The followings are my favorite mantras that I would love to share. Simply click by each picture to enlarge.
Ashtanga Yoga Opening Mantra
In the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, we start with this opening mantra, an invocation that dedicates to our teacher (s). A gratitude for the knowledge that we have received, that lead us from ignorance into enlightment. Patanjali is the sage behind the Yoga Sutras, the ancient philosophical yoga guided book (Yoga Sutras Patanjali), compiled the classical yoga philosophy into 3 chapters and 196 sutras (aphorism). This chapter contains the famous definitional verse: "Yogaś citta-vritti-nirodhaḥ" ("Yoga is the restraint of mental modifications").
Closing Mantra (Mangala Mantra) Ashtanga Yoga
This is a piece of beautiful poetic mantra for the world peace. This closing mantra of Ashtanga Yoga is from Rig Veda that called Mangala, which means auspicious or "condusive to success". The energy we created throughout the practice is sent into the world in form of love, light, and peace. The peace of the wortlds should start from each individu, and it starts from us.
It is said the mother of all mantras, the worship mantra to the Surya Devata (the God of Sun) or even the Supreme of Light, the eternal poem that been existing for thousand of years. The sun (Surya) is always giving, never receiving. Some also translates Gayatri as the Divine Mother, SHE who protects her children and leads them toward self-realization. I took the meaning of this mantra as the inspires wisdom in us, just like the sun or the love of the mother that always giving, lead us with love and nourish us with knowledge of our being. Leading us from the darkness into the enlightment.
Asatoma Sadgamaya is a shanti mantra from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishads