Good Vibrations: The Neuroscience of OM
History of OM chanting prior to modern postural yoga (MPY) and its adoption
and appropriation by MPY.
Questions: How does OM chanting affect the brain, and how did this adoption
allow for scientific breakthroughs surrounding OM chanting and vibration as a
potential treatment for neurological and/or psychological disorders? Can OM
chanting be used therapeutically for neurological and psychological conditions?
History of OM and its use in MPY
Vocal vibration is necessary for “cleansing” cerebrospinal fluid. Mantras
are more vibratory than normal speech.
How modern medicine uses vibration for treatment and diagnosis,
including brain ultrasound for administering drugs
fMRI study of OM
Individual experiences of OM chanting as a healing ritual.
The attached document gives a good background.