If you’ve practiced yoga, the “practice” generally starts with an Om incantation. We chant Om to align ourselves with our higher self, God and the Universe. It is calming, centering and energizing. It is often chanted with “Shanti, Shanti, Shanti” meaning peace. Pranayama (breathing asana) then follows…

Om has it’s roots in Hinduism. This symbol (as seen my artwork) represented is a sacred sound denoting; Brahman (God, Universal Consciousness, Boundless and Unknowable)the impersonal “Absolute” of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol assists us to realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. It is called pranava, meaning that it permeates life and runs through our prana (breath).

The image shown above is new from a series I am presently creating. Viewing this symbol reminds us to stop and connect with the deepest part of ourselves and all beings. Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

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