'Om tryambakam' prayer

  This is the prayer recited at the end of my yoga classes. It comes from my teacher, and his, going back to the Rig Veda. Feel free to join in or just stay with your breath and let it soothe your being.

Om Trayambakam Yajamahe

Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam

Urvarukamiva Bandhanan

Mrityor Muskshiya Mamritat


 Om Shanti Shanti Shanti


Here is a modern translation:

We bow in gratitude to Shiva, the Lord of Yoga,

who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings;

may He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.

Om Peace Peace Peace


Here are the phonetics to help to recite it:

Om Treeam-bhakaam-Yajaa-mahae




Om Shanti Shanti Shanti


An lastly here is a YouTube video!