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Chanting OM: Health Benefits and Healing Power of this Ancient Mantra

Chanting OM is the key to liberating the conscious, subconscious, and unconscious mind. 

In a world filled with scattered energies and disturbing vibrations, only a mind at equilibrium can capture the blurry pictures clearly. A mind that’s powerfully charged yet peacefully calm. All the legends, the seers, and sages have mastered this state of mind!

But, how?

Let’s go a thousand years back. Flip the pages of our mythology. And peep into our rich history.

The enlightened were enriched by the power of self-reflection. They meditated under the mammoth trees and chanted the sacred hymns of ‘OM’.

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The mystic OM

OM is the absolute truth and ultimate reality. The seed of all creations and the secret of manifestations. It is the unification of the mind, body, and spirit. The sound of the universe. Om is the true essence of energies. 

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The Law of Nature

To understand the mysteries of ‘OM’ we need to understand nature and its laws!

The law of nature says that every particle in this universe is in motion and every particle is a source of energy. Some positive and some negative, but everything comes with its own aura of energy.

The human mind, body, and spirit are no different. We emit energy in the form of vibrations.  Our thoughts, actions, and words create vibrations of unique frequencies. 

If you garnish our mind with thoughts of abundance and happiness, so will it reap!

Dumping the mind with thoughts of misery, sorrow, jealousy, and treachery will bring you just that!

This is the law of the universe; you attract what you think!

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The vibration of ‘OM’

‘OM’ is considered a sacred word because of its mystic powers. 

Chanting ‘OM’ creates a vibration that resonates with the frequency of our higher self. It allows one to rise above and see beyond. It connects you to your higher self which is the most powerful creation of the creator. 

‘OM’ is pronounced as ‘AUM’ with a deep breath. It encompasses the sounds of syllables that have an eternal purpose.

AThis sound originates deep from the back of the throat. This syllable creates a tide of vibration in the chest and solar plexus. It equates to the conscious mind – the doer of all actions.

U – The second syllable resonates along the upper palate and creates a string of vibrations in the throat. It equates the sub-conscious mind – the planner of all actions.

M – The last syllable of the verse resonates with the deep silence of the Infinite. It is the unconscious state – the state of deep sleep.

Chanting these three syllables with closed eyes and straight posture activates all the senses of the body. It sharpens your self-awareness. Chanting ‘OM’ not only enriches the mind but also nourishes every cell of our body.

OM is one of the most important sounds in the universe chanted for thousands of years.

Health Benefits of Chanting OM

Chanting OM not just elevates your soul and enriches your mind. This mystic word also endows amazing health benefits. It has a mesmerizing impact on the internal and external being of existence. 

Check out these scientifically-proven benefits of Chanting ‘OM’

OM can soothe your mental weights

Research shows that chanting OM can lead to reduced activity in the limbic system. The portion of the brain is associated with stress and emotions. 

It shows startling benefits when repeated over a course of time. Chanting OM repeatedly and regularly washes away all the mental pressures. It restores calmness and stability in the mind.

In a clinical experiment, researchers found that chanting OM relaxes the brain. It is advised as adjuvant therapy in beating stress, depression, anxiety, and other issues of mental health.

Chant OM to Sleep Sound 

It is a known fact that mindful meditation helps in fighting insomnia. But chanting OM with closed eyes ensures even better sleep. It restores your mind, body, and spirit balance. Wipes away your stress and worries. Clears your mind. Balances your cardiac rhythm. 

OM heals your Heart 

Science has revered the benefits of meditation in improving heart health. And now new studies claim that chanting OM multiples these benefits manifold. Practicing mindful meditation by chanting the hymns of ‘OM’ can improve blood pressure and cardiac functions. It can also decrease the risk of coronary heart disease.

Say OM to Strengthen your Spinal Cord

The word ‘OM’ makes each cell of your body vibrate.  The ‘AA’ sound at the start generates a vibration in the abdomen. This strengthens the spinal cord and fastens recovery from any injury. 

