I love to chant OM in Yoga class.
Oh, I'm out of key sometimes, sure, but I still love the vibration that comes with a long and heartfelt OM.
And, I'm so inspired when everyone else joins in with me in class.
In our new Yoga studio, the walls hum with the magical and healing vibration of OM.
OM is considered the sound of the universe -- the universal hum that gives us all fuel and life. To chant OM is to honor the energy that surrounds us and to tap into it for our own healing and calming needs.
When we all chant OM as one in class, we join our energy together making it even more powerful.
When the whole room OMs, my entire body vibrates with a wonderful, radiant and healing energy.
During the Second World War, the British government printed a poster that said simply, "Keep Calm & Carry On". Its purpose was to inspire the population -- telling them to stand up to the urgent and dangerous threat of the enemy by continuing their daily lives in a show of strength and defiance. By keeping calm, carrying on, the British could stand up to any dangers and any threats before them.
So, when I saw this version of the old British poster I had to smile and smile and smile. Because OM gives us the same empowerment, the same strength, the same encouragement. It's the same reminder that our inner strength can overcome any threat.
Thank you to the anonymous, and incredibly clever, online OMster who shared this with us all!