Importance of OM in Yoga

Article by Sumedha Rewar

Om sounds is very simple but it has a complex meaning. It is the single word consisting of the whole universe and represents the union of body, soul, and mind.

Yoga session begins and concludes with the chanting of Om three times. The word consists of three syllables: a, u, m.

Om is Powerful

Om is an ancient mantra mainly used by Hindus and Buddhists. It is the prime sound from the beginning of the time and contains the entire universe.

Its power and importance are immeasurable. It is a root for all the mantras.

In the Chakra System, Om is connected to the third eye chakra, which is the representation of self-knowledge and intuitive power.

Your psychic power and intelligence can brighten up with the use of Om in daily Yoga sessions.

Om in Yoga

The chanting of Om in the beginning of your Yoga session can lead a positive vibration in the mind.

The atmosphere gains power and you can develop a great response with your efforts. Similarly, the end of the class with Om recitation can help you in maintaining a perfect balance between body and soul.

Chanting with a group can create a social balance and harmony. The vibrations of Om can link you with the power of the universe and help you in bringing the high-end benefits for the society.

Your Yoga practice can bloom and become highly dominant in the regular life with the word Om included in your schedule.

Importance of OM in Yoga
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Scientific Study of Om

Scientists have researched the effects of Om chanting on the brain and nervous system of the body. It is recorded that the functional MRI scans of brains of the participants of Yoga chanting OM on daily basis were in a better condition than the people who don’t.

The activity of brain improves with the Om chants and it can treat the major issues like depression, migraine, epilepsy, and other issues.

The results are not immediate but the preliminary phases will start revealing some change in your behavior and improvement in your state of body & mind.

Om Symbol in Yoga

Yoga is associated with OM in almost every way. Those who are a part of yoga will agree to it.

People usually wear Yoga printed tees, get it tattooed on the body and even paint them on the walls of their homes/ work places.

It represents four states of consciousness: Dreaming, Deep Sleep (Unconscious state), Wakefulness and Samadhi (Eternal Bliss).

Om association with your regular Yoga practice can give the best and ever-lasting results for the body and mind. You can feel great from inside and outside and it will lead to a bright way towards a happy and healthy life.

Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar

Sumedha has IT background and has the inclination towards Yoga, Reiki and Naturopathy. She has always intended to give the best to humanity in whichever way she can. She believes that positive approach in life and faith in anything can lead you towards a better living. Her proclivity in the world of meditation has made her choose a different path from her academics. You can reach her directly on the email ID