Target Teachings: Invocations

Nikki Costello

Nikki Costello is a Level 3 Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). For 26 years, her teaching has been inspired by annual trips to India including RIMYI (Ramamani Iyengar M...
Learn to chant the shanti mantras. An auspicious invocation of protection for the study and learning between a teacher and a student. These mantras were originally found in the Krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2).


Om sahana vavatu

ॐ सह नाववतु

Om, may we be protected together (both teacher and student)

Saha nau bhunaktu

सह नौ भुनक्तु

May we enjoy the fruits of our actions together.

Saha viiryam karavaavahai

सह वीर्यं करवावहै

May we achieve strength together.

Tejasvi Navaditamastu

तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु

May our knowledge be full of light.

Maa vidvissaavahai

मा विद्विषावहै

May we never have enmity for one another.

Om shanti, shanti, shanti

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

Om peace, peace, peace