This exquisitely carved Om or aum (pronounced ah-uu-mm) wall art signifies the sacred sound considered by many ancient philosophical texts to be the sound of the universe, encompassing all other sounds within it. In Sanskrit, om is called Pranava, which means to hum, and is considered an unlimited or eternal sound.
Traditionally, many people open or close a meditation or yoga practice with Om. Sometimes Om is also followed by the chant "shanti, shanti, shanti"to help connect you to your practice on a higher level, she explains.
The Om sound is great for tapping into the heart chakra [one of seven chakras, this one associated with love and compassion.It is also known to be connected to the crown [associated with enlightenment and wisdom] and third eye [associated with intuition] chakras. Many also chant Om with the help of a mala or sun salutation to maintain their awareness in their practice.