Happy Monday friends! Did anyone start their day off with a yoga or meditation practice? For those of you who do practice yoga and meditation, you are probably familiar with the symbol I want to talk about today–the Om symbol. This special symbol has many meanings and could even mean something different to you personally but today I want to talk a little bit about its history.
The om symbol is a mystic syllable (pronounced like “aum”) and is considered to be the most sacred of all the mantras in Dharmic religions. It refers to the soul and yet also refers to the infinite, the essence of life and truth. The om symbol is part of the representation of the Crown Chakra: the thousand petal lotus with the om symbol in the center. If you are new to chakras, check out this blog post to learn more.
When the om symbol is chanted, it is long and drawn out, with each letter being its own syllable, in a sense. The “ahhh” sound represents creation. The “ohhh” sound is a maintaining of energy and lastly, the “mmm” sound signifies transformative energy as you enter into a moment of silence before repeating. Many yoga practices begin and/or end with chanting om three times and it is definitely a wonderful experience that brings focus, intention, and awareness into daily life.
Cassie Uhl is the founder and owner of Zenned Out, a jewelry company that handcrafts jewelry with meaning and provides a community that inspires a mindful and spiritual lifestyle. Cassie grew up with a open minded, astrology obsessed grandmother and a father that would take her and her sister star gazing in the wee hours of the night. These experiences shaped Cassie and Zenned Out into what they are today by bringing spirituality and astrology into the forefront. Cassie hopes to give spiritual souls a place to feel at home on the Zenned Out blog and offers handcrafted jewelry with meaningful symbols, powerful gemstones, and mindful quotes to enable people to wear jewelry that aligns with their souls purpose.