International Yoga Day is June 21, 2016. Show your support for yoga and put the ‘aum’ symbol over your Facebook photo.
Why? Yoga is an opportunity to experience inner transformation, peace and lasting happiness. It’s popularity has surged over the past twenty years, and it’s now being practiced all over the world. The sound ‘aum’ is significant in yoga and has remarkable health benefits.
International Yoga Day, Aum Meditation
‘Aum meditation is known to have transcendental qualities. It can bring peace and balance to the meditator’s system, and is known to relieve people from numerous physical and mental ailments when practiced regularly. – InnerEngineering.com
Watch this simple video to learn ‘aum’ meditation in your own home.
The Sound of Aum or Om
According to Kripalu’s Valerie Reiss in the Huffpo, the sound ‘aum’ is simply everything, everywhere.
The sound appears to have first cropped up in the Upanishads, a collection of sacred texts that inform Hinduism. The Mandukya Upanishad, which is entirely devoted to om, begins like this:
“Om is the imperishable word. Om is the universe, and this is the exposition of om. The past, the present, and the future, all that was, all that is, all that will be is om. Likewise, all else that may exist beyond the bounds of time, that too is om.” That pretty much covers it; om is big indeed.
Join Ayurveda Next Door and over 1 million others on June 21, International Yoga Day. Put the ‘aum’ symbol over your Facebook profile in support of yoga. Use this trusted app to overlay the symbol (or download the ‘aum’ symbol and change it yourself).