In the 21st century, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever. The pace of life has accelerated, and every day we are bombarded with more information and stimulation than our ancestors encountered during entire lifetimes. Not surprisingly, the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic health problems is on the rise — and many are searching for peace of mind.
Those who want enlightenment should reflect on the sound and the meaning of Om. When the arrow is released from the bow, it goes straight to the target. The Upanishads state that Om is the primordial or the 'first' sound of the universe generated by the cosmic vibration that resulted in all creation think Big Bang.
It is the supreme absolute and runs through the prana. Paramhansa Yogananda, who popularized kriya yoga in the West, called Om, "The creative voice of God, the vibration of the cosmic motor.
The 'O' or 'AU' is Primordial sound meditation externally and the 'M' is allowed to reverberate internally. The first half of 'O' or 'A' starts in the chest at the anahata chakra, moves upward with the second half of 'O' or 'U' to the vishuddha chakra in the throat and ends with 'M' vibrating the ajna and sahasra chakras in the head.
Three ways in which you can practice primordial sound meditation are: Steven Sturgess' technique Steven mentioned a very simple way of practicing Om meditation in his Yoga Book. Surrender yourself to the vibrations of Om and feel your awareness expand. Paramhansa Yogananda's technique The author of the bestselling Autobiography of a Yogi illustrates how to do primordial sound meditation in a yogic way.
It is important that you keep your ears and eyes covered at all times while doing this meditation. In time, you will start to discern the physical vibrations first followed by the astral vibrations and then finally the sound of Om resonating like a mighty ocean. What are the different vibrations that one can expect to hear?
Different cerebra-spinal centers or chakras emit different vibrations. For example, the coccygeal mooladhara chakra at the base of the spine emits a humming sound. The sacral centre or the swadhishthana chakra has a flute-like sound. Lumber centre manipura chakra sounds like a harp and the dorsal centre anahata chakra has a bell-like sound.
Cervical vishuddha chakra sounds like rushing water and the medulla oblongata ajna chakra is the symphony of all sounds together. Do this meditation for 10 minutes in the morning and for 20 minutes before sleeping.
Regular practice will instill in you a deep calmness and great intuitive ability, which in turn will help in dealing with life situations better. Ancient beej mantra technique as popularized by Deepak Chopra This meditation involves chanting of "Om beej seed mantra namah!
Nakshatra is one of the 27 sectors along the ecliptic covering 13 degrees and 20 minutes, while pada is one quarter of the nakshatra covering 3 degrees and 20 minutes.
The position of the moon at the time of a person's birth determines his or her nakshatra-pada, thus making the seed mantra unique to that person.
The sound of the nakshatra-pada is suffixed with 'm' to arrive at the individual's own primordial sound mantra. You can find your nakshatra here link opens in new window by entering your date, time and place of birth. Once you have your nakshatra ready, all you need is your pada to derive your beej mantra.
Look at the start and end times mentioned along with your nakshatra and divide the period between the two into four equal quarters.Primordial sound meditation is based upon chanting of Om or Aum, the eternal syllable. The Upanishads state that Om is the primordial or the 'first' sound of the universe generated by the cosmic vibration that resulted in all creation (think Big Bang).
Primordial Sound Meditation is a type of mediation that uses a personal Mantra to take you on a journey inward to discover your true essence.
You will tap into your true nature which is pure love, joy and creativity. The BIRMINGHAM, Primordial Sound Meditation class will be held at the Birmingham Unitarian Church. Invest a weekend in something meaningful and with an experienced and dedicated Teacher.
Lisa Guyman lives in Denver, Colorado and teaches Meditation and . In the age of digital devices and social media, the restful awareness we experience during meditation is more valuable than ever.
Primordial Sound Meditation is a healing practice that allows us to experience inner calm and deep relaxation. Primordial Sound Meditation is a powerful practice for moving into the stillness and silence within. It derives from the yogic tradition of India, which focuses on achieving a blissful union of mind, body, and spirit.
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