You know you are hooked on yoga when you’re driving down the highway sitting well with straight spine, turning off the Sirius XM Grateful Dead satellite radio, and singing the guru mantra in Sanskrit:
guru Brahma guru Vishnu guru devo Maheshwara
guru sakshat param Brahma tasmai shri gurave namah
Here’s the translation I learned:
From Guru Stotram, “Our creation is that guru. The duration of our lives is that guru. Our trials, illnesses, and calamities is that guru. There is a guru that is nearby, and a guru that is beyond the beyond. I humbly make my offering to the guru, the beautiful remover of ignorance, the enlightenment principle that is within me, and surrounds me at all times.
Peace be with you.