Yoga mantra’s

Vedic chanting

Vedic chanting
Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2) (*)
Oṃ saha nāv avatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai
tejasvi nāv adhītam astu
mā vidviṣāvahai
Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
Om, May we all be protected
May we all be nourished
May we work together with great energy
May our intellect be sharpened (may our study be effective)
Let there be no Animosity amongst us
Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces)
Vedic chanting :
The Pavamana Mantra from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (1.3.28)
Asato Ma Sad Gamaya
Tamasoma jyotir gamaya
Mrityor ma amritam gamaya
Om shanti shanti shanti
From delusion lead me to truth
From darkness lead me to light
From death lead me to immortalityLeid mij van onwaarheid naar waarheid
Leid mij van de duisternis naar het licht
Leid mij van dood naar onsterfelijkheid
Om. Vrede. Vrede, vrede.


Ashtanga opening Om
Vande Gurunam Charanaravinde
Sandarshita Svatma Sukava Bodhe
Nih Sreyase Jangalikayamane
Samsara Halahala Mohashantyai
Abahu Purushakaram
Shankhacakrsi Dharinam
Sahasra Sirasam Svetam
Pranamami Patanjalim
I bow to the lotus feet of the Supreme Guru
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).
I bow to the lotus feet of our great teachers,
who uncovers our true self and awakens happiness
Like a Shaman in the Jungle he brings total complete well-beeing.
He can even heal the most awful poision of conditioning and illusion.
The upper body of human shape, carrying
a mussel horn (original tone), a discus (infinity) and a sword (power of differentiation)
having 1000 bright heads,
I bow to Patanjali.
I’m grateful to all the Gurus for showing me how happy I can be if I practice yoga, find my inner self and realise that all the difficulties of life that I experience through my ego, don’t actually matter.
I’m thankful to Patanjali, for reminding us of the infinity of time and light, the divinity of sound and how to discriminate reality from illusion.
Ashtanga closing Om
Svasthi Praja Bhyaha Pari Pala Yantam
Nya Yena Margena Mahim Mahishaha
Go Brahmanebhyaha Shubamastu Nityam
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi
May the rulers of the earth keep to the path of virtue
For protecting the welfare of all generations.
May the religious, and all peoples be forever blessed,
May all beings everywhere be happy and free
Om peace, peace, perfect peace
*May the well-being of all people be protected
By the powerful and mighty leaders be with law and justice.
May good success be with all cows (divinity) and scholars
May all (samastah) the worlds (lokha) become (bhavantu) happy (sukhino).
Om peace, peace, peace *I give my practice to the universe, in the hope that my positive energy will influence world leaders to make virtuous decisions to protect the future of everyone.World peace and Universal happiness. Yeah.*


Mantra of compassion in Tibetan buddhism; Om mani padme hum I honor the jewel within the lotus bloom.
It means “jewel in the lotus”. This is a way of saying we are all jewels waiting to be uncovered in the mud of self limitations.*It is a metaphor representative of honoring the divinity within yourself and within everyone and everything. You are the lotus bloom. The jewel within is the divinity and enlightened compassion of Buddhahood.*
Om so hum I am that
Om Namah Shivaya “I bow to that which I am becoming”.
In the context of this chant, Shiva represents the inner reality…the truest nature of ourselves. This chant helps to expand the innate wisdom we all carry within us. It’s basically a way of declaring “war” on bad habits and ignorance. Once these are shed, the soul can shine through and true happiness is attained.*
Anasura opening Om Namah Shivaya Gurave
Saccidananda Murtaye
Nisprapancaya Shantaya
Niralambaya Tejase
I open my heart to the power of Grace
That lives in us as goodness
That never is absent and radiates peace
And lights the way to transformation
Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu “may all beings live in happiness, free of suffering and in divine union”.

This chant is usually done at the end of a meditation or yoga practice, almost as a prayer. This is a powerful mantra that helps to release anger and hatred, and more importantly affirms that all beings deserve what we all want- happiness. This can subtlety change our mindset to be much more peaceful and willing to give love.*

Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha “I bow to Ganesh, the remover of obstacles. I pray for protection and blessing”.

Ganesh symbolizes the quality within ourselves that can overcome challenging difficulties, whether they be on the inside (like negative thoughts) or outside (an important interview).What it does: Affirming your ability to overcome difficulties is deeply empowering. While it may not be the easiest route to take, difficulties were made to be conquered- even if that means the real lesson is learning how to accept defeat or loss.*

