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Is psychedelic therapy, microdosing mushrooms, or mantra meditation more effective for mental health?

A lot of people are looking for breakthrough in their mental health by using plant medicines, psychedelic therapies or microdosing mushrooms. But mantra meditation has been providing the same benefits for thousands of years, and current research confirms it.

Key benefits of mantra meditation vs. psychedelic therapies or microdosing mushrooms:

1. Mantra therapy is free. The mental health industry is HOT right now trying to push roll out psychedelic therapies into the market. It'll soon be a multi-billion dollar industry, because psychedelic therapies can cost tens of...

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Traumatized by "Sound Healing" that feels like New Age Faux Spiritual Misappropriation?

This conversation may be music to your ears.

In February I made a "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT" on my personal Facebook page, and hundreds of people who know me and my professional background well chimed in. The comments are GOLD, and I wanted to share the perspectives in a series of blog posts so you, dear reader, could benefit. Perhaps you'll even find community in like-minded souls?

Here was the public announcement I made to my friends and followers:

I’m (finally) open to using the term “sound healing” to describe what I do. I have some conflicted feelings...

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Sound Healing Training Integrity: The Importance of Sanskrit Mantra and Nada Yoga Sound Therapy

In recent years, the field of sound healing has gained significant popularity, with numerous individuals seeking complementary therapies through the power of sound. Even the football players on season three of Ted Lasso are using mantra meditation to access their inner powers! This made me LOL, but it's for real... the power of sound and mantra has gone mainstream.

As a certified yoga therapist and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, specializing in sound and mantra, I am deeply committed to upholding the principles of integrity within the...

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5 Reasons Why Sound Healers Need Better Training in Mantra & Nāda Yoga

Ok, it's time for what feels like (another) big announcement: I'm (finally) open to using the term "sound healing" in association with my work training teachers in mantra + nāda yoga.

My long-time friends and colleagues are heavily divided on whether or not I should tackle training sound healers. Some think it's great. Others say they'd run the other way if they didn't know me and the quality of my professional integrity already, once they saw the words "sound healing" on my mantra & nāda yoga courses!



I WAS WRONG. I'M SORRY: I've been on a high horse about it,...

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Mantra Sound Bath: Top 10 Elements of Sound Healing with Mantra Meditation

For over a decade, when people ask me what I do, I’ve told them something like, “I teach mantra meditation and the yoga of sound and voice.” And people say, “Oh, like sound healing and sound baths and stuff?” And my response is always, “Sort of… let me explain…” and then I distinguish my niche as a sound yoga pioneer within the global yoga community, and the depth of my training and practice in the tradition of nāda yoga and Sanskrit mantra.

But the words sound healing and sound bath are (for better or worse)...

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Buying a Harmonium: Where, How, and What to Look Out For!

Almost no two harmoniums are alike! Your harmonium might become your new best friend for your chanting practice, and is an essential if you want dive deep into nada yoga training to learn to lead Sanskrit mantra chanting or kirtan, but they can also be tricky to buy. I'll show you pictures of all of the different types of harmoniums, and give you experienced, professional harmonium buying advice!

First of all... Do I really need a harmonium? Why would I want a harmonium?

Over the past 15 years of teaching sound healing yoga in India and online, I offer a lot of...

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