An integral part of the Arka Dhyana Intuitive Method is the pronunciation and humming of a mystical sound: SAA-ROO-GO-VAUM.

Humming causes vibrations that beneficially affect both our physical and our subtle forms. The humming sound vibrates in the mouth, tongue, palate, throat, nasal passage and head, as well as throughout the whole body. Humming also stimulates the different nerve centres to release healing energy, leaving you feeling healthy, energetic, and cheerful.

The sound “SAA-ROO-GO-VAUM” is an amalgamation of many sounds within one word. Having no explicit literal meaning, this sound bypasses the mind and directly enters your heart level awareness. Therefore, it will not distract your attention or create images while you practise Arka Dhyana. A word with overt meaning might divert your attention by awakening many pleasant or unpleasant memories, or by building up complex images, thus stimulating your mind more.

In order to derive greater benefits, one has to master the frequency and pronunciation with the guidance of an experienced instructor. As you say each syllable of the sound, try to end each syllable on a vibrating hum by closing your mouth. The melody must be maintained throughout the practice session. Singing the sound can have positive effects on the body.

“Like a musical instrument anyone can play and produce the melody of experience in a unique way; so too this special sound has many positive experiences to offer, according to the way one wishes to operate this sound.”
Srinivas Arka