The Healing Power of Vedic Chanting

Vedic chanting has commanded great respect among yogis of the past and it is often considered one of the most important yoga practices.

Why Vedic Chanting is one of the most important Yoga Practices

Vedic Chanting has commanded great respect among yogis of the past. It’s often considered one of the most important yoga practices. Chanting by the recitation of mantras, assists in bringing the mind to a state of complete attention. Vedic chanting can be used as a powerful tool to bring about healing and transformation.

Benefits of incorporating Vedic Chanting into your yoga teaching/therapy practice

  • Different mantras can be used to bring about specific effects. Certain specific mantras can have an energising effect while others can evoke a calming and relaxing presence
  • Chanting creates and promotes health and wellbeing
  • Chanting calms, clears, and rejuvenates the mind
  • It brings focus into inner stillness and creates space within
  • Slowing of the breath and prolonging exhalation
  • Enhances awareness of the physical body movement by synchronising with the breath in asana practice
  • Enhances and develops the ability to listen, pay attention, fine tune concentration, patience and memory
  • Relaxes the body, alleviates stress, agitation, and tension, and lowers blood pressure
  • Regulates blood sugar level
  • Regulates and balances all body systems
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • When chanting in a group, the effects are multiplied by the synchronicity of the group
  • Vedic Chanting is also an important tool in meditation

In the words of TKV Desikachar, “Vedic Chanting gives me peace when I am agitated. It shifts my attention from the external towards a deeper Being within me. It helps me focus my mind, so that I can listen with attention and understand others without judgement. It has physically benefited me regarding my ability to stay healthy and the energy for my pursuits. Most of all, I have learned to understand that the mind is not the master.”

Read about the Healing Power of Mantra in Yoga Therapy.

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