Why Chanting AUM or AUM Sound Could be Your Life’s Biggest Boon?
Let us explore the profound benefits of AUM chanting
**Please note AUM is referred to as OM generally, though the correct form is AUM
Accelerate your Law of Attraction process, manifest your reality the way you want, become truly FREE, FREE from negativity and a great human being, chant AUM, immerse yourself in the divine sea of optimism and power.
This powerful mantra is the root mantra of all mantras in Hinduism and all other schools of eastern thoughts which are subsets of Hinduism like Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and many others.
Chanting OM for just 10 minutes a day can cause profound changes in your life, I am going to list 11 awesome OM mantra benefits, which had a life-changing impact on me, a transformational effect.
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AUM chanting benefits:
Connects you with your inner self
Unblock your mind
Instills extreme calmness & expanded awareness
Reduces brain frequency, means deep learning & restoration
Stimulates your nervous system
Works like vibration therapy, results in deep healing
Can alter your gene
Synchronizes the left & right hemispheres
Changes the molecular structure of cells
Activates CSF & cleans your brain
I will talk about each benefit in detail with lots of research and scientific backing, so please keep reading…
And also, a special BONUS trick (At the end), which will show you how to come out of any negative thoughts quickly, be it depression, anxiety, lack of confidence, any thoughts that limit your ability to achieve what you want.
Before we go further…
What is a mantra?
Man = Mind, Tra = Tool, Chant = Repeated utterance
Essentially what it means is that Mantra is a tool of the mind. In ancient India, the sages of that time held the mind responsible for everything that we are and we are not.
Tremendous emphasis was given on training the mind in such a way that it becomes a boon, not the other way around. Different Mantras or the system of Yoga and meditations were designed and developed for achieving the same purpose.
AUM(OM) is one of them and it is the supreme one, the beginning of all Mantras. Nothing starts without AUM(OM)
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Let’s learn more about OM:
Whichever part of the world you belong to, chances are that you would have heard about it. Though it has been widely recognized as OM, the actual pronunciation is AUM.
Three alphabets are three different ones but very significant and equally powerful. In fact, each alphabet can be pronounced individually.
How to chant OM, correctly??
Let’s do this right away…
Sit in meditation pose, inhale completely in a relaxed manner, then hold your breath.
Pause for a moment and start saying “Aaaaaaaa” (like in father), the vibration of this sound happens around the abdomen. Start closing your mouth slowly and then notice the sound transforms to “Uuuuuu”. The vibration of this sound happens around the chest. Then, close your mouth, it becomes, “Mmmmm”, notice the vibration in your head.
Chanting together of the three becomes “AaaaUuuuMMM” or AUM.
Please refer to the below two videos to learn in detail about how to chant AUM, I am sure you would love the second one because he is a renowned master from India.
Does it have any meaning really?
No. It’s a sound.
Then why it is revered by millions in this world? Why it has become so popular?
Because whoever chanted it, has realized the benefit of it. I will come to the benefits in some time before that let us learn its origin and what it attributes to.
AUM(OM) originates from ancient Indian scriptures written in Sanskrit. Each letter represents three different parts of nature.
‘A’ represents the beginning of life or creation, ‘U’ represents the sustenance of life, ‘M’ represents the end, or the destruction, and a silent pause (Turiya-Pure consciousness) where sound dissolves into space before the cycle begins again.
But, this is not the only explanation. Here is an excellent excerpt from Wikipedia.
The syllable Om is first mentioned in the Upanishads, the mystical texts associated with the Vedanta philosophy. It has variously been associated with concepts of “cosmic sound” or “mystical syllable” or “affirmation to something divine”.
In Rig Veda, in section 5.32, for example, suggests that the three phonetic components of Om (pronounced AUM) correspond to the three stages of cosmic creation, and when it is read or said, it celebrates the creative powers of the universe.
The Brahmana layer of Vedic texts offer various shades of meaning to Om, such as, it being “the universe beyond the sun”, or that which is “mysterious and inexhaustible”, or “the infinite language, the infinite knowledge”, or “essence of breath, life, everything that exists”, or that “with which one is liberated”.
Now, as I said AUM(OM) is a sound, what is sound?
Sound is a type of energy caused by vibration. The interpretation of this vibration as a sound is done by our ear and then the brain.
The entire universe is filled with vibration. Every object in this world including you and me is vibrating. Scientists are trying to catch these vibrations and understand the source of the creation. Note that, we are all atoms at a very basic level, atoms in motion create vibration.
Does it mean, every object is making noise then?
Yes, but human hearing ability is limited. Our ear is made for hearing a certain frequency only. In fact, we cannot hear many sounds, which other animals can.
How does OM sound work?
The sound “Aaaa” vibrates around your stomach stimulating your digestive system, then “Uuuu” vibrates in your chest healing the cardiovascular system and finally “Mmmmm” in your head, stimulating the entire central nervous system.
All your important organs are in those three areas of your body, isn’t it?
AUM sound is the sound of creation:
AUM(OM) is the sound of creation, it encompasses all sounds of the universe.
Modern science says, that the universe was created due to the big bang. OM is essentially the sound or vibration that everything started with.
