This marks the completion of a work that has been in process for over two years, and feels like an important milestone for our studio.
(click below to listen)
We are in the familiar
And within the bounds
of our relative comfort
When on the threshold
We stand in between a place
And another place
In a liminal
s p a c e
Riding on the edge
of our experience
Enter and Explore
the thresholds of our thresholds
and find and dance with our sparks of
courage and creativity
- Yeon-Hee Yim
Director's Note: Traditionally, mantras are chanted phrases that can be repeated for extended lengths of time to affect our biorhythms and neurobiology. This song is an example of how intentional repetition in music can create a mantra, even without words. // yhy
It is an example of what we at Sonaesthetics call "process music"
Director's Notes: You may find several different definitions when researching this term, but for me, process music has to do with processes in which people are allowed to move through their own (or perhaps suggested) material, each at their own pace. // yhy
You might consider the following time markers as checkpoints to achieve certain desired effects in your practice.
3 minutes: Affects the electromagnetic field and blood circulation.
7 minutes: Brain patterns start to shift from the static of beta waves, to calmer alpha waves and ultimately to deep relaxing delta waves. Simultaneously, the magnetic field surrounding the body increases in strength.
11 minutes: The glandular system and nerves start to change.
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems begin to accommodate the increased energy.
22 minutes: The three minds balance and begin to work together. The subconscious mind begins to clear.
31 minutes: Affects all the cells and rhythms of the body and all layers of the mind's projection. Endocrine balance is achieved.¹
¹ Kundalini Yoga School. Why practice for 3, 11 or 31 minutes & 40, 90 or 120 days?
¹ 3HO Foundation Team. Meditation Guidelines. "https://www.3ho.org/kundalini-yoga/meditation/