More About Kirtan & Sound Immersion Events
If you are wondering what Kirtan is please read the following description:
Kirtan - is call-and-response chanting performed in India's bhakti traditions through devotional singing, usually accompanied by musical instruments. By repeating lyrics (which are often times in the traditional language of yoga—Sanskrit), the repetition becomes a mental focal point, and this helps to reduce everyday mind clutter. This often leaves participants feeling peaceful, clear and open-minded—which are all traits of a great meditation experience.
What is so very special about Kirtan is that everyone in attendance is invited to sing! The audience becomes a communal chorus and very quickly each individual begins to recognize that it’s OK to sing.
In general, a sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself.
During the sound bath, participants lie on their backs—sometimes referred to as the Savasana position in yoga—for the entire experience.
The general intention of a sound bath is to create a state of harmony in the listener by using sound to clear discordance from the participants' energy fields. Among the benefits are relaxation, an increased sense of wellbeing, expanded awareness, and access to inner visionary experience.
In addition to helping the body relax, some healing sound practitioners argue that sound baths can potentially foster physical healing.