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Impact of Om Chanting Om Meditation on Brain and Heart - Amit Ray

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Sri Amit Ray explains how om meditation and Om chanting is related to heart rate variability and stress relief.

Your heart rate is constantly changing to meet various requirements of your body and mind. Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures how your heart rate varies over time. Generally, heart rate variability increases during relaxation and recovering activities and decreases during stress and anxiety. HRV reflects the changes in the interval between heartbeats (R wave) over time.

Broadly speaking there are seven types of Om meditation. The impact of these meditations on stress level varies from person to person. HRV measurement just after different Om meditations can help you to assess the impact of your personalized meditation techniques on stress relief. 

Due to advancement of new  sensor technologies, smartphone apps, and accessibility to high-quality wearable technology, you can measure your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) at your home and easily monitor your stress level and study the impact of Om chanting or Om meditation and other personalized meditation practices at your own, without referring to any complicated research articles.  

Generally, higher fitness levels results in increased HRV and lower fitness levels results in decreased HRV. High HRV is normally viewed as an indicator of a healthy heart.  HRV is commonly higher when your heart is beating slowly with in-built relaxation. HRV decreases as your heart beats more quickly. HRV decreases under conditions of acute time pressure and emotional strain and elevated state of anxiety, mostly related to focused attention. 

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation By Dr Amit Ray

Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

Om Meditation Om Chanting Amit Ray BookDay-to-day normal level of stress is fine, but chronic stress is dangerous. If you become stressed and don’t sleep well in the night, you may see your HRV values are gradually lowering. Higher HRV is associated with stronger vagus nerve function, lower chronic stress levels, better overall health, and improved cognition.

Heart rate is the number of heartbeats per minute, while heart rate variability (HRV) is the fluctuation in the time intervals between the heartbeats. HRV measures beat-to-beat variability over a wide range of time. HRV gives better understanding about how much time our body needs to get back to normal state after an intense work activities or stress. HRV is a measure of our resilience.

Heart Rate Variability Levels

Heart Rate Variability Levels in  0 to 10 Scale.

Stress, HRV and OM Chanting

Excessive uncertainty and ambiguity in modern first-living life style leads to excessive stress. Om meditation is an easy way to transform the stress energy into positive life force. We will discuss here, the science behind these ancient and  secret meditation techniques. Read More »Stress Relief and Heart Rate Variability with Om Meditation

10 Scientific and Spiritual Significance of Navratri

Ten Scientific and Spiritual Significance of Navratri

Sri Amit Ray  tells us about the significance of Navratri. 

Navratri are the NINE special nights to transform the negative energies of life into positive energies. Here we discussed the scientific and spiritual significance of Navratri. How navratri is related to equinox, nine chkaras, nine mantras, fasting, prayer, meditations, virtues, festivals, nature and colors are explained. Navaratri are the nine nights of spiritual festival of India. This is the time to awaken, integrate and harmonize the nine chakras in the mind-body and spirit system. It is the period to connect the individual consciousness with the divine and auspicious collective consciousness. 

Significance of Navratri Durga Puja

Significance of Navratri and Durga Puja

Recently, some spiritual seekers and researchers asked me about the science and significance of navratri and how this time can be effectively used for the purification of our body and mind.  The main significance of Navratri is celebrating the victory of good over evil and above all embracing the spirit of joy and oneness, and leaving behind all that is limiting and hindering our growth as spiritual being. 

From the context of social science, navratri is the period of mixing with people, creating new relationships and reviving the old relationships with new vitality. Our hormones regulates our physiological activities and maintains homeostasis in the body. During navratri, our hormonal and inner transformations takes place in different way, which affects different biological cycles.

Awareness meditations about our biological cycles during this period can help you to de-clutter your mind and removes the mental toxins like fear, anger, hatred, addiction, attachment, anxiety and depressions. Celebration and meditation during these nine nights bring joy, bliss, happiness and fulfillment in an easy and natural way without much effort.Read More »10 Scientific and Spiritual Significance of Navratri

Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You

Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You

Sri Amit Ray talks about accessing the kingdom of God that is within you, in the light of Om chanting and Om meditation. 

