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The Yoga of Sound

Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant
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Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New World Library
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April, 2006
ISBN:
9781577315360
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$25.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

While the eye dominates the world, calculating and evaluating through the visual, sound and music are the essential carrier waves of consciousness. For thousands of years, Hindu spirituality has understood and cultivated the profound effect that sound has on human well-being. Largely unknown in the West, the Yoga of Sound is here presented by Russill Paul, an outstanding exponent and teacher whose workshops and recordings have a devoted following. Developing alongside hatha yoga, sound yoga requires only a simple joy in using one’s voice.

In this book and accompanying audio program (available online), this yogi-musician explores the four powerful streams of sound and chant as yoga: mantras (sound), mudras (sacred gestures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation). Like his award-winning music, Paul’s presentation of this ancient “trance-portation” tradition makes it accessible for modern Western tastes and lifestyles. In lucid exercises presented both in the book and on the audio tracks, Paul shows how everyone can learn the art of mantra simply by training the voice, and how these practices can help reduce stresss, enhance emotional well-being, and optimize the flow of energy within the body.

“A rare and important work, The Yoga of Sound goes into the depth of an ancient power with ease and artistry. This book is actualized and inspired by a fine teacher and extraordinary performer.” —Don Campbell, author of The Mozart Effect

Some of Russill Paul’s beautiful chant recordings available are Shakti: Tantric Embrace and Bhava: Ecstatic Heart.

 

 

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In lucid exercises presented in the book, Paul shows how everyone can learn the art of mantra simply by training the voice, and how these practices can help reduce stress, enhance emotional well-being, and optimize the flow of energy within the body.For "millennia," Hindu spirituality has understood the ability of sound to reduce "stress," maintain "health," and invoke spiritual awakening. Rather than learning difficult postures or developing "flexibility," sound yoga requires only a simple joy in using one’s voice. Now a renowned musician and teacher presents four powerful streams of sound and chant as yoga: "Shabda," "Shakti," "Bhava," and Nada. In lucid exercises presented both in the book and on its accompanying "CD," Paul demonstrates how everyone can learn the art of mantra.

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