Our society is at a place unlike any place it’s ever been in history. The collective is shifting on a regular basis, and our thoughts and actions are having a more concrete impact than they ever have before. Perhaps you’ve noticed that things in your own life are changing? Maybe you’ve been given more signs and direction lately, or you’re starting to pay closer attention to the messages popping up in your life?
This special meditation involves singing a certain set of syllables (kirtan in Sanskrit means song) along with a corresponding set of hand movements or “mudras” (kriya refers to specific movements) that are designed to bring about peace and healing. This unique and beautiful practice has been shown to both activate and balance parts of the brain that are linked to memory. Clinical studies have found that just 12 minutes per day of Kirtan Kriya can boost cognitive abilities, as well as overall mood.
This style of meditation focuses on growing kindness and equanimity within us- something that we can all agree is a good thing! These innate emotions and feelings of connectedness and goodwill are accessible within all of us, and when we allow them to come forth, we can change not only our brains, but also our community around us.