Chanting Mantras & the Science of Naad

“Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy. As you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you”. - Yogi Bhajan

Some part of this I have posted earlier, but since someone asked me the other day in class about the power of mantra & how to chant correctly - here comes a longer explanation :)

What is a mantra?
Mantra is a sound current which tunes and controls mental vibration.The word mantra literally means “to free from the mind.”

Before I further explain what a Mantra is, I would like to make one thing clear; everything and everyone is made up of energies. In fact, the entire universe is made up of energy. And energy vibrates on different frequencies. Some energy vibrates on a frequency that we can hear with our ears; that’s what we call sound. Even thoughts are sounds, although they are silent sounds, therefore what we think and feel are sounds, or more correctly - vibrations. Sometimes, or actually quite often, a lot of people have too many thoughts “on their mind “due to certain “problems”. It can be problems at work, relationship problems, financial problems or anything else that makes one become stressed, worried, angry or even depressed.

We are trying to find a way to ease those worries; some people use positive affirmations, others meditate. That is where the mantra comes in. A Mantra is a very powerful and efficient way of meditating. What we think is what we are, and when we chant a mantra, we control and direct our thoughts and mind towards happy thoughts and positive thinking.We chant to awaken our soul and make our heart sing!

There are many different mantras to choose between. There are mantras to create inner peace, for prosperity, increased intuition, to reduce stress, and many more. Most Mantras are in Gurumukhi; the vibratory language of the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. The sound we create when chanting these Mantras is not just any sound; it is a sound that cuts away the ego so you can feel/be your real you, your true identity. This is called “The Quantum Technology of the Shabd Guru” (Shabd = sound, Guru = Teacher or knowledge), meaning the use of sound as a teacher; so basically you teach yourself to be your “real you” when chanting.
The beauty of chanting these mantras correctly is; that even if you don’t understand the actual meaning or sounds, it is so effective it can still create a very profound change in your consciousness.

There is a scientific explanation to all this called the Science of Naad.

Naad refers to communicating harmony and is also the essence of all sound. It is the basic sound for all languages and it comes from one common source called the sound current. The science of Naad works with the movement of the tongue in the mouth, through language and chemicals changes in the brain. There are 84 meridian points located in the upper palate (the roof of the mouth). When we chant, we stimulate these meridian points in a particular way –and that increases the secretion of the hypothalamus gland, which is connected to the pituitary gland (that controls our level of serotonin). All this leads to a change of the chemistry in our brain – and this change of chemistry leads to a neutral & happy balanced mind,increased intuition and even better immune function.
Now that is why chanting Mantra can be so powerful and effective :)

Sat Nam
Love & Light

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