The kingdom of God is a metaphor – metaphor of transformation into more creative, more conscious, more caring, loving and fulfilling life with the fellow beings. It talks about the higher inner dimensions of human soul. It is about discovering the inner treasures like: inner strength, adaptability, acceptability, resilience, forgiveness, and caring power that is within us.  Om chanting and Om meditation has tremendous power to activate these inner powers. Om chanting has several benefits and it is an art – a systematic step by step process.

Om Chanting for Discovering The Kingdom of God Within You by Amit Ray

True kingdom is the deep feelings of love with the wholeness or fullness of the world. This kingdom was meant not to be taught, but to be self-discovered.  It is about realizing and unfolding our best inner qualities for the service of the humanity and the environment where we live.  The essence of the kingdom is transformation that would happen inside us and within the world where we live. Rather than being imposed from the outside, it all about remaking ourselves for betterment from the inside. God will bring heaven to earth only when our love for all beings are complete and genuine. 

Om meditations can make you more focused, caring, strong, and decisive. It can give you strong inner strength, which inspire people to follow you because you will become more courageous, confident, clear minded, big hearted, and big thinker. By practicing Om chanting, you will be able to face the  tough questions and challenges of life more smoothly and efficiently. The seven dimensions of inner power through Om chanting are as follows:Read More »Om Chanting for Discovering the Kingdom of God Within You

Impact of Om Chanting for Stress Reduction and Stress Control

Impact of Om Chanting for Stress Management

Here, Sri Amit Ray explains how Om Chanting can improve our state (short term) and trait (long term) stress management.  Om chanting changes our emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way.

Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce our daily stress, strain, anxiety and tensions.  Under various pressure conditions such as before examination, before public speaking, before important sports events and during critical challenges of life Om chanting can enhance confidence and eliminate stress and anxiety.  Om chanting improves the connections between the amygdala and prefrontal cortex is the key to stress control. 

Seven Benefits of Om Chanting

Low frequency seven step deep Om chanting increases gamma wave in the brain. The gamma brain waves are known as “feeling of blessings”.  The seven step deep Om chanting and meditation is supposed to be practiced for 20 minutes, two times per day. Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin and Endorphins are the four key hormones generated in the body during low frequency Om meditation and these four hormones have huge impact on regulating both state anxiety as well as trait anxiety. Om chanting is not simple. It is a series of step-by-step process. Om chanting is a scientific art but it should be learnt properly to get its benefits. The seven main benefits of Om chanting are as follows:Read More »Impact of Om Chanting for Stress Reduction and Stress Control

Impact of Deep Om Meditation on Trait and State Behavior

Impact of Deep Om Meditation on Trait and State Behavior Here, Sri Amit Ray explains how Om Chanting can improve our state (short term) and trait (long term) behavior.  Om chanting changes our emotional reactions and responses to external stimuli and internal experiences in a positive way. Dr. Ray explains how low frequency Om chanting can reduce tensions and anxiety under various pressure conditions such as before examination, before public… Read More »Impact of Deep Om Meditation on Trait and State Behavior

Crossing the Viraja River and Entering into the Timeless Universe

Viraja River is a spiritual concept of ancient India. Sri Amit Ray explained how one can transcended the flow of time or arrow of time and enter into the zone of timelessness. He explained it, in the light of modern spirituality and modern quantum physics and modern cosmology.

Crossing the Viraja River and Entering into the Timeless Dimensions

From my childhood, I heard many stories about the Viraja River. My mother use to say, if one’s mind is in perfect equilibrium and emerged into the deep cosmic God consciousness, one would cross the Viraja river even while living in this world. Later I realized the Viraja river can be crossed in deep samadhi especially through deep Om viraja kriya meditation.  Through special deep meditation Om Prana Kriya and Om Viraja Kriya meditation one can cross the cosmic mystical Viraja River. 

Modern Physics and the Viraja River

Recently, I was reading some articles on how quantum computing can reverse the arrow of time  published in the Journal of Physical ReviewViraja River is the ancient concept of Timeless Universe. The researchers of the quantum physics said that the the arrow of time is not an absolute concept; it strongly depends on the choice of initial conditions — so it’s relative. Viraja River is the river of timelessness because time does not exist at the other bank of the cosmic river.

Modern physics suggests that we can look at the entire history of the universe as a single four-dimensional thing. If you were to stand outside the universe—outside both space and time—and look at your own life, you would see your birth, your death and every moment in between laid out as distinct points. From this angle, time does not flow, but is static and fixed.  

Viraja River is the boundary between the material dimension of time and the spiritual dimension of timelessness. In deep meditation or after death the souls that exist on the material side of the Viraja are eternally conditioned, and the souls on the spiritual side are eternally liberated. Crossing Viraja river is going outside both time and space. On the other side of the Viraja river is the zone of eternal bliss and light.Read More »Crossing the Viraja River and Entering into the Timeless Universe

Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation

Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation

Sri Amit Ray tells us the importance of  Nimitta in Meditation for Spiritual Awakening. 

Nimittas are the fundamentals for deep meditation.  Many of my students, researchers and spiritual seekers requested me to explain nimittas in a very simplistic term. The purpose of this article is to explain nimittas in a meaningful way so that anyone can understand and practice it for their deep meditation. 

Power of Nimitta Deep Meditation

What is Nimitta?

The word “nimitta” means “sign”, “direction” or “signal.” Nimitta refers to the mental images, feelings, fragrances, sounds or tests that spontaneously appear when mind is sufficiently relaxed and focused.  Nimitta arises from soul as ego vanishes. It cannot be created or captured by conscious effort or ego.  In meditation nimitta gives you the direction in which to move. Nimitta vary from person to person. Some people perceive it as images and lights. Some people notice it through sensations and feelings. In Deep Om meditation nimitta may arises like a blissful and sweet anahata sound. In Vipassana meditation it may arises peace like a blissful oneness with the cosmos. Read More »Power of Nimitta for Deep Meditation

Deep OM Meditation for Success and Positive Energy

Deep Om Meditation for success and positive energy is a systematic seven step OM meditation program. OM meditation is not a mechanical process. It is interacting with the living cosmic phenomenon.  It enhances happiness, mental clarity and positive energy in life.  This Deep Om Meditation techniques are revealed to Sri Amit Ray, is a simple, easy and effortless meditation technique which can be practiced almost any time during the day… Read More »Deep OM Meditation for Success and Positive Energy

Meditation and Oxygen Consumption of the Brain

How Meditation Lowers Oxygen Consumption and Repair Brain Damage

Dr. Amit Ray

“Meditation is the artwork to awaken the divinity within you.” – Amit Ray

Meditation improves long-term ventilatory efficiency, gas exchange efficiency and  heart rate variability by lowering oxygen consumption and enhancing the divinity quotient. Divinity is the state of being connected with the source. It is the state when our heart is full with love, compassion, and caring. It is the state when our mind is full with joy, equanimity, peacefulness, and happiness. It is the state when we are relaxed, energetic, focused, joyful, creative, clear and compassionate. Deep 114 Chakra meditation is the best way to awaken your divinity. During 114 Chakra meditation the brainwaves of the entire brain get synchronized and produces deep relaxation, slower breathing, and a lower heart rate as a result a less oxygen is needed in each breath, and fewer breaths are needed in total. These meditations have seven powerful steps. Each step is unique. 

For good meditation we need the best circulation of blood in the brain. Scientists have explored meditation from different angles. Here we examined how meditation is linked to the oxygen consumption in the brain.

Oxygen is vital to brain growth and healing.  Brain cells are very sensitive to decrease in oxygen levels and don’t survive or function well very long without it. A continuous uninterrupted supply of oxygen to the brain is essential in order to maintain its metabolic functions and to prevent brain cell damage.  Meditation slows down the heart rate, decreases respiratory rate and this helps to calm the body and relax the mind.

Meditation and Oxygen Consumption in the brain By Dr. Amit Ray

Brain and Oxygen Consumption

Human brain comprises only about 2.5 percent of the body weight but it utilizes about 20 percent of the body’s total oxygen consumption. The gray matter of the brain consumes as much as 94 percent of cerebral oxygen, while the white matter, which makes up fully 60 percent of the brain’s mass, consumes only 6 percent. Oxygen consumption is lowest in the spinal cord and increases through the medulla, midbrain, thalamus, cerebellum, and cerebral cortex. 

