Dr KK Aggarwal

Vedic Health: In mantra or Akshra Yoga there is special mention of sibilants of the HS sounds. Yesterday I was in GAPIO meeting in Antigua and found that the GAPIUO meet was full of energy. The people transpiring the meet all had some S/h or H in the. To name a few they were Dr Sanku, Dr Sibal, Dr Sudhir, Dr Krishan, Dr Ramesh, Dr Shankar, Dr Sharma, Dr Singhal, Dr Sheth and Dr Hemadhri.

It was a coincidence, but it reminded of a Vedic saying that it’s the people who makes any organization vibrant.

About S and H Sibilant sounds श्  ष्   स्   ह्

Sa and Ha sounds govern the breath. Our breath has a natural hissing type sound and is released with a Ha-sound.

The root Sa means to take in, to inhale, to energize, to hold, to take power, to sit, to rule, to endure, and to set in motion. The sound-Sa, therefore, is the natural sound of inhalation.

Ha as a root means to give out, to exhale, to leave, to abandon, to negate, to ridicule, to cast out, to throw, and to ward off. The sound Ha, conversely, is the natural sound of exhalation.

श्  is the more important of the two. It is the seed bija sound of peace, which is Shanti. It relates of Shankara. It is calming, harmonizing and balancing. It is cooling. It means to quiet, stop, or dissolve, and also to beautify, shine, or diffuse.

These sibilants energize our prana, directing the force of Shakti through the nervous system and the spine.  Many Shakti mantras arise from Ha and Sa. These sounds create heat and electrical energy, stimulating not only the breath but also the Kundalini Shakti.

ह् and स् together as in Hsauh create a powerful sound for energizing the serpent power. The Sa-sound has a special combination with the  त्  थ् consonants, particularly in the root  ‘Stha’ meaning ‘to stand’.