Chanting Om Mantra
One of the most profound meditations is the chanting of the OM mantra. There are many meditation techniques that use the OM mantra, and in today’s article you will find an excellent variation below. This technique has been wonderfully explained by Richard, and this is his first guest post on Mastery of Meditation and Yoga. Richard is a meditation teacher and author, and you will find more information on the courses he offers on his website Shaktipat-meditation.org.
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Chanting Sacred Om
Om is the most sacred sound in our Universe. It represents the basic Shakti energy field that forms the substratum of all existence. The goal of chanting Om is to realize Shakti and become Shakti. While reaching this goal, you can enjoy excellent health and many other benefits by simply chanting Ommmmm……
I learned this exercise from a vibrantly healthy Chinese man who had long white hair tied back in a ponytail. I met him on the street in front of a Taoist Temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
He told me, “When I was a young man, I took a long journey up into the Himalayas on a Spiritual quest. The only thing I learned was how to chant Om. I’ve never had a sick day since then”.
3 Phases of Om
The Shakti energy field is composed of the smallest energy particles in existence. This particle field underlies everything in our universe. The particles flash out of, and disappear back into, emptiness so fast that their life span cannot be measured. All phenomenon in our universe is created from Shakti particles, sustained in Shakti and disintegrates back into Shakti.
The sacred sound of Om encompasses all three phases of energy:
- Creating (Brahma)
- Sustaining (Vishnu)
- Disintegrating (Shiva)
When you chant Om as described in the exercise below you are:
- Creating new energy to rebuild yourself on all levels.
- Sustaining your presence in the universe.
- Disintegrating away old, unneeded, stale energies, leaving you clean and refreshed.
Chanting Om With Beads
Chanting with beads is the traditional method of measuring both time and number of repetitions while chanting. If you don’t have beads, set the alarm on your cell phone for 10-15 minutes.
Buddhist beads are the most common. There 108 beads on the string –one bead for each of the Buddha’s 108 disciples. You could also use Muslim beads with 99 beads or a Christian Rosary.
Hold the beads loosely in your hand draped over your index finger. Every time you chant Om once, use your thumb to move one bead. There is usually one slightly larger bead, or a piece of string, to mark the beginning and ending point. Once around the string of beads is one mala.
Pronunciation & Vibration of Om
- O –long O sound, short duration.
- m –short m sound, very long duration.
The long O sound lasts for a very short period of time with your mouth open.
The short mmmmmm…… sound lasts very long with your mouth closed. (It continues as long as you are breathing out.) Send the sound vibrations up your nasal passages with your exhaling breath to vibrate the bone in your nose.
Ommmmm……. While vibrating your nasal bone.
The vibration of your nasal bone is THE most important part of this exercise. No benefit accrues without this vibration. The vibrating nose bone is the magical tool that sends waves of Om energy throughout your entire system.
An Om Exercise
- Chant the sacred Om sound aloud for one mala. This vibrates all your cells, detoxifying and recharging them.
- Chant Om in a whisper for one mala. This cleanses your emotions.
- Chant Om silently for one mala. Continue chanting in time with your breath, sending the silent sound into your nasal bone. This vibrates your etheric energy body. Ultimately you will see the Shakti particle field.
Chanting Om purifies you on all levels. It dissolves away the obstructions that are preventing you from experiencing reality and gaining Enlightenment.
Richard Crown left his native California for Asia more than thirty years ago. He began meditating with the Forest Monks of Northern Thailand before moving on to South India where he has received authorization to teach from two different SatGurus.
Richard now teaches meditation in centers throughout Southeast Asia and worldwide via Skype/Tel. His favorite teaching energies are Shaktipat, Kundalini and Deeksha because they take students very deep into meditation very fast. You can take a personal online course with Richard at Shaktipat-meditation.org.
Download 2 free Ebooks Creating Eternity: A Meditation and Healing Manual andAscension In Love: Our Spiritual Journey at http://shaktipat-meditation.org/weekly-shaktipat-blessing/