Patañjali Chants

Invocation:

yogena cittasya padena vacam
Yoga for consciousness, grammar for speech

malam sarirasya ca vaidyakena
medicine for the ills of the body;

yopa karottam pravaram muninam
he gave us these things the sage

patanjalim pranjalir anato’smi
Patanjali to whom I pay my respects.

abahu purusakaram
His upper body (arms) of human form,

sankha chakrasi dharinam
holding conch and disc,

sahasra sirasam svetam
thousand headed cobra (over his head)

pranamami patanjalim
I pay my respects to Patanjali

Listen to BKS Iyengar chanting the above invocation.

yastyaktva rupamadhyam prabhavati jagato’nekadhanugrahaya
praksinaklesharasirvisamavisadharo’nekavaktrah subhogi
sarvajnanaprasutirbhujagaparikarah pritaye yasya nityam
devohisah sa vovyatsitavimalatanuryogado yogahyuktah