Here is a Vedic verse:
“Prajapati vai idam agra asit, Tasya vak dvitiya asit, Vac vai paramam Brahma”
“Prajapati is truly abiding (eternal), and his companion Vac (Word/sound) is also truly abiding (eternal), and so Vac(Word/sound) surely is the supreme Brahman.”
If you have troubled sleep then listen to this relaxing sound of Ocean Waves, great for sleep & meditation both.
A similar sort of stuff is there in the Gospel also, isn’t it?
John 1:1, IN THE beginning, was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself.
The word is AUM(OM). The supreme sound, the sound of creation or existence. That sound is you and me, it’s all around us, it is vibrating within us.
AUM(OM) became AMEN for Christians and AMIN for Muslims. And, many other cultures around the world adopted AUM(OM) in many ways.
Here are the 11 most amazing & Life-changing benefits of AUM(OM), including its ability to re-program our subconscious mind…
When you start chanting AUM, a chain of events start happening, one by one.
Invoking the Supreme Being or connecting with the universe:
When you invoke AUM(OM), you invoke the supreme being itself which is pure energy, unending love and joy, and expanded consciousness. Chanting it regularly, get you tuned to that higher creative energy. it also helps you to connect with the inner voice and helps you search for meaning and purpose in life.
Makes you FEARLESS:
Chanting OM makes you fearless. It removes any negative emotions like depression, anxiety, worries instantly and makes you calm and induces an unbelievable amount of confidence.
Organized & Uncluttered Mind:
Repetition of this powerful OM sound removes unnecessary & needless thoughts. It declutters your mind and creates an order to your thinking. An orderly mind is visionary, it can think through and go beyond the limitation of our daily and mundane life. Chanting OM makes you visionary and empowers you with tremendous clarity.
Also, due to the removal of any conscious thought, it helps you to connect with subconscious easily, the introduction of any new thought to your existing belief system becomes easy and effective, that way subconscious reprogram becomes easy. You can take the help of positive affirmations at this time to effectively create a new thought pattern as per your desire.
Calmness & Expanded Awareness:
A calm mind is the strongest one, and necessary to succeed and achieve whatever you set for yourself.
Regular practice OM chanting makes you face any situation in a calm & mature way. It helps you to take the decision without any ego, pride, or unwanted emotions. The moment you attach ego or emotions to your decision making, life starts creating hindrances for you, basically, it’s the manifestation of poor thought process you carry within.
AUM sound puts you into a heightened sense of alertness, increases the ability of sixth sense, and makes you aware of life around you. It empowers you to analyze situations in your life in a visionary manner.
Reduced Brain Frequency:
Another incredible AUM chanting benefit is reduced brain frequencies, it puts you into a state of deep relaxation. A focused and mindful session of chanting OM mantra can put you into ALPHA and even THETA states which are associated with deep relaxation. Click here for an excellent article by Sara Lazar (Neuroscientist).
Stimulates your nervous system and organs:
OM sound vibrates in your body, in your muscles, cells. It massages your internal organs and stimulates your nervous system. You get the same impact on your body when you use a massage or a whole-body vibration therapy. Vibration therapy is used for many neurological and muscle or spine-related issues. Millions of people go for vibration therapy around the world.
And, this can be achieved by chanting AUM(OM) 10 minutes a day. Here is an excellent article on vibration therapy.
Also, find here interesting research that proves that the vibration from OM chant can stimulate vagus nerve which is used in treating depression and epilepsy. Another amazing study shows how this sound can increase mental alertness & synchronicity of certain biorhythms.
Sound Therapy & Healing:
Have you heard of sound therapy? Here is an excellent article in The Guardian on this.
Below is an excerpt of it:
“Sound therapists believe that our bodies contain ‘energy frequencies’ and those sonic frequencies can be used to re-attune these energies when they go off-key. All you have to do is lie down and bask in the tuneful beauty of ‘pure’ sound.”
This is exactly what can be achieved by using the power of the OM mantra. OM (sound of the universe) can unlock the energy channels in your body and infuse it with boundless prana or chi.
AUM(OM) can alter your gene:
This is one of the greatest health benefits AUM chanting.
There is scientific evidence, that people who keep themselves relaxed for a longer time, have their gene expressions altered. This, in turn, has an impact on many biological events like immune function, metabolism and hormone secretion, etc. Here is an excellent article to support these facts.
Synchronization of left and right hemispheres of Brain:
AUM(OM) chant can synchronize both hemispheres and oxygenate the brain. It can reduce brain wave activities, in turn, normalizes the heart rate and blood pressure. Click here for an excellent article.
A synchronized brain creates homeostasis, a perfect state of equilibrium in your brain, meaning a perfect balance of creativity and logical thinking. A synchronized brain also means increased happiness, clarity and vision, awesome focus, great sleep, less stress, and less negative thoughts, overall a great emotional (Your emotions are the creator of your reality) stability. In simple words, you are unlocking your brain to its fullest possibilities.
