How Om Chanting Benefits You?
All of us are facing some stress or the other in life. There can be various reasons for the turbulence in our lives but one thing is common – and that is stress. What to do about it has been told many times on our blog. You can read about that here and here. But have you ever tried Om chanting? Well, read on to know more about it.
Om chanting is said to be very beneficial for the mind, body and soul. That is why this practice has been carried out since time immemorial. Now there is a published study that states that chanting Om the right way can help you. It can provide you with ultimate relief by bringing your mind to a meditative state and speed up the recovery from a stressful situation. You should always chant in a comfortable and peaceful place. Focus on your breathing and avoid distractions of any kind.
Here are 5 reasons to chant Om everyday:
1) Relaxes the mind and soul
Om chanting creates vibrations, impulses and rhythms that fill your environment with positivity. It brings your mind to a state of tranquillity.
2) Reduces depression
A study that involved functional brain imaging showed that when an individual chants Om, the areas of the brain associated with fear, emotions and anger get deactivated. It is said to reduce negative emotions and is thus an effective way to reduce depression and anxiety. Those of you who suffer from depression or anxiety should make it a point to do Om chanting at least once a day.
3) Helps improve concentration
Om chanting is said to help focus the mind on the present, and stop it from dwelling in the past. It improves mood, reduces stress and boosts the body’s immunity. A study suggests that meditating with Om chanting increases the secretion of the hormone melatonin and thus improves complete well-being.
4) Reduces stress
Stress can be physical, mental or emotional and Om chanting can help in relieving all that stress in you. The ‘Om’ sound brings your mind into the state of peace and tranquillity. It helps improve observation, perception and expression to ward off stress. The body enters into a state of rest and calmness. This relieves physical stress.
5) Affects the genes
In a study, it has been found that chanting Om has shown lots of alterations in genes that are the current targets of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. According to scientific research, Om chanting helps in lowering stress and diseases related to stress like hypertension, insomnia and anxiety.
Om chanting and its importance has always been stressed upon in India. What has been known to us since ages has now been certified scientifically! It is very effective and will definitely deliver the desired results. So, if you want to free yourself from fear, anxiety and depression, catch hold the hand of chanting Om. It is important for all the stressed out souls to start doing Om chanting on a daily basis.
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