Saturday January 12, 2019  7:30pm - 9pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Music Health / Wellness

Kirtan is an ancient Indian practice of singing or chanting from the heart. It’s a celebration, a meditation, a rejuvenation — and a powerful way to connect both with yourself and with community.

There are many benefits to practicing singing meditation. According to author and meditation instructor Donna Quesada, “By combining sound, breath and rhythm, chanting meditation channels the flow of energy through the mind-body circuit, adjusting the chemical composition of our internal states and regulating brain-hemisphere imbalances, contributing to a natural abatement of fear and despair. By balancing the nervous system, chanting regulates chronic stress and tension. And by balancing the endocrine system, chanting normalizes hormone production, which balances our moods and overall sense of well-being.”

The chants presented by *heart wide open* are written in Sanskrit (the ancient language of the Indian Vedic texts) and are often invocations or celebrations. They carry messages of love, peace, and community wellness. They are typically short and cyclical, making them easy to learn, or delivered in a call-and-response style, making them easy to follow.

The kirtan evenings are open to everyone! No experience with singing or meditation is required. Lyric sheets will be provided. Bring a cushion to sit on and a water bottle. Hosted by Heidi Kalyani and friends.

Cost is $20
Please pre-register by e-mailing

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