The Mantra For Peace And Spiritual Growth
Understanding the "Om Shanti" Significance in relation to Yoga
Om shanti shanti shanti is a type of Shanti mantra, which is known to invoke peace and tranquility in one's soul.
The Word ‘Om’ (Oṃ)
Om is the original universal sound, the beginning and the end, the good and the bad, the storm and the peace, the happiness and the sorrow.
The word Om is often translated from Sanskrit to English as "yes, verily, so be it".
The Word ‘Shanti’ (Śānti)
Shanti, means peace, and it is the kind of peace that envelops our body, mind, and everything around us, so they coexist in love and harmony.
Meditation can help us attain this peace.
Why Do We Say “Om Shanti” Three Times?
Yogis say the om shanti mantra three times to bring on spiritual peace and tranquility within themselves. The number three signifies the threefold effect this mantra has on our body, mind, and speech.
How to Pronounce “Om Shanti”
The "om" should be drawn out and sound like the "/o/" in the word "ore". The "a" and "t" should sound like their pronunciation in "father" respectively.
Om Shanti Meaning in Yoga
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti mantra or 'the peace one finds in their soul, not outside their body' is for calming and spiritual growth during yoga practice or meditation.
Once we attain peace, we can focus solely on our soul.
How To Use The Om Shanti Mantra In Your Daily Practice
If you are new to yoga, don't worry, this mantra can be practiced by amateurs and professionals alike.
Sit cross-legged on the floor with your back straight, inhale peace and discard all the negative thoughts within you, and chant "Om shanti shanti shanti". Repeat this five times, and be mindful of the breath and silence that follows each repetition.
MEANING OF OM
Om is nothing and everything, the beginning and the end, the original and the power, the good and the last, the storm and the peace, the happiness and the sorrow.
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