“Vibration is a consistent, repeated, rhythmic pattern
of movement. Vibration is the essence of all matter, energy and consciousness.
Vibration is the basic emanation from which all matter, energy and
consciousness. Vibration is the basic emanation from which matter it’s created.
All vibrations are a “wave-form, with oscillations per unit of time, call
frequency” p.273 Wheels of Life, Judith
In this article we are going to explain the importance of
the vibrations, including how they work and how they affect us.
The activity of the brain is measured by the electric
impulses that it creates. These electric impulses can be measured with an
encephalogram (EEG) and are calculated in hertzes or Hz.
We experience different frequencies which are dependent upon
the state of mind that we are in. If we are tired, afraid, or relaxed, for
instance, the frequency changes. These waves of frequency range from very
active states to states of deep relaxation.
These electric waves can be categorized according to their
speed. The four principal categories are as follows:
- BETA WAVES – 14 Hz to 20 Hz. Beta waves are found
in normal states of consciousness. They are present when a person is
engaged in regular activities concerning the outside world.
- ALPHA WAVES – 8 to 13 Hz. Alpha waves are found in
states of light meditation and day dreaming. They become stronger when the
eyes are closed. When a person passes from Beta to Alpha waves, the
parasympathetic part of the brain takes charge of the nervous system and more
nervous signals are sent to the organs and glands, creating ideal
conditions for healing. Some mystics refer to this state as “the sacred
The predomination of these waves is
associated with increased learning, creativity, and concentration. When we
focus on something, the Alpha waves are predominating. Regardless of the activity
a person is engaged in, studies show a rise in productivity and a deep
- TETA WAVES – 4Hz to 7 Hz. These waves are found in
high states of creativity and in deep states of meditation. This state is
ideal for meditation. There is a disconnection between the body and the
mind when this happens which allows for a better concentration into higher
states of the self. In this state, there is a deep physical relaxation
- DELTA WAVES – 5 Hz to 3 Hz. These waves are found
in states of deep sleep and unconsciousness, and new studies have shown that
these waves appear in deep meditative states as well. There are CDs with
Delta waves music which can be a tremendous help for people suffering from
One of the characteristics of the different sounds, mantras
and songs that are used to reach meditative states is that they all have the
same frequency as the Teta Waves, 4 to 7 Hz, or 3.5 beats per minute.
Studies conducted on Shamanic chants, Indian Ragas, and some
mantras and Tibetan chants show that they generally have 3.5 beats per minute
Our brain captures and copies the frequencies that it is exposed
to. Studies conducted on this subject have discovered that people who expose
themselves to this frequency for 15 to 30 minutes a day do not have stress.
The vibration that affects us the most is our own.
The Chakras are described as spirals, or vortex of energy
located in specific areas of the body. While we have many of them all around
the body, there are eight which are considered the most important.
Each Chakra has one spiral of energy, except for the throat
Chakra which has two. This is represented by two infinity symbols (the number
eight on its side) which cross each other. This explains why we feel so good
when we express ourselves through singing, chanting mantras and so on.
The sound, made of vibration, is the universal language. It
is not necessary to know the language in order to understand the message and the
history, or to experience emotions such as laughing, crying, love, relaxation and
People with big projection use the throat Chakra and the
Navel Chakra at the same time. Next time you have the opportunity do the test,
observe how they move the abdomen when they speak. You can do it also. You will
notice that the vibration of the sound changes.
The feelings and emotions associated with the Throat
Chakra (the fifth Chakra) balance are as follows:
- Communicating without fear
- Clarity and Honesty
- Speaking the truth
- Inspiring others through words
- Earning respect
- Being alert to the vibrations of the world
- Teaching others through example
- Being detached and attached at the same time while
operating from a more elevated place
The feelings and emotions associated with an imbalance of this
chakra are as follows:
Inability to speak the truth
- Fear of communication
- Prideful and hedonistic behavior
- Physical hyperactivity and inability to relax
- Other people do not want to listen to what you say
- Fear of rejection or embarrassment
- Doesn’t connect with or without the truth
- Avoiding interaction due to fears of vulnerability or
You can find yoga sets and meditations to strengthen this chakra
inside of those sections.
Mantras and the
Science of Naad
The science of Naad is the science of sound, and it is thousands
of years old. Naad is the basic sound of all languages throughout time. This
science explains the scientific part of the connections between the movement of
the tongue in the mouth through language and the chemicals, or fluids, of
neurotransmission of the brain.
Man=Mind e=now Ta= energy
The mantra is composed of current sounds, usually in Sanskrit
or in other languages of India. Sometimes we don’t understand the meaning
because is not the language we speak, but it’s not necessary to know the
meaning for the mantra to do what it needs to do. It’s like walking in the
rain; there’s no need for you to understand why, you’re going to get wet.
