A traditionally based yoga class usually begins and ends with chanting. Written in Sanskrit (considered the oldest literacy language of India) the verses are repeated several times. Each verse known as a shloka is either a single sound (vowel) or a phrase. When chanted it creates a vibration, which is understood to resonate inside of your body. While each chant has its own unique and special meaning, they are universal in their reverence to divinity. They are also calming, peaceful and will open your heart.