Heal Yourself with Sound through Mantra Yoga
with Rukmini Chaitanya
Friday, October 30, 2022 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET
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– Swami Sivananda
Since time immemorial, humans across all creeds, systems, nations have used the repetition of certain words or sounds to foster balance in the mind, cultivate a peaceful sense of being, and ward away the trauma of external circumstances.
What is a mantra and why chant it in Sanskrit? Mantra (मन्त्र) or mantram (मन्त्रम्) means that which protects the mind.
Mantra offers a psychosomatic route to physical and intellectual wellbeing. When we repeat mantra, we still the mind. We create a space for one-pointed focus, the collection or concentration of the mind known as dhāraṇā (धारणा). In this one-pointed concentration, we are at peace. Emotions melt away from our awareness. We forget about past worries and disturbances, we forget about future plans and desires…
Sign up for this free webinar to discover practical tips for incorporating japa meditation, the use of mantra, and the healing power of sound into your daily life.
The Webinar will include:
- A short guided practice of Mantra and Japa Meditation (meditation using the repetition of the Divine Name)
The use of Sanskrit mantras to still the mind isn’t anything new; the yogis have been famously using these sacred sounds to bring balance back to their bodies, minds, and spirit for thousands of years. The long use of Sanskrit mantras continues into the modern day; this ancient practice can bring incredible benefit to your own life and is easy to incorporate into the busiest of schedules.
In this free webinar, you will explore the benefits of sound and mantra. You will discover the basics of Japa meditation, or meditation using the repetition of the divine name. Plus, you will get practical tips on establishing AND maintaining your own meditation practice using the profound tools of Japa.
You will embark on this journey with Rukmini Chaitanya, a teacher who has had decades of experience using Japa meditation and applying it practically to her day-to-day existence. You will explore core concepts such as:
- What is mantra? Why and how does it protect the mind?
- What are some popular mantras and what effects do they have on the mind?
- How do you establish a practice of Japa meditation? How do you maintain this practice?
In this 90-minute workshop with Rukmini Chaitanya, you’ll uncover these 3 essentials for mastering the power of sound and mantra in your daily life:
“Life without Kirtan is like a garden without flowers.”
— Swami Sivananda
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Rukmini Chaitanya is a senior staff member of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat Bahamas, and the personal assistant to Swami Swaroopananda, the Acharya, or spiritual director of the Ashram. She regularly teaches the Bhagavad Gita during the Sivananda Yoga Teacher training as well as other courses on the Bhagavad Gita, Vedanta, positive thinking, meditation, and yoga philosophy.
Rukmini Chaitanya is known for her enthusiastic and inspiring teaching style as well as for her devotion to the lineage and the scriptures. She is dedicated to each of her students and has an innate desire to share knowledge with them. She brings a great deal of clarity to every topic and is highly appreciated for her capacity to unfold complicated topics and present them in a coherent and pure way.