When you are stressful, oxygen consumption is high and when you are relaxed and peaceful, oxygen consumption is low. Complex thought and intense concentration require more energy than repetitive mental processes, because the firing of neurons requires extra blood, oxygen and glucose.

Meditation and Brain Oxygen

Meditation is the state of inner peace and inner silence. This happens in a completely natural and effortless way.  Meditation is also the state of deep relaxation with awareness. Meditation decreases the stress hormones (blood lactate and cortisol) and increases melatonin and serotonin, which are the happiness and well-being hormones. 

Proper meditation maintains a critical balance between the three: 1) oxygen level 2) the level of carbon dioxide and 3) nitric oxide levels for better blood circulation in the brain. 

Remember that the carbon dioxide and nitric oxide open up blood vessels in the brain so you can get proper oxygen levels in your brain. Nitric oxide helps dilate blood vessels in your lungs so that you can get good circulation there for exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.  Meditation helps to attain alpha and theta brain waves on a regular basis, which helps to improve memory, increase focus and concentration.

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72000 Nadis and 114 Chakras in Human Body

72000 Nadis and 114 Chakras in Human Body

Sri Amit Ray  tells us about the science of 72000 nadis and 114 chakras in our psychic body. 

Nadis are the pathways of the life energies and chakras are the purification and distribution centers of the life energies in our body. When the flow of the energies in the nadis and the purification and distribution processes in the chakras are perfect, we realize our divine true Self. If there is any blockage or disturbance in the nadis or in the chakras, we are disturbed and go away from our true divine Self.

Purpose of 114 chakra guided meditation,  Om meditation or Vipassana meditation is to keep these nadis and chakras pure and clean so that we always remain connected with our divine self – the source of divine creative energy and pure energy of happiness. A lack of energy flow in the chakras can affect the physical, mental, psychological, emotional and spiritual health of an individual. Om has seven levels of vibrations and each vibration has its purification effect on the chakras and on the nadis and optimizes the energy flow.

72000 Nadis and 114 Chakras in Human Body

Many spiritual seekers and researchers asked me about the exact science and presence of chakras and nadis in human body.   To realize the nadis and chakras, you need deep awareness meditation. To understand the science of nadis in depth you need a basic understanding of quantum physics, and the human nervous system.  

Chakras, Nadis and the Four Forms of Energies:

Nadis and chakras are deeply related with the four forms of life energies – physical energy, mental energy, emotional energy and the spiritual energy. For a perfect life we need balance of these four energies.  These  four forms of life energies are interrelated and overlap each other.  Chakras play an integral role in balancing these four energies and keeping our mind-body healthy. When balanced, our chakras contribute to immune system and  enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. Through meditation you can purify the nadis and the chakras. Purification refers to the separation of gross and subtle negative elements from the raw energies. It includes filtering of negative thoughts, toxin food elements, negative actions, negative visions, negative words etc.

Number of Chakras and Nadis:

There are many nadis and  many chakras throughout our body. However, 72000 nadis and 114 chakras are most prominent.  There are 7 major chakras, 21 minor chakras and 86 micro chakras in human body. Among the 114 chakras, 112 chakras reside within the body and the other 2 are outside the body.

Among the major seven chakras, one is present outside the body, over the head region. There are 21 minor chakras distributed all over the body. Head, heart, navel, throat and base of the spine are the five main areas of the major chakras.  However, minor chakras are located in our hands, legs, tongue, knee, elbow, clavicles, shoulder, eye, ear and nose. All the chakras are not active all the times. Some are prominent and some are dormant. 

114 Chakra Meditation Class

114 Chakra Meditation Class

Nadis and the Rhythms of the Body:

Unlike machines, life energy moves rhythmically up and down. The energy flow in the nadis are linked to the sleep cycle, the circadian rhythm and ultradian rhythm of the body. Ultradian rhythm is associated with sleep cycle, hormonal secretion cycle, brain wave  frequency cycle, blood flow cycle, and brain hemisphere or lobe dominance cycles.  Normally, ultradian rhythm is about 90-120 minute cycles. This ultradian rhythm of the body is maintained by the 72000 nadis of the body. These 72000 nadis are densely connected with navel area, heart area and the brain area of the body. Read More »72000 Nadis and 114 Chakras in Human Body