Mantren

Aṣṭāṅga Yoga Maṁtram
Audio Version of Sri K. Patthabi Jois chanting the opening mantra.

Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra – Call & Response version with sanskrit text:

auṁ
OM

vande gurūṇāṁ caraṇāravinde
sandarśita svātma sukhāva bodhe |
I bow to the lotus feet of our great teachers,
who uncovers our true self and awakens happiness

niḥ-śreyase jaṅgali-kāyamāne
saṁsāra hālāhala mohaśāṁtyai ||
Like a Shaman in the Jungle he brings total complete well-beeing
He can even heal the most awful poision of conditioning and illusion

ābāhu puruṣākāraṁ
śaṁkhacakrāsi dhāriṇam |
The upper body of human shape, carrying
a mussel horn (original tone), a discus (infinity) and a sword (power of differentiation)

sahasra śirasaṁ śvetaṁ
praṇamāmi patañjalim ||
having 1000 bright heads,
I bow to Patanjali

Maṅgala Maṁtram (Peace Mantra)
Audio Version of Sri K. Patthabi Jois chanting the closing mantra.

auṁ
OM

svasti-prajā-bhyaḥ pari-pāla-yaṁtāṁ
nyāyena mārgeṇa mahīṁ mahīśāḥ |
May the well-being of all people be protected
By the powerful and mighty leaders be with law and justice.

go-brāhmaṇebhyaḥ śubham-astu nityaṁ
lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino-bhavaṁtu ||
May good success be with all cows (divinity) and scholars
May all the worlds be happy and pleasant.

auṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
Om peace, peace, peace