Use of Sound in Yoga Practice

February 10, 2014    BY Kathy Ornish

Add the power of sound to your asana, pranayama, and meditation practice. Using sound, such as a mantra, with asana has several benefits, including increasing the length of the breath and augmenting the effects of the pose. Kathy explains the three aspects of sound—energetic, cognitive, and symbolic—and leads you through an asana and pranayama practice coordinating the mantra Om so’ham hamsaha with the four parts of the breath. The practice ends with a short meditation and chanting of the mantra. 

Prop: blanket for seated practice.

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Kathy Ornish
Kathy Ornish is a certified yoga therapist and teacher through the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI), where she is a faculty member for the Viniyoga Foundations Program for Teaching and Yoga Therapy. She is also a certified ParaYoga teacher, and a consultant at the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in California. K.O. is Owner and Director at Good Space Yoga in East Lansing, Michigan where she has a yoga therapy practice and teaches group classes. Her primary emphasis is on teaching the... Read more>>


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