“Om” is the sound of all sounds. It is known to be the sound of the Universe. The “om” vibration is powerful and positive and allows you to feel the whole universe. Chanting this divine mantra symbolically and physically tunes us into that sound and acknowledges our connection to everything in the world and the Universe. This is very soothing to our nervous system.
What is a mantra?
A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase repeated to aid concentration in meditation.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique.
Sa Ta Na Ma – Mindfulness Activity
SA – Infinity
TA – Life
NA – Death
MA – Rebirth
Each sound of SA TA NA MA is an ancient primordial sound vibration and each has a specific meaning. This activity is done as a chant.
In a seated position, rest your hands, palms up on your knees. You will chant SA TA NA MA. On SA, touch your thumb and pointer finger. On TA, touch your thumb and middle finger. On NA, touch your thumb and ring finger. On MA, touch your thumb and pinky finger. Repeat this process 4 times in your speaking voice, 4 times in you whisper voice, 4 times in your silent voice, 4 times in your whisper voice, and 4 times in you speaking voice.
This activity develops a sense of feeling calm, yet alert. It balances the left/right brain, soothes the nervous system, and cultivates present moment awareness