Turkish Mantra Singer Seda Bağcan Releases New Music Video, “I Am That I Am” on National Stress Awareness Day – April 16th.
The Song is the Title Track from Seda’s New US Album Release “I Am That I Am”.
Los Angeles, California (April 7, 2015) – The trinity of healing, music, and science has guided Turkish mantra singer Seda Bağcan through a musical life that began for her at six-years-old. At that young age, Seda accompanied the Ankara Radio Turkish Music Orchestra and Choir. This experience continues to inspire her today. With a voice that has been called “Stirring, Moving, and Coming from Heaven,” Seda’s new US album release, “I Am That I Am” has spawned an inspirational and healing music video for the title track which will be released April 16th, National Stress Awareness Day!
Seda’s “I Am That I Am” music video is released in conjunction with National Stress Awareness Day, an occasion initiated by the Health Resource Network (HRN) in 1992 to raise awareness of stress. An actively practicing yoga teacher, Bağcan’s dedication to personal development, optimum health, curing disease, overcoming dangerous addictions, calming the conscience, and increasing personal awareness also drives her musical performances.
Seda is an advocate of National Stress Awareness Day and says, “Everybody should always take a moment to relax, exercise, lower their blood pressure and take care of their mind and their bodies.”
Directed by Tayfun Delice from Tersine Fimler, Seda is quite possibly the only native of Turkey today performing as mantra singer. It was Seda’s desire to unite the sounds of her homeland with the mantras that resulted in her first three albums: Sunrise, Remember, and Sufi Soul/Neyim. After living in Germany for 11 years, Bağcan returned to Turkey to record and release “I Am That I Am,” writing all of the compositions on the album.
When not creating and performing music, she is just as likely to be leading national and international workshops and seminars where music and science are incorporated into the practice of healing.
Seda Bağcan’s unique path has taken her from performing with the TRT Ankara Polyphonic Youth Choir and the Ankara Opera and Ballet as a child, to her studies in electronics engineering. As an adult, she has trained to become a master of Reiki and Healer of Reconnection, teaching Signature Cell Healing, Acutonics Sound Healing, and Deeksha.
An actively practicing yoga teacher, Bağcan’s dedication to personal development, optimum health, curing disease, overcoming dangerous addictions, calming the conscience, and increasing personal awareness also drives her musical performances. It was in 1990 during her practice of Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, and Jivamukti Yoga, and later the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Naam Yoga, that Bağcan discovered mantra music. When not creating and performing music, she is just as likely to be leading national and international workshops and seminars where music and science are incorporated into the practice of healing.
Wikipedia says, “National Stress Awareness Day is a good opportunity to take a deep breath and relax. Much research has shown a negative effect stress has on the immune system, mostly through studies where participants were subjected to a variety of viruses. In one study, individuals caring for a spouse with dementia, representing the stress group, saw a significant decrease in immune response when given an influenza-virus vaccine compared to a non-stressed control group. Chronic stress takes a more significant toll on your body than acute stress does. Stress can raise blood pressure, increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, increase vulnerability to anxiety and depression contribute to infertility, and hasten the aging process. Results of one study demonstrated that individuals who reported relationship conflict lasting one month or longer have a greater risk of developing illness and show slower wound healing.”
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