If we accept the idea of Naada Brahma, meaning that God is sound (or Sound is God), then the question must be, how can we, as spiritual beings having a human experience, best use sound to release us from our earthly bonds and hasten our spiritual evolution towards our ultimate reunion with our Divine Selves and ultimately with the Supreme Creator.
Beings of wisdom have asked this question for thousands of years and have developed techniques to facilitate this spiritual task. They did this in places such as India, Tibet, the Middle East, Africa, Hawaii and the Native American cultures.
By divine inspiration, as well as by trial and error, over hundreds if not thousands of years, the rishis of India, the monks of Tibet, the kahunas of Hawaii and the shamanic practitioners of cultures all over the world, discerned and then practiced vocal and sound techniques to elevate consciousness, to heal, to bring wisdom and understanding, to bid communities in spiritual practice and intent and many other diverse uses.
With the advent of mass media, even in some of the originating countries, these powerful and vital techniques have fallen into disuse and, in many places, have completely disappeared. Elsewhere, the techniques have been encoded within existing writings and teachings, requiring special understanding to comprehend the deeper meanings involved.
In India, the ancient rishis delved deep into every aspect of human life in order to discover how humankind could live evolving ever closer to their divine nature. Amongst the many profound discoveries they made, was that the human voice was one of the most powerful tools given to humanity to contact Spirit and bring the individual into higher levels of awareness, indeed to join in Divine Union with God.
The word “Yoga” means to be joined, thus Naad Yoga is the science that allows the individual to be joined to the Divine using the power of sound and the voice.
Since 1970, Antion Meredith has delved deep into the sacred teachings of sound. His original interest in the Hindu traditions of Mantra and Shastriya Sangeet (Indian Classical music), led him into the Sacred Writings of the Sikhs (Gurbani).