Hari Om Meditation Meaning & Benefits Revealed

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In this guide, we will look at Hari Om meditation, the meaning of Hari Om, and its benefits.

Hari Om meditation is one of the best exercises for removing obstacles that prevent the flow of chi, and for restoring balance to the seven chakras.

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

In my massive guide to mantras, I explained how different mantras mean different things [READ: Ultimate Guide To Mantras]

Reciting mantras creates energy resonance in the mind and body. The energy is contained in the sound of the Sanskrit mantra.



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What is the Meaning of Hari Om? 

The Sanskrit mantra Hari Om means to “remove”.

The mantra is universal and contains cosmic vibration. 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.  

Meditating on Hari Om helps us to remove energy blocks so that chi/prana can flow properly through the body. [Read: Spiritual Techniques To Remove Negative Energy]

Energy blocks are a wellness problem according to Eastern healing techniques. Blocks of energy in any part of the body or mind can create significant health problems. Hence why chi meditation techniques have been used to clear energy blocks for many thousands of years.

When you get energy or chi flowing through the body and mind, you create internal harmony that is conducive to good health and wellbeing. That’s why I recommend using this Hari Om meditation in conjunction with chi meditations to clear energy blocks.




The meaning of Hari Om is all about removal. The Sanskrit word contains the word Hari, which means universal love in all creation, and Om, which is the sound of formlessness that represents the universe. “Hari Om” means to remove the blocks between us and the universal energy of creation.

What must be understood, however, is that the literal meaning of Hari Om is less important than its sound. In Sanskrit mantras, the sound is always more important than the meaning.  

I witnessed the power of this manta with one of my online meditation students: Sarah. Sarah practised using the mantra Hari Om 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. Sarah tells me that she believes this method was vital for her transformation.


Hari Om Meditation Script

So, how do you do Hari Om meditation? 

  1.  Find somewhere comfortable in a meditation room, perhaps with a meditation pillow if you find these useful.
  2. You may wish to use a mala to count your chants.
  3. As with most meditation techniques, sit comfortably, close your eyes, and focus your mind on your breathing. Do so for five minutes to relax and find focus.
  4. As you breathe out, begin to recite the mantra “Hari Om” (meaning “removal”. It is pronounced “Hari Aum”)
  5. Focus on the sound of the words and feel the energy of the mantra in your body.
  6. You can adapt this method to incorporate the chakras if you wish.
  7. Continue for twenty minutes.

Hari Om Benefits 

Remember the meaning of Hari Om? Benefits of this mantra are all about removing obstacles between ourselves and health and wellbeing. It is also beneficial for balancing your chakras. By doing this it improves overall wellbeing,

Hari Om meditation is an alternative way of activating the chakras.

woman meditating on her chakras
woman meditating on her chakras

Clearing the chakras 

Our spiritual being operates through prana, the life force. Prana runs throughout our nadis (the energy channels in our body). The body contains thousands of nadis and seven chakras. It is through these nadis and chakras that our energy is channelled. But 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.  And this is one of the benefits of Hari Om meditation.  


As a meditation teacher, I have taught Hari Om meditation to many different people, all of whom it has helped to live positive lives.

The benefits of Hari Om meditation were particularly crucial for one meditation student, Sarah. A couple of years ago, Sarah was suffering from sadness and needed some spiritual healing. Sarah was continually tired and found it very difficult to find motivation. This was a real shame as Sarah is a very bright and loving woman.

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

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

With Hari Om meditation, Sarah was able to overcome numerous mental hurdles that had been holding her back. 



Regular practice of Hari Om meditation once a day will help you overcome any suffering and to reconnect. It will also develop energy in your body. When you use this mantra, you will clear whatever sort of blockage you are currently suffering from. The result is improved wellbeing. 


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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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