“If everyone would start their day by singing, imagine how happier everyone would be!”
– Lauren Myracle.
Sound Therapy is a practice that uses different tools to restore psycho-physical balance. The key element is the vibration which, in the form of energy, enters our bodies freeing them from tension and discomfort.
In my practices I mainly use the Voice, our most important instrument, the Harmonium and the Singing Bowls.
In particular, I love to guide my students in the discovery of their greatest personal instrument: the voice, the instrument of expression par excellence, through the chanting of Mantras, during Kirtan.
KIRTAN is one of the traditional forms of Bhakti yoga, the yoga of devotion. It is a devotional chanting practice that helps to elevate the mind, open the heart and bring inner peace.
Mantras are chanted and repeated. They are mystical universal sounds, dedicated to deities in Sanskrit language, a universal language with pure vibrations corresponding to the vibrations of our chakras, our vital and subtle energy centers, which resonate and remove negative energies.
Kirtan is a call and answer concert. The mantras are recited by the guiding voice and repeated by the choir, one after the other, creating a feeling of peace and silencing the mind, elevating the spirit by vibrating in every part of one’s being. Kirtan is not the classic concert, it is a sensory experience, where the voices are accompanied by different instruments including the Harmonium, a sort of small air organ, whose vibration is so deep that it resonates throughout the body.
Kirtan is a form of effortless meditation, the call and response leads to using your voice to meditate and it doesn’t matter to know how to sing.
By singing all together with a single voice, you immerse yourself in natural prayer that reaches directly into the depths, so much so that you feel at one with the world.
Kirtan creates just this connection.
You can experience all kinds of emotions during a Kirtan and this is because the strength and power of mantras reverberate deep within the body generating emotions that are sometimes difficult to control and express.
Chanting can help channel emotions in a healing way, transform them into devotion and openness of the heart.