Bhur Bhuvah Svaha Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat
Gayatri means to go beyond, to transcend. That is why we pray (through the chant of the Gayatri):
"Let this intellect be guided and inspired by something which is beyond the intellect – the Divinity." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
It is a prayer to the sun - the giver of life and light. With this mantra we ask, "May our own intellect and being shine like the sun and may we each be guided in the right direction." - Sianna Sherman
Another translation, "In the name of the Earth and Heavens, may we be as bright as the divine spirit by the power of our meditation."
I've been singing this mantra every morning for the past two weeks. To me, it is a way to call upon the bright light of my spirit. I pray this light to shine brighter than my fears. May my divine purpose and path shine in front of me, and may any darkness or blocks in the way be transformed into this light.
May you connect to this light of your spirit in your yoga practice and throughout your day...