AUM (pronounced "Om") is used worldwide by Yoga practitioners as a means of moving the mind into a state of meditation. Its transformative power lies not in any belief system but in its vibrational structure. Because of its inherent properties, the sound of AUM has the capacity to open new dimensions and heighten perception. Handed down from the Himalayan sages, AUM is respected as a primal sound vibration. According to traditional teachings, AUM was the original mantra of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as its sound is the origin of the familiar affirmations "amen" and "alm" of the Torah, Bible and Koran.