Last weekend, I had the honor of teaching yoga at Lululemon Mall of Millennia. I had an amazing time! Teaching yoga gives you a kind of high, especially when you can see the transformation in a student’s energy from the beginning to the end of the class. Also the people, some of whom it was their first time practicing yoga, really enjoyed it. I got lots of wonderful feedback from the students at the end of class, and it makes you feel like you’ve done a really good service.
The room was full of love, which was the theme for this month (inspired by Valentine’s Day, of course) but it was super fitting for me, as the intention for the practice…
I identify as a Bhakti Yogi. I practice devotional yoga and follow a lineage of Bhaktas who chant Kirtan and honor the Guru with devotional prayers and practices. So whenever I have the opportunity, I teach from the space of pure love and transcendence. I love to share my knowledge of these practices as well.
The Aad Guray mantra chose me that day, and at the end of the class I invited the students to offer up a bit of the devotional vibration. It was a surprise to those who happened to be taking yoga in the mall early that Sunday morning, and it was beautiful. Aad Guray is a mantra that offers protection.. it goes like so: (taken from: http://thistimethisspace.com/2012/11/20/aad-guray-nameh/)
Aad Guray Nameh Mantra for Purification and Protection
The ancient Aad Guray Nameh, mantra for purification and protection is over 3,000 years old. Aad Guray Nameh, is recited to clear past, present and future karma and invoke the protective energy of the universe.
Aad Guray Nameh
Jugaad Guray Nameh
Sat Guray Nameh
Siri Guru Devay Nameh
I bow to the Primal Wisdom,
I bow to the Wisdom through the Ages,
I bow to the True Wisdom,
I bow to the great, unseen Wisdom.
I bow to the Primal Guru,
I bow to the Guru woven throughout time,
I bow to the True Guru, the true identity of the Self,
I bow to the Great Guru whose great glory will always be.
The Aad Guray Nameh mantra assists with acting quickly on opportunities as they arise by removing obstacles and blockage so things begin to flow in our direction.
You can listen to the mantra here.