What is Om?
The aphoristic verse 1.27 of Pantanjali's Yogasutra links Om to Yoga practice, as follows,
तस्य वाचकः प्रणवः ॥२७॥ His word is Om. — Yogasutra 1.27,
Charles Johnston (1867–1931) states this verse highlights the importance of Om in the meditative practice of Yoga, where it symbolizes three worlds in the Soul; the three times – past, present and future eternity, the three divine powers – creation, preservation and transformation in one Being; and three essences in one Spirit – immortality, omniscience and joy. It is, asserts Johnston, a symbol for the perfected Spiritual Man (his emphasis).
What is Yoga?
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a system of Yoga transmitted to the modern world by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915-2009). This method of Yoga involves synchronizing the breath with a progressive series of postures – a process producing intense internal heat and a profuse, purifying sweat that detoxifies muscles and organs. The result is improved circulation, a light and strong body, and a calm mind.
My name is Andrei Zubrytski. I live in Prague, Czech Republic. I'm a beginner yogi who practices Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 2018.