The sacred syllable Om is the primordial sound from which all other sounds and creation emerge. It underlies all phonetic creations. The utterance of Om, consisting of the three letters A, U, and M, covers the whole process of articulation. It is like the sound of a gong that gradually tapers to a point and merges in silence. One who attains Om, merges with the Absolute. 1
I find that chanting Om sometimes helps more than anything else to calm my monkey brain. When I am most stressed out I think about the universe, it’s beginnings, and start chanting Om.
I don’t know how people feel about WikiHow, but I think a lot of the instructions they have are very good. Here’s their how-to on Om Meditation:
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- Kumar S, Nagendra H R, Manjunath N K, Naveen K V, Telles S. Meditation on OM: Relevance from ancient texts and contemporary science. Int J Yoga [serial online] 2010 [cited 2020 Jan 19];3:2-5. Available from: http://www.ijoy.org.in/text.asp?2010/3/1/2/66771