What does the word "Om" mean?

Om written in Sanskrit is "Aum" It has many meanings like the sound the universe made when it came into was created. Some people take this literally and some metaphorically.

Also, the phonetics of the sound Aum starts in the bottom of the vocal cavity, then to the glottis, then to the mouth cavity and ultimately disappear into the silent void. This process symbolizes the creation, the maintainence, the destruction of all things and the return to where they came.

As a Mantra repeating the word "om" is a great way to slow down the breathing, calms the nervous system and gives the glands and organs of the body a vibrational massage.



Meditation is Pure Nectar

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