International Journal of Yogic, Human Movement and Sports Sciences
2018, Vol. 3 Issue 2, Part O
AUM: The healing sound to eliminate ills of humanity
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh
Many activists today talk about pollution but quite a few mention sound pollution. Yet, sound pollution is rampant and affecting our nervous system in unprecedented ways. Sound pollution does not only imply being subjected to the sounds of traffic in the middle of a crossroad. it also implies being bombarded by the sounds of commercials or films on TV, by people speaking out loud on their cell phones in a shop, by planes roaming in the air, by loudspeakers in the villages playing all sorts of tunes (all different, all at the same time). How can we protect our nervous systems and ourselves? Dr. Larry Dossey writes: “High levels of unpleasant sounds cause blood vessels to constrict; increase blood pressure, pulse and respiratory rates; release extra fats into the bloodstream; and cause the blood’s magnesium level to fall.” The Pranava, containing all sounds, is a most powerful tool for mind-body healing. Medical research is aware of the important benefits that proper breathing and pranayama practices bring to health and well-being. Breathing is an arrow on which chanting can fly. The results of chanting the Pranava AUM are exactly opposite to the detrimental effects of sound pollution. In ancient cultures and in the folklore of many societies, sounds – and particularly prayers and ritual formulas such as mantras – were and are used to polarize the bodies of man and regain a state of balance and harmony. In this paper the chanting and listening AUM and its effects on the health is highlighted.
Pages: 918-920 | 281 Views 5 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Miteshkumar G Vagh. AUM: The healing sound to eliminate ills of humanity. Int J Yogic Hum Mov Sports Sciences 2018;3(2):918-920.