"Bija" is a Sanskrit word which means "seed", "source", "original" or "beginning." It refers to the original source of energy, the essence of life. Mantras are sacred sound formulas that carry potent healing energies. As you chant the mantras, this spiritual power is released in the body and experienced as ecstasy. Bija mantras are the seed sounds within each of the seven main chakras (wheels of consciousness) located along the spine in the subtle body. Chanting the bija mantras unlocks the wisdom and magic contained within the chakras bringing a sense of inner joy, peace, and insight. Each chakra has specific qualities that relate to physical, psychological, and spiritual development and evolution.
"Om" is the sound of all sounds and is the original, primordial sound of the universe. Chanting Om brings integration within your own being and reunites you with the bigger energy of spirit.