The Science of Sound
I spent a very special weekend hearing different sounds at the Galle Literary Festival. The words and vibrations of inspirational speakers, who used their voices to inspire, excite and uplift. This week we continue with our investigation into the yogic science of sound to make our words powerful, uplifting and inspirational.
The Science-We are the most amazing instrument. We discussed the power of sound to raise our vibration last week, as we played the instrument of our body and its 72,000 surs, string or meridian points. Why is mantra a quantum technology? It is quantum because sound manipulates the smallest particles in our bodies to effectively change the combinations and patterns within us. These patterns then form the informational DNA of your spirit. A sacred rope of knots to lift you to the divine.
These primal sounds we use in mantra are called Phonemes. The Shabd (sound) guru (teacher) uses these primal units of speech plus universal grammar under laying all language to change the psychoactive neurology of the brain. Repeating the pattern embedded in the Shabd guru ingrains that pattern of primal sound into the brain, this is the patterns of sound made at the beginning of time, the big bang so to speak. Enlightened Masters having experienced the sound current, have extracted these sounds from the Anahat (the unstruck or unmanifested sound current) and plucked these particular series of notes from behind the silence to give us a technology to heal the maladies of our time. You may ask why these particular notes and not all sounds. Because not all combinations of sounds create a pattern of wholeness and healing.
Why does it work?
Shabd means sound, but when you break the word down you get Sha, meaning the expression of ego and bd, to cut. Ego is formed by the minds constant automatic processing that attaches us to identify with objects, people, feelings, thoughts, etc. The Ego is not bad, just very limited. When all your actions, thoughts, etc are attached to ego your reality becomes very narrow, and you live in the duality of pain and pleasure. When you transcend, the ego see it but are not taken by it, then you intuitively connect to the larger Self the vastness of what is and understand the play of life from this perspective.
Each primal sound is a unit that is pronounced by a particular part of the mouth. When we form a word to speak it, the tongue moves and touches the palate, the top of the mouth, and the teeth in a well-defined area. The sound of the word directs the pressure of the air and vibrates the vocal chords to stimulate specific areas in the skull. The primal sounds use these areas of reflex, attached to meridians, to direct brain patterns. That is why it is easier to meditate to Mantra, because it cuts through the ego of negative and positive thoughts to the truth of you and your neutral mind. Having practiced chanting for around 16 years I can attest to the power of mantra. Try it and lets your normal day words come from a clear mind and inspire all those who hear you. Sat nam Fi x sanasumainsrilanka.wordpress.com read our weekly blogs, firstname.lastname@example.org 0778011984 www.sanasuma.co.uk http://www.3ho.org
This week’s classes:
Mon 29 Jan 6.15-7.30pm Kundalini Yoga @ Prana Lounge, 60 Horton Place, Col 7
Tues 30 Jan 9.45-10.45am Kundalini Yoga @ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Tues 30 Jan 3.30-4.30pm Special Needs Kids Class@ Reach Beyond, Tickell Rd, Col 8
Wed 31 Jan 5.00- 7.30am Sadhana @ 9 Greenlands Lane, Col 5 (FREE)
Wed 31 Jan 3.30-4.15am Kids Yoga Class @ The Om Space, Colombo 5
Wed 31 Jan 6.15-7.45pm Blue Moon Gong@ Om Shambala, 143 Fife Rd, Col 5
Thurs 1 Feb 11 – 1pm Special Needs Kids and Teachers Class@ Reach Beyond
Fri 2 Feb 5.30-7pm Gong Bath @ Rukgala, Digana, Kandy