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OM Meditation: The Sound & Symbol of Yoga and Meditation

Discover hidden meaning of the sacred symbol OM. Learn how to use the vibration of OM for meditation, yoga, & healing.
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Created by Greg de Vries
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 30 mins on-demand audio
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the secrets of the sound and symbol
Know how to properly pronounce and chant the sound OM (AUM)
Interpret what each part of the sound or vibration represents
Equate each part of the symbol to a different state of consciousness
Use OM correctly during meditation and yoga
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  • Students should have general interest in learning about meditation and yoga

You see the OM (AUM) symbol everywhere. You may see the OM symbol on jewelry or clothing. You may even chant OM during yoga class or during yoga meditation.

But do you really know what OM means and what it represents?

By the end of this mini-course you will understand:

* How the sound and symbol of OM originated

* How to pronounce the sound OM (AUM)

* What each part of the sound or vibration represents

* What each part of the OM symbol represents

* How to use OM as a meditation mantra during your meditation practice

Tradition (Hindu scriptures) tells us that OM is the primordial sound which caused the creation of the material universe. OM is also sometimes referred to as the sound from which all other sounds (and words) originate. Some even believe that the sound and symbol of OM has some sort of mystical power.

This course is a combination of talking head classes, presentations and quizzes. Also there are two OM meditation audio files that can be used as background meditation music, yoga music or you can even chant along with the OM chanting in the music.

Understanding the power of OM will invigorate and enhance your yoga practice, your meditation practice and your life in general. Chanting OM (even silently) has been attributed to experiencing deep relaxation, improved health, and being able to meditate for longer periods of time.

OM is truly THE universal mantra.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone who is interested in yoga or meditation
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 12 Lectures Collapse All 12 Lectures 01:02:10
Understanding OM
7 Lectures 24:31

Welcome to the class! Let's get started.

Preview 01:54

In this lecture we learn about Brahman and the primordial sound of OM that created the universe.

Preview 02:07

Let's see if you know a little about the history of OM

Introductory Concepts
3 questions

Learn about how to correctly pronounce and chant OM

Preview 05:30

The sound of AUM
3 questions

We review the OM symbol and how it relates to human consciousness.

Preview 05:07

The symbol of AUM
3 questions

How to get involved

We cover OM meditation and how to use OM to meditate.

Meditating on OM

Meditating on OM
3 questions

Course wrap up

Course summary
Meditation Audio
2 Lectures 30:00

10 minute background music with OM being chanted. Use just as music or chant along.

10 Minute Meditation

20 Minute Meditation

20 Minute Meditation
BONUS section
3 Lectures 07:38

This is a video from my Practical Meditation course on how to stay motivated.

BONUS Lecture: 10 Ways to Stay Motivated

85% DISCOUNT COUPON for Practical Meditation Course

About the Instructor
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The Meditation Coach, Author, Speaker, Meditation Instructor

Greg began meditating over 18 years ago to relieve stress and combat negative health issues. His inner journey led him on a path of self-discovery and personal growth. He soon discovered his passion of sharing his story and his love of meditation with others. Greg is an author and public speaker on wellness and is known around the globe as the "Meditation Coach".

He is a certified meditation instructor as well as a clinical hypnotist and has taught meditation and mindfulness based stress reduction workshops for Fortune 500 companies including Cisco, Google, VISA, Yahoo! and many others. He has taught thousands to meditate successfully through his simple and practical classes, workshops and guided meditations.

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