OM THE UNIVERSAL SOUND

Om the Universal Sound
Om the Universal Sound

POSE OF THE MONTH

Have you ever wondered why we Om? Om has been practiced for thousands of years and is the universal sound that creates union and peace between body, mind and soul. Chanting Om connects you to the supreme sound or frequency and it reverberates through our bodies, filling it with energy, tranquility, and positive vibrations which charge up our surroundings.

Om Meditation

Om doesn't have to be chanted just at the end of a practice. A beautiful meditation technique is Om Meditation where the sound of Om is constantly repeated. It is divided into four parts for around 5-10 minutes for each part and can be done individually or as a group.

Part One: Constant Om chanting loudly
The first Om is chanted all together. You are then to rely on your own individual timing and breath so don't have to be in time with the group. The sound should be spontaneous and as long or as short as you want. The sound can be low or high but it should be loud. It's encouraged to allow the volume to be increased so you can fully express your Om without any inhibition and to increase the vibration experience in your body.

Part Two: Constant Om chanting whispering
The chanting is almost like a whisper so that only you hear it becoming a quiet vibration that allows for the mind to move inwards.

Part Three: Constant Om chanting silently
Follow this by continuing to chant Om in the same way however it is now silent so there is no noise but you hear it in your mind.

Part Four: Observation
The final part of the meditation is to simply just observe and witness. You can do this seated or lying down on your back.

"The Mantra Om is to be repeated constantly, with feeling, realising it's full significance." ~ Sutra 1:28 (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali)