When I was growing up, I used to frequently visit my maternal grandparents’ in Chandigarh. My grandfather would begin his day daily with a prayer and this also included blowing the conch (Big Shell) with full strength thus generating a loud noise. According to Indian spiritual beliefs, the Conch is a very auspicious object which is blown before the commencement of any auspicious work.
Apart from its spiritual significance, did you know it’s useful for maintaining good health? Well, this is one of the reasons I learnt to blow the conch from my grandfather. It is also believed that when a Conch is blown, it radiates positive vibes and wards off negative energy in the environment.
I still remember that day when at the age of 70, my grandfather underwent a lung test at a medical institute, where he goes for his general he used to go for a general check-up. The doctor was amazed to find that his lungs were functioning at full capacity. The observations of the doctor had not only made grandpa go gaga but, the family felt proud of him too.
Blowing the conch is beneficial in many ways to our health. Mentioned in the Indian scriptures as a shell, it is used in medicines in the Ayurvedic system of medicine. Many diseases like jaundice, skin ailments, bones, teeth, stomach issues get resolved by drinking the water kept overnight in the conch. It has Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium and Sulphur.
The scalar sound waves that are generated by blowing the conch balance the chakras in the body-(https://goqii.com/blog/the-seven-chakras-in-human-body-and-kundalini/). The vibrations it produces purify the air and is believed to destroy the disease-causing germs in the atmosphere.
When the Conch is blown, energy is emitted from it, which reduces the strength of distressing frequencies. The other benefit is that it helps to develop good lung capacity. It is one of my favourite breathing exercises after Pranayama.
It not only enables us to inhale a lot of air but also helps in contracting the muscles from the face to the foot. Blood gushes and improves circulation supplying oxygen to each cell of our body.
The blowing of the Conch works on the thyroid, muscles of the neck and the vocal cords too. Not only this. It helps children and adults with problems with speech.
However, there is a word of caution, before starting on this, make sure you get in touch with someone who is in practice. Lastly, check with your doctor if you have high blood pressure, Hernia, Glaucoma as this process can cause extra pressure on the organs.