THE PRACTICE AND BENEFITS OF CHANTING YOGA
The practice of Chanting Yoga
Chanting Yoga combines two of the ancient processes
of yoga - meditation (dyana) and repetition of mantras
by concentrating on sound vibration.
Chanting yoga offers a practical solution to the pressures
of our time. According to the vedic calendar, we are
now in the age of Kali which has also been called the
Machine age or the Iron age. It is a time when it is
practically impossible to practice traditional meditation
because we are constantly exposed to noise - traffic,
mobile phones, music - which has become an integral
part of our existence. The nature of the mind is to
be restless and this makes it extremely hard to concentrate
on what we are doing let alone sit in tranquil meditation.
Plus the pace of life makes it hard to find any time
for our self.
Chanting yoga is perfectly suited to this modern time
of stressful and busy lifestyles:
You can chant anywhere and anytime
You can chant alone or in a group
You can chant at work, while travelling
or at home
You don't have to wear anything
You don't have to sit in a particular
You don't have to carry out any
Chanting Yoga is a sublime and simple process by which
one can attain peace of mind, bliss and everlasting
happiness. From the vedic age came the idea of meditating
with a mantra - a word or sound repeated to aid concentration.
"Man" is mind and "tra" is to liberate.
Therefore chanting of mantras frees the mind from entanglements.
Chanting yoga is based on the concepts of self-regulation,
relaxation, and holism. If one wishes, these concepts
can be extended metaphorically to create a philosophy
of living, encompassing diet, health, lifestyle and
relationships with others and the world.
The benefits of Chanting Yoga
Success without stress
Increased focus and concentration
Enhanced creative intelligence
Reduced depression and anxiety
Increased physical health
Part of a philosophy of living
Diet: determining ones diet based
on ones physiology and season, promoting optimal nourishment
and balanced diet.
Health: physical fitness and good
health through prevention - learning to prevent ill
health through balanced daily and seasonal routines,
proper diet, and higher states of consciousness
Lifestyle: relaxation and leading
a life which is in harmony with law of nature by successfully
controlling the expression of the "self".
Relationships: the deeper goal
of yoga sifts out the unreal from the real thus enhancing
relationships and family life.
How will Chanting Yoga help you?
A study on meditation in the workplace showed that
Reorganizes your energy and vital
Heightens resistance to common
diseases (viral infections).
Pranayam and meditation is known
to boost your immune system.
Managing negative emotions/feelings
means an individual can achieve success at a higher
level and an organization can perform closer to peak
efficiency. The bottom line is increased job satisfaction
and bigger profits.
Meditation has been known to be
effective in reversing heart disease, dealing with
negative emotions, reducing stress, lowering blood
pressure, diminishing anxiety, stopping smoking, weight
loss, eating disorders, addictions, boosting the immune
system, and improving sports performance.
Helps to gain control of your emotions
Regularity and punctuality.
Better understanding in family
and social life.
Enhances Virtues like straight
forwardness, generosity, honesty and productivity.
Awakening our original consciousness.
Experiencing great peace and supreme
Strengthen and recondition your
Regain youthful flexibility in
spine and limbs.
Asanas (physical postures) have
shown to improve the flexibility of the spine and
help in the mobility of the joints.
Redistribute weight- With the practice
of asanas and meditation one can achieve weight loss
to a greater degree in a short span of time. Weight
can be reduced faster then most diets.