OM or AUM is the imperishable, primordial sound which has always been in our past. It is in our present and will be there in our future. The three elements of AUM refer to the different states of consciousnesses which are waking, dreaming, and dreamless. The silence followed by OM chanting (also called Akasha) can take us into the fourth superconscious state.
Chanting OM is like speaking a universal language. It is believed that the entire cosmos was built with the OM (sound). When we chant OM we merge with the supreme self, like rivers flowing toward the ocean.
Experiments by Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, proved that when OM is chanted, Sri Yantra (a geometrical representation) is formed in our surroundings. This represents the sacred sounds of the universe and helps us to connect to universal consciousness.
A few more benefits of chanting OM:
-It balances the three energies in us, creation~preservation~transformation.
-It is used in starting mantras (sacred sound vibrations) for auspicious beginnings.
-Many psychiatric problems are cured by chanting OM daily.
Chanting Om reduces stress and related problems, improves heart health and concentration.
Sunita is a certified Integral Yoga and Children’s Yoga Instructor. Inspired by her grandfather, Sunita started practicing yoga over a decade ago. A volunteering opportunity through a friend got her into teaching yoga. She has taught at various places in New Jersey including after-school yoga at a township public school. Sunita finds balance & peace in life through her yoga practice. She is associated with Hindi USA and teaches Hindi in her township. In her free time she enjoys listening to, and learning music.