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Nada Bhakti: The Sound of Devotion, Vol. 1 Merging With the Sound

by The Bhakti House Band

Released 2011
Released 2011
Take a journey into bliss, combining sacred sounds of ancient Sanskrit with a modern East-Meets-West rhythmic groove that will plunge you into the depths of the heart. Experience conscious use of outer sound awakening the soul's inner music.
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Nada Bhakti: The Sound of Devotion Vol. 1 Merging With the Sound, an "East-Meets-West experience of Yoga through Sacred sound and devotion."

Join Nada Bhakti Yoga/Kirtan Chant Artists, Randall and Kristin Brooks for a journey into yogic bliss combining the sacred sounds of ancient Sanskrit with a modern East-Meets-West rhythmic groove that will plunge you into the depts of the heart. Experience the conscious use of outer sound awakening the inner music of your heart.

For almost 20 years, Randall and Kristin Brooks have shared their spiritual journey through their music and teaching at spiritual gatherings, wellness expos, workshops, festivals, conferences, and yoga studios across the country. In the summer of 2006, the first Sanskrit mantra “found” them and began to transform their lives as they faced the near-death of their newborn son; their perspective on life and spirituality dramatically shifted and deepened. By 2008, the use of Sanskrit sutras had empowered them to more easily focus their daily meditation practice, thereby increasing the awareness of their love and devotion for the Divine. Soon they were chanting mantras as a family and began incorporating these mantras into their music. Shortly after, they were introduced to Kirtan, part of Bhakti Yoga—the yogic practice of love and devotion—and experienced the powerful, heart-opening love and joy that chanting with others can bring. Their spiritual path and love of music eventually then led them to Nada Yoga, the yoga of sacred sound. In their music, they combine their love and devotion from Bhakti Yoga with Nada Yoga’s conscious and concise use of inner and outer sound to help others discover within themselves the same peaceful freedom they experience through their own personal practice, what they’ve come to endearingly term (as suggested by their GuruMa) Nada Bhakti: The Sound of Devotion, also the title of their CD releasing July 2011.

Kristin states, "We began to feel an inexpressible peace and freedom regardless of our hectic life traveling the country with our 'day job' and homeschooling our three children. The chaos of life hasn’t changed so much as our perspective continues to broaden and change. We still face the challenges and obstacles life can sometimes bring, only now, these mantras—these sacred sounds—allow us to return and rest within the profound peace, love, and devotion of the Inner Nada, regardless of how high or low the mountains and valleys appear to become. I’ve come to realize that the only REAL Truth in this universe is the inner music—the sound of silence—that Beloved Voice of God—and one’s devotion to it. The rest is nothing more than waves of the mind.”

Over the years, Randall and Kristin have had the privilege of studying and deepening their yogic mantra and meditation practice in the presence of some amazing teachers. They were first introduced by Christopher Tims to the practice of yogic meditation on the sound of silence (aka the anahata nada or “inner/unstruck” sound) and certified in Sound Energy Dynamics back in 1998, which began their journey through outer sound into inner sound. Years later they were formally introduced to the practice of Nada Yoga through kirtan artist and teacher, Bhagavan Das (http://www.BhagavanDas.com/) and then began studying the ancient, sacred language of Sanskrit and the Path of Luminous Shabda to deepen their understanding and experience of these mantras with their Beloved GuruMa, Manorama (http://www.SanskritStudies.org/) who carries on the sacred teachings of Beloved Guruji, Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D), founder of Ananda Ashram in NY and Brahmananda Ashram in San Francisco. Randall and Kristin have also incorporated these sacred mantras directly into their daily Asana practice as Kristin completes her 200 hr teacher training in Priya Yoga with founder, Michelle Andrie (http://priyayoga.net/).

Both Randall and Kristin hope that by sharing the experience of their Yogic path, a sacred space will be created so that others will feel free to discover their own inner Yogic path to peace and unity, as well. They look forward to joining with you in this practice to open the heart of inner wisdom as well as to experience the beauty and love life has to offer in a deeper and more meaningful way.

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