Sanskrit for Yogis: Introduction to Nada — The Yoga of Sacred Sound offers a complete self-study course in the sacred language of Yoga including:
- a guidebook
- a workbook
- CD quality instructional audio downloads
- a software learning tool developed in Adobe(r) Flash
The course empowers Yoga teachers and students to pronounce, read, and chant Sanskrit with total competence, adding profound depth and knowledge to their practice.
The Sanskrit for Yogis: Guidebook explains the historical and scientific
value of adding Sanskrit to Yoga practice, provides written lessons in
correct pronunciation of the Sanskrit alphabet, describes the energizing
effect of the Sanskrit syllables on the nervous system, and gives detailed
instruction in the art of Sanskrit chanting for Yoga.
The Sanskrit for Yogis: Workbook supplements the guidebook lessons with easy exercises and flashcards to aid mastery of precise pronunciation, reading,
and writing the Sanskrit alphabet in devanagari script and English
transliteration. A software learning tool developed in Adobe(r) Flash employs the ancient
Ganesha Yantra as an added learning tool to facilitate practice with the
Sanskrit syllables and demonstrate the sacred form of Nada.
The Sanskrit for Yogis: CD quality downloadable audios deliver a series of oral lessons to
instruct Yoga students in traditional Sanskrit recitations using methods
presently taught only in the ashrams of India. It presents the 16 vowel
sounds together with the five classes of Sanskrit consonants as powerful
mantras to open channels in the subtle body through the anatomy of speech.
Three guided meditations infuse the body, mind, and spirit with the Sanskrit
syllables, harmonizing each with the sacred sounds of nature. Finally, four
Vedic chants integrate the proper pronunciation of Sanskrit and its resonant
feeling in the body with precise rhythmic meter.
This traditional approach introduces the Vedic science of intonation and
invocation, conveying the direct experience of Nada, the Yoga of Sacred