Had a substitute teacher in yoga class. Different style of yoga. And she was into the mantra thing.
Fortunately, there was still lots of stretching, which is what I show up for.
At the end she said, "Om. Shanti. Namaste."
I knew shanti (peace) and namaste (I bow to you), but it made me wonder what om was doing in the sentence. I thought it was just a special sound for meditating.
Nope. It's that and so much more. It's an overloaded word with more spiritual meaning than you can shake a stick at. Kind of like God and Spirit and Oneness, all rolled together.
Religious words turn blurry
In a hurry.