As we are studying the power of the voice this month, I thought it appropriate to explore some kirtan music this month. Kiirtan is the singing of a mantra aloud while ideating on the Supreme Being. It inculcates the feeling of bliss and prepares the mind for meditation, because in performing it all the motor
This month, we will explore various toning and chanting exercise which will allow us to feel the power of the voice. Ultimately, with the goal of convincing you about the healing power of sound. This first exercise is one of the most simple, yet it stems from a sacred practice that is potentially centuries old.
According to Indian tradition, the structure of sound was handed down from Ancient Vedic Linguists and Philosophers through the Upanishads and Vedas. This structure is an attempt to understand and codify speech as it relates to intention. Level 1 – Subtle Level (“Para” – beyond) – This is pure intention without word, shape or form.