Cozmic Water blends the vibrations of sound, thought and music (mantra) with fluid, mindful movement; deep meditation; and wisdom teachings from ancient saṃskṛtam texts & lineage masters - Nāda Yoga.
is a Mind-Body-Spirit interlude of soothing and meditative Nadā Yoga Practice. Gentle movement, deep meditation and the mind entraining sounds of gongs, crystal bowls, brass bowls, strings, percussion and voice. These meditative and healing sounds work at the cellular level to calm your mind, body, and spirit as you release what no longer serves you, tune into your vibration, and manifest your intentions. Video Link
Cozmic Water integrates ancient yoga traditions with sound healing to guide us on the path of santoṣa – equanimity in the subtle body and true ease in the physical realms. Gentle movement, punctuated with visualizations and contemplations, framed in yoga stillness, to the soothing somatic harmonies of Cozmic Water may focus all of our prāna into a single point of tranquil absorption (samādhi). More Info Video Link
Tara has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, a respiratory therapist, has a BFA in Voice with Sound Therapy Studies from the Berklee College of Music and has created acclaimed live soundscapes for many and diverse yoga classes and workshops.
Tara was born and raised in Washington, PA and fell in love with music at an early age having tender memories of the experience of immense joy singing in elementary school music class. Tara continued to be involved in music all through school days having participated in bands, choirs and musical theatre, always feeling deeply connected with expression through music. As part of a musical family with linage back to big band, The Jeffers Family band was quite a novelty and boosted unmatched vocals due to the unique family harmonic blend. Tara offers a unique execution of musical style as her influences span many genres including rock, pop, folk, jazz, opera and world. Tara studied music and voice at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA . Her passion for devotional singing and talent as a mult-instrumentalist allows Tara to contribute to Cozmic Water with her pure, soothing voice and unexpected instrumentations, clever arrangements, and meditative compostions.
Bill has been practicing various flavors of yoga for over 50 years, an ERYT500 & a lead YTT trainer, has a PhD in BioMolecular Physics from Berkeley, a professor of Chemistry and a research professor of Physiology at Marshall University & associated Medical School. Bill’s understanding and teaching of yoga’s physical practices and darśana are informed by modern scientific research and yoga/sanskrit scholarship, respectively. Bill’s teaching practice includes: several weekly yoga classes (principally Somatic, Yin, Restore, Nāda, free monthly darśan and lead YTT trainer) at Studio 8, Huntington; YACEP workshops; Long-time Faculty advisor - MU Yoga Club.
Welcome! Our first Album follows the flow of one of our Lunar Sound Meditations & Gong Baths! The first three of the musical pieces presented here were written and composed on Tara & Bill's 10-day Assateague Island beach camping trip in 2021. The Recording, Engineering, Mixing and Mastering for all tracks (except SARVEŚAM) expertly handled by Jeff Bosley and Sounds Good Studios, LLC in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
(7:29) A beautiful ballad celebrating the cyclic nature of Nature, the inherent inter-connectivity and dance of energy as exquisite patterns of potential and being. Perfect for setting the tone for a Cozmic Water Lunar Sound Meditation & Gong Bath!
(6:03) HAṂSA literally means "I am That": HAṂ = I, SA = That. Haṃsa is a multivalent sanskrit word that can mean a graceful white aquatic bird (similar to a swan), the vahana (conveyance) of Śri Saraswatī. This bird can represent the life force, prāṇa, and can be visualized as surfing on our breath. In some yoga traditions the sound "Haṃ Sa" is said to be the primordial sound of breath, and thus life itself. Cozmic Water will often incorporate a Haṃsa meditation from the 9th century vijñānabhairavatantra into our practices.
(10:48) Tattvas, or foundational properties of reality, underly Indian philosophy. The five great Elements (mahābhūta) are the tattvas most manifest in our perceived reality. Bhūta śuddhi, the meditative alignment of the subtle body with the elements, was a daily yoga ritual for nearly a millennium. Cozmic Water often incorporates this ritual into our practices. This musical piece grew out of the practice and is now an integral component of our rendition of this ritual.
(7:36) A Magically Delicious juxtaposition of a rare ancient mantra with the recognition of the attributes of a Sweet Life within ourselves. Cozmic Water soundscaped practices are ripe with opportunities for this deeper recognition of our own completeness and wholeness. This meditative piece can act as a pointer to this possibility in our own life.
(11:16) This fun up-beat piece was inspired by the wonderful artwork outside of the FreeFolk Microbrewery in one of the "coolest towns" in America - Fayetteville, West Virginia. Pure Freedom is the result of Yoga.
(7:32). SARVEŚAM is a śanti mantra inspired by the Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad. It is a mantra of universal bountiful blessings of wellness, opulence and peace for the whole world. Cozmic Water enjoys chanting this as our friends gather and disperse.