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Om Prana: Sonic Mediation w/ Pranavam Das (Lawrence “Lipbone” Redding)
August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm$25
Sonic = Sound Prana = Energy/Life Force
Expect an evening of Breathwork (pranayama), chanting and sonic healing, followed by a deep guided meditation with live music. In this 90 minute workshop, we focus on the breath and empowering the voice through the chanting Aum (Om) and other vedic mantras.
This workshop is very gentle and the breathing exercises serve to relax and balance. There will be no attempt to release a fiery kundalini serpent from your root chakra. With deep relaxed breathing, focusing our attention on the breath and utilizing several basic pranayama exercises like Surya/Chandra Bhedana (sun/moon breath), we prepare ourselves to chant Om together and we might get a little creative.
The Meditation part is the last half of the workshop and we are in a Shavasana or lying down position and listening to our breath and to the live music which is usually a Vedic mantra and story within a musical context. Bring a nice soft pillow, mat, blanket, etc.
Bio: A full time professional touring musician and storyteller for the past 20 years, Lipbone often leads kirtans, Sonic and Pranic meditations as a form of spiritual devotion. He is a devotee of Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (Advaita Vedanta) and student of Dr. V. Balaji (Benares University). He performed at ashrams and devotional centers around the world. Venues include Kripalu Yoga Center, The Omega Institute, Sivananda Yoga Centers, Arsha Vidya Gurukulum and others.