If there is an opening chant for yoga, there must be a closing one, right?  Of course right!  Here’s what I added to this page of the website about the closing chant.

Closing Chant

I don’t hear the closing chant as often as the opening chant.  It is traditionally always offered at the end of a full-led practice.  I guess I need to go to more of those. 😉

The meaning of the closing chant has to do with bringing peace to the world.  Check out this translation:

May all be well with mankind.
May the leaders of the earth protect in every way, by keeping to the right path.
May there be goodness for those who know the earth to be sacred.
May all the worlds be happy

Why would I not want to repeat such a beautiful wish often??

I have a goal to learn it like I did the opening chant during teacher training.  It took rote repetition for a long time to get that one down.  But hey, the closing chant is A LOT shorter!

Here are some resources I found online to help me.  If they help you too, extra yay!———

This is a really good one with Pattabi Jois and the words written as he says them.  https://youtu.be/HhcLd3SD4n4

This is a nice webpage with both the opening and closing chants, translations and recordings.  https://karendubi.com/mantra/

And here is the closing mantra set to music with *Mysore-style yoga on a beach to watch while you listen.  https://youtu.be/SbI0t0X8_Wk

*Mysore  is a setting where people come “open house” style within a range of time (usually about 2 hours) and do their individual practice at their own pace.  The teacher is there to help each person learn what to do next to advance their practice.  If you are in Kansas City and want to come to a practice like this, email me. carol@principlebasedlearning.com
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