The Benefits of Kirtan

The Benefits of Kirtan

Kirtan is a beautiful mix of music, mantras and chanting that has tons of wonderful benefits. The benefits are both physical and spiritual in nature. Anyone who loves music could easily get into kirtan.

As a lover of music myself I was introduced to kirtan 2 years ago and fell in love. I noticed a difference in my mood after singing kirtan. I also noticed that I had my energy after singing kirtan. These are just a couple of the benefits that I had. In this blog post I’ll go more in depth to give you some examples of kirtan and their benefits. 

Benefits:

Improve Mood

When you are chanting you tend to leave your troubles and worries behind. You get lost in the music and even the dancing. There have been times when I have had a meeting that I have been dreading. I sing kirtan on my way to the meeting and get there in a fantastic mood and forget that I was even dreading the meeting. 

It’s Meditation for Those Who Can’t Sit Still

If you have a hard time sitting still for meditation kirtan is a fantastic alternative. Kirtan is considered musical meditation. Some yogis even sing kirtan before meditation to prepare their minds and bodies for meditation. Kirtan helps calm your mind so that you can focus on meditation. And the dancing movement with kirtan helps prepare your body for seated meditation. 

Improved Mental Clarity

Having writer’s block? Stuck on a project that you can’t seem to find a solution to? Sing a little kirtan. Kirtan has been known to bring people mental clarity so that they can more easily tackle what life throws their way. 

Examples of Kirtan:

Soja

Krishna Das

Snatam Kaur

Deva Premal

Have you tried kirtan? What is your favorite kirtan?

7 thoughts on “The Benefits of Kirtan”

  1. This sounds wonderful. My daughter and I both struggle with anxiety and I think we could benefit from this, especially during this time. I think it could really help improve our overall moods.

  2. Singing A New Song – Hello, I'm Shayla! I'm a blogging/vlogging homeschooling mom of many, wife to one, and work at home mom. We are a big, Jesus loving, God fearing family and we love to laugh! Common topics you’ll find here include faith, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, lifestyle, domestic arts, herbs & oils, and holistic living (with a realistic, big family mama/frugal approach). I love sharing practical solutions we find to problems we encounter, as well as things that inspire and encourage us through this crazy, beautiful journey!

    I’ve not heard of Kirtan before now. It sounds pretty!

  3. Flossie – USA – Mama of two who blogs about this crazy journey called parenthood at http://supermomhacks.com - parenting tips, tricks, and hacks to help you save time, save money, and preserve your sanity, mostly based on things I've had to learn the hard way :)

    Honestly, I have never even HEARD of Kirtan before I read this post. But I like the idea of meditation where you don’t have to be still – perfect for my ADHD kiddo!

  4. Rikki Ridgeway – Hello world! Just a stay at home mom, trying to survive this motherhood life. I hope you enjoy my journey, and will follow along.

    I definitely love the mental clarity aspect of it, who doesn’t need more mental clarity?

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