NādaYoga - The Yoga of Sound
Your thoughts create the blueprint for your life. What thoughts are you thinking habitually? Would you change them if you could? Do you have intrusive thoughts that get in the way of experiencing your highest, most creative Self? Nāda Yoga - The Yoga of Sound can transform your life by transforming your vibrational energy and your thoughts. By changing your mind, you can change your life.
Here are some of the components of NādaYoga.
Mantra As Meditation
Mantra Meditation is the practice of repeating a word or phrase mindfully, over and over - usually 108 times, with the help of mala beads to count the repetitions.
The entire universe operates on vibrational sound. Mantra Meditation connects us to these higher vibrations, allowing us to create a consistently higher resonance for our life. The practice of Mantra Meditation engages the ordinary mind, keeping it busy so that the higher, creative mind has space to emerge. People often find that they connect more deeply to their meditation practice through repeating mantra.
There are many words and phrases from which to craft a Mantra Meditation practice. One key to finding satisfaction in your practice is finding the right words or phrases that you can connect deeply to. Kathy can help you find that perfect mantra to match your needs and your energetic blueprint.
Mantra Practice for Self-Healing
Mantra for self-healing is the practice of using a mantra that creates healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual level.
In order to create lasting self-healing, it is essential that we literally rewire our thought patterns. We can change negative thought patterns to life-sustaining thoughts through the practice of mantra. This shift in our thought patterns raises our vibratory rate and opens the door to profound transformation. It is important to find the right words or phrases that will effectively support that which you wish to transform.
Mantra Puruṣa: The Body of Sound
The Mantra Puruṣa relates the primary groups of sounds in the Sanskrit alphabet to specific areas of the body. We do this practice by chanting the sounds of the sanskrit alphabet as we touch each related area of the body.
The subtle body of sound vibration creates and sustains the physical body, supporting health and well-being within it. This practice is excellent to use for healing and integration on many levels.
Chanting mantra in the Vedic style requires attention to specific detail. The chanting must be done with:
Varṇa: Correct pronunciation of each letter in the Sanskrit alphabet.
Svara: Utilizing the correct tone for each syllable.
Mātrā: Correct duration and cadence of the mantra.
Chanting mantra in the Vedic style can touch us deeply because the mantras have been chanted according to the same prescriptions for thousands of years, adding a powerful presence to our practice.
Sanskrit is the foundation for all mantra practice. The letters of the Sanskrit alphabet hold the primary sounds behind all other mantras. Reciting the Sanskrit alphabet constitutes a complete "mantric workout" for all aspects of our mind, prana and senses. If we chant the Sanskrit alphabet with concentration and awareness, its letters can transform our entire being. In order to chant the alphabet correctly, we learn to pronounce the letters properly, with awareness to the 5 specific mouth positions, and with awareness to the proper duration to hold each sound.
Meditative Toning is a unique method of creating extended vocal sounds on a single vowel in order to experience the sound and its effects in other parts of the body.
Through toning you can immediately experience the effects on your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. It literally massages the body and mind from the inside out. The practice of meditative toning helps you focus and relax; release negative emotions; reduce stress; improve stamina and concentration. Toning is a great stress reducer because it releases endorphins and helps relieve tension within just a few minutes.
This video will give you a taste of a meditative toning practice.
Sargam is a way of assigning syllables to names of the notes in a musical scale. Sargam (SA, RE, GA, MA, PA, DHA, NI, SA) is the Indian equivalent to solfege (Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So, La, Ti, Do). Sargam is generally practiced against a drone, or while playing the same notes on the keys of a harmonium.
Practicing Sargam can be thought of as a "self-shining" - a means to steadily dissolve the membranes which numb and dull the heart, a way to meditate on precise rhythm as the pulse of life and acknowledging tone as the music of the Universe.
I have dedicated an entire page to my Kīrtan practice. Please go to the "Kīrtan" button on this website to view a video compilation of some of my most recent Kīrtans.
Private Sessions Available
Interested in scheduling a private session for beginning a personal mantra practice for meditation or self-healing?
Private Instruction includes 4 Sessions to:
- Assess your need and prescribe the mantra that is right for you.
- Teach you correct Sanskrit pronunciation and timing of the mantra.
- Teach you the meaning and philosophy behind the mantra.
- Support you in a 40-day practice that will include mantra, journaling and discussion.
Cost for Private Instruction is $108.
View this FB Live Event. It is an instructional video for chanting a mantra for self and global healing. It is one of the Śāntipāṭh (peace) mantras, Lokāḥ Samastāḥ Sukhino Bhavantu.
Insight Timer for Meditation
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