Best Yoga Mantras & Chants

Their Meaning for Meditation & Singing

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Yoga Teacher Student Prayer 

OM saha navavatu
saha nau bhunaktu
saha viryam karavavahai
tejasvi navadhitam astu
ma vidvishavahai
OM shanti, shanti, shanti

May we be protected together.
May we be nourished together.
May we create strength among one another.
May our study be filled with brilliance and light.
May there be no hostility between us.
Om peace, peace, peace.

Gayatri Mantra

Om bhur bhuvah svaha
Tat savitur varenyam
Bargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yona prachodayat

I reflect on the unity of Divine Spirit, which pervades everything in the earth, the atmosphere and heavens.
May this Supreme Consciousness protect me and illuminate my intellect that I may realize my inherent oneness with That.
I meditate on the great luminous light that enlightens all three worlds.
May it enlighten all.

~~ I honor the light in you and in all – used as a greeting and goodbye


Lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu
~~ May the entire universe be filled with peace and joy, love and light.
~~ May all beings everywhere be happy and free.  In some way, may I contribute to that happiness and freedom for all.


Asatoma sad gamaya ~ Tama soma jyotir gamaya ~ Mritorma amritam gamaya
~~ Lead us from the unreal to the real. Lead us from darkness to light. Lead us from death to immortality.

Mantras for Japa (repetition)
108 Beads on a Mala, 125,000 for mantra siddhi

~~King and Queen of all mantras ~ sound of infinity and immortality. Contains supreme wisdom.

Om Namo/Namah/Namaha ~Shri
~~ Used to invoke, appreciate and honor a deity Swaha – giving of self, let go

Om Shanti Om Shanti Om or Shanti, Shanti, Shanti, Om
~~ for peace

So Hum
~ I am that. Universal mantra sound of the breath ~ so is inhalation, hum is exhalation.

Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
~~ to the divine indweller in all. Oneness.

Hari Om
~~ Purifies and removes obstacles. Opens the heart. Awakens prana (natural energy) in the body.

Sita Ram ~ opens the heart and celebrates love

Om Shri Saraswataya Namaha – for help & inspiration in art, music, literature

Om Shri Kali Durgaya Namaha – dispels negativity, provided protection

Om Shri Ramaya Namaha ~ Ram is a name for God. It engenders God consciousness, truth, blessings

Om Namah Shivaya – honors the divine within oneself & others – destroys negativity & replaces with positive

Om Gum Ganipati-ya Namaha – to remove obstacles and bring success

Om Shrim Lahshmi-ya Namana – for noble abundance, prosperity, beauty, grace

Om Tara Tu Tara Tu Ray Swaha ~ for rescue & benevolent help – for compassion
strength & healing

Gate gate Para gate Para sum gate Bodhi Swaha ~~ Gone beyond the beyond to enlightenment (Buddhist)

Om mani padme hum – the Jewel of the lotus of the heart (Buddhist)

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Bija Mantras for the Chakras

Chakra Bija sounds for activation

1 Lam

2 Vam

3 Ram

4 Yam

5 Hum

6 Om

7 Silence or Ommmmmm

Vowels to share and spread energy

1   O as in toe

2   O as in two

3   Ah as in awe

4   A as in play

5   E as in Speak

6   M as in mmmmmmm

7   Silent or ommmmmm or NG as in wing or silence

Shakti Bija Mantras To invoke the Feminine Divine

Art, Music, Literature, Wisdom


Fiercely conquers obstacles, energizes

Warrior of Protection

Abudance, Beauty, Grace

Mercy, Compassion, Removes fear. Protects.

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