The Gayatri Mantra is one of the most well-known and chanted mantras in the Vedic tradition. It is most often invoked at sunrise or sunset, in honor of the Sun and light. What does the Gayatri Mantra mean? Why do we chant it in yoga and meditation classes?
108 beads on your Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, chanting OM 108 times... What does the number 108 have to do in all this? Magic? Mathematics? Sacred number? The mysteries of 108! 108 beads on my Mala What is a Mala? "Mala" means "garland" in Sanskrit. Malas are Hindu or Buddhist prayer beads, or … Continue reading Why is the number 108 special in yoga?