#kundaliniyoga #mantras #naadyoga #popart The Science Behind Mantra
For some, this can all seem a bit too woo-woo. So how does it all really work? Naad Yoga, as chanting mantra has been known for thousands of years, works through the combination of tongue movement, language and chemical changes. You have to remember that there are no wires connecting the sections of the brain. All communication within the brain is done through neurotransmission fluid. Chemical liquids are sent to one part of the brain from other. Yogis called this neurotransmission fluid naad namodam rasaa, meaning harmony addressing juice. When you change the chemical composition of the “juice”, you change the taste of the punch. You alter your state of mind, your personality, your projection. It’s neuropeptides, baby.
The tongue as it moves in chanting hits the upper palate of the mouth. There are 84 meridian points located at the roof of the mouth. 32 pairs of points (64) are located on the hard palate directly behind each tooth. The other 20 are located in a “U” shape along the central part of the palate. Each mouth has its points is a slightly different spot as the shape of our mouths are unique, but the general placement in this pattern is universal. As you stimulate each meridian point, it sends signals to the hypothalamus. Just like you’re typing on a computer. Clickity-clack, go your fingers and the computer responds. Clickity-clack-chant, goes your tongue, and your hypothalamus responds. The hypothalamus programs the chemicals that go into your brain. It is connected to the pituitary gland by blood vessels and regulates moods, emotional behavior, sexuality and even physical things like hunger and sleep. Special patterns within mantra stimulates the hypothalamus to change the chemistry of the brain in specific ways. You can strengthen the immune system, balance different parts of the brain, regulate sleep hormones, etc. Emotionally, chanting can open huge blocks. You can overcome depression, enhance your intuition, and simply all around feel good.