Every sacred tradition recognizes the power of music to uplift, balance, and transform consciousness. In the yoga tradition, the practice of sacred chant is highly developed. There are mantra formulas – combinations of primary sounds – designed to evoke subtle states of consciousness. And there is kirtan - a dynamic expression of devotion and attunement that traditionally utilized folk melodies in combination with sacred mantras.
We’ve been playing and chanting since the early seventies. Our latest expression of sacred music is Jaya! the Kirtan Band. Here’s a sample of one of the chants from our debut CD. (The photos were taken in India by our bass player, Richard Nesdale).