When making my Yoga Quota Om pebbles for Week 8 treats (sold here) I was thinking about the synergies between Om and string theory. Ancients and Modern scientists keep coming back to the power of vibrations! (Om or superstrings.)
Hopefully this doesnt make me a mad scientologist!!
I don't chant Om at my yoga classes. Because I think you get 80% of the benefits from yoga practicing 20% of the limbs being: asana, pratchahara and pranayama. So for people new to yoga or people who don't want to get spiritual you can still do yoga with Yoga Quota. Also I don't purport to be an expert in either Hinduism or String Theory.
Hinduism and even Buddhism (sometimes) and Jainism use the syllable(s) Om (A-U-M phoenetically) at the start of most parables, verses from sacred texts and mantras. Why? Well it kind of means everything. It's supposed to get you enlightened with it's vibrationary powers. It is said to be the first sound in the universe.
What I love about all this is the fact that- perhaps unintentionally or by instinct- we've identified a sound as important to creation. Please note when I say "sound" I'm thinking of vibrations....
People have always appreciated the power of sound/vibrations. From music...don't tell me you don't like music and it doesn't move you? To resonation, when the natural frequency of something is hit by a stimulating vibration at the right frequency and it goes nuts! Or even to string theory.
Granted all I know of string theory is from layman books and (ahem) wikipedia. But its supposed to explain why in tiny electrons or smaller, our normal physical rules don't work. And it explains it by having vibrating super strings vibrating in 6D.
Anyway, I was enjoying the similarities of the sacred vibration Om and the vibrations of strings in 6D whilst making Om Pebbles. From millenia ago to contentious science of today- sound/vibration matters and means something to us.
By the way, what I'm saying with the Om Pebble context is in my blog here.
Thankfully, this is not an essay nor is it up for peer review (but you're always welcome to comment people!) Unlike most of the musings of my Yoga Quot-ees I can cite Wikipedia as reference!
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