Rajesh David trained at The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, India. He is also a composer and singer, with a background in Indian classical music.
While 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. He continues to teaches at the Mandala Yoga Ashram.
Rajesh has been teaching IST/CPD days for the BWY for over 16 years and also gives courses, workshops and seminars in the UK and abroad. His many CDs include collections of devotional music, Sanskrit texts set to music, Sufi poems, Yoga Nidra and Nada Yoga practices.
Rajesh has trained in Mindfulness and as a coach with HeartMath UK, which focuses on heart intelligence as a means of building resilience and managing stress.
Pratyahara is the fifth limb of the 8-fold path of Yoga and is considered to be the gateway 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.Read More
Experiencing the joy of chanting. Opening the heart to Bhakti through singing, chanting mantras and Indian rhythm.Read More
Effecting the transition from sound to silence through music, mantra yoga and asana, we will reflect on what key verses of the Mandukya Upanishad reveal to us about the meaning and nature of the Mantra Om, and Silence. Taking the practice of Nada Yoga to a deeper level, our journey leads us from audible sound to deeper realms of being, just as the chanting of Om, that perfect symbol of Nada, is followed by the silence from which the manifest universe emanates.Read More