This is Yoga Breathing Exercise 6 in the 7 Yoga package – Pranayam segment.
God made this pinda (body) and this bramanda (universe) both in the form of‘omkara’. ‘omkara’ is not a particular person or figure; it is a divine power which is controlling and regulating the whole universe. Saying Om gives you the energy from the universe.
How to do
- Breathe in deeply through the nose. First, feel the diaphragm move down, allowing the lungs to expand and forcing the abdomen out; then feel your chest expand with your collar bones rising last.
- Exhale very slowly while saying Om. Allow the syllable to draw out as slowly as you can. Make sure to keep the O long and the M short. (“OOOOOOm.”)
- Repeat 3 times.