The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant

By Russill Paul

For hundreds of thousands of years Hindu spirituality has understood the profound influence that sound has on our health and wellbeing. From this practice comes The Yoga of Sound, which pulls on yoga's lengthy background of utilizing sound to lessen pressure, preserve health and wellbeing, and invoke non secular awakenings. In lucid routines awarded either within the ebook and on accompanying downloadable audio tracks, Russill Paul exhibits how each person can study the paintings of mantra and the way those practices can assist to optimize the stream of strength in the physique and increase emotional wellbeing and fitness.

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Shabda Yoga may still for that reason be practiced with the goal of awak­ ening ourselves to our maximum power, our private non secular id, and our Divine ancestry. simply as \Ve can observe the genuine that means and essence in the back of the phrases of daily hun1an life, the perform of Shabda Yoga can wake up us to the reminiscence of the Divine Presence, saved inside of T H E YOGA O F S O U N D seventy four us and ready to damage via. whilst this occurs, we see all issues as emanations from a typical resource that wake up in us the phrases of St. Thomas Aquinas: that we, certainly, are a be aware of God. The universe then • turns into a "web of interdependent and interconnected relationships," a word made favored via physicist Fritjof Capra in his paintings, The. Tao of Physics. nine C RE AT I N G H A RM O manhattan AN D O RD E R IN bankruptcy 3, we mentioned "rta," the Vedic feel of order and har­ mony that pervades the universe and creates a easy force towards concord in all residing creatures. regardless of these facets of the actual with out lifestyles, with no breath global that we deliberate to be inanimate - we will understand order, constitution, and concord of their symmetry and molecular building. one other transparent signal that our personal being is vibrating in sympathy with cosmic consonance is the truth that, no mat­ ter how a lot we deviate into disharmony, we believe at peace whilst har­ mony is restored. The concord that pervades our universe was once intuited by way of early Greek philosophers resembling Pythagoras and Ptolemy, and later proved via Johannes Kepler within the 17th century via his track of the Spheres. this day, scientists say that track is ubiquitous in nature (the earth herself hums a tune), and that musical concord indicates up within the organize­ ments of the planets, in seascapes, or even in our mind waves. 10 Robert Roy Britt, a technology author for area. corn, writes: "A CD of black-hole song probably cannot compete with Britney Spears or the Soggy backside Boys, yet a brand new learn exhibits those venerable gravity tools produce complicated tunes whose underlying ideas are remarkably sim­ ilar to pop, bluegrass, classical, or the other variety you nught contemplate. " n The proof is in. Our motivation is to now belief within the concord of the universe and make allowance this concord to steer our ideas, our phrases, and our feelings. which means we consciously utilize historical and sacred languages that embrace this concord in our non secular and yoga perform. The perform of Shabda Yoga, in the course of the recitation of Vedic mantras in Sanskrit, may also help us do so feel of cosmic order by way of organizing the strength in our lives into established and harmonic shape, reworking existence into tune and speech into poetry. • • S H A B DA YO GA seventy five A P P L I E D C O S M O LOGY after we detect • the mantric energy of sound, we learn how to reside in a cosmic context; we think that we belong to the universe. the idea that of the "university," a time period coined within the center a long time via eu clergymen, was once of a middle the place humans could learn how to fmd their position within the universe, assisting them parent their position within the grand scheme of items and play their half in a good symphony.

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