IST Ref 18/58 Nada Yoga
Tutor: Rajesh David
Date: 14th October 2018
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Sound
Nada Yoga techniques lead to an increasingly refined tuning of our perception. The resonance produced by our vocal sounds have the potential not only to energise our body and mind, but also to heighten our awareness of the chakras.
Nada means sound. It also means vibration, thus incorporating everything from the most seemingly solid to the most intangible, therefore our exploration of Nada must go beyond the limitations of human hearing to encompass wider concepts of harmony, balance and rhythm.
The day will include:
Harmony and balance in postural work
Chakra sensitization using Indian music scales
Working with rhythms within a context of Nada Yoga
Aims of the Morning
1.To impart an intellectual grasp of the concept of Nada and its philosophical
2.To help students appreciate the universality of Nada
1. Explore Nada in asanas, breathing and movement
2. Sensitise our chakras using Indian music scales
Aims of the Afternoon
1. To deepen our meditative practice using sound
2. To inspire interest in, and a wish to further study, the concept of Nada
1. Learn at least one Indian rhythm pattern and apply it to our practice
2. Explore the various resonating chambers in our body
3. Develop a practice of meditation using sound and mantra
Teaching Material Used On The Day
Hand outs, posters, harmonium and tanpura. These will be used throughout the day in all practical sessions
Methods of presenting the subject
Short lecture, demonstration, class work, experiential, self discovery, discussion and question and answer
About the Tutor
trained at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India. He is also a composer and
singer, with a background in Indian classical music. As a professional
singer he was an A- grade artist for All India Radio & Television.
Whilst living as a resident of Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales for four
years, he conducted kirtan and chanting sessions, gave concerts and
taught regular Nada Yoga courses. His three courses on the subject of
Nada, Nada Yoga the Yoga of Subtle Sound, From Sound to Silence and The
Music of Om - chanting and reflecting on the Mandukya Upanishad,
together with two others, Bhakti Yoga Through Love to the Self and An
Introduction to Adi Shankaracharyas Bhaja Govindam are all recognized as
IST by the BWY.
He has been teaching these courses in the UK and abroad for several years.
He has also taught with Swami Nishchalananda on a one year course of Kriya Yoga at the Mandala Yoga Ashram.
His many CDs include collections of devotional music, such as Mantram
Music for Relaxation and Meditation, The Music of AUM - The Mandukya
Upanishad and Kabir - mystic poems, and practice CDs, such as
Nadopasana, for practitioners of Nada Yoga.
Rajesh has trained as a coach with HeartMath UK, which focuses on heart
intelligence as a means of building resiliance and managing stress.
Outline plan for the day
10.00-10.30 Introduction - philosophical background of Nada Yoga
10.30-11.30 Hatha Yoga - focus on major resonating centres, & chakra locations (practical session)
11.30-11.45 Introduction to Indian classical music
11.45-12.50 Chakra sensitisation using Indian musical scales and bija mantra (practical session)
12.50-13.00 Q & A on topics covered so far
14.00-14.45 Indian rhythm (tala) - the importance of rhythm in Nada Yoga (practical session)
14.45-15.15 Nada Yoga Nidra (practical session)
15.15-15.45 Meditation with sound (practical session)
15.45-16.00 Q & A and discussion and/or chanting
Evaluation and close
This course is an ideal way to deepen your understanding of Nada Yoga.
Tea and coffee will be provided. Please bring a shared dish for lunch, your usual Yoga kit and a pen and paper.
Standish Village Hall
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