Week 4 - Siri Gaitri & Om Mantras
We are now at the final week of our mantra-based syllabus at HOA. Over the course of the past month, we have invoked the power of mantras by chanting/singing and surrendering our conscious mind to sound. We have learnt that mantra chanting/singing is based on the experience of how sound vibrations affect the mind, body and spirit. When we chant/sing mantras, the vibrations created by our vocal-chords travel through the body which, consisting mostly of water, is 4 times a greater conductor of sound than air. This gives the body greater capacity for passing these vibrations along so that the cells in the body are moving to vibrations from the voice. We are literally affecting our cells with our mantra-chanting/singing! Sound, indeed, is a powerful healing tool. With ultrasound, science is exploring mending bones, shattering kidney stones, shrinking tumours and even the possibility of directly delivering drugs to areas of the body for targetted healing. In the same principle, mantra chanting/singing invokes specific aspects of our Self for a more holistic, or spiritual approach to healing.
On our final week (June 24th - 26th), we shall be chanting/singing the Siri Gaitri mantra which offers radiant divine healing for ourself, others, and the world. The words to this mantra are:
“Ra Ma Da Sa Sa Say So Hung”
Ra means the Sun and connecting with its frequency that gives us energy. Ma means the Moon and it aligns us with receptivity. Da is the energy of the Earth, grounding us in our roots. Sa is Infinity and as we chant this, our energy rises upwards and outwards drawing in the healing of the the Universe. When we chant Sa the second time, we pull the energy of Infinity into us. Say is a way of honouring the all-encompassing Thou. So is a vibration of merger. Hung is the Infinite, the vibrating real. It is the essence of Creation. So Hung together means, I am Thou, and refers to the cosmic intelligence within us.
As we chant/sing this mantra, we can meditate on our Infinite Self and our connection with the Divine Spirit that encompasses everything. It may also bring us a greater sense of connection with the Universe.
In the later part of our practice, we shall also be immersed in Eternal Om with the sacred Gongs.
"Om or Aum"
Represents everything, all is ONE. It is the source, it is the vibration and consciousness of the entire Universe. AUM actually has 4 syllables, A, U, M and the silence at the end. The 3 letters embody the divine energy and its 3 main characteristics: Creation, Preservation and Liberation. The mantra, when chanted/sung, vibrates at 432Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency as the Universe. By chanting/singing AUM, we are tuning into our connection to all living beings, nature, the Universe and the Divine.
You can listen to this powerful syllable right here before the week commences. Connect with the Universe inside you with sound at HOA. Book your mat today!
PS: Please take note that we are closed on June 27th - July 16th. Clients who hold active packages at HOA, will receive 20 days of extension on your Mindbody account. Extension is not applicable for packages that are expired.
Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA