Pitta - The Vital Flame: Healing Sounds for Transformation & Possibilities is inspired by and created to help harmonize the Dosha known as Pitta. An important, fundamental aspect of Ayurvedic medicine, Pitta controls transformations in the body and mind which includes digestion, assimilation, energy production and personal emotional development. Dr. Richard Gold and composer Yuval Ron offer this music as a powerful healing force. This music effects all aspects of a person, promoting their well being and health emotionally, spiritually and physically.
Recommended for: Yoga, Meditation, deep relaxation, enhancing of healing sessions, Ayurvedic treatments, massage therapy, acupuncture, enhancing of intimacy, sexuality, mental focus, artistic inspiration and as a potential benefit for conditions such as inflammation, acid reflux, frustration, intolerance and excessive perfectionist tendencies.
The purpose of this musical composition is to utilize beautiful original music to support, harmonize and help balance the listener’s Pitta Dosha while
also providing a deeply relaxing experience. This musical creation will provide a beautiful sensory path to balance and health. Additionally, this music will enhance your ability to meditate and calm your mind & body.
Listening to this music while practicing yoga, massage and other healing work is highly recommended.
The concept of the three Doshas is a critical aspect of the traditional Ayurveda medical theory of ancient India. The Doshas represent the psychophysical tendencies of an individual that are established at conception. Every individual has all three Doshas within him or her, but it is the dominance of any one, two or all three that makes up a person’s individual prakruti (constitution). The prakruti creates the inborn tendencies that influence how one experiences life. When functioning normally and present in normal quantities, the Doshas maintain balance in all body processes. When out of balance, they create disKease.
The Primary Function of Pitta is Transformation.
The Pitta Dosha controls digestion, metabolism, and energy production.
Pitta controls the enzymes that digest our food and the hormones that regulate our metabolism. Pitta transforms the chemical/electrical impulses in our mind to thoughts we can understand. Psychologically, Pitta imbalance can arouse anger, hate and jealousy.
Pitta also is associated with intelligence and understanding.
Signs & Symptoms of Pitta Imbalances
Individuals may be experiencing some of the following signs or symptoms:
Indications of Balanced Pitta((
arestrong powers of digestion, vitality, goalKsetting inclinations, good problemKsolving skills, keen powers of intelligence, decisiveness, boldness and courage, and a bright complexion.
Further characteristics of Pitta are:
General Guidelines for Supporting Pitta & Enjoy:
The Mantra OM (Aum)
The Chanting of AUM
The mantra OM (Aum) is well known. A less known aspect of the chanting
of OM (Aum) is how chanting this sacred mantra can influence the three
Doshas. This is accomplished by changing the emphasis in the chanting.
Aum actually consists of four syllables: A "aaah,", U "oooh,", M "mmm”,
and the silent syllable.
The Mandukya Upanishad, which is entirely devoted to the discussion of Om, begins like this: "Om is the imperishable word. Om is the universe, and this is the exposition of Om. The past, the present, and the future, all that was, all that is, and all that will be is Om. Likewise, all else that may exist beyond the bounds of time, that too is Om."
For Pitta the first syllable is short, the middle syllable is extended and the
third syllable is short. Pitta = aUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUm
Dr. Richard Gold is a psychologist and a teacher, practitioner, writer, researcher, and life-long student of the Asian Healing Arts, including acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Qi Gong, T’ai Chi, shiatsu and traditional Thai bodywork. He is a 1972 graduate of Oberlin College with a degree in World Religions and a minor in pre-medicine. He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1978. Dr. Gold has pursued advanced studies in China (1981), Japan (1986), and Thailand (1988, 1989, 1992). Dr. Gold was one of four founders of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a nationally accredited college of traditional Chinese medicine with campuses in San Diego, New York City, and Chicago. He served on the board and faculty of Pacific College for many years. Dr. Gold was first introduced to meditation in 1970 during a month-long Theravada Buddhist retreat and has pursued mental mindfulness and meditative awareness over the past 40+ years. In recent years, Dr. Gold has studied neuroscience and the evolving scientific understanding of the effects of sound and meditation on brain function. Dr. Gold is the author of the book, Thai Massage: A Traditional Medical Technique, first published in 1998 and is now in its second edition, published by Mosby Press.
Yuval Ron is a world-renowned musician, composer, educator, peace activist, and record producer. Among his many honors, he composed the music for the Oscar-winning film, West Bank Story, was invited to perform for the Dalai Lama, and has collaborated with the Sufi leader Pir Zia Inayat Khan, master musician Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Zen Buddhist priest and visual artist Hirokazu Kosaka, choreographers Daniel Ezralow and Oguri and neuroscientists Mark Robert Waldman and Andrew Goodman. He was awarded the Los Angeles Treasures Award and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, California Council for the Humanities, and the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a noted lecturer and has been invited to speak at numerous schools including: Yale, John Hopkins University, UCLA, MIT, Berklee College of Music, University of Chicago, and many others. Yuval has been on the faculty of Esalen Institute, is an affiliated artist with the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, and a “Guiding Voice” for Seven Pillars – House of Wisdom. To listen to the music of Yuval Ron and to find more information about his recordings, books, talks, master-classes, workshops and concerts, please visit: http://www.yuvalronmusic.com.