Sivananda yoga classes in Brussels & Amsterdam


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Om Trayambakam mantra

At the end of each Sivananda yoga class, we chant the mantra ‘Om Trayambakam‘, the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (Sanskrit: महामृत्युंजय मंत्र ).

It’s a mantra for peace and life-giving. The mantra blesses the students and the teacher and protects them to return home safely as it wards off deaths and accidents. It’s a Siva mantra and should be repeated 3, 9, 27 or 108 times, especially on your birthday. This will bestow health, long life, liberation and prosperity on you.

Significance (source: Wikipedia)

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is the great mantra for conquering death for it protects against all threats and at the time of death eases the process of release. It is one of the more potent of the ancient mantras, a call for enlightenment and a practice of purifying the karmas of the soul at a deep level. It is beneficial for mental, emotional and physical health. It is also a moksha mantra which bestows longevity and immortality.


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Gajananam Dhyana Slokas beginning prayer

At the beginning of each Sivananda yoga class, we sing the Gajananam Dhyana Slokas, it’s the beginning prayer to start the class in peace & harmony, to ask the gods to protect the students and teachers on their yoga journey. It helps to bring the attention of both the teacher and the students entirely to the class and to leave any stress, worries or negativity outside of the classroom.