mool mantra Ek Onkar
Sat Naam
Karta Purakh
Akaal Moorat
Aad Sach
Jugaad Sach
Hai Bhi Sach
Nanak Hosi Bhi Sach
There is Only One God
His Name is True
He is the Creator
Without Fear
Without Hate
Free from Birth and Death
Realized through the Grace of the True Guru
Meditate upon His Name
For He was True when Time Began
He has been True since the Ages
He is still True
Guru Nanak says He will forever be True*
Gayatri Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yonah
Oh Creator of the Universe!
We meditate upon thy supreme splendor.
May thy radiant power illuminate our intellects,
destroy our sins, and guide us
in the right direction!
*We mediteren op de onvergankelijke Glorie van de ‘hogere god’;
hij is in het hart van de aarde, in het leven van de lucht en in de ziel van mens, dier en natuur.
Opdat hij onze geest stimuleert en verlicht.
“Heart Sutra” or “Prajna Paramita” Gate gate para gate parasam gate bodhi svaha “Going, going, going on beyond, always going on beyond, always becoming Buddha.”
(savasana) Rest in natural great peace this exhausted mind,
Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thoughts
Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves
In the infinite ocean of samsara.
Rest in natural great peace.Rest in natural great peace. Rest in natural great peace.
Sometimes it’s wonderful, when you really remember what the masters have done and taught, it immediately moves us, it really inspires, connects us, therefore we feel a sense of gratitude and appreciation of their work.Just really finding that rest, that comfort and ease to just let go and to just naturally be. Then you see the mind just quietly settle, just like a glass of muddy water, if you don’t stir it,the dirt will slowly settle in the same manner if you let the mind be, in this spacious openness, slowly the confusion of the turbulence of the thoughts, emotions settles.*— Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche


Sivananda openingsmantra Gajānanam Bhūtagaṇādi Sevitam
Kapittha Jambū Phala Sāra Bhakshitam
Umā Sutam Shokavināsha Kāraṇam
Namāmi Vigneshvara Pāda Paṅkajam
I prostrate myself before the lotus feet of Vigneshvara (Ganesha), the son of Uma, the cause of destruction of sorrow, who is served by the host of Bhuta-Ganas (angels etc), who has the face of an elephant, who partakes of the essence of kapittha and jambu fruits.
Ṣhaḍānanam Kuṇkuma Raktavarṇam
Mahāmatim Divya Mayūra Vāhanam
Rudrasya Sūnam Surasainya Nātham
Guham Sadāham Sharaṇam Prapadye
I always take refuge in Guha of six faces (Subramanya), who is of deep red colour like kumkuma, who possesses great knowledge, who has the divine peacock to ride on, who is the son of Rudra (Siva), and who is the leader of the army of the Devas (gods, angels).
Yā Kundendu Tuṣāra Hāra Dhavalā
Yā Shubhra Vastrāvritā
Yā Vīṇā Varaḍaṇḍa Maṇḍita Karā
Yā Śveta Padmāsanā
Yā Brahmāchyuta Śaṅkara Prabhritibhiḥ
Devais Sadā Pūjitā
Sā Mām Pātu Saraswatī Bhagavatī
Niśheṣha Jāḍyāpahā
May that Goddess Saraswati, who wears a garland white like the Kunda flower, the moon and the snow, who is adorned with pure white clothes, whose hands are ornamented with the Vina and the gesture of blessings, who is seated on a white Lotus, who is always worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and other Gods, who is the remover of all inertness and laziness, protect me.
Om Namaḥ Shivāya Gurave
Sat-Chid-Ānanda Mūrtaye
Niṣhprapañchāya Śhāntāya
Śrī Śivānandāya Te Namaḥ
Śrī Viṣhṇu Devānandāya Te Namaḥ
Salutations to Guru Siva (Sivananda) who is the embodiment of Existence-Knowledge-Bliss Absolute, in whom worldliness does not exist, who is ever peaceful. Salutations to Sivananda, Salutations to Swami Vishnu Devananada.
Om Sarva Mangala Māngalye
Śhive Sarvārtha Sādhike
Sharaṇye Tryambake Gauri
Nārāyaṇi Namostute
Narayani Namostute
I salute the three-eyed Divine Mother Narayani, who brings auspiciousness and who fulfills all the desires of the Devotee (both spiritual and material).*
Short Sivananda openingsmantra Om Sahana Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu
Saha Veeryam Karavaa Vahai
Tejasvi naa Vadhee Tamastu Maa Vidvishaa Vahai
Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantihi
May we (the teacher and the student) be protected together,
May we (the teacher and the student) be nourished together,
May we both work together with great energy,
May our study be enlightening and not give rise to hostility.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.*
Sivananda closing prayer Om Tryambakam Yajāmahe
Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvārukamiva Bandhanān
Mrityor Mukshīya Māamritāt
Om – We Offer worship to the fragant, three-eyed Lord Siva who enhances prosperity.
May he liberate us from the bondage of death, like the water melon (which effortlessly separates from the vine);
let Him not turn us away from immortality
Om Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu
Om – May auspiciousness be unto all.
May peace be unto all.
May fullness be unto all.
May prosperity be unto all.
Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niramayaah
Sarve Bhadrani Pashyantu
Ma Kash-chid-Dhu-khabhag-Bhavet
May all be happy.
May all be free from diseases.
May all look to the good of others.
May none suffer from sorrow.
Asato Ma Sat Gamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya
Mrityor Maamritam Gamaya
Lead me from the unreal to the real.
From darkness to light
From mortality to immortality.
Om Purnamadah Purnamidam
Purnat Purnamudachyate
Purnasya Purnamadaya
Purnameva Vashishyate
Om – That is whole. This is whole.
From the whole the whole becomes manifest.
From the whole when the whole is negated
what remains is again the whole.
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om Peace, Peace, Peace*


