Saturday, 8 October 2011

Day 8 Vinyasa Krama Subroutine notes : Surya namaskara ( sun salutations with mantra)

VIDEO LINK
Srivatsa Ramaswami's has a traditional version of the Sun salutation laid out with the corresponding mantras starting on p. 213 of 'The Complete book of Vinyasa Yoga'. The idea is that you would move into each pose, retain the inhalation or exhalation while mentally chanting the mantra.

On the Vinyasa Krama home page you can find a link to Chants and Mantras including the Sury Namaskara chants available for download. To try and learn/practice it, I edited in some pauses to allow me time to enter the postures, and have been playing it on my itouch while performing the Salutation.

You have the option of chanting the full mantra (actually it's three mantras joined together) or just the quick version down below which would mean a shorter breath retention.

The book includes full translations of each of the mantras. and here's a link to an article by Ramaswami on the Sun Salutation with mantra.

*One note on the Video, the squat posture before the first Chatauranga, is like Pasasana without the bind, squatting with the heels down rather than sitting on the mat (difficult to see that from behind).


I'd added captions to the video, they used to work but some reason aren't showing up on Youtube at the moment.



The Twelve Sury Namaskara mantras




1. Om Hram
udhyannadya mitramaha
Mitraaya Namaha







2. Om Hrim
ārohannuttarāṃ divam
Ravaye Namaha

NB. Fingers are interlaced, palms facing outwards







3. Om Hroom
hṛdroghaṃ mamsūrya
Suryaaya Namaha










4. Om Hraim
harimāṇaṃca nāśaya
Bhaanve Namaha

NB. Squatting on heels







5. Om Hraum
śukeṣume harimāṇaṃ
khagaaya Namaha

NB. I know Susan, elbows in : )







6. Om Hrah
ropaṇākāsu dadhmasi
Pooshney Namaha

NB. Arms out stretched hands together







7. Om Hram
atho hāridraveṣume
Hiranayagarbhaaya Namah









8. Om Hrim
harimāṇaṃ ni dadhmasi
Om Mareechibhyoh Namaha










9. Om Hroom
udaghādayamādityo
Adityaaya Namaha









10.Om Hraim
viśvena sahasā saha
Savitre Namaha







11. Om Hraum
viṣantaṃ mahyaṃ randhyan
Arkaaya Namaha












12. Om Hrah
mo aham dviṣate radham
Bhaaskaraaya Namah





















The Above mantras have three parts,

Part 1. (Quick version) Bijakshara mantras
1. Om Hram
2. Om Hrim
3. Om Hroom
4. Om Hraim
5. Om Hraum
6. Om Hrah
7. Om Hram
8. Om Hrim
9. Om Hroom
10. Om Hraim
11. Om Hraum
12. Om Hrah


Part 2. Mantras from the veda

1. Udhyannadya mitramaha
2. Arohannuttarāṃ divam

3. Hṛdroghaṃ mamsūrya
4. Harimāṇaṃca nāśaya

5. Sukeṣume harimāṇaṃ
6. Ropaṇākāsu dadhmasi

7. Atho hāridraveṣume
8. Harimāṇaṃ ni dadhmasi

9. Udaghādayamādityo
10. Viśvena sahasā saha

11. Dviṣantaṃ mahyaṃ randhyan
12. Mo aham dviṣate radham


Part 3 Laukika Mantra


1. Om Mitraaya Namaha (Salutations to the Friend of All)

2. Om Ravaye Namaha (Salutations to the Shining One)

3. Om Suryaaya Namaha (Salutations to he who induces activity )

4. Om Bhaanve Namaha (Salutations to he who illumines)

5. Om khagaaya Namaha - Salutations to one who moves through the sky

6. Om Pooshney Namaha - Salutations to the giver of strength and nourishment

7. Om Hiranayagarbhaaya Namah - Salutations to the Golden Cosmic Self

8. Om Mareechibhyoh Namaha - Salutations to the Rays of the Sun

9. Om Adityaaya Namaha - Salutations to Sun of Aditi (the Cosmic Mother)

10. Om Savitre Namaha - Salutations to the Stimulating power of the Sun

11. Om Arkaaya Namaha - Salutations to he who is fit to be praised (arka= energy)

12. Om Bhaaskaraaya Namah - Salutations to the one who leads to enlightenment

2 comments:

  1. What a gift! Could never fit the postures to the chants. Much Gratitude!

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  2. Thanks Sharon, glad you like it. All three chants on the breath retention takes a bit of practice but just the first mantra or the first two is an option. i tried to re edit the video to show that but made a mess of it : )

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