Yoga of Sound with Michael Grosso

October 4, 2023

Please join us and our guest, Michael Grosso, for a show on Yoga of Sound: The Life and Teachings of the Celestial Songman, Swami Nada Brahmananda, showing readers how to use sound to create a life of complete health and happiness. Not long after obtaining his Ph.D. in philosophy from Columbia University in 1971, Michael had an extraordinary experience in Greenwich Village, New York, that led him to realize he needed to balance his overly intellectual life with music. He met Swami Nada Brahmananda, a former court musician for the King of Mysore, famous throughout India for being a master of Taan music and sound yoga, as well as for his supernatural control of his body. Michael began studying with Swami Nada and found his life profoundly changed.

Sharing the lessons of Swami Nada Brahmananda, as well as painting a vivid portrait of New York City in the 1970s—and its vibrant and chaotic underground arts and music scene—Grosso explores Swami Nada’s Indian yoga of sacred sound in depth. He reveals how the tradition centers on the sound or vibration that created the universe, its personal cultivation, and its power to heal, enlighten, and offer insight about how to live in the Kali Yuga, the Age of Conflict. Revealing Swami Nada Brahmananda as the very embodiment of a Celestial Songman, Michael shows how, by practicing the yoga of sound, we can embody Swami Nada’s greatest lesson of all: that we can all learn to make music from the discordant notes of our lives and sing our way out of the Kali Yuga.

Michael has taught at City University of New York, Kennedy University in California, and City University of New Jersey. The author of several books, including Smile of the Universe, Michael lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Learn more at and

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