When we chant Aum we are connecting to that universal energy that resonates through all of us. How? you may wonder. The sound Aum, when chanted, vibrates at the frequency of 432 Hz, which is the same vibrational frequency found throughout everything in nature, and within ourselves. This mantra is known to be the basic sound of the world which in it contains all other sounds. When we chant this sound we are symbolizing (and creating) that connection between us, the universe and all living things.
The mantra can be broken into 3 syllables – A U M
"A" (pronounced "AH" as in "father") resonates in the center of the mouth. It represents normal waking consciousness, in which subject and object exist as separate entities. This is the level of mechanics, science, logical reason, the lower three chakras. Matter exists on a gross level, is stable and slow to change.
Then the sound "U" (pronounced as in "who") transfers the sense of vibration to the back of the mouth, and shifts the allegory to the level of dream consciousness. Here, object and subject become intertwined in awareness. Both are contained within us. Matter becomes subtle, more fluid, rapidly changing. This is the realm of dreams, divinities, imagination, the inner world.
"M" is the third element, humming with lips gently closed. This sound resonates forward in the mouth and buzzes throughout the head. (Try it.) This sound represents the realm of deep, dreamless sleep. There is neither observing subject nor observed object. All are one, and nothing. Only pure consciousness exists, unseen, pristine, latent, covered with darkness. This is the cosmic night, the interval between cycles of creation, the womb of the divine Mother.
Chanting the mantra Aum has endless benefits but to name a few -
It helps to improves the production of endorphins encouraging you to relax.
It has positive effect for cardiac vascular health, lowering blood pressure and increasing efficiency of the cells and organs in the body.
In essence AUM relaxes and rejuvenates the mind increasing concentration and memory therefore the ability to learn.
It helps in Cleansing the mind.Controlling the emotions.
It relives the stress levels by supplying more oxygen to the body.
The repetition of Aum leads to excellent mental and physical health.
As you can see this sound and symbol is rich in meaning and depth. It reminds us that we have the ability to move past our physical and mental states of consciousness and connect with the divine – both in ourselves and others.
Why chant AUM...in its essence, AUM represents the sound of divinity in all things in the past, present and future.