New words and experiences can raise fears, but with understanding and familiarity, the fear will subside. Reclined Big Toe Pose Yoga Right intention is crucial in all aspects of yoga. Without understanding the words or language, it will be more difficult to direct your intentions, whatever they may be. Reclined Big Toe Pose Yoga Many yoga centers offer Sanskrit lessons so that you can become more comfortable with the pronunciation. I spent a few days at an intensive retreat a few Christmases ago where the only chant we practiced was OM. There were hundreds of us in one room, and though we were instructed to begin at the same time, eventually everyone had established their own rhythm and the effect resounded at different times.
It was like in the children's song Row, Row, Row Your Boat, ” where we would overlap each other to the degree that it felt like rushes of waves sweeping over an ocean's surface. This continued for nearly an hour, then the room came to a stilled hush and meditation commenced.