Produced by Yuval Ron & Dr. Richard Gold

Ancient Wisdom and Modern Sounds for
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Healing Sounds for Invoking Strength & Stability of Kapha

Kapha - Gaia's Womb: Healing Sounds for Invoking Strength & Stability is inspired by and created to help harmonize the Dosha known as Kapha. An important, fundamental aspect of Ayurvedic medicine, Kapha governs the structure of the body and it's overall stability & protection. 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, Ayurveduc treatments, massage therapy, acupuncture, enhancing of intimacy, sexuality, mental focus, artistic inspiration. Harmonizing the Kapha Dosha can be of benefit in conditions of excess body weight, excessive mucous and sinus congestion, difficulty getting up in the morning, lethargy and lacking inspiration to make changes.

The purpose of this musical composition is to utilize beautiful original music to support, harmonize and help balance the listener’s Kapha 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 dosha Kapha governs the structure of the body. It is the principle that holds the cells together and forms the muscle, fat, bone, and sinew. The primary function of Kapha is protection. Kapha ‘cements’ the elements in the body, providing the material for physical structure. This dosha maintains body resistance. Gives biological strength, vigor and stability, supports memory retention, gives energy to the heart and lungs, and maintains immunity. Kapha supports the cells that make up our organs and the fluids that nourish and protect them.  The chest is the seat of Kapha.

Individuals who have dominant Kapha energy are naturally calm, thoughtful, and loving. They have an inherent ability to enjoy life and are comfortable with routine. When in balance, Kaphas are strong, loyal, patient, steady, and supportive.

The key to balancing Kapha is stimulation. Kaphas tend to cling to the status quo and routine, so they need the stimulation of new sights, sounds, and experiences.  

In balance, Kapha attributes are$physical strength, a strong immune  system, serenity, mental resolve, rational thinking, and ability to conserve  and use personal resources, endurance, and adaptability.

Kapha types need to stay warm and avoid dampness. Kaphas are particularly sensitive to cold, damp conditions and benefit from dry heat.

Signs & Symptoms of Kapha Imbalance

  • Excessive mucous congestion
  • Thick, white tongue coat
  • Slow, sticky, sluggish bowel movements
  • Excess body weight
  • Difficulty rising in the morning
  • Feeling slow, foggy, dull, lethargic or heavy
  • Easily attached or possessive
  • Overly sentimental
  • May suffer from asthma, diabetes, and depressive tendencies
  • Complacent or stubborn
  • Tendency for “emotional overeating”

Kapha Manifesting in a Balanced State:
Indications*of*balanced*Kapha*influences$are$physical strength, a strong immune system, serenity, mental resolve, rational thinking, and ability to  conserve and use personal resources, endurance, and adaptability. It is also  expressed in tendencies toward calmness, forgiveness, and love.

General Guidelines for Supporting Kapha & Enjoy:

  • An energetic routine. Avoid stagnation.
  • Stimulating your body and mind on a daily basis.
  • A vigorous exercise routine that includes jogging, hiking, biking, vigorous forms of yoga or martial arts or other challenging forms of exercise, a minimum of five times per week.
  • Keeping warm and dry, no matter what the weather.
  • Lively and invigorating music, smells, experiences and company.

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 Kapha the first and second syllables are a short duration and the third

syllable is extended.  Kapha = Aummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  1. During the practice of yoga
  2. To facilitate meditation and deep relaxation
  3. Internal healing of body & mind
  4. Enhance the experience of healing sessions, i.e. Ayurvedic treatments, massage therapy, acupuncture
  5. Enhancement of intimacy and sexuality
  6. Enhancement of mental focus and openness to artistic inspiration

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.