It seems that what science realizes in the end, mysticism reaches from the beginning…man does not think about what was spoken of in the past: he thinks that what is being spoken of today is something new.
Hazrat Inayat Khan – The Mysticism of Sound and Music
Across cultures sound vibration is placed at the centre of life; contemporary interpretations of the physical universe uncover a “God Particle” of pure vibrational energy. From the metaphorical “Big Bang” theory of creation to the Judeo-Christian ‘In the beginning there was a word and the word was God’, sound vibration guides our understandings of energy beyond our vision.
Our sense of hearing is the first to develop and last to stop functioning – this primal level nature of sound has the power to evoke pure emotion – laughter or screams can unconditionally transfer energy.
Sound Yoga (also known as Nada Yoga) practice uses sound to open and clear channels within the subtle energy body, (known as the Nadis). This network of channels that connect energy centres in the body (Chakras) can get blocked giving rise to both physical and mental disease and this form of Yoga ensures a healthy flow of energy. The practices of Sound Yoga draw on a range of techniques that use vibration and sound to transform consciousness and the body in order to align the practitioner with the primal sound current.