Jan 292013

Chanting is a special part of yoga. If you want to begin to learn to chant, check out this beautiful CD by Deva Premal called “Mantras for Precarious Times”. It is a compilation of her chanting specific mantras, such as Om Gam Ganapatayei Namaha, which is a prayer to Ganesha for the removal of obstacles from your life. She chants each mantra for 108 times (which is nice –that way you don’t get off count). 108 is the sacred number of times that you chant a mantra for it to become sort of vibrationally embedded into your body and spirit and reach out to the spirit of the one you are chanting to (my loose explanation). The important part is to have the right intention when you chant. As you chant, sit in a seated cross leg position, feel it in your heart, let the vibrations resonate in your body and especially your head, and picture that which you are chanting for- such as peace for all beings– really see it in your mind.
It’s not easy to chant– just like meditation, it take concentration! But it’s a beautiful practice. Check out this CD if you are a beginner and want to bring mantras into your life.

Deva Premal's Mantras for Precarious Times

Deva Premal’s Mantras for Precarious Times