At the beginning of my classes I always have a moment where I may or may not start with the sound of OM… I usually end with a silent OM of gratitude… but this description of why and where it comes from, made me smile…
Many believe the mantra “Om” to be the sound of the universe. Om is traditionally chanted at the beginning and end of yoga sessions. It is an acknowledgment that the universe around us is constantly moving—the setting sun, the rising moon, the ebb and flow of the tides, the beating of our hearts.
Ancient yogis used Om to recognize this never-ceasing movement and seek oneness with the universe. Chanting it is meant to resonate that movement throughout the breath, awareness and energy to reveal a more powerful connection with the universe.