A mystical word in Hindu yoga practice that is associated
with the Muladhara chakra, or subtle energy center situated at
the base of the human spine. Each chakra has its characteristic
shape, colors, symbolic figure, and mantra (mystical sounds
formed by combinations of letters). ‘‘Lam’’ is a bija, or seed,
mantra—a special form of natural power that can be liberated
by meditation. (See also kundalini)