What kind of Yoga is Kirtan?

In this week’s video, professional Cellist Elyssa Gilmar and guitarist/vocalist Ellis Kantrowitz practice the instrumentals for an upcoming Kirtan chant at Prana Das. This song is played to the mantra, “Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu” a prayer that means, ‘May all beings be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and freedom for all.’
This music practice is in prep for the upcoming Kirtan Concert on Friday 10/26 at 7:30pm that will feature vibrational chanting of this mantra (and others!) to guitar, harmonium, cello, percussion and, most importantly, your voices!
Back by many requests from the PDY community, Kirtan is a Bhakti (devotional) yoga practice that incorporates call and response mantra, music and festive use of the voice to create different vibrational experiences in the body.
Even shy practitioners will find themselves singing out with enthusiasm to express the inner desire to feel connected and at peace. It’s a vibrant and festive experience, one that will leave you buzzing, reflective and happy you came.