The Power of Om
Om is a sacred sound and a spiritual icon in the Hindu religion. It is also a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. Om (Aum) is such a sound, the basis of all sounds. The first letter, A, is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; M represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and the U rolls from the very root to the end of the sounding board of the mouth. Thus, Om represents the whole phenomenon of sound-producing.
The sound OM is Brahman. The rishis and sages practiced austerity to realize that Sound-Brahman. After attaining perfection one hears the sound of this eternal Word rising spontaneously from the navel. “‘What will you gain’, some sages ask, ‘by merely hearing this sound?’ You hear the roar of the ocean from a distance. By following the roar you can reach the ocean. As long as there is the roar, there must also be the ocean. By following the trail of OM you attain Brahman, of which the Word is the symbol. That Brahman has been described by the Vedas as the ultimate goal.”
— The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
Various Benefits of Om Chanting.
Chanting of om mantra purifies the environment around you. Not only the person chanting Om but also to people around him through the vibrations produced by it.
It will increase your concentration power.
It will give you better immunity and self healing power.
Om chanting produces a vibration and sound which is felt through your vocal cords and sinuses the vibrations open up the sinuses to clear the airways
Through OM chanting, you can have better control over your emotions. Thus allowing you to see situations with clear and rational mind thereby improving your concentration powers.
It can place you in a meditational state which give you deep relaxation
Rubbing your hands together while om chanting and putting those charged hands on different parts of the body heals or activates those body parts.
OM mantra improves your voice by giving strength to your vocal chords and the muscles around it.Om chanting gives cardiovascular benefits- by relaxing our mind and body. It helps in regulation of our blood pressure and regulates in smooth working of our heart.
OM mantra chanting in a group produces effects which are amplified and this will produce immense positive vibrations which charge up the entire vicinity
Om chanting also cleanses our skin. The massive level of internal positive energy and a cleansed auro that come from chanting the om mantra regularly will be reflected externally with a sunny glow on your face and body.
Your spinal cord is strengthened through the vibrations caused by the sound of Auaa. As this sound is generated from the abdomen, it helps to strengthen the supporting muscles of the spinal cord. The sound uuu is created by vocal cords which benefit the thyroid glands and the throat.