Saturday, September 25, 2010


My newest addition. (If you want to see the rest, click here) Just got it this a.m.! Talk about an exercise in pranayama. If I hadn't been chatting with my sister the whole time I could see how it could be meditative. Or drive you insane.

If you can't tell, that's my right ribcage, few inches below my armpit. Ouchies- although not as bad as I was expecting. I think my laser hair removal yesterday was worse!

Definition: Om is a very simple chant with a complex meaning. Often chanted three times at the start and finish of a yoga session, om is the whole universe coalesed into a single sound and represents the union of mind, body, and spirit that is at the heart of yoga. When chanted, the sound of om is actually three syllables - a, u, and m.
Pronunciation: aaaaauuuuummmmm

The regular Moksha series does not incorporate the "Om" chant (level 2 classes do). Last night I attended a power yoga class as part of one of my projects and we opened and closed with the chant. I was so happy I thought I might explode. I remember that feeling the first time I chanted in a class, of my body vibrating, and feeling so connected with everyone in the room. So, this is why I chose this tattoo! I love love love my artist Steve, highly recommend.

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