Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu means “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.” Sanskrit scholars say that Sanskrit being a vibrational language, it has the power to self-correct. Even if we mispronounce it in the beginning, through time, the words start to roll in our tongue more easily. Even if it’s only something we say but something we cannot fully grasp just yet, through repetition, we begin to see that our innermost values are actually aligned with its meaning. Even if we are not quite sure how to fully embrace loving all without exception, through practice it becomes our natural state and inclination.
Yoga is like alchemy. We practice and surrender, we allow it to change us. We allow it to change our physical body, and more importantly, we allow it to transform how we see our relationship with the world.