(kundalini opening) Ong namo guru dev namo “I bow to all that is. I bow to the Divine Teacher within myself.”*
Ik groet de schepper, ik buig voor de universele wijsheid in mij en om mij heen die mij van het donker naar het licht brengt*
(kundalini opening) Aad guru nameh
Jugad guru nameh
Sat sugu nameh
Siri guru deve nameh
I bow to the primal Guru
I bow to the truth that has existed throughout the ages
I bow to True Wisdom
I bow to the Great Divine Wisdom*
ik roep de primaire wijsheid aan,
de wijsheid die alle eeuwen vervult,
de wijsheid die waar is,
ik roep de allerhoogste universele wijsheid aan*

(starts at 2:04)

(kundalini slot) Sat nam Sat – Truth
Nam – Identity / Name*
Waarheid is mijn identiteit*
(kundalini yoga) Sa ta na ma SA is the beginning, infinity, the totality of everything that ever was, is or will be.
TA is life, existence and creativity that manifests from infinity.NA is death, change and the transformation of consciousness.MA is rebirth, regeneration and resurrection which allows us to consciously experience the joy of the infinite.*
(kundalini) Chattra Chakkra Vartee,
Chattra Chakkra Bhugatay
Suyumbhav Subhang Sarab Daa Saraab Jugatay
Dukaalang Pranaasee, Diaalang Saroopay
Sadaa Ang Sangay, Abhangang Bibhootay
In all directions circulates divine energy
In all directions circulates divine joy
Self enlightened, in beauty and unity with all existence.
Remover of sadness, manifestation of kindness.
Always within everyone, eternal and spectacular.*


Collected by Rene Smit


Sivananda daily kirtans


Shiva shambo

[Bm] Shiva Shiva Shiva Sham [A] bho
Shiva Shiva Shiva Sham [Bm]bho

Mahadeva Sham [A]bho
Mahadeva Sham [Bm]bho


Sivananda kirtans

mùkam karoti vacàlam pangum langhayate girim
yatkrpàttamaham vande paramànandamàdhavam
akhandamandalakaram vyàptam yena caracaram
tatpadam darsitam yena tasmai srigurave namah

[A] Jaya ganesha jaya ganesha jaya ganesha [B] pahi [E] mam
Shree ganesha shree ganesha shree ganesha [A] rakshamam

[A] jaya sarasvati jaya sarasvati jaya sarasvati [B] pahi [E] mam
Shree sarasvati shree sarasvati shree sarasvati [A] rakshamam

[A] Jaya guru Shiva guru hari [B] guru [E] ram
Jagadguru paramguru sadguru [A] shyam

[Bb] hare rama hare ram [Gm] a, rama ra [Bb] ma hare hare
[Bb] hare krishna hare krish [Gm] na. krishna krish [Bb] na hare hare

[Bb] Om namah shivaya om namah shivaya [Gm] a
[F] Om namah shivaya om namah shiva [Bb] ya

[Bb] Om namo narayanaya om namo naraya [Gm] naya
[F] Om namo narayanaya om namo naraya [Bb] naya

[Bb] Om namo bhagavate vasudeva [Gm] ya
[F] Om namo bhagavate vasudeva [Bb] ya

[Bb] anjaneya anjaneya anjaneya pahi [Gm] mam
[F] hanumanta hanumanta hanumanta raksha [Bb] mam

[Bb] krishnam vande jagadgurum [Gm] shree
[F] krishnam vande jagadgu [Bb] rum

[Bb] Om namah shivaya om namah shivaya [Gm] a
[F] Om namah shivaya om namah shiva [Bb] ya

[A] Radhe radhe radhe radhe radhe go [E] vinda,
[A] brindavana [E] candra
[E] anathanatha dinaband [A] ho [E] radhe go [A] vinda.
[A] Jaya jaya vittala jaya hari vittala radhe go [E] vinda,
[A] brindavana [E] candra anathanatha dinaband [A] ho [E] radhe go [A] vinda.

shree rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama om
shree rama jaya rama jaya jaya rama om
Jaya jaya rama om

Thanks to Mike of Bhajan Music

Stillness in Motion – Lulu & Mischa

I am [C] one with the earth that keeps turning
[Fmaj7] One with the stars that shine
[Am] One with the waves that are ocean
[Fmaj7] One with the light that I [G] see in your eyes

[C] I am the [Am] waves
I am the [Fmaj7] ocean
I am [G] stillness in mo- [C] tion

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