Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Saptah Chanting Ceremony at Kripalu

Despite insecurities surrounding my wretched singing voice, I participated in last night's Saptah chanting ceremony here at Kripalu. The long-standing tradition is the yoga and meditation center's way of celebrating the conclusion of one year and beginning of the next. We opened with a mantra honoring the Hindu god Ganesh, known as the Remover of Obstacles. It's customary in India to pray to Ganesh before beginning any new ventures (e.g. the New Year, a new job, business, project, relationship, etc.), as his guidance will help ensure a clear path to success. Here's a very brief clip that I thought you might enjoy. Best of luck with all your upcoming ventures in 2010.

If you're interested in learning more about chanting, here's an informative post about getting started.

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