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Ashtanga Yoga Meditation in motion

The opening invocation for the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

vande gurunam charanaravinde  sandarsita svatmasukhava bodhe  nihsreyase jangalikayamane  samsara halahala mohasantyai  abahu purusakaram  sankhacakrasi dharinam  sahasra sirasam svetam  pranamami patanjalim  om Translation:  I bow to the lotus feet of the guru  who awakens insight into the happiness of pure Being,  who is the final refuge, the jungle physician,  who eliminates the delusion caused by the poisonous  herb of samsara [conditioned existence]. I prostrate before the sage Patanjali  who has thousands of radiant, white heads  [in his form 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, representing infinite time]  and a sword [discrimination]. om  
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