14 Mar 10 ways to ease your mind without having to quietly meditate and still get the benefits
You might not even realize your mind is not at ease. Unsettled mind can feel like confusion, burnout, lack of motivation, disorganization, inability to make decisions, lashing out at loved ones. You might feel like you want to run away from everybody and be quiet, but you struggle to sit still and BE quiet with the thoughts that are racing thought your mind.
WHAT IF you introduce some soothing music and mantra, or a word or sound repeated to aid concentration in meditation? BOOM before you know it 10mins easily turns into 15 or 20 minutes of and there are your TEN WAYS/TEN MINUTES to EASE YOUR MIND with meditation set to music, KIRTAN.
With kirtan you may experience a calming to the mind, heart opening and settling in to the body to enjoy the present moment.
Think “whistle while you work”…it has a name when a group of people get together and do it for HEALTH and WELLNESS, it’s called Kirtan and an opportunity to join in is happening at Kula Urban Farm 115 Atkins Avenue, Asbury Park, Sunday March 26, 10:30am, lead by our Director at Tao, Vivian. Registration is FREE so sign up >>here<<
Kirtan is a form of singing meditation set to music connecting us to our hearts and divine wisdom. Chanting, like meditation, occurs across many cultural and spiritual linages and is open to all.
Chanting in a group allows for all voices to become one unified voice, regardless of singing ability. Generally participants will sit in comfortably as in a yoga class or in a circle. The words sung or chanted by the leader accompanied by an instrument is in a call-and-response style song or chant.
Quickly, easily and in a fun way kirtan generates positive moods and a sense of community and connection to people and nature.
Through chanting, or repeated mantra, there is no need to understand the definitions of the mantras or words, only to engage with the sounds and the syllables and notice their effect on our head, heart, body and soul.
PRO TIP: NO VOCAL ABILITY NEEDED, just a desire to enjoy yourself and smile from the inside out.