What is Kirtan?
Kirtan is call and response chanting, usually in the Sanskrit language. It is one of the main practices of Bhakti yoga; the path of devotion and love. Singing and hearing stories focuses the mind, helps tension lift to the surface and allows it to dissipate; subduing the emotional storms.
Why is Kirtan practiced?
Kirtan creates an uplifting vibration for the mind to swim in, enabling deeper states of peaceful awareness in our day to day lives.
How is Kirtan beneficial to the modern yogi?
We can benefit from utilizing more tools that transform our internal resonance by sublimating the raw emotional material that causes inner disturbance. Kirtan is one such tool, revealing directly our essential nature by way of sound. This practice clears the path from heart chakra to throat chakra, allowing our hearts and voices to shine authentically, expressing both confidence and vulnerability in cleaner and clearer ways.
"I completed Allison's Ocean of Sound music course and have studied with her one-on-one as well. Allison taught me how to listen, feel and express music from a new and holistic perspective. I have been able to relax my uptight perfectionism around music and singing in order to listen and truly learn about sound and the way it vibrates through and interacts with my body. I have learned so much and yet I know I have only scratched the surface. " - Amanda S.