Sanskrit - The Language with Surprising Benefits


Sanskrit, often referred to as the language of the gods, is one of the world’s oldest languages with a rich history and deep cultural significance. Learning Sanskrit goes beyond linguistic exploration; it offers a wide range of benefits that touch various aspects of life.


  1. Calms the mind:
    Reciting the Sanskrit alphabet can be beneficial for your health. The way this works is, that reciting the Sanskrit alphabet results in you rhythmically using minimal and maximal breath, contraction and expansion in your breathing efforts. This system is a pranayama practice in itself. It aids in balancing and calming the mind. We bet no other language could do that.

  2. Higher Concentration:
    The Sanskrit alphabets originate directly from the chakras in the human body. This makes it the ideal language for creating “mantras”, or sound tools that invoke energy vibrations, which have a long history of having calming and meditative effects on one’s mind. A child that grows up chanting Sanskrit mantras is seen to have a higher concentration power than its peers.

  3. Speech Therapy:
    Sanskrit has also been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of speech disorders.

Clear Pronunciation:
Sanskrit has precise pronunciation rules. Learning these rules can help you pronounce words more clearly, which is a big part of speech therapy.

Speech Sound Practice:
Sanskrit has a variety of sounds that can be great for practicing speech therapy exercises. You can use these sounds to work on specific speech challenges you might have.

Articulation Exercises:
Many Sanskrit sounds require precise articulation. Practicing these sounds can be like a fun exercise for your mouth and tongue, which can benefit your speech therapy.

Strengthening Speech Muscles:
Speaking Sanskrit involves using various mouth muscles. Strengthening these muscles can be helpful for speech therapy.

  1. Stress Reduction:
    Chanting mantras is often accompanied by deep breathing and a meditative state. This can reduce stress levels, as chronic stress can impair cognitive function. Lower stress levels can lead to improved cognitive abilities.

  2. Improves Memory:
    Mantra repetition involves memorizing and reciting specific phrases or sounds. This exercise can improve memory skills and cognitive function, particularly in terms of short-term and working memory.

  3. Mental Calmness:
    Chanting mantras can induce a sense of mental calmness and relaxation. This relaxed state may improve cognitive performance by reducing mental clutter and promoting mental clarity.

And it has more benefits and one can only experience it by learning this beautiful language. If you don’t have time to learn then at least learn mantras with correct pronunciation from a guru and daily chant it.

Where to learn Sanskrit

Learn Sanskrit - English

  1. Introduction to Basic Spoken Sanskrit by Prof. Anuradha Choudry
  2. NOC July 2019: Intermediate Level of Spoken Sanskrit
  3. NOC:Advanced Level of Spoken Sanskrit

Learn Sanskrit - Telugu

  1. Sanskrit Classes by Dharmamargam ధర్మమార్గం YouTube Channel

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