Yoga is a form of meditation and relaxation, it involves breathing and physical movements and stretches. Music and sounds can heighten your senses and improve your body movements so its perfect for Yoga. Sounds of nature can help you with just about anything by soothing and calming you down. For example, he denies that music can teach us much about the emotions, and that we can savor our negative emotional responses to expressive music.
If one endorses only an aesthetic condition, and not a tonality condition, one still faces the problem of poetry – non-musical aesthetically organized sounds. Music is a social entity, as are the people who listen to it – it helps to define social groups, creates a sense of belonging, identity and shared experience.
It is not clear why we should respond emotionally to expressive music when we know that no one is undergoing the emotions expressed. Further explanation of our tendency to respond in this way to music will be in some other domain, such as the psychology of music.
Otherwise, on a more cosmological level, Hindus believe everything started with the intonation of AUM, which made time and created the various cycles of nature. Many good therapies can be achieved by closing ones eyes and listening to the relaxing and therapeutic sounds of nature, bringing back and reminding the inner consciousness of that ancient (almost forgotten) connection with all things natural.
Where is the feeling – the rus – in it?¨ With distraction, music gets less accurate, becomes imprecise (like when a poet lacks words), and so loses its power to affect people and the environment. It’s interesting to me that music therapy has been studied in dementia; I would like to see more studies in the future relating to this.