Most of us know what chanting the spiritual word 'Om' leads us to. It brings the feeling of utmost peace to mind and body and calms our soul. More importantly, it brings with it a bundle of positive energy.
Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire universe, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. It is the powerful force that can heal our body and even regenerate it to a level we cannot think of. The spiritual atmosphere that is created by its chant is just divine.
But what we may not know is that if the word is chanted slowly, syllable by syllable we can observe its three sounds – a, u, m. If we chant only 'a', what we observe is that there is vibration in the genitals. After this, if we chant only 'u', then there is vibration in our chest. Finally, if we chant only 'm', then we can feel the vibration in our head. So, this is how the energy that travels through our body gets channelised in our head for utmost utilisation.
Here are some more facts about the powerful mantra OM that will make you believe in its divinity and sacred blessings.
In Sanskrit, the sound "O" is spelled "AU".
AUM represents the 3 Fold Division of Time
A – is the waking state
U – is the dream state
M – is the state of deep sleep
At the end of AUM is a pause, a silence. This represents the state known as Infinite Consciousness. Thus Om helps you to enter infinite consciousness.
Chanting OM is the purest form of prayer and that helps one to connect with God. It is a state where you present yourself as a bare soul and connect with the supreme power that dwells within.
Chanting OM Mantra improves your breathing pattern, thus helping in a better flow of blood and oxygen to your mind. This helps in relaxing the brain.
The chanting of Om has long been a tradition in Tibet and Buddhism. Wherein, the most popular mantra that contains Om is 'Om mani padme hum.'
Since all our energy is properly channelised, the brain gets power to think in a better manner.
Your concentration increases when you chant the universal hymn. You concentrate on better things including your own body.
Chanting the mantra takes a person on a spiritual journey where only he is present and has full control over his mind and body. The heart, soul, and mind are all under his command and thus one can peacefully meditate over what life brings to him.
Yes, you heard me. OM chants remove the toxins from the skin and body. And is also said to give you immunity and quick healing power. It boosts weight loss as it stimulates one's metabolism. Source
When OM is chanted in a group or with some people, it amplifies the effects and doubles the positive energy and vibes around that keeps us relaxed.
This might sound a little weird to you but yes through chanting and meditation, you get a better hold on your emotional state thus giving you a more clear and rational state of mind. This, in turn, improves your grasping power and decision-making abilities.
The physical form of Lord Ganesha is said to be that of OM. The upper curve of OM is identified with the head or the face of Ganesh.The Lower curve his belly. The twisted curve, on the right side of OM, is his trunk.
Unlike other hymns, OM chanting is soft and not loud. It improves voice by giving strength to the vocal cords and muscles near it.
When a mantra is chanted in rhythmic tone with ups and downs, they create a melodious effect in the body. And when a person is chanting 'm', he becomes one with the universe! The vibrations that go through your body work magic.
In Islam, Om is referred to as Samaa. Like OM, Samaa is the hum that helps you find a spiritual connection with Allah. So both the Samaa and OM find similarities.
When you feel depressed, chant OM 50 times and you will be filled with new vigour and strength. The chanting of Om is a powerful tonic. When you chant Om, you feel you are the pure, all pervading light and consciousness.
Can you believe that a two-letter word holds such a power? Now that you have it, however busy you are, wherever you are, take a few minutes time, and chant OM. Trust me, you'd feel energised like never before.
Start your mornings with 5 OM chants and see how beautifully the day unfolds before you. I hope the day goes well for you.
Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti...