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Effect of OM Mantra Chanting and Meditation on Examination Stress in Medical Students

Introduction: Mantra: In its most rudimentary form, a mantra is made of syllables which exert their influence by means of sound (vibrations). As one would have personally experienced, different syllables have different vibration patterns which affect different parts of the body. Material and Methods: This is prospective and observational study. Inclusion Criteria: Males and females with Age group 20–28 years old. Exclusion Criteria: Significant cardiovascular and respiratory systems complications, Thyroid disorders, Un-controlled diabetes mellitus, Addiction to alcohol and Smoker. Results: In the pre-intervention, study group had a In pre-intervention, study group had a Perceived stress scale value of 19.10±4.53, which has been decreased to 14.43±4.24 in the post intervention, which was found to be highly significant (P=0.001). Conclusion: To summarize, our study demonstrates that OM Mantra Chanting and meditation practice is effective in reducing perceived stress but significant benefit on physiological parameters is seen in only study subjects practicing OM mantra chanting. Keywords - Om Chanting and Meditation