Benefits of Chanting the Gayatri Mantra on a Daily Basis
Calms your mind: The chant of the gayatri-mantra starts with Om. The enunciation of this sound sends a vibration through your lips, tongue, palate, back of your throat and the skull, which is said to be extremely calming to the mind and helps in the release of relaxing hormones. The syllables of the Gayatri Mantra are so devised that they help a person concentrate and focus on whatever he wants to do.
Successful Marriage Relationships: Delay in marriage, relationship disturbances and related worries can be solved by chanting the Gayatri Mantra on a daily basis. According to Indian astrology, marriage issues are due to the negative position of stars but Gayatri Mantra has a significant power to evaporate and change the negative position of the stars.
Improves immunity: The pressure on tongue, lips, vocal cord, palate and the connecting regions of the brain generated by the continuous enunciation of the Gayatri Mantra creates a resonance in and around your head. These vibrations stimulate the hypothalamus (a gland that is responsible for regularizing the release and functioning of a number of bodily functions, including immunity) which then functions more efficiently. Experts say that this gland is also responsible for the release of happy hormones and therefore is very important in mind body connections — so the happier you are, the stronger is your immunity. Gayatri Mantra chanting helps stimulate your chakras and the extrasensory energy centers of your body. These chakras align themselves with certain essential lymph nodes and organs of your body that help in the proper functioning of your entire body.
Increases concentration and learning: A study published in the International Journal of Yoga found that people who chanted mantras had better concentration and memory. This is because when you chant the Gayatri Mantra the resultant vibration first activates the three chakras that are present on your face and head — namely the third eye, throat and crown chakras. These three chakras help improve concentration as they directly relate to your brain, the pineal gland (crown chakra), eyes, sinuses, lower head, the pituitary gland (third eye chakra) and thyroid gland (throat chakra). When activated the vibrations help stimulate the associated glands– improving concentration and focus.
Brings Prosperity and Development: Goddess Gayatri is considered as Annapoorna according to Hindu mythology, who is the Hindu Goddess of food. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Gayatri and reciting the Gayatri mantra on a daily basis, brings prosperity, wealth and development in life, giving you lots of happiness, love, food and shelter.
Improves your breathing: While chanting the mantra you are required to take deep controlled breaths. Deep Breathing, when done regularly, helps improve your lung functions. Apart from breathing deeply it also helps oxygenate the entire body therefore keeping you healthy and fit.
Helps keep your heart healthy: As per the results of a study published in the British Medical Journal chanting a mantra significantly slows down a person’s breathing, which helps synchronize and regularize his heart beats, helping him to stay healthy. According to the study, the synchronized beating and functioning of the heart along with the baroreflex sensitivity(a mechanism that helps maintain your blood pressure) are parameters that help keep heart diseases at bay.
Improves the working of your nerves: As you chant the mantra the pressure that is exerted on your tongue, lips, vocal cord, palate and the connecting regions in and around your brain create a resonance or a vibration that helps in strengthening and stimulating of your nerves. It also stimulates the proper release of neurotransmitters that help in the conduction of impulses.
Helps beat stress: Chanting the gayatri mantra also helps beat stress-related oxidative damage. Not only does it help your body build a stronger immune response but it also helps reverse the damage done by constant stress on your body.
Strengthens the mind and keeps depression at bay: The chanting of this mantra helps stimulate your brain, keeping you calm and more focused. According to a study published in the International journal of Yoga, the chanting of the gayatri mantra helps stimulate the functioning of the vagus nerve, which is a common form of treatment for people with depression and epilepsy. The vibrations stimulate the penial body and help in the release of endorphins and other relaxing hormones, that help keep depression at bay.
Gives your skin a glow: Vibrations stimulate vital points on your face that help in improving circulation and getting rid of toxins from your skin. The deep breathing helps oxygenate your skin, making it look younger and glowing.
Helps relieve the symptoms of asthma: While chanting the mantra, one is required to breathe in deep and hold their breath for some time. This helps in strengthening the lungs and can be used as an adjuvant therapy for asthma.
Attracts Positive Energy: Chanting the powerful Gayatri Mantra with perfect accent and pronunciation, illuminates and highlights the surrounding atmosphere and creates positive vibrations in the environment, attracting positive energy to soothe your mind and body.