To heal the blows of sound.
In the 1800’s, Oliver Wendell Holmes penned those words in his poem, The Music Grinders. Can you imagine what he would think today? Everywhere we go, there is noise and sound. How do we respond to all of this sensory input? That is the subject of this lesson, a continuation of the exploration of pratyahara, one of the essential eight rungs of True Yoga. It is all about the senses.
We have already spoken about the sense of sight. Think back. In Lesson Seven, we delved into how we see and how we are, often unwittingly, influenced by all that we take in through the sense of sight. Now we will spend some time on another sense, the sense of sound.
Most of us go about our days, giving scant attention to what we are hearing. Sure, if a siren…
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