Hari Om Meditation: Meaning, Benefits & Technique

Hari Om is an effective mindfulness exercise for removing obstacles that prevent the flow of chi, and for restoring balance to the seven chakras.

So, what does the mantra mean? And why should you use this mantra when you are meditating?

Let’s take a look.

What is the Meaning of Hari Om? 

In my massive guide to mantra meditation, I explained how different mantras mean different things, and that most mantras are in Sanskrit.

One such mantra is Hari Om, which means “To remove”. 

The word Hari is a Sanskrit word that refers to the universal love and consciousness of all creation. And Om is the primordial sound that represents formlessness in its single syllable. Therefore, the mantra means to remove obstacles that are preventing us from connecting with the universal energy. This is mainly done by removing energy blocks so that chi/prana can flow properly through the body. [Read: Chi Meditation]

Energy blocks lead to health problems according to theories of Eastern medicine. Blocks of energy in any part of the body or mind can create significant health problems.

When you get energy or chi flowing through the body and mind, you create internal harmony that is conducive to good health and well-being.

That’s why I recommend using Hari Om in conjunction with chi meditation.

My experience  

When we meditate on Hari Om we remove energy blocks. And this leads to better health and well-being.

I witnessed the power of this manta with one of my online meditation students: Sarah. Sarah was suffering from depression, which in turn was causing her to have insomnia and an eating disorder. She practised using the mantra for meditation for twenty minutes a day for one month. Over that month, I saw many changes in Sarah. The changes began with minor things: getting out of bed earlier, sleeping better, eating healthily. Then Sarah found more energy, and she began to work, getting a regular job. She tells me that she believes that the mantra was vital for her transformation.

So, how do you do it?

Hari Om Meditation Script

  1. Sit comfortably with good posture. Close your eyes, and focus your mind on your breathing.
  2. Breathe mindfully for five minutes so that you relax.  
  3. As you breathe out, begin to recite the mantra “Hari Om” (pronounced “Hari Aum”)
  4. Focus on the sound of the words and feel the energy of the mantra in your body. 
  5. Continue for twenty minutes.


Clearing the chakras 

Our spiritual being operates through prana, the life force. Prana runs through nadi (the energy channels in our body) into the seven chakras.

However, sometimes that energy does not flow correctly. And sometimes the chakras get blocked. This can lead to numerous health complications, both physical and mental.

When we clear the chakras, we improve our psychical, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing. 

Less Sadness

A couple of years ago, a lady called Debbie came to me. She was suffering from sadness and needed some spiritual healing. She was continually tired and unmotivated. This was a real shame as she is a very bright and loving woman.

Debbie and I went through many different exercises together, but it was Hari Om that changed things for her.

The reason this technique was so pivotal for Debbie can be explained through the very words “Hari Om,” meaning “removal”. 

With this meditation, she was able to remove the negative thoughts that were plaguing her mind. After some practice, she reconnected with the present moment, and this helped her to get herself back on her feet. 


Practice Hari Om meditation to help remove any blockages that are preventing you from being your true self.

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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison BSc is a qualified meditation teacher who believes in genuine, authentic meditation. He has more than 15 years experience in teaching meditation and mindfulness both to individuals and to corporations.

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