Yoga sutra 1.29
By the systematic repetition of AUM (ॐ) the obstacles are diminished, and Pure Consciousness is revealed
If you practice the systematic repetition of AUM (ॐ), this chant has a two-fold affect; firstly, the elimination of barriers towards self-discovery and, by such devotion (and secondly), the gradual revelation of Pure Consciousness. Once the mind gets a glimpse of the inner bliss that is Pure Consciousness, it develops a taste for turning inward. Therefore, if you are determined in your daily practice of yoga your senses will turn inwards as a result and any obstacles can be diminished leading to final self-realisation.
Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™