Nāda yoga (नादयोग) is an ancient Indian metaphysical system: it is a philosophical system, a medicine, and also a form of yoga. The theoretical and practical aspects of the system are based on the premise that the entire cosmos and everything that exists in the cosmos, including humans, is made up of vibrations called nāda. This concept asserts that it is the energy of vibrations, and not of matter and particles, that forms the building blocks of the cosmos.
Nada Yoga in Varese: sound as a means to reach depth
Nāda yoga is a reverential way to approach and respond to vibrations. In this context, the silent vibrations of the self (anhata), sound, and music (ahata) have a more significant spiritual weight, respectively, than what sensory properties normally provide. It is believed that the silent vibrations of the self (anhata) and sound and music (ahata) play a potential role as a means/intermediary to reach a deeper unity with both the external and internal cosmos.
Nada Yoga in Varese: how the sound practice unfolds
During Nada Yoga practices, we use sound as meditation: the perception of hearing becomes a way to listen to our spirit, and the use of vibrations and resonances also has palliative effects on various problematic psychological and spiritual conditions. The Nada Yoga course is also used to increase awareness of postulated energy centers, the so-called Chakras. Only through full awareness of our true nature and the transformation possibilities of this existence, momentarily obscured by the veil of Avidya, can we begin this backward journey in the search for the source. The constant practice of principles handed down by numerous schools and lineages of Yoga Darshans is the tool that can guide us on this path. The choice is ours.
Nada Yoga: the Yoga of Sound
Nada Yoga can be practiced externally or internally: “external” Nada Yoga requires focus (Dharana) on external sounds, usually traditional Indian music songs, or a mantra to be sung (the most suitable is “Om”). Music and the mantra represent the object of concentration: during the practice, one must fully focus on these sounds and let go of incoming thoughts.
The “internal” technique, on the other hand, involves concentration on internal sounds, such as the heartbeat or breath: this process requires introspection (Pratyahara) to direct awareness towards the inner universe and is certainly more complex, especially for beginners.”