I’ve noticed that when I teach in yoga studios, practitioners are all about the OM. They love to chant to open and close the practice. The class’s chanting is hearty, vibrant, and somehow always naturally harmonized. It’s really lovely and it makes me feel supported as a teacher. It always makes me smile. But when I teach in gyms, I find that practitioners are usually more reticent, self-conscious, and…how shall I say this? Um…extremely “reluctant” to chant OM.
I wonder why? I really want to know! Please let me know your thoughts on this. Do you like to chant? Do you refuse to chant? Why or why not?
Here are my best guesses:
Feel free to respond with a number from the above list or fill in your own. Educate me, people! I’m dying to know!!!