Importance Of Samāna-Vāyu And Benefits Of Chanting Samāna-Vāyu-Mantra By Dr Kausthub Desikachar

oṁ samānāya svāha
|| ऊँ समानाय स्वाहाः ||



Samāna-vāyu is one of the five primary energies of the human body. In this article, Dr Kausthub Desikachar shares the importance of Samāna-vāyu and the benefits of chanting the Samāna-vāyu mantra.

Importance Of Samāna Vāyu

Samāna-vāyu, meaning “balancing air”, is accountable for coordinating the energies of the body, with the prana and apana that meet at the centre (the navel, stomach, liver, spleen, pancreas, and the intestines), moreover is governed by the element fire and is held responsible for digestion, absorption, etc. The Samāna vāyu is liable for a stabilized metabolism and manifestation of appropriate Prāṇa from the nourishment we consume.


Signs Of An Imbalanced Samāna-Vāyu

Samāna-vāyu goes imbalanced when one’s mental peace and harmony is disturbed.

  1. Weakened digestive system
  2. Poor absorption of food
  3. Accumulation of toxins
  4. Excessive gas
  5. Constipation
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Ulcers
  8. Agitation
  9. Depression
  10. Low energy and dullness

Benefits Of Chanting Samāna-Vāyu Mantra

1.Healthy Digestion

Chanting the Samāna-Vāyu mantra aids in healthier digestion and absorption of nutrients from the food we consume. It restores lack of appetite and effective for those experiencing inflammatory bowel disease.


2.Balance Of Tridoṣa

Dr Kausthub Desikachar says any imbalance in tridoṣa (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) is one of the root causes of any infirmity that our body and mind experiences. With regular chanting of the Samāna-Vāyu mantra, an imbalanced tridoṣa is fixed, thereby restoring our physical and mental health.

3.Improved Personality

As a person makes a routine by chanting the Samāna-Vāyu mantra, one can endure peace, harmony, love, contentment and a well-balanced personality. A pleasant personality can improve relationships with others, which subsequently boosts an individual’s self-confidence and decision-making skills.


How And When To Chant The Samāna-Vāyu Mantra

Dr Kausthub Desikachar recommends placing your hands on your navel and listen to this mantra 12 times, any time of the day.

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Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Viniyoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. He is also an avid photographer, inspirational writer and poet.

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