About [ EUPHONIC YOGA ]
In the world of remixes and versions we have somewhere forgotten our ancestral roots. Euphonic yoga is our meager effort to bring these roots back to life. Euphonic yoga, first time ever combining Indian classical music, indian classical dance with yoga, which has roots in India. Euphonic yoga is one of a kind project recently started by 2 young minds- Shruti and Suman- one who has music and dance in her blood and the other with yoga in her soul.
It is a concept that vitalizes and activates the stream of energy system flowing inside the human body, otherwise known as the Chakra system of our body. The pranic energy flowing through our system is affected by every movement inside and around our body. If the right vibrations are generated in right combination, it has deep and profound effects on our body, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Euphonic Yoga is an amalgamation of music and yoga that finds its root from Nada Yog, the ancient Indian text.
According to the Vedic Philosophy, yoga and music both are part of Nada Vidya. Yoga deals with realisation of Anahata nada, unstruck sound (extrasensory vibrations) of the eternal force of cosmic consciousness. In other words Anhata means cosmic music. Yoga is an ancient and well-studied scientifically designed practice. It is not mere physical exercises but therapeutic postures that activate certain chakras (energy centers) and nadis (energy channels) in the body. It is also a journey within. Yoga helps in creating harmony of mind, body and soul. On the other hand Music pertains to rhythmic flow of the Ahata nada, that is struck sound (perceivable sonic currents) that is produced in nature.
The original ragas of the Indian classical music (Shastric Music) are created according to the deep knowledge of harmonious consonance between the seven swaras and chakras. This is why shastric musical compositions are found to have significant positive effect on the mind-body system and also have the potential to awaken the otherwise dormant energies.
Our body is made of various systems- circulatory system, endocrine system, nervous system etc. Similarly we also have Energy system which runs through our body. Although not much established by Modern sciences, but is soon finding interest among scientists today.
According to this system there are mainly 7 energy centres (chakras) in our body, running from our head to the base. Balancing these chakras means balancing of health, both physically as well as mentally.
Indian classical dance honours the body as sacred temple, the playhouse of the spirit. Kathak, one of the 8 classical dance forms of India is one such graceful art form. Every movement, every mudra and every posture has a spiritual meaning to it. It is interesting to note that many hand mudras used in dance coincide with hand mudras used in the yoga. Yoga states that the fingers of our hand represent the ‘Pancha Mahabhutas’ or the 5 elements. Touching one finger with others in different combinations creates circuits in our body through which energy flows. Such a flow of energy allows the body to gain better circulation of blood, indirectly formulating long-term health benefits. Different ‘Hastas’ are used to also communicate specific ideas, events, actions, or creatures. Each mudra is not just a representation, it has specific impact on our body. For example, The ‘Hamsasya hasta’ in Classical Dance represents the shape of a ‘Swan’ and is also similar to ‘Gyan mudra’ in Yoga which increases the memory power, enhances concentration and prevents insomnia; also, the ‘Trishula Hasta’ depicting ‘Trishula/ Trident’ matches with ‘Varun Mudra’ which is claimed to balance the water content in body and prevent pain due to inflammation or shrinkage of muscles. Apart from Mudras, chakkar is an important aspect of Kathak. Among other things, it represents power and stability of Muladhar Chakra (one of the energy centers where energy flows through the legs). Stronger the Muladhar chakra, powerful the chakkar and vice versa. Practice of chakkar with thomping of feet increases blood circulation and heat in the legs. Chakkar also depends on the strength of the core, the center of mass. The stronger your core is, stronger is your chakkar. It also helps in increasing concentration.
Dance is not just a medium to express, it has immense power to alter the mood of the dancer as well as the spectator. This alteration is explained on the basis of Chakra system, the pranic energy flow in our body.
People with knowledge of dance and music knows well that controlled and stable breathing indicates graceful movement for kathak, and soulful harmony for the musicians.
Yoga, dance and music all use rhythm and this rhythm is synced within us as a part of our heartbeat and breathing.
Thus, combining the three has been just so organic, like a waterfall into a pond.
Euphonic yoga is becoming increasingly popular among office going people. Due to increasing knowledge about Emotional Intelligence, Heads of corporates are searching for unconventional solutions to increase the efficiency of their employees, be it government or a multinational company. Euphonic Yoga is just the right unconventional solution. But Euphonic Yoga is not just for relieving stress or only for corporates. Children, mothers and old aged people are equally enjoying it.
Euphonic Yoga helps in keeping children away from various malicious distractions by making Euphonic Yoga more interesting, as it is introduced to the children in form of Lion Posture, It helps in dealing with menopausal issues of women and also deals with old age health issues.
It is a concept which cannot be understood. It can only be felt.