UMM KIRTAN EVENTS
This page contains video and audio snippets from my kirtan events.
More recordings are on the Raga Kirtan page.
ABOUT THE YOGA OF KIRTAN
Kirtan is the music of yoga. It is today a universal and cross-cultural spiritual practice. It is the communal chanting of the many names of the one God, mantras and devotional songs, in order to connect with God, to open the heart, to awaken its energies and to harmonize with the healing forces of the universe. It is a gateway to deep states devotion and joy. Sanskrit words are often used and melodies are often in Indian scales.
The recent popularity of the kirtan movement is a natural follow up to the growth of Yoga practice and philosophy in the West, including Bhakti Yoga, the Yoga of Devotion. It is the outcome of understanding of the Yogic science of sound, Nada Yoga, combined with the growing interest in the world’s sacred traditions in general.
Selected kirtan events 2006-2012