Chanting & Chai
with Asakti Evans
Next Event: Friday 1 September 2017
Come and experience the healing, centring and joyful effects of chanting - the yoga of song - and connect with others in our friendly community.
Like singing, chanting is energising, great fun and it gets us out of our heads and into our hearts. Chanting involves repeating mantras and sounds that create a high-energy vibration in the body and mind.
We keep it simple and real - there's no frills, but plenty of heart and soul!
The benefits of chanting include:* Easing an anxious or troubled mind.
* Relaxing tension in the body.
* Opening the heart.
* Being happy and joyful for no good reason!
* Feelings of natural love.
* Deepening of self-awareness.
* Promoting healthy emotional expression and release.
Chanting has its roots in traditional yoga practice in ancient India, stemming back around 5000 years. It is one of the main, pure forms of 'practice' that is still alive and well in India today, and here in the West we are coming to appreciate its incredible healing and uplifting qualities.
The different chants that comprise a kirtan are called mantras (sacred syllables and phrases) and bhajans (devotional songs) sung mostly in Sanskrit, the language of yoga. The chants are simple to learn and words are provided. Spiritual without being religious, the chants are often symbolic of different forms of the divine in the Indian culture such as Shiva, Krishna, Buddha or Ganesh. They're about the universal journey of the human spirit, the nature of the human heart and the beauty that resides in each of us.
Chanting is for everyone - it requires no experience or singing ability. We chant in a non-judgmental and self-affirming way. When chanted with sincerity, it leads one from the limitations of the egoic mind and personality, to beyond, to the strengthening qualities of the heart and soul.
Booking DetailsDay & Time: Friday 7 .15 - 8.45pm (doors open from 7.00pm)
Dates in 2017: 10 March, 7 April, 5 May, 9 June, 7 July, no August event, 1 September, 6 October, 3 November & 1 December
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