We Om at the beginning and close of each meditation circle. (I love that that this word can be both noun and verb.) The Om can really be an amazing experience. Like today. The sounds and tones just filled my body, the space around and between us, the room. The air was vibrating. I was covered with chills. The Om-ing transported me into meditation. Afterward, after meditation and closing Oms, and all day I felt refreshed and renewed. Something like the feeling of a cool swim on a brutally hot day, but not quite. It worked from the inside of me, and out. Not the other way around. I feel solid, grounded; like my foundations have been fortified.