Kundalini Yoga: The Importance of Rhythm, Sound and Chanting

Kundalini Yoga is all about simplicity and exploring the personal energy you possess. We can do so by locating certain vibrations within ourselves and the universe.

Every element of the universe is in a constant state of vibration manifested to us as light, sound and energy.” – Yogi Bhajan

Sound can be healing to the mind, body and spirit through mantra

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Chanting mantra is the way in which we open our consciousness, directing our minds to feel the small vibratory frequencies of our emotions. Everyday we are chanting silently to ourselves whatever crosses are mind as we experience the world.

“A person can tune his or her own consciousness into the awareness of that totality with the use of a mantra.” – Yogi Bhajan

So, through Kundalini Yoga, you are able to harness specific vibratory patterns that cause a chemical reaction in your mind and body, not only positively shifting your thoughts but allowing you to send those vibrations out to communicate with the universe.

Focusing on your rhythm

“By vibrating in rhythm with the breath to a particular sound that is proportional to the creative sound, or sound current, one can expand one’s sensitivity to the entire spectrum of vibration.” – Yogi Bhajan

Projection, pronunciation and rhythm all play a role in mantra. First you must ensure that you are projecting from your whole being; then you must focus on pronunciation and how your tongue hits the meridian in your mouth; and lastly, rhythm with Kundalini, is normally in 8 beats.

“…as you vibrate, the universe vibrates with you.” – Yogi Bhajan

When we come together in Kundalini Yoga, we use chanting, sound, and rhythm to connect to each other and individually connect to everything in the universe that is vibrating along with us.

Check out this excerpt from a lecture given by Yogi Bhajan about what sound current is to him.

Come join us at one of our upcoming classes to learn more about Kundalini Yoga and how you can create balance and harmony in your mind, body and spirit. Call Daya at 416-674-7083 or email her today!