Creating Conscious Pop Music

Creating Conscious Pop Music

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Legion of Light is a new conscious pop song written with a healing intent and to align with the crown chakra. A few years back, while getting her certification as a sound healing facilitator, Leyla set the intention to understand what makes a song ‘healing’ and how to connect it with the traditional pop music format. “Pop music had always been my favorite genre, but I realized that there is a potential of crafting a song a little more consciously to help people release emotions and align with their truth. I’m calling this blend between spirituality and pop music ‘Yoga Pop’ or ‘Restorative Pop’.

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It’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t feel a strong connection to music. Even if we can’t carry a tune or play an instrument, we can probably make a list of songs that evoke happy memories and raise our spirits.The act of listening to music has been associated with a number of benefits, including on mood, cognition, and physical functioning in healthy people and in clinical samples, such as those who have suffered a stroke. Every atom in the universe and every cell in the body is vibrating and this can be directed and enhanced through the power of sound frequencies in the form of words and music.

In many ways, Legion Of Light is an extension of Leyla’s Kundalini Yoga practice, studies as a Reiki Master as well as Sound Healing Facilitator. Reiki is Japanese originated healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch and activate the natural healing process of the body and restore well-being.

For the recording session, Kathryn Hamer, a renowned Tibetan singing bowl practitioner, played thousand year old singing bowls, which in the Eastern Tradition emit and resonate specific frequencies that align with each of the seven chakras.

There are seven major energy centers in the body know as chakras in which energy flows through. They are circular vortexes of energy lying across seven different points on our spinal column and are connected to different glands and organs in the body. The chakras are responsible for distribution of life force energy through them. The word ‘chakra’ is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning ‘wheel’. When there is a disruption in this life energy or a blockage in any one or more Chakras, the individual may suffer from health issues.

Legion was lyrically and musically written for the crown chakra which is located at the top of the head. This chakra is associated with the pituitary gland and nervous system. It is said to be the chakra of Divine purpose and personal destiny, the seat of the soul, connection to the Highest Self, enlightenment, unity and elevation. The Legion of Light song speaks about the struggles we all face and the patterns and fears we get caught up in but it’s also a call to action to remember our power. Sometimes we discover how strong we are when we have no choice but to be strong. “It’s time to be confident, being accepting and loving of ourselves and our true authentic self. I want to remind people to embrace their light and share their gift with the world. I hope to spread and empowering and uplifting message  – because we all need that right now and we are all in this together. We need to stand in our individual power and tougher in solidarity and raise each other up.”

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About the artist:

Leyla is a singer, songwriter and sound artist originally from Switzerland. After being accepted into a Musical Theatre program in voice, acting and dance, she moved to New York city a few years ago. Always striving to spread a positive message, Leyla’s music is about unity, equality, love, compassion and connecting to the power within ourselves, the truth of who we really are. It’s time to speak our truth, own our voice and embrace who we are. She is continuously learning more about the power of music and it has led her to extend her studies as a Reiki Master, Sound Healing Facilitator and Kundalini Yoga teacher.   Her website is: www.lightofleyla.com

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