In the beginning of 2015 I embarked on a journey of a lifetime, yoga teacher training in Bali, Indonesia. This experience was amazing and powerful. The training focused a lot on meditation. We were presented and guided to explore several techniques to help each individual find what worked for them.
One of the first techniques demonstrated was Om/AUM chanting. Each individual set their own pace as we filled the room with a beautiful vibration. During this time the image of a wave emerged in my mind. As I opened my mouth and allowed “ahhhh,” the first part of the Universal sound, to fill the air the wave in my mind was forming. When I continued to the “oooo” sound, the wave was breaking and making a perfect barrel. Finally, as I pressed my lips and allowed the “mmmmm” sound to radiate, the wave turned into white water and rolled forward. The Universal Om sound along with the wave forming and breaking settled my entire being into a state that was comforting and loving. I encourage everyone to give it a try.