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Day Six

The Universal Sound of Oṃ

Today we explore the sacred and universal sound of Oṃ, a mantra we can use in our practice, to connect ourselves with others and nature. Oṃ comes from Samskritham (Sanskrit) and has been used throughout the millennia in the life-practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. You will find chanting the sound will bring health benefits, including improved concentration, reduction in stress and anxiety, improved functioning of the heart and digestive system, positive vibrations to self and surroundings, etc.

Fun fact: The 3 roots of Oṃ are:
- A --  “awe”. The sound starts at the back of the throat & you stretch it out.
- U – “oo”
- M – “mmm”
The last syllable is the deep silence of the infinite. You merge your chant from “M’ to the deep silence.

Today's Challenge

Connect your self to the universe by creating the sound of Oṃ (9 times) in a quiet space.

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.  Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind.”                                                                            – Thích Nhất Hạnh

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