"Each vowel contains all the other vowels." Thomas Hampson A vowel is a sound produced with no constriction in the vocal tract, as opposed to consonants. The word vowel comes from the Latin word vocalis, meaning "vocal". Vowels probably earned their name due to the fact that they are the actual carriers of sound in the vocal tract. In sound healing, different vowels are used to activate the different energy vortexes in the body – the chakras – and in this way restore harmony.
“The posture needs the dual quality of the firmness and the softness”. (Yoga Sutra II.46) This passage from the yoga sutra is an example of the need for opposite forces to come in place in the making of something, in this case, a body pose. In mantra meditation, the word RAMA is often used to invoke spiritual power, blessings, but mainly, balance. Ra refers to the sun and Ma to the moon. According to yoga philosophy there are two opposite nadis (“body energy channels”) that w