What is Primordial Sound Meditation?
Primordial sound meditation is a healing practice taught by Deepak Chopra. Its primary goal is to let a person enter a calm and deep meditative state to achieve 2 things: release stress and rediscover who we really are. Primordial sounds are elemental sounds of nature and they are supposed to help us reconnect to our spirit.
When we know and understand who we are, we are able to understand other people more. When we use these sounds as mantras, we enter into a field of expanded awareness and away from the turbulence of our day-to-day lives. By focusing on the sounds, you are able to stop the chatter in your head.
Unlike Vedic meditation where your teacher assigns a mantra, in primordial sound meditation the mantra is assigned based on the time, date and place of your birth. The reason behind this is that when you were born, there is a specific vibration that exists in the universe. These vibrations were recorded by sages and seers several centuries ago.
So judging from the time and place of your birth, your teacher is able to calculate the sound or vibration that existed when you were born. By connecting that sound to you and using it as part of your mantra, your awareness is connected back to the level of universal consciousness.
Primordial sound meditation is easy to learn and practice. You can start practicing at home by using the sound “omm” as your mantra. This is the sound we often hear from people when they want to go into a peaceful state of mind. Close your eyes and repeat the mantra silently to yourself. When your focus starts to dwindle, just repeat the mantra over and over and do this for 20 minutes. Regular meditation will give you a sense of inner tranquility beyond your meditation practice. You would be able to maintain this tranquility amidst the chaos of daily life.
Meditation is such a powerful tool that lets us get in touch with our spirit. Anyone who has been practicing any form of meditation can attest that their outlook in life and disposition have completely changed. When you meditate regularly, you are opening the doors to freedom and bliss. Aside from reducing stress, this type of meditation can also improve your sleep and energy levels, slow down the aging process, increase mind clarity and improve overall wellbeing.
Additionally, primordial sound meditation helps us live our lives to the fullest. One of the guiding principles of this meditation is that we should enjoy whatever it is what we have in our lives such as our relationships, career or religion. Meditation really does bring fulfillment on every aspect of life.