Nada Yoga/ Music and Yoga

The Power of Your Voice

Voice is such a great tool to guide us in our life quest, because it is a very loyal mirror of our inner reality. Our voices change every day, depending on how we feel, and how our bodies and minds are. In ancient traditional medicine systems, such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) or Ayurveda, voice has been used as a tool of diagnosis. Just by listening to the voice the doctor can get information about the patient’s overall health condition. We also can make the best use of this amazing tool, not only as a means of diagnosis like in these medicinal traditions, but as a guide to liberation. We can let our voices guide us into deeper alignment, emotional release, re connection to our essence, mental clarity and inner peace.

It has been scientifically proven that the whole universe is made of vibrations. The ancient Indian scriptures actually affirm that the universe was created by sound. As you experiment with different Nada Yoga practices, maybe you will also find that sound is indeed a powerful doorway into the Great Mystery.

What is nada yoga?

Nada means the flow of sound and Yoga means Union. Nada Yoga is the process of the union of the individual mind with cosmic consciousness through the flow of sounds. Nada is also called Shabd or word and is produced either by striking two objects known as Ahat Nad, the Struck Sound or without striking two objects which is called Anahat Nad,or the Unstruck Sound.

The Anahat sound can be heard at the Anahat or heart chakra. Anahat Nada is the sound of Aum and is the primal and un-created vibration through which the universe was born. All other sounds emerge from Aum. Prakriti( Your constitution) is energy, energy is vibration and all vibrations are sound. So, Nada Yoga is a meditation technique that uses sound to calm the mind. Attention is turned inward to perceive internal sounds. Patience and a receptive attitude can produce a state of calm, openness and awareness.

Let me give you a taste of it.