Yoga of Sound Introduction

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce sound and the Yoga of Sound. (This section encompasses mantras, chanting, kirtan and prayers. For Music, see here.)


Gain a foundational understanding of sound, sacred sound and chanting.


Define sound. Describe sound healing and the effects of vocalizing. Explain what is meant by the word “nada” in Sanskrit. Describe Nada Yoga and how the ability to connect with our internal, sacred sound can be developed. Note what the study of indigenous tribes teaches us about sacred chanting.  Describe Mantra Yoga and define kirtan. Provide five reasons that may explain why chanting has such positive effects.