Our chant this month to support our practice of Pratyahara is Om Namah Shivaya. We chant it in this melody as supplied by Krishna Das. This recording can be found on his CD Pilgrim Heart which is an awesome CD.
Below definition found from this website:
"It means "I bow to Shiva." Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all. Shiva is the name of your true identity- your self.
According to Hindu mythology there are three Gods who run this creation. The Brahma - who creates the universe, the Vishnu - who preserves the Universe and the Shiva- who in the end destroys the universe. Among the three deities, Shiva, though considered as destroyer, also symbolize the - the inner self which remains intact even after everything ends. "