Have you ever sung a heartfelt song and felt uplifted and light afterwards? There’s a reason for it. When we sing, we create a vibration in our head and body that changes the chemicals in our brain that make us feel good.
In Kundalini Yoga, we chant mantras. “Man” means mind, and “trang” means projection or wave, so a mantra is a projection that can change us from the inside out. They are formulas that alter the patterns of the mind and can help us to view and respond to life in new ways.
As humans, we are always vibrating something in our minds, every second of the day, consciously or unconsciously. We play our mind’s tapes over and over and they produce a particular action or feeling, desired or not. When we chant mantras, we create new grooves in the brain, conscious grooves that override old tapes. Think of it like recording a new record with new grooves and new music. Play the same old album, get the same old results. Create new grooves and play new music.
Chanting is not about having a good voice or being the loudest in the room. It is about connecting with the inner self and allowing the body to open up for the sound to flow through. You can find your inner voice with internationally-known musician Dev Suroop Kaur who will be leading a workshop at Yoga Village on Friday, December 9th from 6-8pm.
Dev Suroop is known for her beautiful renditions of some of the most familiar Kundalini chants. You can get the pre-registered discount by signing up here. After an evening with Dev Suroop, you will definitely naad your head because you will love to chant!