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The spontaneous reverberation of Om refers to the experience of hearing Om within oneself during meditation or other spiritual practices. The experience is that of a subtle vibration or resonance that seems to come from within rather than from any external source, and because of this, Om is considered a pathway toward deep spiritual connection and a manifestation of the divine sound of the universe. Experiencing the spontaneous reverberation of Om can be a powerful and transformative experience to help quiet the mind, bring peace and clarity, deepen the meditative state, and connect the Om chanter with the divine. For these reasons, and several others discussed in this article, the invocation of Chanting Om can be a profound tool for any Kinesiology session both at the pre-check level, during the balance to restore muscle integrity, at the post-balance closure, and as Homeplay. For this reason I have developed a Format and Protocol for Om Chanting for clinical application.

Traditional Roots 

Om, also known as Omkara or Aum, is a sacred sound and symbol deeply rooted in Hinduism, Buddhism, and other spiritual and philosophical traditions. Om is believed to have originated in ancient India and was included in sacred texts such as the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. Today, Om continues to be an important symbol and practice in many spiritual traditions worldwide and has grown in dynamic popularity along with the significant surge of meditation and yoga practices in Western countries since the 1970s.

According to Eastern traditions, the sound “Om”:

When applied as part the traditional applications, the sound of Om is chanted or repeated during spiritual practices to invoke the universal vibration it produces. The vibrating sound currents of Om relevant to the higher and lower pitches of the sound are described by Swami Kriyananda in the book The Hindu Way of Awakening (Kriyananda, 2004) as follows:

The higher pitch is the Brahma sound.

The medium pitch is the Vishnu sound.

The lowest is the Shiva sound.

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When chanted, the sound of Om creates a vibration that harmonizes with the natural vibration of the universe. The pronunciation of Om also involves the vibration of different body parts, including the vocal cords, the throat, and the chest, which lends it to having a profound effect on the mind, body, and spirit. This is beautifully explored by Paramahansa Yogananda in his book Autobiography of a Yogi when he states,

“Once the mind is interiorized and withdrawn from its identification with the world and with the body, the inner light comes into clear and steady focus. The inner sounds become all-absorbing. Aum fills the brain; its vibration moves down the spine, bursting open the door of the heart’s feeling, then flowing out into the body. The whole body vibrates with the sound of Aum. Gradually, with ever-deeper meditation, the consciousness expands with that sound. Moving beyond the confines of the body, it embraces the vastness of infinite vibration”

(Yogananda, 1994). 

Chanting OM influences client outcomes.

Chanting Om is considered a powerful tool for harmonizing the different aspects of the self while supportively unifying the mind and body, and because the sound of Om is said to resonate with the vibrations of the universe, chanting it can help to bring a sense of connection and unity to the individual. For these reasons, Yoga and Meditation practices provide valuable mind, body, and spirit results for the individuals actioning Om chanting on a regular basis as part of their dedicated practice.

Understanding the benefits of Om chanting also provides a gate opener for Holistic Kinesiologists to explore how they also may introduce Om into their client sessions and, in doing so, enable the client to access the benefits chanting provides. To better understand Om chanting’s supportive measures for the client, this article addresses the mind-body-spirit benefits and offers an opportunity for the reader to gain a Format and Protocol for Om Chanting for practitioners’ clinical application of Om chanting.

Brain Benefits

Chanting Om is supportive of brain health in several ways. One of the main benefits is that it can help reduce stress and anxiety, which can positively impact brain function and overall health. Mainly, chanting Om has been linked to increased activity in the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with higher cognitive processes such as decision-making, problem-solving, and emotional regulation.

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Scientific studies (Chandra, 2016), (Dudeja, 2017), (Gao J, 2019), (Kalyani, 2011), (Telles S, 1998), (Harnea, 2014), (Harnea & Hiwaleb, 2019) have explored the effects of chanting Om on the brain and brain waves and have discovered that chanting Om can lead to a decrease in beta brain waves, which are associated with active thinking and concentration, and an increase in alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation and meditation. These findings scientifically confirm that chanting Om benefits the brain, promotes relaxation and mindfulness, can decrease stress levels, and improve overall well-being.

Nervous System Benefits

When chanting Om, the vibration of the sound is said to stimulate the nerve endings in the throat and activate the Vagus nerve, the longest nerve in the body, which plays a critical role in regulating the body’s stress response as well as many bodily functions, including heart rate, breathing, digestion, and mood. This physical experience can help activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which regulates the body’s rest-and-digest response. Additionally, the repetition of the sound can induce a meditative state, promoting a sense of tranquillity and mental clarity. Thus, chanting Om is said to have a calming effect on the nervous system, which can help to reduce stress and anxiety in the following ways:

  1. Slowing down the heart rate and reducing blood pressure, in turn, help to decrease the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol in the body.
  2. Increase the production of endorphins, the body’s natural pain relievers, thus further promoting a sense of calm and balance in the body and mind.
Mindset Benefits

Chanting Om helps bring awareness to the breath and the present moment, which can create a sense of mindfulness and grounding. Returning to the Vagus nerve, it is essential to recognize that the longest nerve in the human body also plays a crucial role in regulating emotions and the body’s relaxation response. By chanting Om, the vibration of the sound stimulates the Vagus nerve, leading to a decrease in the production of stress hormones such as cortisol and an increase in the production of mood-enhancing neurotransmitters such as serotonin, making Om an effective tool for stress release when clients engage in the regular and repeated practice of Om chanting throughout the day, as determined by the home play the Kinesiologist has provided the client.