There are many ways to achieve that synchronicity apart from AUM chanting. Meditation is an excellent way to do so, otherwise, there are new advancements made in brainwave music which can quickly initiate THETA wave for you. You can also check this extremely powerful “Near Death Meditation”, might sound a little scary at the beginning because of the name, but I found this extraordinarily effective, there is a 3 min demo which you can listen to.
AUM chanting can change the molecular structure of Cells or DNA:
Dr. Masaru Emoto of Japan has demonstrated that water molecules can be impacted by sound or our intent. It changes its structure depending on what intent or vibration is given to it. Recently, Dr. Jacques Benveniste has further expanded Dr. Emoto’s work and shown a demonstration that water can actually carry memory, a memory of whatever input has been given to it.
In another interesting research, by Russian scientists Pjotr Garjajev, it is shown how DNA can be reprogrammed using specific sound frequency and human voice can be used as a tool to achieve rejuvenation, relaxation, etc., you can read more here in detail. Spiritual Gurus from ancient times have been speaking about how certain sound or vibrations can heal us. Finally, science is reaching there, read more on the research here.
OM chanting cleans your brain:
AUM sound helps to improve CSF activity. CSF stands for Cerebrospinal Fluid and it flows within and around the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord).CSF supplies nutrients to the Central nervous system and also eliminates wastes from the brain.
As per a research by Sakka L1, Coll G, Chazal J from University Clermont Auvergne, “CSF is renewed 4 times in every 24 hours, reduction of which, leads to accumulation of catabolites in the brain linked to neurodegenerative diseases. CSF also plays an extremely important role in brain development regulation of brain interstitial fluid homeostasis.” Source – NCBI PUBMED
In many independent studies, it has been found that CSF works faster and better when any sort of a skull vibration mainly due to chanting or singing is applied to. Below is an excerpt from research,
“Vibrations of the human skull, as produced by loud vocalization, exert a massaging effect on the brain and facilitate the elution of metabolic products from the brain into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). In addition, these vibrations, through their effect on arachnoid villi, speed up the flow of CSF from the subarachnoid space into the blood within the superior sagittal sinus and lacunae lateralis. In this way, the speed of renewal of CSF is increased, which again contributes to a faster cleaning process of the brain” – Source NCBI PUBMED
Another important aspect is that CSF contains two vital components, Neuropeptides (nerve protein) and Electrolyte.
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Neuropeptides are protein molecules used by neurons to communicate with each other. They are neuronal signaling molecules and have an influence on the activity of the brain and the body in specific ways. They are involved in a wide range of brain functions like behavior, learning, metabolism, analgesia, etc.
They conduct electricity when in a solution, and the CSF contains two such substances, sodium, and potassium. These electrolytes in the CSF maintain an electrical balance that controls the functioning of the nervous system. The nervous system regulates and coordinates all the biological activities. Therefore, the optimum functioning of all body parts is directly related to the proper circulation of electrolytes in the CSF.
Repeated chanting of AUM has a profound impact on us, beyond any doubt and I have given enough information and research work on the same to prove my thesis. Now, don’t waste time and take action to improve yourself.
Life is only once at least in this form and shape, just start with it, live and enjoy the gorgeous beauty that nature has given you.
Now the BONUS trick.
Before you chant AUM, write down any negative thoughts you have in your mind. Choose one or max two of them, from which you need immediate relief.
Then have a little self-talk, tell yourself that you want to get rid of these thoughts, then write down the same, saying you want to get rid of these negative thoughts.
Then write a positive statement, which is opposite to that specific negative thought you carry.
For example, if you have a negative belief that says “I am fearful about something”, then write it down on a notebook, otherwise, for a better result, you can use a nice looking planner too.
Then have little chat about why are you having that thought, what could be reason etc. Then accept that fear, utter the acceptance in your mind, say “Yes, I am fearful about it, I accept but I will change it”. Notice, when you try accepting, your inner mind might resist, that is your EGO. EGO is dangerous, remove it, again accept it, this time properly, wholeheartedly. Don’t worry, everything is happening inside your mind, no one will know. Accept it 100% without the insult, guilt that your EGO might present.
Once you accept, write down a positive statement to negate that harmful belief. Write “I am fearless, this is just an illusionary thought”, write something which suits you.
Close the book, utter the positive statement & the acceptance a few times in your mind again, show your willingness to change, then start chanting OM. Chant with focus, no thought at this moment, once you finish the chant, just have those positive beliefs once again in your mind, just hold it, don’t put any effort at all, not even mental utterance, just let it come to your mind and fly away.
That’s all, get up and just go about living your life, things will just start changing for you.
The real magic will unfold, which will keep you surprised every now and then.
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I am Rushal From India. I am the author of this page. I have spent years in depression, financial insecurities, phobias & fears, bipolar disorder, etc. But eventually, I have come out of all that victorious.
How did I make it? Because, at one point in time, I thought my life was going to end. I used different life-saving tools like Meditation, Mantra chanting, Mindfulness, and various other things. I kept my mind open to anything that could potentially change my life.
I am also deeply empathetic and imaginative. I can immediately put myself into someone else’s shoes and feel the other person’s pain and joy. My visualization skills are extremely high and I am generally a very good observer of things. This is how I learn from the world.
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