Connecting body and soul, nourishing our divine light
Diverse spiritual traditions consider chant a route to spiritual development. Chants can express devotion, gratitude, peace and compassion and call in love and light into someone's life.
In India, chanting is known as namasankirtana – singing the divine name. We are all divine beings and the chanting of our own name done with love and light nurtures and nourishes the divine light in each of us.
What does it do?
Your given name (or the name you have chosen to be called) is important to your soul. When others come together to chant your name with love and compassion, your body and soul become connected in a powerful way.
Both the person whose name is being chanted and those doing the chanting may feel very powerful emotions during the chanting.
How may it help me?
Chanting is a discipline believed to improve listening skills and heighten energy and sensitivity toward others. People experience a release of tension and stress, a renewed sense of connectedness to their own divine soul and to all beings and a sense of well-being and inner peace. The people doing the chanting will experience that the love and light being sent during the chant bounces back to them.
What is a session like?
A group of people (no more than 5) come together in quiet space. One person lies down in the middle of the others, who sit in a circle around him. Ellen then facilitates the melodious chanting of the name of the person in the middle. The chanting lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. Each person then takes her turn in the middle to have her name chanted.