The repetition of Om can help to quiet the mind and create a sense of inner peace, which can further support the integration of the mind, body, and spirit while helping to balance emotions and promote a sense of calm and inner peace, even during stressful situations. Additionally, the practice of chanting Om can help cultivate mindfulness and awareness, which can help individuals become more in tune with their emotions and better manage them. By focusing on the sound and vibration of Om, individuals can create a sense of inner peace and equanimity, even in the face of challenging circumstances.

Kundalini

Chanting Om profoundly affects the Kundalini, the dormant energy that lies at the base of the spine. Traditionally, the sound of Om helps awaken the Kundalini and stimulate its upward movement through the chakras, leading to a state of higher consciousness and spiritual awakening. As the Kundalini energy is activated and rises through the chakras, the person chanting Om may experience a range of physical, emotional, and spiritual sensations, including increased energy, heightened awareness, and a greater sense of connection to the divine.

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This aspect is why Chanting Om is a powerful tool for stimulating the Kundalini energy and promoting spiritual growth and transformation. However, clients should approach the practice under the guidance of a Holistic Kinesiologist who has trained in or works with the Kinesiological balancing of Kundalini energy because stimulating it can be intense for the client and therefore requires support through the experience.

Chakras

Chanting Om profoundly affects the chakras, the seven main energy centers located along the spine that are associated with different aspects of physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. The sound of Om vibrates at a frequency that resonates with the chakras, particularly the Third Eye Chakra, and this Om-based energy frequency helps to balance and harmonize the chakras. Chanting Om activates the Ajna chakra, or the Third Eye Chakra, associated with intuition, insight, inner wisdom, and higher consciousness. This activation can help individuals to gain clarity and perspective on their emotions, reducing their intensity and helping them to maintain a sense of inner balance and calm. Chanting the Om sound is said to vibrate at a frequency that resonates with the energy of the Third Eye Chakra and can help activate and balance this chakra, leading to a heightened sense of intuition, clarity, and spiritual insight.

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The vibrational frequency of the Third Eye Chakra is within the range of 426-770 THz (terahertz), which is higher than the frequency of visible light. This high frequency is why the Third Eye Chakra is associated with higher consciousness and spiritual experiences. When a client chants Om during their session, it helps activate and balance their Third Eye Chakra, allowing them to tap into this higher frequency and experience a deeper connection with the realm of the spirit, the self, and the world around them.

Emotional Vibrations and Om

In the context of the mindset and chanting Om, it is essential to consider that humans have up to twenty-seven emotions daily, each influencing mood. Much like the chakras, each emotion has its own vibrational frequency that resonates as energy in the body. The vibrational frequency of emotions is measurable in hertz (Hz), whereby higher frequency emotions such as love, joy, gratitude, and compassion resonate at a high frequency ranging from around 500 to 1000 Hz, and then lower frequency emotions such as fear, anger, and sadness range from 0 to 100 Hz. The exact frequency range associated with each emotion may vary depending on the teachings or beliefs of different researchers and traditions. By understanding the energy frequencies of low-vibration and high-vibration emotions, as Holistic Kinesiologists, we can begin to recognize the impact of energy upon a client’s emotional state and encourage them in easy-to-use home-based practices, such as chanting Om, to cultivate more positive emotions through Om’s influence on the brain, nervous system, and energy fields.

The Application of Om in the Holistic Kinesiology Session 

During a Holistic Kinesiology session, chanting Om can be incorporated in various ways. Practitioners may guide their clients to chant Om at specific moments during a balance using the Format and Protocol for Om Chanting or as home support (homeplay).

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This Kinesiology Format and Protocol can be applied:

🧠 During pre-checks

🧠 As part of the Kinesiology protocol

🧠 To restore muscle integrity during a session

🧠 When in-session methods have invoked hidden stress and temporarily overloaded the system whereby standard stress release methods will not restore equilibrium.

🧠 To help establish a rhythm for breathing when the client ‘forgets to breath’ through stress stories.

🧠 At session conclusion

🧠 As part of the client’s self-guided homeplay

 

The spontaneous reverberation of Om, when applied during and after Holistic Kinesiology sessions, creates subtle sound vibrations or resonances that benefit the brain and nervous system in physiological ways, as evidenced in scientific research, and also lead to an individual readily accessing high ranges of terahertz and hertz frequencies which invoke emotional perspective by reducing nervous system stress intensity, and in doing so help clients maintain a sense of inner balance and calm.

In summary, chanting Om is a helpful Holistic Kinesiology tool to assist clients in relaxing their mind and body and becoming more centered while calming the brain and nervous system.

Holistic Kinesiologists seeking an ideal Format and Protocol for Om Chanting for clinical application will find this Eye-motional Processes™ Kinesiology Protocol useful.

 

Written by Amanda Lynne, Internationally Accredited Holistic Kinesiologist

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