Apr 6

Chanting or also known as the “yoga of sound” has been used for centuries all over the world to connect oneself to the divine.  It is a harmonious vocalization of phrases or words that will help increase your self-awareness and  sense of calmness and serenity.

Chanting is also a great way to increase one’s health and well-being.  It has been proved and tested by millions of people that chanting indeed is beneficial not only physically but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  It provides many health benefits because it can reduce blood pressure, improve circulation and a lot more.

So how will start with your chanting and ensure that it would be successful?

There are certain elements that you have to take into consideration to have a successful chanting practice.

First and foremost, you have to consider your space and place.  This is the most basic, but most important among the elements in chanting.  To be able to relax and focus on your chanting practice, select a place that is conducive.

A conducive place is somewhere you won’t be distracted and promotes calmness and relaxation.  You can pick your garden, your room, or any location as long as it is quiet and you are able to chant freely.  A noisy location can  constantly distract you and hinders you to connect with your inner self.

The next element is comfort.  Create a comfortable chanting place.  You can use cushions to support your sitting posture and wear comfortable clothing.  When you are comfortable, it helps you relax and concentrate more on your chanting practice.

Another element is the use of equipment such as mala beads.  For some people who love to chant, they use mala beads to keep count and to further their concentration.

Lastly, you should consider the element of time.  It is best to select early morning because there is less noise and your body is more relaxed during this time.  But this also depends on your preference.  If you prefer night or lunch time, then that would be fine as long as it does not hinder your chanting practice.

Have a great start with your chanting practice.

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