Meditation and Chanting
Are you new to meditation and want some support? Or are you an accomplished meditator who loves the energy found in group meditation? Have you meditated but are new to chanting mantra? Do you love chanting mantra as much as I do?
Aromatherapy for calming and gathering
An easy tension releasing exercise
A brief discussion of meditation
A short guided meditation
A longer silent meditation
If you've ever wanted to try meditation, now's the time. If you are an experienced meditator, you know how powerful meditating in a group can be. Plus, it's fun!
Never chanted before? Come and give it a try! We will be chanting to a cd. We will do both 'sing along' and 'call and response' chanting. You will have handouts with the words and explanations for all chants.
'Call and response' chanting means that first the “caller” sings the verse and then the audience repeats it. It’s easy! If you’re a visual person, we’ll have handouts with the words and the definitions on them.
The gateways to the soul are opened with prayer, voice, sound, and repetition. The repetition of a vocal sound modifies and is remarkably healing to the breath, the body and the mind. Brainwaves begin to balance after only three or four minutes, and the muscle and skin temperature increases. Chanting is a simple way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Bring a yoga mat and/or meditation cushion, if you have them.
I have chairs, mats, and pillows for those who need something after they arrive.
Beginners welcome - no experience necessary!
Liked the breathing (alternate) nostril prior (to meditation). Visualized I was sitting in a golden sphere from my heart and floating. ~ Melody Metzger
Felt it through my entire body. Liked that we were giving peace to ourselves, others and the world. ~ Melody Metzger
Oneness – Love! Thank you!!! Aaahhh – I love this so much. ~ PJ