Om “Aum”: 8 Benefits of Chanting Om

Om “Aum”: 8 Benefits of Chanting Om

Learn how chanting of mantra Om “Aum” has some amazing benefits for your mental and physical health.

Sound of the Universe OM “Aum”

Om, or Aum, is a Vedic Sanskrit word with three sounds (or syllables): “A”, “U”, and “M”. Aum is considered the “sound of the universe“. Om is the first sound of the universe. It is formed by the vibrations of cosmic energy which forms the entire universe.

It is a sacred sound and a spiritual symbol in Indian religions. In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols.  It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge).

When you chant the Om mantra, you can feel the vibration by which you can balance the energy of your body with the energy of the universe. Stress and excess is the poison of our modern society. And when you meditate on Om, all your illusions and internal disturbances disappear.

Benefits of Chanting Om “Aum” :

1. Reduce stress

Reduce Stress with Aum

Chanting Om helps to reduce adrenal levels, a natural stimulant produced in the renal adrenal gland, medical studies have found that chanting Aum with concentration enables you to lower adrenaline levels which in turn helps reduce stress levels.

It helps in regulation of blood circulation and provides more oxygen to the body.

2. Improves our focus and concentration

Improves our focus and concentration

When we focus on our breath while chanting Aum Mantra, our mind is free from outside worries. When you practice chanting Om regularly, you will see that it improves your concentration and focus.

It helps make you attentive and focussed on anything that you do, and your concentration levels improve.

3. Detoxifies your body

Detoxifies your body

When you take deep breaths while chanting Aum, this process improves blood circulation and oxidation of blood in our body. This helps you detox and eliminate the toxins present in your body.

4. Positive vibration

Positive vibration

Chanting Om Mantra purifies the environment around you and produces positive vibrations.

5. Gives strength to spinal cord

Gives strength to  spinal cord:

While chanting the Aum Mantra, the vibrations produced by the sound of ‘Aaaa’ strengthen your spine.

When chanting Aum Mantra, the sound of ‘Aaaa’ starts at the stomach, this helps strengthen the spinal cord and its supporting muscles.

6. Improve thyroid gland function

Improve thyroid gland function:

The sound is produced by the ‘uuuu’ vocal cords that improve thyroid gland function and throat.

7. Improves brain function

Improves brain function

While chanting the Om Mantra, the vibration that is produced by the utterance of ‘mmmmm’ improves our brain’s function.

8. Improves your sleep

Improves your sleep

The vibrations that occur while chanting Aum before sleeping reduce the tension of the brain muscles, which calms your mind and allows you to enjoy deep sleep.

It is very important for our body to get good sleep after running and when you get tired.

Other Benefits of Chanting Om:

  • Chanting of the Om Mantra purifies the environment around you and creating positive vibrations.
  • Om chanting helps in giving you better immunity and self-healing power.
  • The Om chanting produces a vibration and sound which is felt through your vocal cords and sinuses. These vibrations help open up the sinuses to clear the airways.
  • The Om not only benefits the person who is chanting it but also to the people around them, wherever its vibrations flow.
  • The Om Mantra has cardiovascular benefits – by relaxing our mind and body, our blood pressure will decrease and our heart will beat with regular rhythm.
  • Om chanting actually improves your voice by giving strength to your vocal cords and the muscles around it. This is very helpful during old age.
  • Om is a supernatural word that drives away all sort of negativity from the mind and eventually from one’s life. It creates a vibrant positive ambiance that nurtures relations, success and growth.

These are the numerous benefits of chanting the Aum mantra and helps balance your mind, soul and body. Chanting Om not only improves your mental health but also helps with your physical health.

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