The philosophy of Om
In the yoga approach, Om is thought of as a sacred syllable. “Like the Latin word ‘Omne’, the Sanskrit word ‘Om’ suggests ‘all’ and conveys concepts of ‘Omniscience’, ‘Omnipresence’ and ‘Omnipotence'” (BKS Iyengar, ‘Light on Yoga’, p. 445). Om is a spiritual ‘mantra’. It is thought about a universal noise, the seed of all words without reference to any particular faith or god. According to the Big Bang theory, Om is the cosmic noise that initiated the production of the universe.
The Aum noise encompasses the masculine, neutral and feminine principles. Through the noise, an unnoticeable yet physical expression, we are closer to perceiving our real self and our true nature. We are never ever different from noise; even if we can’t speak or hear we feel its physical vibration throughout our bodies.
At the point of chanting Aum, there is no idea, no separation. It is likewise stated that while chanting Aum, the syllable is the target and our attention becomes focused on one point (‘ Ekagrata’).
The science behind Aum
The results of chanting Aum at the beginning of each class go beyond the philosophical world. It is well acknowledged that noise is a powerful tool for recovery and can have extensive impacts.
Mantras are syllables that exert an impact or impact through noise vibrations that resonate on particular parts of the body. Various syllables vibrate at different sound frequencies and so they will resonate with certain organs and parts of the body. The physical outcome of this is that these sound waves will impact larger surface area locations.
At a physical level, the Aum syllable addresses the entire of human sound instrument: we open the mouth (‘ a’), move the lips closer to each other (‘ u’), and after that close the mouth (‘m’). This triggers the throat totally. ‘A’ resonates in the stomach and chest, ‘u’ in the throat and chest and’m’ in the nasal cavity, skull, and brain. By chanting Aum we move the energy from the abdominal area as much as the brain. Those of us who chant Aum daily before our practice, feel how it assists us to soothe our minds and clear our thoughts.
Particular clinical research study
Modern innovation, such as sound spectrum analysis and brain imaging technology, has made it possible to analyze the structure and quality of soundwaves produced by shouting, along with the physiological responses induced by the repeating of the Aum sound. Different research study studies were performed on volunteers who have never ever chanted prior to. The recordings and the acoustic waves were analyzed previously and after some weeks of shouting Aum on a regular basis. The soundwaves of those who had never done any chanting revealed irregular patterns, indicative of unsteadiness of breath and more restless minds. By contrast, the soundwaves tape-recorded after a period of routine chanting were smooth, equally spaced, and harmonic, a clear indicator of more regular breathing. There was an increased connection between the breath and mind, which resulted in an improved sense of calmness.1 In another experiment, practical Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (f-MRI scans) were utilized to analyze the brain and determine the action of the nervous system throughout and after the Aum mantra shouting. Its findings revealed that the routine chanting of Aum can be reliable in the treatment of anxiety & epilepsy.2 Other research studies have actually exposed that regular Aum shouting can help lower hypertension.3 Other impacts of shouting Aum regularly are improved concentration and a reduction in stress levels.4.
Modern innovation and science validate what ancient yogis understood about the recovery power of Aum.
So much in simply one sound.
The Aum noise encompasses the masculine, womanly and neutral concepts. Mantras are syllables that exert an influence or effect through noise vibrations that resonate on particular parts of the body. At a physical level, the Aum syllable addresses the whole of the human sound instrument: we open the mouth (‘ a’), move the lips closer to each other (‘ u’) and then close the mouth (‘m’). Modern innovation, such as sound spectrum analysis and brain imaging technology, has actually made it possible to evaluate the structure and quality of soundwaves produced by shouting, as well as the physiological actions induced by the repeating of the Aum noise. The recordings and the sound waves were analyzed previously and after some weeks of chanting Aum on a routine basis.