Yoga sessions should begin and end with the OM mantra or vibration. It is the way to re-link yourself to your Ground Of Being. When pronounced correctly, OM has four syllables and is pronounced AUM.
Watch this video below by the Isha Foundation. The Mystic and Visionary, Sadhguru, explains that Aum is the universal sound and is not religious in nature. He shows us how it can be found, across the world, in various traditions - including Christianity and Islam - and more importantly he demonstrates how the AUM sound should be made.
The Om or AUM symbol represents the all encompassing cosmic consciousness, vibration and sound of the entire Universe. It is said, in Buddhism, that all the teachings of Buddha are contained in this mantra.
Look at the diagram of the symbol below and see what the different parts represent:
We use symbols to add meaning to our lives. Yogis use symbols to serve the same purpose – they add meaning to our understanding and practice of yoga.
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