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Chant OM: 7 Ways It Can Help

Chant OM: 7 Ways It Can Help

The sound OM is considered to be the mantra of all mantras, the primeval sound from which all other sounds emerged, the mother sound, or even the origin of creation. How does chanting OM help? Here are seven ways chanting OM may help you in your life:

Some of the effects of such a practice include:
1. A calming effect caused by regulated, slowed-down breathing.
2. Facilitates the attainment of the first stage of meditation by drawing your attention from the outside looking in.
3. A pleasant, harmonic sound massage for the chest, belly, spine, and head.
4. Improved organ function; improved concentration and other brain functions.
5. An indescribable feeling of well-being, peace, and harmony that can only be experienced to be properly appreciated.
6. Last, but not least, it provides an ideal introduction to several kinds of meditation and spiritual practices.

The OM when sung sounds like A-O-U-M.

Editorís Note: The CD that accompanies this remarkably astute book is the best OM CD I have ever heard. Listening to the CD in itself is a healing.

Read more: Spirit, Exercises, Inspiration, ,

Adapted from Sounds like OM, by Dick de Ruiter, et al (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Dick de Ruiter, et al. Reprinted by permission of Red Wheel/Weiser.
Adapted from Sounds like OM, by Dick de Ruiter, et al (Red Wheel/Weiser, 2006).

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1:43AM PDT on Jul 21, 2012


5:21AM PDT on Jun 1, 2012

Meditation is the way to go.

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