Four Pioneers Explore Healing with Music
The Healing Music Series from The Relaxation Company offers the
works of composers who are pioneering the use of music and sound
for healing and enhanced well being. Extensive notes explain the
ideas behind each recording and how best to use them in your life.
FOR HEALTH & BALANCE
Nada Yoga: The Ancient Science of
Sound, by Russill Paul
Ayurveda: Moving In Time, by Janetta Petkus, Ph.D.
Ah: The Healing Voice, by Silvia Nakkach M.A., M.T.
Music For Rejuvenation, by Dr. Joseph Nagler.
Nada Yoga - The Ancient Science of Sound
by Russill Paul Nada Yoga is a spiritual and healing system which
evolved out of the Vedic tradition of ancient India. It developed
alongside the more traditional hatha yoga system of postures and
physical movements. Nada Yoga is a sophisticated system developed
and proven over centuries of practice. The basis of Nada Yoga is
that sound and music are a subtle but very real force which can
harmonize and guide the flow of energies throughout the body. The
proper music can lead toward harmony, relaxation, balance and healthfulness.
To create the music on this recording, Russill Paul invented his
own ten-stringed hybrid instrument called a Unitar. Bansuri flute,
vocal chanting, traditional Indian drums, Sarangi, Tanpura, and
nature sounds enrich this uniquely ethereal and spirited recording.
The benefits of this recording can be experienced through background
listening or through a more focused listening meditation. The enclosed
guide includes optional meditations, which you can use to enhance
your listening experience.
Ah - The Healing Voice by Silvia Nakkach
M.A., M.T. The spiritual and healing power of song has been recognized
by people of all cultures since the beginning of time. Whether the
song is a prayerful call to spirit or a comforting nonverbal melody,
the slow sounding of the voice helps to balance the human body,
reduce stress, and stimulate a feeling of well being. Silvia Nakkach
integrates insights from her cross-cultural investigations as a
singer-composer, music therapist, and educator into a unique musical
form that wanders through a combination of world instruments, cello,
glass instruments, repetitive patterns, chants, and indigenous songs
to create a soothing and uplifting sonic massage. As you immerse
yourself in listening, you will experience sharpened focus, and
heightened creativity. In addition to offering an exquisite listening
experience, enclosed instructions can lead you into exploring your
own voice as an instrument for self-healing. The results may include
decreased muscle tension, lower blood pressure, slower pulse, and
increased circulation. As the body is put at ease, more energy is
available for enjoying life.
Ayurveda - Moving In Time by Janetta
Petkus, Ph.D. Ayurveda is a form of healing that has been practiced
in India for more than 5,000 years. Ayur means "the science
of daily living," and veda means "knowing." According
to Ayurveda , the key to healing is flexibility and being willing
to change your habits, your state of mind, and your approach to
life to achieve a more balanced state of health. Music is like life.
If you stay attuned to only one type of rhythm, melody, harmony,
timbre, volume, gesture, form, or tempo, you are stuck in one body
type or partial worldview. This recording offers is a musical model
for flexibility. Instead of trying to constantly energize you or
let you meditate endlessly, the music uses Ayurvedic principles
of connecting with the cycles of nature to take you through a variety
levels of alertness, movement, engagement, passion, joy, and rest.
The more balanced you are, the more at ease you will feel toward
the various challenges and stress of life. The notes contain an
explanation of Ayurvedic healing and include a chart to help you
figure out what "dosha" or Ayurvedic body type you are.
After figuring out your body type you can use the suggested exercises
while listening to the music to enhance your "flexibility"
and rebalance your health. The music is played on electronic keyboard,
and also uses sounds sampled from the natural world.
Music For Rejuvenation By Dr. Joseph
Nagler. Rejuvenation comes from rest. Our cycles of activity and
rest are part of hundreds of invisible daily rhythms of the human
body. These circadian rhythms regulate all aspects of our physiology,
from our blood pressure, temperature, body chemistry, brain waves,
and hormone levels to our sleep patterns and more. Periods of rejuvenating
rest come naturally when these circadian rhythms flow harmoniously.
But when unnatural aspects of our lifestyles, like work and family
stress, poor eating and sleeping habits, and environmental pollution,
interfere with these cycles, real rest becomes an elusive goal.
This recording is designed to emulate the tempo, rhythms, and breathing
patterns of the peak rest periods of our daily rhythms. It features
piano, soprano saxophone, hand-drums, trumpet, guitar, and violin
along with ambient electronic textures to create an uncommon blend
of sensuous, relaxing music. It is a unique opportunity to give
yourself the most precious gift—time to reflect, heal, and energize.
The technological breakthroughs used in this recording were originally
developed for use in clinical studies at the New York University
Medical Center's Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine.