Physicist Nikola Tesla once said: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” But rarely do we think of life in these terms. Interestingly, quantum physics has proven that the universe is nothing but vibrating strings of energy. In fact, it holds that thoughts are energies too. Apparently, positive thoughts resonate at higher frequencies, thereby keeping our internal energy at a higher vibration. No wonder we are advised to think more positively.
Often, we get entangled in a maze of negativity, and so we try to find ways to escape the negative mental loop. Some find solace in music, while some play a rough sport to release their pent-up energy. Many try introspecting in nature, while others practice meditation to find peace. But only a few are aware that chanting too can have a similar effect on us.
Chanting is an age-old practice that helps channelise one’s energy through a combination of sound, breath and rhythm. Ayurvedic physician, Dr Manikantan Menon observes that chanting can induce higher energies within us. He says, “Chanting is the practice of repeating selected words aloud for a certain period of time. It is known to balance and improve energies in the body and mind.”
Scientists have speculated that the universe vibrates at a constant frequency of 432 Hz. The primordial sound ‘aum’, used as a chant, also produces the same frequency. This is an outstanding example of the intimate connection between the universal energy and the high frequency produced by chanting.