Ashtanga Yoga invocation Postures Poses
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Words

Translation

I bow to the two lotus feet of the (plurality of) Gurus which awaken insight into the happiness of pure Being, which are the refuge, the jungle physician, which eliminate the delusion caused by the poisonous herb of Samsara (conditioned existence).

I prostrate before the sage Patanjali who has thousands of radiant, white heads (as the divine serpent, Ananta) and who has, as far as his arms, assumed the form of a man holding a conch shell (divine sound), a wheel (discus of light or infinite time) and a sword (discrimination). om

Original Source: Richard Freeman Ashtanga Website

Visit the website above for other chants such as:
Salutation to the King of the Nagas
Saha Navavatu