GONG YOGA is a comprehensive book on practicing and teaching yoga with the sound of the gong. You will learn about the origin, history and use of the gong for yoga and meditation as well as its current therapeutic applications for healing and transformation.
The book contains a step-by-step training guide to teach yourself how to play the gong through a series of practice sessions. You will learn the basic techniques to play the gong effectively as well as more advanced techniques to create your own personalized gong playing routines. You will also learn how to structure yoga classes and individual practices using the gong as well as how to develop gong yoga therapy sessions for your students and professional clients.
A special chapter on Kundalini Yoga and the Gong explains the use of specific mantras and meditations, as well as information on the chakras, the major energy channels of the body (the nadis), and the five sheaths of existence (the koshas), that are key to understanding how the gong integrates with the practice of yoga. Also included is how to select and care for your gong and additional resources to develop your skills.
Mehtab Benton is a long-time yoga practitioner, teacher, and yoga teacher trainer. He is the founder of the Yoga Yoga Studios in Austin, Texas.
Mehtab is the recipient of the International Kundalini Yoga Teacher's Association "Building Communities in Yoga" award. He has taught Kundalini Yoga and Gong workshops to students and teachers from around the world at the annual Kundalini Yoga Summer Solstice gathering in New Mexico. He served on the Board of Directors for the 3HO Foundation, dedicated to spreading teachings of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan and is president of the Yoga Care Foundation, created to sponsor yoga research and yoga education for disadvantaged populations.
Mehtab is the author of eleven books and over 100 articles on yoga, health, diet and nutrition. He has trained yoga teachers in the art of playing the gong and has taught weekly Yoga of Sound classes for the last ten years. He was a featured instructor in the University of Texas Master Class series where he played the gong and lectured on the practice of yoga.
Soft cover, 104 pages
Format approx. 15,2 x 22,8 cm.