Tag Archives: chanting
Posted on July 2nd, 2014 by in Meditation, Yoga

Why It Took Me 10 Years to Chant Om

by Jennifer Lang When I first began practicing yoga almost two decades ago, there was little to no chanting in class. On a rare occasion, a teacher led a call-and-response or an “om.” Class after class, year after year, I bowed out. With my eyes closed, I sat and listened. Part of me envied my […]

read →
Posted on February 19th, 2014 by in Yoga

The Power of Love: A Q&A with Krishna Das

by Shannon Sexton Kirtan master Krishna Das is coming off a great year: His Live Ananda CD was nominated for a Grammy for Best New Age Album; a documentary about his spiritual journey, One Track Heart, screened in theaters last fall; and he’s releasing a new album, Kirtan Wallah, the first to be released on […]

read →
Posted on October 28th, 2013 by in Yoga

There’s No Sound Like Om

Ommm. It’s often the first and last sound in your ears in a yoga class. But what does it mean? Perhaps you’ve heard it defined as “the sound of the universe”—but what does that really mean? Turns out, a lot—and yet, like many spiritual (and especially yogic) things, it’s not so easy to define. “It’s […]

read →
Posted on August 6th, 2013 by in Healthy Living, Yoga

Growing My Own Roots

The other day I walked past an enormous tree that frames the entrance to a busy hotel. I was struck by the size and length of the roots that extended outward from the trunk and into the earth. This impressive hardwood was so solid and deeply rooted. No blustery winds would have shaken it; it […]

read →
Posted on February 13th, 2013 by in Meditation, Yoga

The Power of Kirtan

As yoga becomes increasingly popular in the United States, the ancient practice of kirtan (KEER-tahn), or yogic chanting, is gaining interest. The call-and-response format of chanting is a type of yoga in itself and has many of the mind-calming benefits of a yoga class or sitting meditation. For those who find meditation difficult, kirtan, which […]

read →