Did you know that you can Heal Your Body, Mind and Aatmaa through the Powerful Vibrations of the Ancient Language of Samskrtam?
Did you know that the entire universe is nothing but vibrations and that includes your own body and mind?
That is why sound, which is also vibrations can affect your body and mind positively or negatively.
My First Attempt
Honestly, I should have done this project in 2013, when I was inviting people to come in person to Philadelphia to a residential camp to learn Samskrtam from me.
At that time, I spent a lot of money on a company which promised to send an email to thousands who were teaching some aspects of Yoga-Shaastram (meaning Yoga-Science). After the email was sent, a few responded with lot of resistance. They felt that it was fine to pronounce the Samskrtam words however they wanted.
They felt entitled to treat Samskrtam words like English and felt offended when pointed out to them that doing so would amount to misappropriation of Yoga-Science. So, that project didn’t work out well. Even now, many spiritual teachers and chanters feel the same.
Would My Action be Right?
I don’t know how to pronounce French; but if I choose to recite French poetry on stages and make money of it, or worse still, if I choose to TEACH French poetry to others, how right is my action?
If a French poet hears my pronunciation and points it out to me, am I correct in getting angry with him while I have made no efforts in learning correct pronunciation of French?
If I accuse him of being judgemental, who is really being judgemental here?
Should I not learn and master something before I choose to teach it to others?
How can teaching precede learning?
How can teaching make someone an expert, if they are teaching it incorrectly?
I was puzzled and confused with no answers to my questions.
Unfortunately, this is what is happening in the spiritual, chanting, and Yoga-world today. Samskrtam being scientific could produce completely OPPOSITE effect if mis-pronounced.
My Second Attempt
I brought out my very first digital product an educational 3 CD set called Yoga-Dhvani in 2014. I speak about correct pronunciation in that. I made it in such a way that people can repeat it after me word by word in every tune.
I wanted to provide an opportunity for the listener to learn the chants in all the tunes if they chose to.
I aim for perfection though it is difficult to achieve, and set the bar high for myself, my students and my Yoga-teacher trainees. Yet, I had no program specifically to learn correct pronunciation of Samskrtam.
I am glad I am offering it now.
There may be many courses out in the market that teach you how to pronounce the sounds of Samskrtam language. They may be audio or video training. But this course is very different.
We understand the 18 lessons through 4 stages. They are,
1. Unlearn (3 Lessons) - You start from very simple understanding of why the language is called Samskrtam and NOT Sanskrit, how the country of its origin should be called, how the way of life in that country should be called. You learn eye-opening truths and un-learn facts you thought to be true before.
2. Appreciate (4 Lessons) - You appreciate through stories how a language and culture are interconnected, not just Samskrtam, but even your own native language, and how it is beneficial to know more than one language.
3. Ignite - (5 Lessons) - You ignite yourself by understanding the power of Samskrtam and its ability to heal your body, mind and Aatmaa (inner being) and unleash your highest potential.
4. Empower (6 Lessons) - You become empowered by learning the correct sounds of the vowels, consonants, how to emanate the correct sounds and by hearing some sample words. You revisit the words learned in the earlier lessons and understand how to exactly say them in the light of learning the sound production.
Yes, you learn many Samskrtam words as they come in each lesson even before you learn the sound production.
You learn the importance of Correct pronunciation and the dangers of incorrect pronunciation.
NOTE: While learning how to say the words in each lesson correctly, you not only hear pronunciation tips, but also see them in a visual manner. You get lot of opportunity for repeating the words learned in each lesson.
Explains the Origins of the above 2 words, how to say Hello in Samskrtam, what the real name for Hindu is, and pronunciation of Samskrtam words of Lesson 1 & 2
Video Duration: 8:47 Minutes
How Samskrtam is my home language and my daughter’s mother-tongue, Saying culture in Samskrtam, meaning of culture, how Samskrtam has all the knowledge
Video Duration: 9:52 Minutes
Intertwining of language and culture through stories of Hercules and BhagirathaH, inspiring us that if we set our mind and focus on something, we can achieve it.
Video Duration: 4:51 Minutes
How learning more than one language is easy for kids, the many benefits of it in brain power and overall maturity
Video Duration: Minutes
Whether there is age limit to learning, why it is never too late to learn anything, role of a teacher in inspiring a student
Video Duration: Minutes
How Samskrtam words that are powerful when pronounced correctly can become dangerous when pronounced incorrectly
Video Duration: Minutes
This audio bonus has practice Sessions of vowels and consonants by other students. You can listen to them and hear how they get corrected with respect to their pronunciation. This helps to boost your own practice and progress.
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This is not a typical course where you get the CD or video, and you are left to yourself to get motivated, learn and practice. You would then have no way to know if you got your pronunciation right.
This is a course where you are guaranteed to get your pronunciation right. How? Until you get 100% Okay from Shanthi, you can keep posting your pronunciation recording of vowels and consonants and continue to get feedback from her. There is no limit to the number of times you can post.
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