What makes a sound sacred? We all know the power of sound & music - and how it plays such a massive effect and role on our emotions and everyday lives. But what is it exactly that makes sound or music feel or sound pure and sacred?
Since beginning my studies of yoga and eastern philosophy; combined with the practice and strict discipline of Indian classical music I began naturally to combine the training and focus of both practices into one...... This incidentally led me into what is known as NadaYoga. A combination of music and sacred mantras; but anyone can chant mantras or play music; so to create sacred music there must be something more to it!?
This year I asked my students China this question; while sharing for the past months my methods of NadaYoga. Most could not answer; and I did not feel fully satisfied with those who could answer.....
It is something of a philosophical question; but I believe there is a science behind the act, just as their are systematic and scientific tools and principles for meditation; or how spirituality is something quite different from religion. I have my own answers which I am happy to discuss; but I want to hear other opinions too.
So I am opening the channel to a wider community to hear the thoughts and sounds of those who also feel the intrigue and mystery behind the purity of sound.
The root Sankrit word of Nada is generally referred to as sound but the root meaning is - 'to flow' stemming also from the various words nadi - 'river' and also - 'energy line’.
So here is a blog for us to share what exactly does that mean for the Nada Yogi on a personal level?
What would it mean to be a Nada Yogi -and how does one follow the highest ideals of Yoga through the practice of music?
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Nāda yoga (नादयोग) is an ancient Indian metaphysical system. It is both a philosophical system, a medicine, and a form of yoga.