Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sound

Nada is the music without the keys, the sounds without the strings - Nada is the inner music that pervades our whole being. In the same way that the fragrance is in the flower and the reflection is in the mirror, so the Nada (Sound) is within you. Seek it in your own Self... Nada is translated as "sound" and "the flow of consciousness." Yoga is "unity" or "to unite." The practice of Nada Yoga takes us into the realm of the subtle flows of energy within our own being, using the medium of sound. Everything in the universe is composed of energy and wave forms at varying degrees of vibration and levels of subtlety. This vibration exists in atoms, molecules, minerals, plants, animals and within our own body, mind and emotions. It is this vibration which creates movement and sound. Movement and sound exists on obvious and very subtle planes of existence. As our perception becomes more sensitive and heightened, the more subtle planes of existence can [...]

By | 2013-02-15T12:58:19+00:00 January 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why all the SILENCE? And all the NOISE?

Last month, we touched on why we choose not to perform adjustments...this month, we'd like to talk about why we don't play music during our classes. A few students have asked about this, so we thought it would be worth taking time to explain. While yoga class can be a welcome escape from the noise and chaos of daily life, the goal of yoga is being able to take your practice off the mat. Having pleasant and calming music in the background can definitely help you tune out during a yoga class...but here's the thing: we don't want you to tune out. Yoga is about TUNING IN. Yoga is about being comfortable with your surroundings - in the silence and in the noise. The noise of the dog groomers next door, the noise of the landscapers with their mowers and leaf blowers...just as you try to relax in shavasana for Yoga Nidra. The noise and the silence is your yoga. To progress in your yoga practice, it is [...]

By | 2013-02-15T12:59:19+00:00 October 1st, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments