It was learnt by heart as a Bhāvanam for Dhyānam,
to create a meditational mood linked to Patañjali prior to commencing,
either chanting practice or textual study of the Yoga Sūtra.
As taught to TKV Desikachar by T Krishnamacharya.
From Paul’s chant study recordings of TKV Desikachar
– Link to page with Downloadable Translation or with Chanting notations and sound file of Opening Prayers