The Yoga of Sound: Healing & Enlightenment Through the Sacred Practice of Mantra

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New World Library, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 302 pages
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The eye dominates the world, calculating and evaluating through the visual. Yet sound and music are the essential carrier waves of consciousness. For thousands of years, Hindu spirituality has understood the profound effect that sound has on human well-being. Largely unknown in the West, yet developing alongside the popular form of hatha yoga that has swept the world, the yoga of sound is a 3,500-year-old spiritual system for reducing stress and maintaining health.In this inspiring book and accompanying CD, renowned musician and teacher Russill Paul explores the four powerful streams of this system: mantras (sound), mudras (sacred gestures), pranayama (breath control), and dhyana (meditation). Like his award-winning music, Paul's presentation of this ancient tradition is accessible for modern Western tastes and lifestyles. In lucid exercises presented both in the book and the CD, 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.

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About the author (2004)

A native of Chennai, South India, Russill Paul took to playing stringed instruments from the early age of four and began playing music professionally in his teens. In 1984, he underwent a powerful spiritual transition that motivated him to begin living the unusual combination of a Benedictine monk and yogi under the direction of Dom Bede Griffiths.

During the years he spent as a monk, Russill immersed himself in the study of traditional Sanskrit chanting and South Indian classical music as well as yoga, meditation, philosophy and cosmology. His experiences during these years inspired him to develop the tools related to his lifework -The Yoga of Sound.

Russill Paul is author of the ground-breaking work "The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant" (New World Library). He has been involved with the music industry for over two decades, recording film sound tracks in South India as well as recording and producing his own world class recordings which are distributed worldwide.

Teasdale is a lay monk who combines the traditions of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism in the way of Christian sannyasa. He serves on the board of trustees of the Parliament of the World's Religions.

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