I would love to get your feedback on my new recording of this amazing healing mantra.
Music Produced by Evan Goldman and Performed by Nicole Doherty.
Read about it in the below interview.
How did you develop this track?
Evan Goldman approached me at the end of a yoga class at YogaWorks Main Street studio last year. I sing mantras in all my yoga classes while the students are in Savasana. Mantra is a sound healing vehicle and a way we can all share in offering gratitude to the practice of Yoga and Spirit that guides us. He experienced a profound connection to Spirit and approached me to get in the studio with him to explore this more. As an established music composer, he felt the creative call to compose the music behind my voice. I’m blessed to work with him. For his current projects check him out: hhttp://www.evangoldmanmusic.com
What mantra are you singing?
This is one of the most famous mantras from the Upanishads, the sacred Vedic texts written in 1000 BCE. The Upanishads are considered by Hindus to contain the answers concerning the nature of ultimate reality and human liberation.
Asato Ma Sadgamaya mantra translates to:
Lead us from Unreality (of Transitory Existence) to the Reality (of the Eternal Self),
Lead us from the Darkness (of Ignorance) to the Light (of Spiritual Knowledge),
Lead us from the Fear of Death to the Knowledge of Immortality.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
When did you discover you had a voice for music?
Throughout my life I’ve flirted with singing. I performed in a few musicals as a kid, sang in choir, was in a few bands in the 90’s, and was a theater actor for a several years in my 20’s. But it wasn’t until I gained enough confidence in myself and heal life traumas, that I was able to express my Spirit through song. I thank yoga, mantra, shamanism, and Reiki as tools I used to uncover my light.
What is it that you want to express through your music?
Singing for me is an energy cleansing and healing. When I discovered that mantra was designed to stimulate and transform the chakra energy systems it blew my mind. It was an a-ha moment. When we chant mantras, we are clearing our energy and raising our vibration. When we sign Kirtan we are chanting to God and transmuting dark energy to light. I know personally when I sing from my heart, I feel a connection to Source energy that is undeniable. I want to express my love for this connection and help heal others.
I am working on many songs and guided meditations with various music composers. I will offer them for yoga classes, healings, and hope to sing live at festivals.