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Rajesh David trained at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India. He is also a singer and composer, with a background in Indian classical music. As a professional singer he was an A- grade artist for All India Radio & Television.
Whilst living as a resident of Mandala Yoga Ashram in Wales for four years, he conducted kirtan and chanting sessions, gave concerts and taught regular Nada Yoga courses. His three courses on the subject of Nada viz, Nada Yoga: The Yoga of Subtle Sound, From Sound to Silence and The Music of AUM - chanting and reflecting on the Mandukya Upanishad, together with two others, Bhakti Yoga: Through Love to the Self and An Introduction to Adi Shankaracharyas Bhaja Govindam are all recognized as IST by the BWY.
He has been teaching these courses in the UK and abroad for several years.
He has also taught with Swami Nishchalananda on a one year course of Kriya Yoga at the Mandala Yoga Ashram.
His many CDs include collections of devotional music, such as Mantram Music for Relaxation and Meditation, The Music of AUM - The Mandukya Upanishad and Kabir - mystic poems, and practice CDs, such as Nadopasana, for practitioners of Nada Yoga.
Rajesh has trained as a coach with HeartMath UK, which focuses on heart intelligence as a means of building resiliance and managing stress.

Rajesh David

Yoga courses approved as IST by BWY

  • Nada Yoga

  • From Sound to Silence

  • Music of AUM: Mandukya Upanishad

  • Bhakti Yoga: Thorugh Love to the Self

  • Pratyahara: Gateway to Stillness

  • Song of the Heart

Upcoming Courses

October 11, 2019

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of the 8-fold path of Yoga and is considered to be the bridge between the external (bahiranga) and the internal (antaranga). This important stage could be perceived as a portal to inner realms, preparing the yogi for Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

 

Pratyahara is defined in the Yoga Sutras as the withdrawal of the senses from external objects back to the mind-field from which those senses originally arose, thus enabling the mind to focus on its true nature.

 

 Pratyahara practices lead to a state of deep relaxation, expanded awareness and inner stability.

October 25, 2019

Pratyahara is the fifth limb of the 8-fold path of Yoga and is considered to be the bridge between the external (bahiranga) and the internal (antaranga). This important stage could be perceived as a portal to inner realms, preparing the yogi for Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

 

Pratyahara is defined in the Yoga Sutras as the withdrawal of the senses from external objects back to the mind-field from which those senses originally arose, thus enabling the mind to focus on its true nature.

 

 Pratyahara practices lead to a state of deep relaxation, expanded awareness and inner stability.

Bhakti Yoga is a search for the Self, through Love. It awakens the heart centre, refining our perceptions and unveiling the true nature of reality. This is the Wisdom of the Heart which transcends the limited egocentric intellect, opening up the possibility of Yoga union with the Absolute, Brahman. The path and process of opening up the heart centre is called Bhakti Yoga.
During the day we will be working with techniques from different forms of yoga ie. Mantra Yoga, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Chanting, Kirtana, Satsang, visualisations and meditations as means to sensitise the heart and awaken Bhakti. We will also reflect on the 12th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita, which examines Bhakti Yoga.

Nada Yoga is the Yoga of Subtle Sound. A part of Tantra, it consists of a series of techniques leading to an increasingly refined tuning of our perception, energised body and mind, and a heightened awareness of our chakras. Exploring levels of sound from gross to subtle gradually draws us closer to our highest potential.

The seminar will cover the following:

  • Philosophical background of the concept of Nada

  • Introduction to Indian Classical Music, including raga and tala

  • Chakra sensitisation using Indian music scales

  • Work with body and breath incorporating concepts of Nada

  • Developing a practice of meditation with sound

  • Contemplation on the mantra Om

  • Relating the practice of Nada Yoga to daily life

This day will review the concept of Nada and prepare us for a deeper understanding of sound.  We will explore sound as harmony and balance in the body and work with music and mantra yoga.  We will during the day be moving from sound to silence and examining the meaning and nature of silence.  There will be a yoga nidra practice, reflection on the mantra Om, with reference to Upanishadic texts and a meditation practice.  There will be a Hatha yoga practice in the morning.  

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