Mantra: Transcending the monkey mind
Having a deeper experience of meditation is often elusive. But it doesn’t have to be.
Often it's the busy monkey mind oscillating in our habitual thought patterns, which prevents us from that deeper meditative state.
If this sounds like you, then don’t worry, you’re not alone! Even well-established practitioners and meditation teachers still encounter this distraction.
If you have enjoyed Aum chanting, attending kirtans or maybe you are struggling with a monkey mind, this 2-hour Nada Yoga sound meditation class will open you up to new horizons to deepen your meditation practice.
'I have found that Nada Yoga, known as the Meditation on Sound, chanting in particular, has allowed me to transcend that busy monkey mind and access moments of bliss.' says Chetana.
But what is Nada Yoga?
Nada Yoga is an ancient science of transformation through the medium of sound and tone.
Nada Yoga means union through sound’. It is the use of music as a yoga/meditation practice.
When you chant Sanskrit vowels and mantras known as ‘Meditative Toning and Svaras’ the sound vibrations alter the state of your mind.
Why is sound such a powerful form of yoga?
Our minds easily become absorbed in sound. When the attention is fully concentrated on anything there arises a feeling of inner calm. So with the mantra practice on carefully selected sounds, it will enable the mental processes to become calm and transparent.
In this Nada Yoga Meditation you will explore the effects of:
• Aum mantra
• Explore the power of the Aum circle
• Meditative Toning mantras ~ creation of extended vocal sounds in order to experience the sound and its effects in other parts of the body
You will experience:
• Gentle asana to relax the body
• Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation
• Two 25-minute seated chanting meditations to connect with your inner self
• All with the accompaniment of classical Indian instruments such as the harmonium and tanpura.
• A blissful way to ease into your weekend!
Date: Friday 24 November
Time: 7 – 9 pm
PS: Did you know that chanting helps to induce the ‘relaxation’ response, reducing stress and anxiety. (Dr Herbert Benson)