The two most used communal instruments in the Asharum are the Asha Meditation and the HarpMood.
What is Asha Meditation?
Asha meditation is helpful for shifting quickly between the state of attention that is required for ordinary living and the state of mindfulness. Asha meditation is particularly useful when the time that you have for meditation is limited.
Meditation is ‘doing nothing’, because this is not easy and the mind quickly becomes dominant, we use percussion instruments to more easily shift our state to the silent state of ‘doing nothing’.
The effect of rhythm on the brain is well-known and widely documented. In Asha Meditation this effect of rhythm is used for bringing the mind into a different resonance. In practice it means that the Asha Meditation is divided into four parts.
During the first part, a regular rhythm is maintained, usually ten minutes with a rattle or a drum, in preparation for the state of silence, the actual meditation that follows. After ten minutes of silence follows a new impulse of rhythm and finally a closing ten minutes of silent meditation.
Asha Meditation has proved to be very effective and particularly helpful for people who lead a busy life.
What is a HarpMood?
When life is in line with its essence you open up for transcendental Awareness, which guides you to inspiration and spiritual healing.
In order to help people reach this transcendence, Yoginâm found a method, or rather the method found him, in which sound is the vehicle for inspiration, guidance and healing. The sounds that you hear from a harp resonate through you, they bypass the mind and connect with your transcendence. You just have to adopt an attitude of openness in order to experience its benefits.
HarpMood is therefore a form of communication beyond words. A communication between Yoginâm in a transcendental state of Being and your transcendental Being. With this, the sounds become an instrument to re-member what you really are, in essence.
HarpMood precedes a period of silence and is therefore a preparation for the silent state of meditation.
HarpMood is not a kind of spiritual background music to quieten the deliberations of mind and create a beneficial atmosphere for meditation. The sounds are the communication in which the resonance is exchanged. Therefore the experience of the tones of the HarpMood is different for everyone, because everyone is unique as a living human being.
Harp Mood really gives you a deep and grateful/intens/joy/beautiful/love(ly) Heart mood.
A grateful guest
You will find an explanation of the other meditations and instruments here.