Uplift - Deepen - Love - Nourish - Bliss - Togetherness - Connection - Enchantment - Healing - Release NB You don't have to be able to sing!! I am not a musician, I just enjoy singing with others - it's nourishing and uplifting! It's also really primal - it touches our soul when we gather together and sing with each other : ) See 'events' for events!
Kirwhat?? 'Kirtan'. It can be described as Songs of Heart. It's a major part of Bhakti Yoga which is all about cultivating feelings of love and compassion in life and all our relationships including that with ourself and nature. In traditional Kirtan, we chant sacred mantra. Mantra are like 'positive affirmations' in an ancient vibrational language. If sung in a group especially, it feels literally like your soul is having a spring clean!
We have live music! There is myself, Bhanu, Trixi and Paul and between us we can get some uplifting beats going and its really fun. You can either come along and be bathed by these healing vibrations, you can sing along, which we would absolutely LOVE! And if it calls you do to so, you can pick up an instrument and play - we have drums, rattles and bells etc for all to play as well as the harmonium, Baritone ukelele and maybe guitar.
It may seem a bit 'woo-woo' but really try it - it makes you feel fab!!
I also like to sing songs of positive vibrations in english and am not rigidly fixed on the idea that it must be Indian and Yogic in origin. A mantra really doesn't have to be in Sanskrit, but I do think that Sanskrit does have a magical quality which just does something. There are explanations for this but I can't give you any science.... Just trust the magic!
Jessie Ellerton Registered Osteopath and Yoga Teacher