Andrea Bobby

Andrea is a lifelong practitioner and certified Teacher of Yoga from the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Dhanwantari Ashram in Kerala, India. As well as being the founder, creator and author of Body Mind Light and a Brand Ambassador for yoga clothing lines, she also teaches private classes in Sivananda Yoga in Toronto, Canada.

18 Responses

  1. Eric Cantu says:

    Wow.
    I seriously feel enlightened! lol

    Nice original post. Very cool!

  2. Penelope says:

    Wow, I had no idea that the pronunciation impacted the effectiveness of the chant. Very interesting information! Are “nadis” like meridians in Chinese and Thai medicine systems, or something else? The translations you included are helpful too, it’s nice to be reminded that what can be foreign-sounding chant has very specific, devout meanings. thanks for the info!

  3. It is so relaxing! What a great experience! I am going to copy it and listen to it every morning! Thank you very much, Andrea!
    Best wishes,
    Rebecca!

  4. Marvin Nguyen says:

    Andrea, thanks for this informative post.
    I’m currently practicing vinyasa style yoga for two months and I find part of the interesting part of yoga is the meditation.
    I passed by your website and found this post about Kirtan very useful in getting me forming the habit of enhancing my presence and consciousness through meditation/chant music.
    Looking forward to other great posts.

  5. Danish says:

    Great looking website. Yoga has always interested me. Inner peace is very important !

  6. D says:

    I really enjoyed!! Loved how you have the original text chant and the English translation of it, VERY COOL!

    Have always enjoyed mantras, chants and simple meditation.

  7. Ravi says:

    Hey Andrea!

    Love the chanting! Being Hindu I worship Lord Ganesh daily and He always gives me that inner peace and focus.

    In satsang we always praise him first! When I started learning yoga as a teenager I wanted to get into all the exciting stuff of Hatha yoga.

    But my guru made me practice Bhakti yoga first. Was a really relaxing and deep experience!

    Ravi

    • Andrea Bobby says:

      It certainly is a very nourishing, positive and relaxing experience, Ravi. And I’m glad you started young so that it played a part in who you became as an adult. Keep practicing!

  8. Carmen says:

    This article is great, and after I watched and listened to the video my thought was it positively puts you in tune with your mind and body. It’s very relaxing. Thank you for all this great information!

  9. Rob says:

    Andrea, this is a beautiful post. I’ve been singing in Boulder Kirtan and Denver Kirtan for five years. We always start with singing to Ganeshe. Yes pronunciation is very important! I studied with Sri Devi Bringi in Boulder, what an inspiration she is, Saraswati emanates from her with limitless knowledge and wisdom. I loved singing my whole life- of course it is Bhakti Yoga for this one! Direct path! Thank you, and many many blessings to you on your journey. Om

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