''Nad'' means primordial sound. Nad Yoga is an ancient Indian science that teaches us how to connect with our most intimate being through the sound of our own voice. It teaches us to experience sound and music not only with our auditive sense but with our kinesthetic sense as well (feeling the vibration of sound as sensation in the body).
The training of Nad Yoga allows us to perceive the sounds and vibrations we make in certain parts of the body. The body then becomes a map, a scale upon which the different notes of music can be sensed and identified. This precise technique harmonizes our energetic bodies, brings deep peace and serenity, and even helps people who sing out of tune to sing in harmony!
Nad Yoga also helps us understand the relationship between emotion and sound, and the way that vibration stimulates the production of hormones responsible for our different moods.
When we speak of science in India, it is not necessarily an objective science developed in a laboratory as seen in the West, but a science, both objective and subjective, that is lived in the internal laboratory with the consciousness in the body. Any sincere seeker can experience the same truths that the ancients revealed.
“If we accept that sound is vibration and we know that vibration touches every part of our physical being, then we understand that sound is heard not only through our ears but through every cell in our bodies. One reason sound heals on a physical level is because it so deeply touches and transforms us on the emotional and spiritual planes. Sound can redress imbalances on every level of physiologic functioning and can play a positive role in the treatment of virtually any medical disorder.”
Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, director of Medical Oncology and Integrative Medicine, the Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York.