All that you should know about it.
“Without music , life would be a mistake”. These words by Friedrich Nietzsche are true in all
their senses. Music is more often than not looked as a gift from heavens, after-all it is
therapeutic, aids our bodies in daily functioning, makes us feel good, refreshes and most
of all uplifts our spirits! Um, does this not seem similar to the benefits offered by yoga? Well, it
sure does. Now let’s imagine what it would be like when Yoga and Music are combined! Sounds
ethereal, right? However, there are two sides to this coin and before we get into figuring out how
this awesome duo of Yoga and Music works, let’s look at what are the do’s and don'ts of this
First things first, yoga & music, to do or not to do?-- Do’s and Don’t of Blending yoga and music
Well, few things are obvious, you wouldn’t want to listen to rock or metal music like many of the cafes in Rishikesh, while indulging into your Hatha or Vipassana practice (some might prefer, but then to each their own). The reason is pretty simple - the purpose of yogic practice is to attain physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
Patanjali defines yoga as “Yogas chitta vritti nirodha”. Translated from Sanskrit this means yoga is cessation of the modifications of the mind. According to this philosophy yoga calms the fluctuations of the mind. What is left is mental stillness which enables you to experience life as it really is without distracting thoughts or judgements. You may also call it turning inward or coming home to yourself and to your body while the mind becomes a silent tool working in the background, and a nice yoga teacher training in Rishikesh will help you realize that taming the mind is not so difficult if one follows the path of yog.
A Duke University paper suggests that music could assist in calming our mind and improving our mood by over three times compared to an environment without music.
Almost every yoga teacher training in Rishikesh tries to create a personalized aura but not many get success in doing that.
In fact an article, entitled Why Music in Yoga Matters, written by Derek Berres weighs up the pros and cons of combining music and yoga.
Knowing what music to play and when to play can elevate your classes to another level. Just like many other yoga classes in Rishikesh.
Thus, Yoga and correct choice in music can greatly assist your practice. While some yogis do believe that music rather than mantras can corrupt, disrupt and distort one's practice. However we at Adhiroha feel that it is a matter of personal choice and the principles of yoga encourage us to consider every individual's opinion with regard. Hence it boils down to an individual's personal choice, and one should have an open mind and to adapt to new things be it Mantras or Music. Therefore, the balance of music, mantra, the ragas, swaras and sruthis all should be perfectly matched (or one should at least strive to match) with the kind of yoga practice a person wishes to indulge in. An incorrect balance of the aforementioned elements could disrupt your yogic practice greatly.
The perfect recipe for yoga & music suggested by yoga teachers in Rishikesh.
How to make sure your music isn’t a distraction but some help to yourself yoga practice or yoga teacher training in Rishikesh.
So, here’s a brief guide to create your own blend of yoga and music.
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