What is a Mantra?
Mantras are sound vibrations that resonate with the mind to subdue our standard erratic mind patterns while we chant or listen to the sounds. In other words deeply calming and capable of aligning the subconscious into making you think, do or say things that contribute to the sentiment of the mantra.
We often listen to this in yoga class while we practice – Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu
It translates – “May all beings be happy and free from suffering, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life, contribute in some way, to the happiness and freedom for all” – “Puissent tous les etres de tous les mondes etre heureux”.
Listen to or chant along to this sweet sanskrit mantra and you might find yourself becoming more compassionate, liberating, kind, loving… Happy days.
What is OM?
Om is the simplest vibrational mantra. It mirrors the pulse of the Universe since the start of time.
It seems that ancient yogis already understood what scientists know today….that the entire universe and everything within it is energy in a constant state of motion. Moving all the time. Everything vibrates, pulsates, rotates and quivers on a micro and macro level, creating a rhythmic cycle of vibration.
The heat and light of the suns rays, the ebb and flow of the tides, our beating hearts, the changing seasons, our voice, our sight, our essence all align to vibrational frequencies.
Those clever old Yogis acknowledged all this with the resonating sound of Om.
The first law of thermo physics – energy cannot be created or destroyed merely varying in a constant dance of flux and motion. Leading to insights like E=MC2 and the rationale in natural phenomena.
Why listen to or make the sound OM?
The essence of the sound ‘OM’ vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz ……. the same frequency found in all things throughout Nature.
Chanting Om steadies us while we ride the waves of life knowing that there’s a common vibe that connects us to everything in the world and the Universe.
Go on try it! Big inhale and make these sounds as the lungs empty
<AU> empty the lower lungs
<O> empty the middle of lungs
<MM> empty the upper lungs
Feel the resonance! Embrace the universal concept of vibration and constant movement, sense a bigger connection.
Repeat and continue to and align your vibe to resonate with more positive energy.