Learn to chant this auspicious yoga mantra bring light, clarity and awareness in to your practice.
The Gayatri Mantra is the Queen of Yoga mantras to learn, if you only learn one, make it the Gayatri!
OM BHUR BHUVAHA SWAHA
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DI MAHI
DHIYO YONAHA PRACHODYAT
OM BOOR BOO VA HA SVA HA
TAT SAV IT OOR VA REN EE AM
BAR GO DIV ASS YA DEE MA HEE
DEE YO YO NA HA PRAT CHO DI AT
Let us contemplate the radiant Source of all Light
May our minds merge with It,
Thereby awakening our perception and Understanding on all three planes- physical mental vital
BENEFITS : Chanting the Gayatri calms the mind and emotions, thereby preparing us for meditation. It helps to awaken the buddhi ( inner wisdom) , which in turn prepares us for the arising of Awareness. This awakens subtle perception and the capacity to SEE behind ‘the scenes’ into greater Reality . It initiates us in to the process of realising our spiritual Source.
Taken from my teachers book, Mantra Yoga and Ashram Chants by Swami Nishchalananda