Om (a-u-m) is a mantra, or vibration, that is traditionally chanted at the beginning and at the end of a yoga practice. It symbolises the rhythm of the universe and in turn allows us to listen to our own rhythm in connection to it. There is nothing more beautiful than being in a class and chanting OM together. It sounds powerful, calming, grounding.
I've always been too shy to chant OM but on Sunday I finally felt the need to contribute. There is absolutely no pressure to chant aloud so I always chanted in my head but Sunday was different. It kind of helped me feel like the intention for my practice that day was more defined, more grounded and more connected. I like how things come to you when you're ready in yoga and it makes it all feel that much more meaningful.
With your eyes closed, either sit crossed legged, in a half lotus (1 leg up) or lotus position with your hands facing up on your knees or in your lap. Breathe in 1-2-3-4, then as you breathe out chant OM. Do this 1-3 times. Feel the connection. I love the idea of thinking about how many people are chanting OM at that very moment right across the world. Magic.