Bernadette Yao will step in, bringing her amazing guitar and beautiful vocals, offering sacred sounds for us to practice to.
This was so-not the planned silence... Kankana played an ancient harmonium, into beautiful - swimming melodies called Ragas. Could I surrender to the new plan?
A must-see video of a middle school choir singing Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu... The mantra I share with you at the end of each Yoga Class means: "May all beings - in all places - be happy and free.
Invariably the question: "Why 108?" comes up. There are many opinions about Why 108, but here I'll mention a few that people tend to agree upon.
Jnanna Yoga is the pursuit of knowledge. However it can be a trap. When we approach our Yoga studies like we approach the rest of our modern lives we can come to 'collect' Yoga knowledge. We stuff ourselves with the facts and figures and leave no room for clear understanding. Our culture is about more. Yoga is about less.
In our culture, Kirtan has come to mean songs of devotion called out in Sanskrit by a leader, and responded to in chorus, along with some instruments. You hear some of these songs in Yoga class. The voices unite, and you feel really good after You can come, 'hide' in the chorus until you find your range, and join in.... Everyone can sing kirtan.
GURU BRAHMA, GURU VISHNU, GURU DEVO MAHESHWARAH GURU SAKSHAT PARA-BRAHMA, TASMAI SHRI GURUVE NAMAH.
Just when I had thought I'd heard all the reasons not to practice, A regular and committed student told me: "My Dog ate my mala." Didn't we all try that in grade school with our homework?
guidlines for succesfull jappa mala practice of Mantras for transformation.