One of the most important and profitable aspect of chanting ‘om’ is, that even if you do not know meditation methods, it still gives you the same results. For chanting ‘om’, it is not necessary to learn it from a teacher, as compared to meditation. Nor do you need to follow a specific routine as you do for practicing daily affirmations. It is the simplest and totally uncomplicated way of attaining mental, spiritual and physical relaxation.

Composition of ‘aum’/’om’

‘om’ is the sound or a hum of the celestial energy itself. ‘Om’ is actually a combination of two vowels, ‘A’, ‘u’ and a letter ‘m’. The combination of all these three letters in a series gives the sound ‘om’. It is considered the first sound of the universe. The first two vowels are pronounced with the exhalation of the breath and the mouth open or partially open. And the pronunciation of the last letter, ‘m’, naturally closes the mouth. This is the most powerful breath- the breath of ‘aum’.

How chanting of ‘om’ works on mind and body

As seen earlier, ‘om’ is a fusion of a, u, and m. As you chant ‘om’, and vowel ‘a’ generate vibrations in the spinal column. All the functions done by the spinal cord will become efficient and enhanced. The second vowel ‘u’ generates vibrations in the throat. This activates the thyroid gland and also the throat chakra. And the last letter, ‘m’ targets the brain. This also activates the crown chakra and increases the efficiency of the functioning of the brain. Obviously when the brain is affected in a positive manner, then the benefits will come in the form of increased concentration, alleviating anxiety and worries and an affirmative outlook toward life in general. It can be viewed as a form of daily affirmation, only much more powerful.


The benefits of chanting ‘om’ are phenomenal. This simple word with two vowels and one letter can create miracles if chanted regularly and methodically. Some of the direct advantages of chanting ‘om’ are as follows:

• Improves memory and concentration power.
• Calms the mind
• Relaxes the mind and rejuvenates the body
• Lowers blood pressure
• Increases blood circulation


The symbol of ‘om’ is also very powerful and can be concentrated upon, while meditation. It has many meanings hidden inside it and all the meanings act like positive daily affirmations. Thus, concentrating on the symbol of ‘om’ serves the purpose of meditation as well as daily affirmations! Each and every curve of the holy symbol of ‘om’ depicts a state of mind going into meditation. The silence between recitations of 2 ‘om’s represent the final state of meditation, which is the state of perfect bliss!

All the advantages of meditation and daily affirmations are contained in this small word—‘om’!
One wonders that this miracle word is just a three lettered small word and has such varied applications. Let us do meditation with a prolonged chant of ‘aum’ and kick-start our day on a positive note!

Author's Bio: 

Jill Magso is a member of the Silva Team and contributes to spreading enlightened ideas and sharing teachings about meditation practices. The Silva Method encompasses a variety of powerful exercises that take you deep into Alpha and Theta levels of the mind so that you can work within your subconscious as well as your conscious mind.