“To share Vedic Chant is to share an experience of silence through listening, a process of healing, and a link with nature, the deeper self and the divine.”—TKV Desikachar.
Mantra and Vedic chanting are meditative practices from the rich tradition of Indian spiritual practices. They integrate body, voice, mind and emotions in the quest for unity with the source from which sound originates.
Chanting is called adhyayanam and is the art of listening and learning to recite with attention and care and a deep involvement of head, heart and body in the outcome.
The benefits include refining the ability to learn to listen, thus enhancing attention, memory, patience and confidence around the use of our voice.
Arising out of Mantra and Vedic chant is the possibility of inner silence, both during the practice itself because of the degree of involvement required, and in the stillness afterwards.
In a similar way to Yoga practice regular Mantra and Vedic chant practice can lead the student to:
- Experience more the intimate relationship between our body, breath voice and mind.
- Develop a state of attention that allows space for reflection and self-inquiry.
- Access a therapy to support our sense of well being and mental focus.