Last summer while visiting a monastery near home I made this video about the Divine Mother, I thought it would be a good way to introduce myself in talking rather than asana form, at least for once and share a prayer that I hold very dear in my heart.
Originally the video had the prayer recited in it but it goes so long that I could not upload it, hence the editing to make it a bit shorter.
Why now? well, I can't stop thinking about sutra II-1 and the three elements that Patanjali says constitute a yoga practice: 1) Accepting the pains of life as purification, 2) dedicating everything to the Divine / surrendering and 3) studying scriptures.
The video helps with the devotion part, it can be recited while washing spinach or chopping the onions, while showering or commuting:
The Divine Mother Invocation:
Oh Divine Mother
May all my speech and idle talk be mantra,
All actions of my hands be mudra
All eating and drinking be the offerings of oblations unto thee
All laying down prostrations before thee
May all my pleasures be as dedicating my entire self unto thee
And may everything I do be taken as thy worship
Oh Divine Mother!