THE ESSENSE OF MUSIC
Music in all it’s various forms is definitely ‘uplifting’, totally depends on what type one is looking for in a particular time in life. Let’s talk about ‘spiritual music’- the one that is soothing, healing, sweet and soulful. In the Spiritual music category we will understand the Indian Classical Music and related therapy.
Indian classical music therapy is a complementary therapy that promotes the inbuilt natural healing process. This music produces beneficial effects and is physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually uplifting. Original knowledge of these things is found in Vedas.
Let’s focus on the first and foremost ‘father of All …” music therapies –the Omkar Therapy.
The Omkar Therapy is part of a discipline called music therapy (in this case Indian music), a type of therapy that allows the improvement of the health through music.
In particular, through the combination of specific notes (this combination of notes is called Raga) you can act on specific chakra.
OM (Omkar) is the primordial sound which created the universe. Also the sound of the residue, called Kundalini.
The Omkar consists of 4 sounds: A and U contracts that give O, O nasal (anuswara) and M.
Each of these sounds has a direct effect on our energy system:
This therapy is widely used for stress management.
Sit upright and relaxed, cross-legged, on the floor. If you choose to sit on a chair, place your feet a little apart from each other, without shoes. Rest your hands palms open and upward on your lap.
How does Indian classical music therapy work on the chakra system?
In our day-to-day life, we find that all the seven chakras are not active all the time. Some do not work properly, as there are some hindrances, due to lack of required energy power. Since these chakras are connected with different organs, any hindrance in their functioning creates physical imbalance in the person. Emotional and mental imbalance are also seen depending upon the state of the chakras. Indian classical music produces different effects such as heating, cooling, soothing and emotional psyche of the listener. When the energy, vibrations and frequency of Indian classical music match with the energy, vibrations and frequency of the chakras, they get activated. This inner integration makes a natural path for the Kundalini to rise upward. When rising, the Kundalini nourishes the chakras and provides proper energy to them. Since organs are connected with the chakras, they also get the proper and adequate energy required and thus the balance is restored. Once the Kundalini finds its path to rise, it rises and pierces through the fontanel bone area and forms connection with the cosmic energy (power of divine love): it enlightens the brain and activates all the nerves in the brain, which in return, enlighten the heart.
About the raagas
Indian classical music is based on the raaga system. The raaga is a melodic scale, consisting of notes. The word 'raaga' in Sanskrit means 'to please'. Technically then raaga means a sweet combination of musical notes coming after another in succession.
Raaga Shyam Kalyan helps to activate Mooladhara chakra. It allows the Kundalini rise gently, easily and naturally.
Raaga Gurjari Todi has a capacity to cool down the liver and Raga Gurjari Todi and Yaman has a power of sustenance. Both raagas help to activate Swadisthan chakra. Both raagas have a power to stabilize the wandering attention which is very important for the meditation.
Raaga Abhogi helps to activate Nabhi chakra and stimulate the digestion process.
Raaga Bhairav and Durga have a power of divine bliss and protection. Both raagas help to activate Heart chakra.
Raaga Jaijaiwanti helps to activate Vishuddhi chakra which controls five sense organs.
Raaga Bhup is found effective to purify and open the Aagyaa chakra by deflating the baloon-like structures, of subconscious and ego. It is also useful to release tension, anger and mental fatigue. Mood created by this raaga greatly assist the Kundalini to pass through the Aagyaa chakra and enter the apex chakra Sahasrara in the limbic area. The person is now in the state of thoughtless awareness.
Raaga Darbari and Bhairavi are extremely helpful to settle and prolong the thoughtless awareness state. Notes of this raagas relax the limbic area. The Kundalini then soothens and nourishes the chakra and the brain. One feels joyous, energetic, peaceful and relieved of tension and depression. The person also enjoys the sensation of cool breeze on his fingertips. This is the state of yoga. Regular practice in this way can open a new dimension of self knowledge and collective consciousness. Through Sahaja Yoga Meditation, the person can effortlessly achieve his complete well-being.
With all these different musical notes a complete inner transformation occurs for the concerned individual. So listen and rejuvenate. Your chakras will get fine tuned and you will feel magically light and energetic.
Courtesy: various vedic texts
Sunanda’ s Bio
Sunanda Sharma is a professional Tarot Card Reader, Psychic, Author and Life Coach .She is a member Elite Psyche Team - Best American Psychics 2013, Member of Certified Psychic Society 2013 , Winner Tarot Super Achievers Award 2012 India. She is a published author. She has written two books of Spiritual/Inspirational genre "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume I" and "Inspiration from the Spirit Volume II".You can reach her at www.sunandatarot.com