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According to Vedic science, our whole universe is manifested from one primordial vibration: oṁ. This mother-vibration is what is setting the neutral matter into motion. It is like the glance of the Divine, which impregnates the reality with movement and causes the external manifestation to happen. Interestingly enough, oṁ is the only sound that can be produced without the involvement of the tongue. Even if your tongue would be cut off, you would still be able to chant oṁ - the sound of existence.This primordial vibration, oṁ, splits in the world of matter into 50 different vibrations, 50 different frequencies, represented by 50 sounds of Sanskrit alphabet – or, as you will see, rather a 25 pairs of sounds, which are reflecting 25 pairs of the most important nerves in our spine. These 50 vibrations are represented in a symbolic way as inscribed on 50 petals of our chakras. In reality, these 50 petals do not only represent 50 nerves in our spine, but also 50 most important nadis, energy channels, connecting there in our subtle bodies. These sacred vibrations activate each of these energy channels, as well as the nerves connected to it.You will notice the all the syllables of the sacred Sanskrit alphabet end with the letter ṁ. It is not a coincidence. This ṁ means “within me”. Ancient sages gave us a hint that all the 50 letters of Sanskrit alphabet resonate with 50 different energy channels within us. All those Divine frequencies are present inside of us.All these frequencies in the form of Sanskrit letters are perfectly arranged in a sequence starting from the subtlest vibrations and ending in the densest ones, reflecting the descent of consciousness into the world. Interestingly, usually this is also the sequence in which we learn, as babies, to produce different sounds. The Sanskrit alphabet starts with vowels (visible in the picture below on the petals of throat chakra), and then proceeds with consonants, which get their place in the alphabet according to the place where they are produced in the mouth, from the throat towards the lips. If you try to recite the mantras of Sanskrit alphabet (you can see them below, inscribed in the petals of the chakras – the beginning is in the throat chakra), one by one, you will notice, how beautifully they are arranged. They start in the throat (how symbolic!) and end in lips.Vedic seers knew how powerful is the human tongue and thus created their language in the most harmonious way. It is even proven scientifically that chanting Vedic mantras puts pressure on the tongue, vocal chords, lips, palate and other connecting points in the body, activating them differently, according to the sounds produced. Indeed, ancient sages recognised a powerful energy channel within our subtle body that is deeply connected with our tongue. Very few people know that along the sushumna, the main nadi in our subtle body, there is one more important energy channel called sarasvati nadi. This energy channel starts with sushumna at the base of our spine, in root chakra, and it ends in tongue. Certain yogic techniques, like khechari mudra taught in Atma Kriya Yoga, utilise the power of this energy channel for spiritual development.It is interesting to note that right after the heart, the very first organ fully formed from an embryo, the tongue is what emerges next. Literally, the tongue grows from the heart of the baby in a prenatal phase, which also reveals a deep, primordial connection between our tongues and our hearts.On the picture below you will see that each chakra has its core mantra in the middle, as well as some of the 50 vibrations inscribed on its respective petals. Although the core mantras do not follow any exact pattern, you will notice a very astonishing pattern visible through the mantras inscribed on the petals of the chakras: they follow the exact sequence of the letters of Sanskrit alphabet, and each of them is connected to one nakshatra. How wondrous it is, that the sequence in which nakshatras appear in the sky and the sequence of Sanskrit alphabet perfectly reflect the way these mantras are inscribed within 50 petals of our chakras! Understanding and studying this connection is quite literally like breaking the code of life itself.