om

The
universeIMG_2971.jpg
in a
sound
from the
beginning
of time
at one
with others
whose
voice
joins
with
mine.

 

#micropoetry #SOL18

If you have ever taken a yoga class you may have joined in the chanting of “Om” at the opening and closing of your practice.  There is something truly mesmerizing the way you lose the sound of your own voice as it joins the vibration of the chant and you feel totally connected to the others in the room and beyond. There are brain researchers who are studying this phenomenon and finding support for the positive effects many people experience from chanting “ah-oo-mm”-similar to nerve stimulation treatments used to treat depression and epilepsy.  As I try to connect my mind, body, and spirit each week, it is the simplest of sounds that helps me in such a profound way.

Advertisements

13 thoughts on “om

  1. Thanks for this reminder. I just paused and chanted – just to see if it would help me get ready for school today. I could use some positivity on this last day before a 4-day weekend when my toughest class is at the end of the day…

  2. Paula,
    Love your observations. “There is something truly mesmerizing the way you lose the sound of your own voice as it joins the vibration of the chant and you feel totally connected to the others in the room and beyond.” “the vibration of the chant”!

  3. Chanting Om unites us! I enjoy placing my hands on my heart when I chant. That way I can feel the vibration within me.

  4. There’s a reason that OLW has been with us for so long. It works! I haven’t been in a yoga class that uses that form of meditation in a while. Now that you remind me, I miss it.

  5. I was trying to guess what word it would be from your teaser. I love my yoga class and the ritual of starting and ending with a communal om. Peace in your heart, your words, your mind. Namaste!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s