This brief 60-second animated video by BWY yoga instructor, George Watts (creator of the Online Yoga Lesson Planner) uncovers the incredible yogic history of two significant symbols, E = mc2 and the OM symbol.
Get ready to be amazed as you witness firsthand how the Om symbol reflects the 5 components of E = mc2.
Om is the essential spiritual emblem in Hinduism, representing Atman, the soul or self within, and Brahman, the ultimate reality. The Upanishads, the mystical texts connected with Vedanta philosophy, first mentioned the syllable Om over 2,500 years ago.
In ancient Hindu texts such as the Vedas and Upanishads, Om is frequently located at the beginning and end of chapters.
Next, I’ll show you how to pronounce Om like a pro.
How To Draw The Om Symbol (Free PDF)
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How to Pronounce Om
OM is typically pronounced as “ohm” or “aum”.
The sound is often drawn out into a longer syllable that begins with the “o” sound and gradually transitions into the “m” sound.
In yoga and meditation practices, the sound of OM is believed to have significant spiritual and healing properties.
Next up, you’ll discover what Atman is.
What the Heck is Atman
Atman, also known as the self or soul within, is a key concept in Hinduism and yoga. And let me tell you, this Atman fella is quite the character.
He’s all about ultimate reality, inner peace, and finding your true self. But let’s be honest, sometimes finding that inner peace can be a bit of a challenge, right?
I mean, have you ever tried to meditate with a restless mind? It’s like trying to herd cats!
But fear not, my friends, because with Atman on your side, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
So next time you’re feeling a bit lost or disconnected, just channel your inner Atman and let that spiritual swagger guide you back to your true self.
Next up, is how to understand Om’s sonic representation.
Understand Om’s Sonic Representation Like a Wise Sage
Om is often referred to as the sonic representation of the divine. Now, some of you might be thinking,
“Wait, what? Sonic representation? What does that even mean?”
Well, my fellow yogi, it means that Om is like the DJ of the spiritual world, spinning cosmic tunes and bringing us closer to the divine through sound.
And let me tell you, this DJ knows how to drop a beat!
When we chant Om, we’re tapping into the ultimate reality of the universe, and getting down with our spiritual selves. It’s like a soulful dance party, except without sweaty bodies and bad dance moves.
So next time you’re feeling a bit disconnected from the universe, just bust out your best Om chant and let that sonic representation do the rest.
Who knows, you might even start a cosmic dance party!
Next up, let’s find out how the wise sages discovered Om.
How the Wise Sages Discovered Om
Gather around and let me tell you the tale of how Om emerged in the Vedic corpus.
You see, back in the day, there were these wise sages known as the rishis who spent their days meditating in the forests of ancient India. One day, while they were meditating (probably trying to come up with the next big yoga trend), they heard a divine sound emanating from the universe.
And you know what that sound was?
You guessed it, Om!
It was like the universe was singing, and the rishis were like, “Whoa, we gotta get in on this!” So they started chanting Om, and the rest is history.
Om became the ultimate representation of ultimate reality, the symbol of the universe’s cosmic tunes, and the key to unlocking the secrets of the divine. And here we are today, still chanting Om and trying to find our way back to that cosmic sound.
So next time you chant Om, just think about those wise rishis and how they stumbled upon the ultimate sound while just chilling in the forest.
Next, I have some cool, insider knowledge about Om’s secret identity.
Insider Knowledge About Om’s Secret Identity
Listen up, yogis and yoginis, because I’ve got some insider knowledge for you.
You see, Om isn’t just called Om – it’s also referred to as Onkara (or Omkara for those who like to keep things fancy).
I know, your mind was blown, right?
It’s like Om has a secret identity or something.
But why is it called Onkara, you might be asking? Well, it’s because Onkara sounds way cooler than just Om. I mean, come on, say it out loud.
It’s like you’re summoning some kind of mystical power or conjuring up an ancient spirit. Plus, saying Onkara just makes you feel more knowledgeable and spiritual – like you’re part of some exclusive club of yoga pros who know the secret name of Om.
Next time you’re chanting Om in class (and at home), throw in a few Onkaras for good measure and see how it makes you feel. Who knows, maybe you’ll unlock a whole new level of yogic awesomeness.
Next up is my conclusion to “The Remarkable Yogic Story Behind Einstein and OM“.
I hope you had a jolly good time learning about the Remarkable Yogic Story Behind Einstein and OM, and that the complimentary handout tickled your fancy.
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