Om Meditation Is Scientifically Proven to Work

When you think about Om meditation, the types of images that immediately jump into your brain are usually either those of pony-tailed hippies or Buddhist monks sitting around cross-legged in a circle chanting. If that is the case, then you’ve probably thought, “That is so not me.”

This is a thought pattern that you can get over, however, as the benefits of Om meditation are extremely wonderful, and people from all walks of life are practicing it, perhaps even the CEO of your company or your family’s physician.

With that said, it’s time to relinquish any stereotypes that you may have and learn more about how you can improve your life with Om meditation. Sure it’s true that spiritual people like monks and mystics practice Om meditation, but so do physicists, Pulitzer Prize winners, and scientific researchers.

om meditation is scientifically proven to work!

Om is a mystical sound that has Sanskrit origins. It holds importance in Dharmic religions, like Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. When you recite Om, your breathing and brainwaves are being synched together, thus establishing a commune between your mind and body.

Scientific evidence also supports these claims about Om meditation.

EEG readings of brain waves have been conducted as have MRI scans which show that sound practices, such as Om, change the electro-chemical activity of your brain and redistribute energy across both of the brain’s hemispheres.

When you chant the word ‘Om,’ your brain waves do two things: they slow down, and they lengthen. And as a result, the alpha waves start to dominate, and you enter into what scientists call the alpha state, during your state of consciousness is altered, but you are not actually unconscious.

Om meditation is all about finding your unique voice, getting in touch with your spirit, improving your health and happiness, and finding your place in the infinite universe. Om meditation can work wonders with regard to helping you reduce your stress and anxiety levels, improving your concentration and cognition, promoting the production of endorphins, and strengthening your immune system.

The results and benefits of Om meditation are undeniable, but if you still feel self conscious about it, then just remember that no one needs to know that you practice it. Om meditation is generally performed in quiet solitude anyways.

If you want to improve your life and start practicing Om meditation, don’t let the stereotypes dissuade you. Just jump right in and soon you will see how empowered you have become.

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Rachel, the owner of Your Best, is a traveler, marketer, and lover of adventure. She started meditating a few years ago, while living in Brazil, and has REALLY enjoyed the benefits of meditation since then. With regular meditation, Rachel reports feeling more calm, at peace, relaxed… and having a greater sense of “knowing”. That being said, she doesn’t always remember to meditate… … and is working on practicing more often. She finds that guided meditations help a lot, though. It can be really difficult to get still yourself, so having someone point you in the direction you want to take is priceless. When not meditating, Rachel has several other passions. Her interests range from reading, traveling, belly dancing, psychology, yoga, Toastmasters, and everything in between.

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  1. marc veilleux says:

    i think there are other things you can say too, besides ‘om’ :)

  2. joe frasier says:

    i feel a little silly saying ‘om’ out loud sometimes, so i just say it in my head…not sure if that’s as effective, lol, but it’s been working for me ;)

  3. bill kent says:

    hey joe, i say do whatever is working for you man!

  4. paul stevens says:

    ommmmm :) …Nothin’ wrong with that!

  5. Patti Ricci says:

    Om isn’t my personal favorite. I like reciting mantras instead.

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