OM Wars

Having participated in a Yoga class earlier today, I have noticed, and not for the first time, an interesting phenomena: when the class instructor directs the participants to chant OM at the start and end of the class, some of the more seasoned practitioners seem to hold the vibration sound longer than others. While it is completely possible that they do this just because their lungs are more developed, or that their capacity for projecting sound is deeper, it sounds to me like a little war is going on. I can hear an undertone of “Ha! See?! My Om is longer than your Om.” “Oh yeah? Let’s see about that: Ommmmm…mmmm…mmm…m..m.”
Who knew Om can be so violent?…

Learned from: observing chants during a yoga class



About Ronen

Ronen Divon had been walking spiritual and holistic paths for well over thirty years. Born in Israel, educated in New York, and currently residing in North Carolina, Ronen had traveled the world, spending time with teachers, masters, healers and guides. With wisdom that spans multiple traditions, including the Far East, India, Israel, Brazil, Peru, and Native America, Ronen remains a student, learning and adding modalities that will best serve his clients, each according to their own unique needs. Ronen is also a published author, a Yoga, Meditation, and Tai Chi instructor.
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1 Response to OM Wars

  1. Andrea Leber says:

    The key is to just start a little later than anyone else 😉

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