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And it is the essence that is at the core of all of this. The words, the chanting, the formation of the sounds all appease the need of the left brain's structural need. The sounds themselves, the intention, and the feel of the vibrations, all fulfill the need of the right. Mind and heart merge with soul, so spirit can grow. Namaste to all.


I have read many translations of the Gayatri Mantra, they all seem to be the same in essence.

simon heather

The seed mantras appear to be mixed up. Where it says hum is should say yam. Where it says yum it should say hum.

The translation of the Gayatri mantra is not accurate -

Om - Divine Creator
Bhur Bhuva Svaha - Source of the physical, astral and heavenly realms of existence
Tat Savitur Varenyam - We offer worship to you from which all is born
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi - We meditate on your divine radiance/spiritual effulgence
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat - We pray for the enlightenment of our intellect.


Great topic. I love chanting Om Namah Shivaaya when I walk around a lake near our house, it just spills out of me. Beauty, truth, connection - thanks for the great listing!


I would like to learn more about yoga miths. Im from Argentina. i really enjoy all the articules. Thank you!


I agree with Chris's comment. You have made an error on the heart / throat chakra's .

I would like to learn more about yoga and I live in Long Beach, California. thanxs


what about montras and hand montras??

Sorry to disagree, but I think you have made an error with Heart Charka Anahata which should be YAM and Throat Chakra Visshuddi which should sound HAM. You have it correct in the 1st column but I think could confuse beginners in the 2nd column. Dip. B.W.Y.

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