OM can alleviate Stomach Issues

Studies in the past have claimed meditation to be a natural cure for symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The calmness in meditation also helps in improving your gut health. Chanting ‘OM’ further intensifies this relaxation response. 

Fight fatigue with ‘OM’

Chanting the holy syllables purifies your aura and creates a circle of positivity. It evaporates all the negative feelings while restoring calmness and peace. Chanting OM also fuels your energy and makes you feel relaxed, happy, energetic, young, and attractive.

The secret behind that piercing concentration

Chanting OM stimulates the vagus nerve through its auricular branches which sharpens the power of the brain. A study also revealed that OM chanting can indicate limbic deactivation.

This makes the mind more alert thereby raising the level of awareness and concentration. It further fades the stress and worries which makes it easy for the brain to absorb and store new information.

Chant OM to flush the toxins away 

Chanting OM is believed to improve the detoxification process of your body. The deep breathing involved in chanting this mantra improves blood circulation and oxygen supply to the cells. Deep breathing also helps in churning the toxins out of the body.

Keeps Negativity at bay

OM is a supernatural sound that can ward off all sorts of negativity. It can calm the demons of your mind and eradicate the obstacles blocking your way. 

How to chant OM?

Chanting OM once in a while won’t bring you many benefits. It is rather the regular practice of this sacred routine that can bring remarkable changes in your mind and body.

To get the optimum benefits of this mystical word, one needs to pronounce it in the right way. Being in a relaxed steady and undisturbed state helps in realizing the ultimate power of this sound.

Chose a spotless disturbed, close all access to your body and mind. 

Take a deep breath, swell your chest, and start with the vibration of ‘aaa’. 

Continue the stretch by bringing your lips together to say the second syllable ‘uuu’. 

Finally press your lips and front teeth gently together, bringing the vibration of ‘mmm’ to your head. 

When to Chant ‘OM’?

There is a right way to do everything. And chanting ‘OM’ too has its own set of rules.

It is recommended to chant the holy syllable for at least 21 mins daily in the morning. It is best when done before starting the daily chores. 

Chanting ‘OM’ in the dawn allows the vibrations to reach deep inside the body and bring out the best benefits.

It helps you start a new day with zero levels of stress, worries, and mental woes. This practice further shields your energies from all the negative vibrations you are exposed to in the day!

Practice OM chanting

The best things in life are too simple to recognize. Be it the astounding benefits of deep breathing or the magic of sweet slumber or the healing of meditation of the mystic power of chanting OM.

These simple practices lead the route to an abundance of health and wellness!

Ayurvedic doctor’s opinion

Chanting “Om” has been a part of Hindu tradition for thousands of years and with good reason. Recent studies have shown that this practice not only has spiritual benefits but also has a profound impact on physical and mental health.

One study published in the International Journal of Yoga found that chanting “Om” for just 10 minutes led to a significant decrease in stress levels and an increase in feelings of relaxation. 

Another study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that chanting “Om” can lower blood pressure, improve heart rate variability, and decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Moreover, chanting “Om” has been found to have a positive effect on cognitive function. A study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience showed that chanting “Om” can increase alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation and improved concentration.

In addition to these physical and mental health benefits, chanting “Om” can also have a profound impact on one’s spiritual well-being. Many people who regularly chant “Om” report feeling a deeper connection to themselves and the universe, as well as a sense of inner peace and clarity.

I have observed the positive effects of chanting “Om” on the people around me. Those who practice it regularly seem to have a greater sense of calm and inner peace, as well as improved physical health. They appear to be more centered and balanced and can handle stress and challenges with greater ease.

In conclusion, the practice of chanting “Om” is more than just a spiritual tradition – it is a powerful tool for improving physical, mental, and spiritual health. With numerous studies demonstrating its effectiveness, and personal observations of its positive impact, it is clear that chanting “Om” can be a valuable addition to anyone’s wellness routine. So, if you haven’t tried it already, give it a try – you might be surprised by the transformative effects it can have on your life.

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Srinivas Raitha April 2, 2020 at 7:16 am

Yes, OM is the greatest sound that human can chant for their health and spiritual benefits.

