AUM or OM is said to be the first sound of the universe, the sound of creation.

    Just like last year, I have decided to make the most of this month by nurturing my mind, body, and soul before the new year arrives. Each day for three weeks, up to December 21, I will focus on one MANTRA either by chanting, meditating or just reflecting on the meaning of it. 

    The Sanskrit translation of the word mantra is broken down into two words; ”man” which means mind and ”tra” which means vehicle or instrument. So a mantra is basically an instrument for the mind or a vehicle to transport your mind into stillness.  

    For the first week of the month, I have chosen some of my favorite Sanskrit mantras that make me feel calm.

    Chant it out loud or silently to yourself and feel into the transformational power of the mantra.