Practice is mastered by relaxation of effort, lessening the tendency for restless breathing, and promoting the identification of oneself as living within the infinite breath of life.
Ashtanga Yoga Mantras
“This prayer is for the whole world, not just for ourselves. Chanting it will help us to always be humble. Mantra is for our well being – that is all. It is not a religion to chant. Yoga has no religion, it is for self transformation.”
R. Sharath Jois
वन्दे गुरूणां चरणारविन्दे संदर्शितस्वात्मसुखावबोधे.
निःश्रेयसे जाङ्गलिकायमाणे संसारहालाहलमोहशान्त्यै.
सहस्रशिरसं श्वेतं प्रणमामि पतञ्जलिम्.
vande gurūṇāṁ caraṇāravinde saṁdarśita-svātma-sukhāvabodhe.
niḥśreyase jāṅgalikāyamāṇe saṁsāra-hālāhala-moha-śāntyai.
sahasra-śirasaṁ śvetaṁ praṇamāmi patañjalim.
I bow to the lotus feet of the Gurus
The awakening happiness of one’s own Self revealed,
Beyond better, acting like the jungle physician,
Pacifying delusion, the poison of Samsara.
Taking the form of a man to the shoulders,
Holding a conch, a discus, and a sword,
One thousand heads white,
To Patanjali, I salute.
स्वस्तिप्रजाभ्यः परिपालयन्तां न्यायेन मार्गेण महीं महीशाः ।
गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तु नित्यं लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनो भवन्तु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः
svasti-prajābhyaḥ paripālayantāṁ nyāyena mārgeṇa mahīṁ mahīśāḥ ।
go-brāhmaṇebhyaḥ śubham-astu nityaṁ lokāḥ samastāḥ sukhino bhavantu ॥
oṁ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ
May all be well with mankind
May the leaders of the earth protect in every way by keeping to the right path
May there be goodness for those who know the earth to be sacred
May all the worlds be happy
Silent retreats to learn this meditation technique.
Buddhist monk and his practice of Mindfulness.
Krishnamurti Foundation website with his teachings on video.
Interviews to worldwide practitioners.
House Reccomendations, by Angela Jamison
Especially designed for those in their first 5 years of practice.
Patanjali Yoga Sutras
Yoga Mala, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Astanga Yoga Anusthana, R. Sharath Jois
Guruji: A Portrait of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Through the Eyes of His Students, Guy Donahaye and Eddie Stern
Asana and Injuries in Ashtanga Yoga, Matthew Vollmer
Yoga Sadhana for Mothers, Anna Wise and Sharmila Desai