In nada yoga practice, we start by merely observing the sound around us and then cultivating awareness to them.
Types of Nada Yoga:
These are four types of Nadas
1. Vaikhari – audible sound
2. Madhyama – mental sound, unstruck sound
3. Pashyanta – a subconscious sound
4. Paranada – transcendent sound
Among the four Nadas, Para Nada is endowed with the highest frequency
that produces nil vibration. The cosmic ‘Om’ is Paranada, full of pure energy and light. Nada yoga helps in raising the awareness of the self and experiencing the profound inner layers. The essence of Nada Yoga is summed up in the words of Sankaracharya,, “By one, who is desirous of attaining perfection in yoga, Nada alone has got to be closely heard (meditated upon), having abandoned all thoughts and with a calm mind.”
Therapeutic Aspect of Nada Yoga
This yoga alleviates the problems relating to the mind. It calms the
mind and raises one’s level of consciousness. Nada or sound exerts a
powerful influence on ones mind. It brings about a healthy state of
consciousness in an individual. A sense of joy, harmony, flexibility
and fulfillment develops. The potency of sound promotes relaxation,
relieves ailments from aches and pains. It also reduces the anxiety
that accompanies chemotherapy. The vibrations lower the heart rate,
relax the brain wave patterns and reduce respiratory rates.
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