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Mantras - Prayers before and after yoga practise

Importance of prayers for yoga - So many articles are already there on the web, suggesting an interesting article by Sadguru

Prayer - Guru

Akhanda Manadalakaram Vyaptam yena Charaacharam
Tadpadam Darshitam Yena Tasmai Sri Guruve Namaha

Meaning : My Salutations to that Guru who revealed to me that Truth, which is unfragmented, infinite, timeless divinity, and which pervades the entire universe – movable or unmovable.

Prayer - Patanjali

Yogena Chithasya Padenavacha
Malam Shareerasya Cha Vaidyakenam
Yopakarotham Pravarammuneena
Pathanjalim Pranjalirana Thosmin

Meaning : I bow with folded hands to Patanjali, the greatest of sages, who removed the impurity of mind by his work on Yoga, the impurity of speech by his work on grammar and the impurity of body by his work on medicine.

Prayer 3

Om Saha Nau-Avatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Viiryam Karavaavahai
Tejasvi Nau-Adhiitam-Astu Maa Vidvissaavahai
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih

Meaning : Aum! May He protect us both together;
may He nourish us both together;
May we work conjointly with great energy,
May our study be vigorous and effective;
May we not mutually dispute (or may we not hate any).

Prayer 4 - At the end of the class

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.