“…According to research done by Alfred Tomatis of the French Academy of Science and Medicine, chanting has a therapeutic effect on the individual by activating the body’s natural healing process. He recommends chanting as an aid for overcoming addictions such as smoking, drugs and alcohol.
Other research conducted by Dr. Alan Watkins of the Imperial College London, reveals that while chanting the heart rate slows and blood pressure lowers; and while just listening to other voices chanting the adrenalin and cholesterol levels in the body begin to normalize.
Living in a stress filled world many people are conditioned to seek release in mind altering substances or activities when the simple act of chanting can calm the nervous system relieving stress in the body-mind and replacing them with feelings of well-being and often times pure bliss.” [excerpt from article “The Many Benefits of Chanting”: https://bit.ly/1K8ghcl]
Start enjoying the many benefits of chanting every week! Join us for the Joy Circle Kirtan tonight, and every Tuesday night, at 6:00pm, in the Irene German Room. Experience meditative, Sanskrit chanting, accompanied by guitar, percussion by Louie Jordan and beautiful harmonies and vocals by Syntysche Groverland and Sierra Samuel.
Joy Circle meets every Tuesday from 6:00 – 7:00pm in the Irene German Room downstairs.
Free childcare provided.
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