The Benefits of Om Chanting
You probably know that yoga has something to do with movement and meditation has something to do with sitting still. Between the two is a stepping stone called om meditation or in some traditions, aum meditation or ohm meditation. These meditations are based on mantra, which in Sanskrit means a sound, a certain utterance or a syllable. The mantra helps concentrate the mind and prepares it for deep, sustained meditation periods.
What does Neuroscience article say about OM Meditation?
From a neuroscience perspective an article was written, “Your Brain on Om”, the author writes:
The Sanskrit language is code for the patterns of nature, sonic representations of the way nature works. Mantras hold within them the latent forms of the universe. From supreme stillness and subtle ultrasonic vibrations, these latent forms cascade into being as audible sound, which then has the capacity to in-form, or shape reality, as has been demonstrated by cymatics. By practicing mantra, we can tap into the source of that power to manifest – we can drive our awareness deeper into the bones, muscles and tissues of the body to gain a greater sensitivity and understanding of our makeup and amplify the emotional energies latent within, much like the potential energy present in mountains that then becomes kinetic in the form of an avalanche when the earth quakes. By aiming with intention the practice of mantra into progressively deeper layers of our-self, we can bring more of our self online, as it were, and therefore more on board the journey of health and fitness towards union and wholeness. Through mantra, we have the opportunity to practice yoga.
Sadhguru, a modern day, living yogi has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds and acts as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life. He offers methods for reaching one’s peak potential that are both proven and powerful. Read here about Sadhguru on mantra.
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Valuable benefits of Chanting OM
Om meditation is known to have transcendental qualities. It can bring peace and balance to the meditator’s system, and is known to relieve people from numerous physical and mental ailments when practiced regularly.
Chanting of OM Mantra purifies the environment around the chanter and produces positive vibrations.
It takes you alpha, a meditational state which gives you deep relaxation.
Your concentration and focus increases
Chanting removes negative mental impressions from your mind
It gives you better immunity and health
Improves your voice, gives strength to vocal cord and thyroid gland
Has a cardiovascular benefit and normalizes blood pressure
Helps with emotional regulation
Increases energy and removes fatigue
Why you should learn OM Meditation properly?
On the science of mantras, Sadhguru explains “In yoga we say the whole existence is a complex amalgamation of sound. Everything is sound or nadabrahma. When we put the right key in a hole, and turn it, it opens a whole new world, Similarly receiving a mantra properly, and integrating it within yourself is the key to opening a whole new world. Hearing a mantra on an audio tape, or reading it from a book or hearing it from someone who doesn’t know the ABCD of it is futile. If the mantra is not delivered properly it can cause a lot of harm.”
How you can learn Om meditation properly?
Inner Engineering is an online resource to learn the authentic and ancient AUM chanting. Sadhguru, a yogi and mystic, and one of the foremost authorities on yoga, guides you on the proper way of chanting the mantra, the science behind the mantras and the various benefits one can derive by chanting. Learning this powerful chant from a realized yogi ensures that you chant the mantra properly and experience the full benefits. One of the session of the course is dedicated to understanding the full depth and dimension of the aum meditation.
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