Superb article.

Satvik April 2, 2020 at 11:41 am

Amazing information.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

thank you

DEBANANDA DALABEHERA November 23, 2020 at 2:36 pm


Manish Mehta November 27, 2021 at 12:15 am

Thank you, Sir. Can a video or a clipping be sent to me on whattsap as to how to chant OM, i mean sound effects. Thanks 9997822942

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 2, 2020 at 1:49 pm

thank you

VANITHA G April 2, 2020 at 5:29 pm

OM in detail.. thank you sir

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 3, 2020 at 2:13 am

thank you

Prasantha R April 3, 2020 at 10:37 am

Explained very well. Though many of us knows at least some benefits, due to various reasons (rather excuses), we fail to adopt consistently. This kind of simple and short articles, encourages us to go back and the reap benefits.

Thank you Doctor.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 3, 2020 at 1:35 pm

yes sir. thank you

Nisha November 26, 2020 at 8:34 am

Yes it works some things in nature r beyond logic’s and reasoning don’t ask how and when just trust Almighty

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak November 28, 2020 at 3:21 pm

thank you

Krishnamurti Hebbar April 16, 2020 at 3:31 pm

Lovely narrative but most useful to human s who are breathing!

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak April 17, 2020 at 2:09 am

thank you sir

Rajendra Parekh September 20, 2020 at 7:08 am

Good information about OM chanting.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak September 21, 2020 at 2:32 am


Karthik sankar September 21, 2020 at 7:18 pm

Dr,A good article about om chanting.
I’m doing sandhyavandhanam once everyday and also isha yoga inner engineering which has 21 times om chanting is it enough?

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak September 22, 2020 at 3:53 am


Karthik sankar October 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm

Ok thanks

Abha July 28, 2021 at 9:36 pm

Thanks a lot Dr Brahma, for Beautifully and Thoroughly explaining the benefits of AUM chanting, I feel this can cure OCD also, please enlighten me on this, God bless You and Everyone 🌸🌸🕉️☮️😃😃💝💝🙏🙏🙏🌷🌷🙌🙌🙌🙌🙋🍀🍀🌸🌸

ashok k shetty October 24, 2020 at 6:27 am

simple and best narration on OM thankz. i practice daily 2 times morning and night since 2 years

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak October 26, 2020 at 5:42 am


Virendra Singh Mann November 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

So simply put.we can reap the fruits by practicing. Thankyou very much.

Usha November 23, 2020 at 4:24 am

Very useful information. Thank you so much

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak November 24, 2020 at 7:36 am

you are welcome.

Asit November 24, 2020 at 4:42 pm

Very amazing information for our health… Thanks for this.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak November 28, 2020 at 3:22 pm

thank you

Sanjay December 6, 2020 at 3:35 am

Can I increase my brain power by chanting Om
And how many hours I have to do

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 7, 2020 at 3:10 pm


Kishore January 3, 2021 at 6:13 am

Excellent explanation, thank you sir

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak January 28, 2021 at 3:37 pm

thank you

RAJIV KEJRIWAL March 2, 2021 at 10:36 am


Dr. Brahmanand Nayak March 16, 2021 at 6:12 am

thank you sir

Kiran Tandle March 19, 2021 at 1:34 pm

It really works wonders as I started doing it and my high Bp came down to normal and now it’s been 4 months dat I have stopped by High BP medication. It has being a flow on my face too.. it’s a bliss to live life without medicines

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak November 8, 2021 at 7:20 am

Thank you so much for sharing your valuable feedback

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Amazing Blog Post I found very useful information in this blog.

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I love it whenever people get together and share opinions. Great blog, stick with it! Jesse Vail Ferrand

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 10, 2021 at 7:23 am

thank you

Sunray December 14, 2021 at 12:22 am

Thank you Dr.

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak December 14, 2021 at 1:57 pm

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Angel May 15, 2022 at 3:00 pm

Thank You for this information. Bookmarking for refreshing and also forwarding to others

Dr. Brahmanand Nayak May 16, 2022 at 12:38 pm

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