By John Nield
I just noticed that the title could be totally misinterpreted... bonus :)
This is gonna be trippy, so queue your fave Doors or Bob Marley jam...
You know how an orchestra conductor uses a tuning fork at the start of the symphony?
The fork produces a tone. All the musos tune in, and away they go.
Well, the vibration of Om, well... it is yoga. Say what? True story, and no, I haven't been tokin' up.
Remember in a prev post how we determined that yoga is the stilling of the mind?
Well, what is the stilling of the mind exactly? Answer: it's a vibration. The vibration of Om.
Think of life as vibrations (you were warned that this was gonna be trippy).
In your hectic life, the vibrations are fast, high, low. They switch frequencies all the time. The more crazy your life, the more the vibrations swing about.
Now Om is a long, strong, low, deep, slow vibration. It is very calming (remember: yoga is the stilling of the mind).
So when you Om at the start of class, make it a vibration in your chest.
Tune into it and modulate you breath with the frequency. Also, focus your mind on the vibration. I know this sounds like a crock, but it actually works.
Now, remember this all starts as soon as the Om finishes. You should be tuned in and ready to roll.
Deep, modulated breath and focus at the frequency of Om will take you deeper into poses and you will hold harder poses longer.
It'll make your balances steadier and hair grow on your chest. Ok, not the last bit. That was a test to see if you're still awake.
Gimme a freakin' break...you try to make a post about Omming interesting. This shite is hard.
Om on, J.
About John - in his words - John Nield is redneck yogi wannabe tryhard
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