Since my Anusara teacher left the studio, I've missed chanting the Anusara Invocation at the beginning of each class. A friend burnt a CD for me recently, of musical renditions of the Anusara Invocation. Music and chants has the power to set a mood, and prepare the mind for what is to come. I have downloaded the chants onto my mpeg player. It's something to listen to on the way to work.
The Anusara Invocation
Om Namah Shivaya Gurave
I offer myself to Lord Shiva, the Auspicious One, who is the True Teacher within and without,
Who assumes the forms of Reality, Consciousness, and Bliss,
Who is never absent and is full of peace,
Independent in existence, the vital essence of Illumination.