Why do we use current sounds?
Other words can be used, but to obtain optimum results the
use of current sounds are the most recommended.
The current sounds are infinite; in their form they capture
the seed of the word. They are unlimited. In the beginning, when the mantra is
chanted, it is done in a conscious way. Eventually, however, it occurs unconsciously.
If the rhythm and the concentration are good and you let it go, the central
nervous system begins to vibrate and only you listen.
The state in which the mantra is recited in an unconscious
way that is in tune with the infinite is called Ana hat. In this moment, you
are linked to the infinite part of the universe and to the grandiosity of the
Anahat helps to develop intuition and interior strength. It
gives you the capacity to do whatever you want and the ability to be completely
open with the totality of your being. It is a state of joy, truth, compassion,
The interior silence is the silence of the ego. The mind
vibrates in silence at the union of your unlimited self.
Every time that we perfect a mantra, we become the master
musician perfecting his instrument. This instrument can take you to healing,
joy, and other states.
Yogi Bhajan described the mantras as codes. He said “mantras
are telephone numbers, it’s better to call in the morning, before the sunrise,
they always answer the phone.”
How it works
When you recite a mantra, you touch the palate with your
tongue. In the palate, there are 84 meridian points, 64 in the hard palate and
20 in the soft palate. This vibration goes from the hypothalamus, the one that
directs the actions of the pituitary gland, and governs the endocrine systems,
or, the one in charge of releasing chemicals and hormones throughout the body,
to the brain. This vibration (frequency) releases chemical hormones that
balance the body, and have healing effects, emotional effects, and effects on
one’s well being.
There are some PET scan photos where you can see the change
in the gray matter from one hemisphere to the other in just a few minutes of
Here is how it goes:
HARD PALATE SOFT
64 MERIDIANS 20 MERIDIANS
RELESE CHEMICALS AND HORMONES THROUGHOUT THE
Each sound has a different vibration and, as a result, each
mantra has a different effect. See the mantra’s section.
In studies performed at Arizona University, it was shown through
a PET scan how a change occurred in the activity of the brain from the frontal
part to the parietal part during the chanting of the mantra Sa Ta Na Ma. This
change indicated an improvement in mood and alertness. They also found that
when chanting this mantra, the Vagus nerve was stimulated – this is the most
important nerve in the body, which goes from the back of the neck through the
mandible and assists the function of the heart, lungs, intestines, and muscles
in the back.
Other studies conducted by Robert Gass show how plants
exposed to music began to absorb nutrients faster than those not exposed to
music. As a result, they started to grow faster, up to 1,300 feet. While plants
don’t have ears, this study shows that plants respond to vibration, as described
in the book The Secret Lives of Plants by Christopher Bird and Meter
A recent best-selling book, The Hidden Message in Water by Maseru Emoto, showed photographs of water at a microscopic level. The water was
photographed after being exposed to different sounds: classical music, heavy
metal music and so on, as well as words like “love”, “hate”, “thanks”, and “I
hate you” in many different languages. They also showed photographs of the
water in different places such as Lotus, Fontana di Trevi, Washington, Rome, Venice, and more, as well as water photographed before and after an earthquake.
There were also examples of distilled water after being treated with the
vibration of different words and then exposed next to televisions, cell phones,
and computers, and the effect of it.
The water is very beautiful and looks like snowflakes. The
creativity of nature to transform it into different forms, the image of love in
various languages, is simply extraordinary. Also, the way in which the water
transforms next to words like “hate” is astounding.
The human being is composed of 70% water. This explains why
the vibrations affect us, not only the mantras but also the words we use in our
The following are some of the many benefits that we experience
when we chant mantras:
- Improved concentration – Keeps us focused and busy with
the tasks of chanting over and over again. In other words, it finished or
ends with “the constant mental movie” as some of my students call it.
- Breath control – It’s like singing a song. At the end, you
end up breathing at the same time as the singer. The breath is one of the
most used tools in the practice of yoga and meditation. The mind gets
distracted with things that have happened in the past, future, and everything
else. The breath is something that happens in the present, every second,
and focusing on it will help us to find the concentration.
- Decreased heart rate
- Decreased arterial pressure
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Improved lymphatic circulation
- Release of endorphins, the ones that make us feel good
- Increased immune system function
- Increased interleukin-1 production
In a society where we are overwhelmed by exterior stimulus
and information, and with more than a thousand thoughts per blink of the eye,
the power to have these tools to quiet the mind and connect ourselves with our
unlimited self, where the infinite wisdom lives, is a gift. Use it!