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Chanting led by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani with support by Yogacharini Devasena Bhavanani, Yoga Chemmal Meena Ramanathan and Yogacharini Dr Sangeeta. Recording engineer and flute by Shri Rajkumar Rajamanickam
Disc 1: A Meditative Experience: Invocation to Maharishi Patanjali, Samadhipada, Sadhanapada, Vibhutipada, Kaivalyapada and 108 OM chants
Disc 2: A Learning Experience: Invocation to Maharishi Patanjali, Samadhipada, Sadhanapada, Vibhutipada, Kaivalyapada
Why do we chant the Yoga Sutra’s of Maharishi Patańjali? When we write things out and deal with the written word, we are dealing with external forms. The written form is the grossest level of interpretation of oral traditions. When we chant we use our vocal apparatus to produce the sound. This process brings us into the eternal NOW. When we write, a long lapse of time can pass between the time of writing and our re-reading it. When we chant, the action brings us in the present moment. The process of chanting demands full attention, at least at the physical level. There is also the question of resonance. Chanting evokes and invokes resonance in letters and words. All mantra’s can be chanted in three forms: the manasika form (chanting in the mind) is the subtlest of forms, the vachika form (chanting externally, uttering sound) is in between, and the likita (writing), which is the grossest. The subtlest way to approach the sutra’s would be to chant them at the level of the mind. Yet, this requires full knowledge of what one is doing. It follows that when we chant we are in the NOW, we are vibrating, and we know what we are uttering so that when we move to the subtlest plane and we chant without uttering sound, in our mind, we are as close to the most perfect sound as possible.
Excerpts from a Live Recording of the All Night AUM (Om) Chanting Performed on the Occasion of the 130th Birth Anniversary of Sri La Sri Swami Kanakananda Brighu Guru Maharaj. 2nd February 2004 at Ananda Ashram (ICYER) Pondicherry, South India. Ideal companion for relaxation, contemplation and mediation.
Excerpts from a Live Recording of the Chanting of 1008 Om Nama Shivaya Mantras Performed on the Occasion of the Maha Shivaratri Puja Celebrations 2004 18th February 2004 at Sri Kambaliswamy Madam, Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, South India. The CD contains 504 chants of the Panchakshara Mantra. Ideal companion for timing Yoga practice as well as Puja, contemplation and mediation.
Wonderful Spiritual Music sung energetically by Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and the Ananda Ashram International Bhajans troupe (1988) Includes:
... and many other all times Ananda Ashram favorites.
Meditative Carnatic Music with English Lyrics Composed and sung by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Includes selections from Yogamaharishi Dr Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj's "Gita Inspirations". An Ideal way to learn to understand and appreciate the wonderful Carnatic Music Tradition of South India.
Meditative Carnatic Music in Tamil Sung by Yogacharya Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. An Ideal way to enjoy the meditative quality of the wonderful Carnatic Music Tradition of South India.
A selection of many favorite compositions of classical Carnatic Music in sung melodiously by Smt Jyothirmayi and Selvi PVL Shailaja, music mistresses of Yoganjali Natyalayam. Dr Ananda accompanies them on the Mridungam. Ideal for all music lovers.
Includes Gayatris Used For Morning Aarthi ,Mantras Used In Sunday Puja At Sri Kambliswamy Madam,Sri Maha Ganesha Pancha Ratnam, The Guru Strotra, Saraswathi Prarthana, Universal Prayer Prayer From Rig Veda, Surya Namaskar Mantras, and Many Bhajans Sung At The Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, South India
Classical Carnatic vocal music by Kalaimamani Srirengam R Ranganathan, one of the finest traditional Carnatic vocalists of South India and Guru of Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Ideal for all music lovers.
A rare collection of compositions of Muthuswami Dikshitar one of the greatest composers of South Indian Classical music. Sung by Kalaimamani Srirengam R Ranganathan, one of the finest traditional Carnatic vocalists of South India and Guru of Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani. Ideal for all music lovers.