Mantra Yoga: a
Yoga of Sound
In the practice of yoga, practitionners are taught to
place their attention
primarily on bodily
sensations and breath.
the focus of our attention is placed on special sounds called
"Mantras". According to
Vedic teachings, these
sounds were heard by
ancient sages during deep states of meditation. Passed
generations in the exact form they were originally received in,
these mantras have within them a special vibratory quality which
corresponds to a higher state of consciousness. When chanted properly,
they serve to purify the whole system at a deep level (our breath,
feelings and thoughts). These sounds are universal seeds of wisdom
that can illuminate the path of all true seekers.
In Introductory Mantra Yoga classes, our first intention is to
impart correct pronunciation and intonation of mantras. This is
done collectively through call and response
in a supportive group setting. Your own voice is supported by the voice
of the group. The meaning of the mantras is presented in a
universal way. Along with the art of Vedic Chanting, you also
learn how to use mantras as a support for meditation. This may help you
start identifying or refining your personal intention for
practice of Mantra yoga does not require prior knowledge of
sanskrit. Vedic chanting only uses three notes. It is a joyful practice
which brings us closer to spirit.
INTRODUCTORY LEVEL COURSE
new Introductory course will be offered in the Fall, on Wednesday
Evenings 7:15 to 8:15 PM, starting September 9th, 2015. First class is free. Tuition for the
entire Series is $40.
VEDIC CHANT CLASSES