An Introduction to Chanting || A 4-Week Online Course with Meghan Powell
Are you ready to dive into the art of chanting?
Chanting is a beautiful and powerful practice. Through vibration and prayer, we can quieten the mind and open the heart. But like any practice, in the beginning it can feel intimidating and we don’t know where to start. That’s why we’ve developed this 4-week course as a way for you to begin incorporating chanting within your own home practice.
- Four live hour-long group video lessons with Meghan, which will also be recorded.
- Recordings of learned chants for you to download, practice, and keep.
- Weekly homework to integrate chanting as part of your morning practice.
- Access to an online group chat to stay connected and share resources.
Throughout each week, we will chant and discuss excerpts of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras followed by dealing into different types of chanting. Because of the class like setting, together we will be able to explore and break down the mantras and sutras in a personal accessible manner. Giving you the ability to use chanting as a way to go deeper into meditation and expand your awareness.
Dates: November 22, 2019 – December 13, 2019
Week One: Discover Your Voice
Speech is an articulation of who we are, our ego, our individuality. Patanjali wants us to control our inner speech, those thoughts create an unsteady mind, and to do that we will look at the different types of chanting, the intentions behind them, and use them to cultivate a steady inner world. Mantra is a wonderful way to build a relationship with your internal world and reach a state of oneness.
Week Two: The Sound of Vibration
In this class, we will learn the significance of the cosmic word, Oṁ, why we chant it, and what Patanjali says about the pranava. This will also include learning a Śānti mantra, connecting and harmonizing us with all beings of life.
Week Three: Devotion as Practice
What is Īśvara praṇidhāna? How do we create a practice that cultivates devotion and opens our hearts toward something greater? This class will focus on Bhakti yoga, journeying into a place of love and joy inside ourselves, and the obstacles that Patanjali says will get in our way on our path to our true nature.
Week Four: Mantra and Pranayama
The breath is the most natural mantra one can make without realizing it. To be connected to ones breath is to be connected to ones heart. This is why correct breathing is essential for chanting. In this session, we will focus on how using repetitive (japa) mantra combined with pranayama brings vitality and awareness in both the physical and subtle body.
Dates & Times:
11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 @ 1pm EST
Virtual, An Online Course
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