Sunday, 6 May 2018

kirtan kriya meditation exercise

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kirtan kriya meditation exercise 


Kirtan Kriya is a type of meditation from the Kundalini yoga tradition, which has been practiced for thousands of years. This meditation is sometimes called a singing exercise, as it involves singing the sounds, Saa Taa Naa Maa along with repetitive finger movements, or mudras. This non-religious practice can be adapted to several lengths, but practicing it for just 12 minutes a day has been shown to reduce stress levels and increase activity in areas of the brain that are central to memory.
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In Sanskrit, a kirtan is a song, and kriya refers to a specific set of movements. In the Eastern tradition, kriyas are used to help bring the body, mind and emotions into balance to enable healing.

The mantra that is repeated while practicing Kirtan Kriya is designed to be uplifting. The sounds come from the mantra ‘Sat Nam’, which means “my true essence’.

You can read more about kirtan kriya and the meaning of the mantra and the mudras here: SA, TA, NA, MA meditation

Kirtan Kriya finger positions (mudras)
Kirtan Kriya meditation can be practiced to bring balance to the mind and emotions. It can reduce stress, help break addictive patterns and behaviours and increase the blood flow to the parts of the brain responsible for memory. The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation recommends practicing this exercise as an aid to improve cognition and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.


Read more about how to practice kirtan kriya meditation 



You can also practice kirtan kriya meditation along with this guided video here: 






Wishing all a peaceful day. Let us know about your experiences of meditation, and if you have tried kirtan kriya meditation yourselves. 




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2 comments:

  1. Oooh, that's really interesting, I've not heard about it before. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG x

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    1. Thanks - it's a really interesting one - a kind of mind, body and soul workout getting everything working together. The research is very interesting too, with all the reported benefits.

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