Chanting mantras is the Yoga of Sound. Chanting has been used for centuries as an aid to humans who seek to communicate with the divine spirit within themselves and the universe. Chanting has the effect of raising the level of consciousness and vibration of the individual practicing the chant. As a result, it can help fill you with peace, calmness and a sense of self-centeredness.
There have been medical studies that have shown that performing yoga chants can have positive benefits for the body. These studies have shown that when a person chants it can stabilize their heart rate, lower their blood pressure, produce beneficial endorphins in the body and mind, and boost the metabolic processes. Chanting causes the body and mind to relax which helps us physically, mentally and emotionally in countless ways.
An opening chant can be used at the start of a yoga class, or at the beginning of a meditation session. Using an opening chant is an effective way to help participants lower their stress and set the proper spiritual tone for the yoga class. Chanting can be practiced at any time of the day. You can chant quietly to yourself, chant out loud, or listen to recorded chants as you go through your day. Listening to chants can help to soothe your spirit and provide you with energy you as you face the challenges of a normal day.