'Tuning In’ to Harmony
The practice of Nada Yoga is the science of using sound as a means of connecting, organizing, and expressing prana or subtle energy, bringing us into the state of ‘yoga’ or harmony. Based on the premise of Nada Brahma: Sound/Vibration as Divinity itself, we use Nada Yoga (the practice of moving sound within our body) as a means to establish a center point of awareness within our inner world allowing for a more balanced flow as we connect with the external world. We go inward to move outward.
Mantra Yoga is an expansion on Nada Yoga as it takes simple sound and organizes it into more complex patterns. In essence, these patterns vibrate the body and align the mind into single point awareness, which helps keep our ‘thinking’ from overthinking and allows us a greater bandwidth of direct experience. In doing so, freeing up the mental prana to move into higher and finer states of awareness while our bodies literally vibrate with and as the archetypal energy that the mantra holds within. Mantra becomes our bridge between worlds.
Music is the universal intelligence that organizes the infinite vibration into harmony.
The ancient mystics realized that the universal vibration/sound organizes into forms of harmony that we call ‘Music of the Spheres’ as we can observe musical expression in the stars, planets, ourselves, and life itself. This realization that music itself is a map of consciousness allows us a pathway to align with the universal harmonic principles that are found in everything through our participation with music. We recognize through the experience of music that we ourselves are music. The beating of our heart, the rhythm of our breath, and the pulse of life animating us into existence all in harmony to create the life that we are.
As we connect Nada Yoga, Mantra, and Music as a yogic practice we deepen our realization that all is vibration and expand our personal experience with the power of sound as a unifying force of higher consciousness.