OM or AUM-sacred syllble

3 Oct

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OM, the sacred syllable. is considered to be the ‘primordial sound’. Even before the material creation came into existence there was only the natural humming energy which resembled the sound of OM.His primordial, the eternal Word creator.

“OM” contains everything that was, is and will be.

It is the essence of the entire universe.

This is the most precious mantra.

 

In our practice of Hatha Yoga, we use the sound OM, it replaces all other sounds even when we forgot which one to use, which hear mentally, that is to say its high importance in terms of meaning, vibration.

OM is available in three sounds AU and M. corresponding to the three levels of the mind:

In the conscious

U subconscious

M unconscious

A fourth condition, Turya,  is also symbolized by the “Om”.


A also symbolizes the waking state. Which is manifested in all its forms including the most subtle (energy, stream of consciousness, spaces kosha, …).

A is also represents designer who embodies the “Formless” forms perceptible through the senses. Its expansion by excellence, the Big Bang was probably an “A” generating huge this universe in perpetual evolution.

Somehow the ancient yogis knew what scientists today are telling us—that the entire universe is moving. Nothing is ever solid or still. Everything that exists pulsates, creating a rhythmic vibration that the ancient yogis acknowledged with the sound of Om. We may not always be aware of this sound in our daily lives, but we can hear it in the rustling of the autumn leaves, the waves on the shore, the inside of a seashell.

Om is a very simple chant with a complex meaning. Often chanted three times at the start and finish of a yoga session, om is the whole universe coalesed into a single sound and represents the union of mind, body, and spirit that is at the heart of yoga.In Hindu belief, the deep, resonant hum of “om” hearkens back to the moment the universe was born. OM is typically repeated three times in a Yoga classes, but since benefits increase with each repetition, the number is a matter of personal choice, and you can never say it too many times.

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