Aum is the sound of God, symbolizes the beginning and creation of the universe, a manifestation of the incomprehensible divine energy, Om is our eternal breath and the source of our prana. Om is made up aa, au and ma , Sanskrit alphabets strung together make the sound Aum or Om. Om is the origin of all sounds and where all sounds end . Om is the mantra that vibrates through your chakras , resonating, energizing and awakening the kundalini. Sacredness and divinity, consciousness and oblivion all merge into Om, the path to absolute bliss, where all energies converge and ultimately the formless, stateless eternity emerges.
"Om used with energies of Shiva, Shakti, Krishna, Durga, Hanuman generates mantras like Om Namah Shivaya, Om Han hanumataye namah, Om Namoh Narayana, Om Aim Hreem Kleem Chamundaye Namah."
The mantras used in meditation take you to higher levels of conciousness.
'Om' is a solemn and sacred exclamation. Chanting 'Om' is a purifying experience for all Hindus. It is a source of great happiness. 'Om' is the most sacred word. Now-a-days, it is also written as Aum. The three-syllable a+u+m represents and salutes Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh(Shankar) and invokes their blessings. The three syllables also represents the three Vedas - Rig-Veda, Yajur-Veda and Sama-Veda. 'Om' is the source of all religious scriptures. The syllable 'a' carries mankind like a horse. The syllable 'u' is a pointer to the condition and location. The syllable 'm' is indicative of the rhythm and melody of life. The uttering of the sacred and mystical 'Om' is called Om-kar. It is the melody of life. It is the sound of Brahma. It is the predominating force and power. For this reason chanting 'Om' before every auspicious activity is essential. It is considered both mystical and powerful. Since time immemorial, devotees have had great reverence for 'Om-kar'. There is much in praise of 'Om' in all the religious books. 'Om' must be chanted in a high and prolonged note with great devotion. Chanting produces a quivering sensation and power within. It affects every part of the body. The mind experiences unity and strength. The voice becomes gentle.
Negativity in the mind is destroyed. The body feels buoyant. One forgets worldly thoughts. The dormant inner strength is aroused. Self-confidence grows. To ensure physical and emotional health one must chant 'Om' with a tranquil mind for sometime everyday. Even scientists agree that chanting 'Om' is beneficial. Yogasana and exercises do not fully influence the functioning of the brain. Chanting 'Om' influences the whole brain. The electrifying effect of 'Om' cleanses unwanted deposits in the brain and promotes well-being. Chant 'Om' and be happy.