Television, telephones, cars, computers, cell phones, planes, trains, buses, boom boxes, and everyone talking at once. We live in a noisy world, so it’s not surprising that we’re out of tune with the sonic sounds of nature. How do we reconnect? Composer and multi-instrumentalist Russill Paul directs us to the yoga of sound, which draws from the voices of stones, rocks, trees, birds, and the subtle and constant communication which occurs between all living things. Paul provides sound clips, as he explains the different types and styles of yoga, and how mantric language can have a salubrious effect on body, mind and spirit. “Every one of these sound yogas has very practical applications and relevance to our times and the kinds of conditions we live in.” (hosted by Neil Harvey)
Russill Paul travels widely in the U.S. and internationally to teach, perform and record, and is featured at conferences on music, health and spirituality throughout the world.
His CDs include:
- Nada Yoga (Sounds True 2007)
- The Yoga of Sound (companion CD to book)
- Shabda: Mantra Mysticism (Sounds True 2008)
- Shakti: Tantric Embrace (American Journey 2008)
His books include:
- The Yoga of Sound: Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant (New World Library 2006)
Asha and Russill Paul are trustees of the Bede Griffiths International Trust.
To learn more about the work of Russill and Asha Paul go to www.russillpaul.com.
Topics explored in this dialogue include:
- How you can receive sonic nutrients from mantric sound
- How sound can configure your energy
- Why it is important to re-institute ancient language
- What the three essential chanting styles are and how they affect you
- What the “OM” mantra represents and why it is powerful
Host: Neil Harvey Interview Date: 6/21/2002 Program Number: 2952