This is the mantra of Jivamukti Yoga, chanted in almost every class. By giving voice to it, the intention is to create a world that is harmonious and peaceful. Dedicate your yoga practice to seeing this reality manifest. This mantra inspires to perform actions that benefit all beings, human and non-human alike.
When we practice yoga asana, we practice taking the seat of others. We practice being the moon, the warrior, the dog, the cow, the cobra, and the trees. We take their form and connect with their essence. With time and practice, we begin to develop empathy for all beings and realize that we are not different from each other after all. We learn that all beings share the desire for happiness and freedom.
Samastah: All beings living in this location
Sukhino: In happiness, joy and free from all suffering
Bhav: The divine mood or state of union
Antu: May it be so