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Welcome to rasa ~ yoga and soundscapes
Eleanor Dawson, a musician and yoga teacher in Ireland. From Yoga and music we can learn to live, to listen, to communicate, to articulate from the essence of our being – to live with a zest for life!
rasa is a Sanskrit word which shimmers with multiple meanings. It is taste – in food, and in the sense of getting a flavour or taste from experiences. In traditional lndian art-forms rasa is used to describe the way a performer can convey emotion in music, dance and theatre, and the emotional response this evokes in the audience. It is something essential, even divine, above and beyond everyday experience – an infusion of the joy of being.
The state of yoga is in no sense a disembodiment, a release from the world; on the contrary, it is a stronger incarnation.
The beating of our heart, the pulse throbbing in our wrist or hand, our circulation, the working of the whole mechanism of our body is rhythmic.
This sound is unique to each living or non living thing and in itself creates a music that no-one can hear. I believe that this has a very powerful resonance with, and a deep effect, on our lives.
Movement is the song of the body.