Our whole being functions because of the subtle life force called prana. Prana flows in our system through subtle energy channels (nadis) and energy centres (chakras). There are thousands of nadis and many chakras in us. Tremendous amount of energy lies in each human being. This latent energy stored at the base of the spine is known as Kundalini. The amount of energy that flows upward from this energy centre depends on the condition of other chakras and nadis. Hari Om meditation helps us in activating these chakras.
'Hari' means ‘the remover’. When one remembers His name and then repeats it, sins, karmas and bad astrological effects are steadily erased. Pain and suffering are removed. ‘Om’ is the primordial cosmic vibration from which sprang the entire cosmos and all creation. The most famous mantra is ‘Hari Om’. It’s essential meaning is that Hari is Om. ‘Hari Om’ is a universal mantra that removes suffering. This mantra contains within itself the cosmic vibration. Through Hari Om meditation, prana moves from one energy centre to the other.
There are seven main energy centres or ‘chakras’ along the spine. The prana travels through the body upwards through the chakras. Each chakra has positive as well as negative energy. For example, Mooladhara chakra, the energy centre at base of our spine manifests as inertia and enthusiasm. To know more about these chakras and learn Hari Om meditation, do the Advanced Meditation Course (Part-II course) and Art of Living Yoga Course. Hari Om meditation guided by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is available in Cds and cassettes.