This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > OM Yoga Magazine > May 2017 > THE JOY OF CHANTING


Yoga teacher Emma Després details her own experiences of chanting and says that the powerful benefits are available for everyone

“Ommmmmm” hummed my brother with index finger and thumb held together in a mudra, eyes closed, back straight, standing in the kitchen at my parents’ house where I was living, before bursting into a fit of laughter, the rest of my family laughing with him. You see, back in those early days of yoga, I was the source of much hilarity what with the chanting they could hear from my room when I was practicing. My brother had actually started practicing yoga at the same time as me, but chanting was a stage too far for him and they all thought I was a bit crazy. In fact, this yoga thing was a bit of a shock for my family. I became hooked immediately and the transformative nature of my daily practice affected me rather quickly so that my life changed considerably in the course of two years. You can understand, perhaps: there is so much stigma attached to chanting, I guess they were expecting me to join a cult next.

Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of OM Yoga Magazine - May 2017
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - May 2017
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,50 per issue
Or 2999 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 3,16 per issue
Or 1899 points

View Issues

About OM Yoga Magazine

Welcome to the May issue of OM Yoga & Lifestyle magazine. This month, we’ve got a big report looking at all things mindfulness. It’s timely and it’s never been more popular, the mindfulness movement is sweeping the land. And for good reason too: many believe that it offers an antidote to the stress of modern day living and today’s culture of being permanently switched on. For yoga fans, the benefits of mindfulness are nothing new, of course. It’s an intrinsic part of the practice, tuning in to the body, softening and quieting the mind to experience the moment and find the flow. Beauty is all around us if we only take a moment to stop and appreciate it. Start right now. Take a deep breath and pause before you dive into OM. Have a magical month, folks, and I hope to see you on the mat real soon.