Sound is a very powerful and a mystic medium for the expression of the subtle through the gross. Some sounds have power in a single continuous vibration, while others are grouped notes that make a spiritual word.
Mahapran dhvani is a kind of sound produced before entering the state of meditation. These sound vibrations transmit immense energy. Mahapran dhvani can help in intellectual development. The sound waves and the vibrations created during the pronunciation of the Mahapran dhvani penetrate and circulate throughout the brain and activate the neurons. It helps in reducing the unsteadiness of thoughts. In addition, it enhances the concentration of our mind. A sustained practice leads to enhancement of the vital energy that helps sharpen our memory. It also increases the life span of neurons and regulates the secretion from the endocrine glands. The vibrations of Mahapran dhvani smoothens the flow of blood in tissues and 0rgans.
It is of three types:
The most subtle sound - it influences the vital force and consciousness. This sound is a type of ’Naad’, which exists in various sounds. It is a sound that can be experienced in deep state of meditation.
The Subtle Sound - it influences both the brain as well as the mind. This subtle sound can be experienced remaining silent at the end of gross pronunciation of Mahapran dhvani.
The Gross Sound - it balances the environment and thoughts. This is practiced prior to meditation.
The pronunciation of Mahapran dhvani involves following sequence of steps:
Inhale slowly through nostrils
Concentrate on your vocal cord
While exhaling, produce the sound of Mm. Mm. Mm... 'like buzzing of a bee with your vocal cord
When the humming sound becomes slow and subtle, remain silent for a while and feel the sound inside your brain
Take a long breath
Repeat the above steps for nine times
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