Mantra is a word that means “that which frees the mind”, and Japa (or mantra) yoga is the practice of projecting the mind into a repeated word or phrase imbued with spiritual significance. One of the most universally known is the OM, but there are thousands of mantras ranging from one syllable to complete spiritual […]
Teacher Sadhguru shares the importance of sound, language, and speaking with intent: “Whatever sound you need to utter, utter it in such a way that it is beneficial for you. And whatever is beneficial for you will naturally be beneficial for everyone around you. If a sound is doing wonderful things to you, it will […]
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We all want to stay healthy and happy all year-long, of course. Here’s a great article with some tips for staying healthy this winter. Toning for Peace finds #14 exceptionally interesting!! And you can do it all year-long… It’s all about the hum! “Humming has been shown to increase nitric oxide in the nose, which […]
Yogi Bhajan, responsible for bringing Kundalini Yoga to the West, taught a very powerful meditation using the syllable of “HAR”. I’d like to share it with you. First put your hands together in front of you, back to back like a reverse “Namaste” or prayer pose. But then let them relax and curl in toward […]
Are you all feeling the amping of energies lately just as I am? Astrologically, we are in very interesting times. Time itself seems to be speeding up, information (and misinformation) is a constant onslaught, and change is not only imminent but mandatory. We’re all being asked to up our game. If we don’t take time […]
About this time of year, many minds turn to the practice of spring cleaning, clearing out the closets, dusting in all the nooks and crannies of a home, and making things sparkle! Why not do the same inside? Our bodies and minds could use a good cleansing after this rather challenging winter, don’t you think? […]
As you’ve probably heard, this New Year’s Day is punctuated with helpful astrological forces including a New Moon to catapult us beyond the habits of the past and into the terrain of fresh, clean starts. Give yourself some time and space today to meditate on the following: Your Keyword for 2014: This is a word […]
The majority of us spend a lot of time in our minds. Even having spent years silencing the mind through meditation, the function of the mind never really goes away. It may get quieter, and we may have better control over our thoughts, but it is a very rare individual who can live the majority […]
Want to have some fun? Check out the Fanfare at audepicault.com. May I suggest you do some vocal toning with it?
I was inspired after watching the movie Avatar for the second time recently to try something new in my toning group today. It was an experiment that went quite well, so I thought I’d share it with you. In the movie, there is a scene when the tribal people are offering a healing to the […]
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Friend of Toning for Peace & Healing, Shawn O Hurley, found this gem for revitalizing and activating the pineal gland, our body’s evolutionary headquarters. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN1reb_Lzi8&w=420&h=315 Shawn suggests using the sound “OOO” or “EW” instead of the proposed “LOVE”. Try both and do what works best for you! I’d love to hear your results.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is from a philosopher named Herbert Whone who wrote: “Humanity has been enchanted–sung to sleep. In the depths of that condition, we are given the capacity to make our own sound, which is in effect a means of escape, a way of breaking the spell.” This quote […]
Today’s toning at the Light Center was so yummy! What a great group of people…deep listeners with open hearts and open voices. After connecting with each of the elements (earth, water, fire, air, ether) with chi gong, we practiced balancing the five elements with this Bon series of mudra and mantra: [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImTEB35new0] We wrapped […]
Ready to settle down for the night and want a toning exercise that will quiet the mind and help prepare you for restful sleep? Give AH-OM-HUM a try. It is very similar to AUM or OM, but there is a subtle yet powerful difference. These three syllables are a purification practice, perfect for releasing the […]