information published here is for reference purpose only. We recommend
proper guidence should be
taken from the trained authority for practicing
purpose of these listing/detailing here is
for quick check. Visitor of this page can follow these practices after
learning from trained teacher in this field. We have
collected these information from various internet sources for
practictioners reference only.