His practice centers singing or chanting in praise and reverence, a form of devotional singing. Through this offering, participants will learn the art of singing devotional songs that praise the Almighty, promoting a deep sense of spiritual connection and inner peace. The practice encourages surrendering to a higher power, transcending individual worries and burdens, and ultimately bringing an inner smile of contentment and joy.
The practice holds immense relevance in daily life as it provides a means to surrender to something larger than life, the divine. In a world filled with stress and distractions, this ancient practice offers a pathway to surrendering one's ego and desires, leading to inner tranquility and happiness. It serves as a means of self-expression, meditation, and a way to connect with the divine. Surrendering to the divine presence brings a deep sense of contentment and inner joy, resulting in an unmistakable inner smile that radiates positivity and peace.
Clients can incorporate the practice into their daily routine by dedicating a specific time for singing. This practice involves not only singing but also surrendering one's worries, desires, and ego to the divine.
Vidwan Shri. S. Vaidyanathan is a highly skilled musician and teacher deeply rooted in the classical music tradition, particularly in Carnatic music and Namasankeerthanam (act of singing or chanting in praise and reverence). He began his musical journey at a very young age under the guidance of his mother, Vidushi Smt. Vidya Sriram, who herself is a renowned music teacher. Vaidyanathan's musical journey continued under the tutelage of various accomplished gurus, including Sangeetha Choodamani Vidwan Shri. G. Balasubramaniam. He has not only mastered the art of Carnatic music but also excelled in singing Sampradaya Namasankeerthanam, a form of devotional singing that transcends language barriers.What makes Vidwan Shri. S. Vaidyanathan and his offering special is his commitment to spreading the ancient Indian art form of Namasankeerthanam to all sections of society. He has not only performed Namasankeerthanam extensively across India and abroad but has also been teaching music and namasankeerthanam for over a decade, training hundreds of people.
Bhagavad Gita (Approx. 200 BCE - 200 CE): A 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Indian epic Mahabharata. The Bhagavad Gita, particularly in its discussion of Bhakti Yoga, underscores the importance of devotional practices, including chanting and singing the names of the divine. It emphasizes the spiritual and mental wellbeing derived from devotion, which indirectly contributes to overall wellness.
Srimad Bhagavatam (Approx. 300 CE - 1000 CE): This Puranic text, also known as the Bhagavata Purana, extensively covers the benefits of devotional singing and chanting for spiritual upliftment. It details how such practices promote inner peace, mental stability, and emotional balance, contributing to a holistic sense of wellbeing.
"Bhajan, a form of devotional singing in Hinduism, have been the subject of various research studies:"
Improvement in Sustained Attention: A study found that listening to Bhajans improved sustained attention in participants more than reading a spiritual text. This suggests that Bhajan listening can positively affect mental alertness and concentration
Emotional and Spiritual Development: Bhajan, as a devotional practice, is a part of congregational worship and is evolving as a distinct cultural and religious practice. It emphasizes recitation of divine names and worship of personal deities, contributing to emotional and spiritual development
30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory practice workshop with S Vaidyanathan.
The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.
Start with a short meditation to center yourself and create a conducive environment for learning and spiritual connection
Understand the concept and significance of Nama Sankirtanam, emphasizing its role in your daily life
Explore Carnatic music's fundamentals to grasp Nama Sankirtanam, focusing on simple ragas (melodic frameworks) and talas (rhythmic cycles), enriched by brief live demonstrations
Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course
The specialist will be tailoring the practice workshop for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.
The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this practice workshop in to your regular life by yourself.
Carnatic Music & Namasankeerthanam Maestro
S Vaidyanathan will soon be taking sessions on Leela Life
Next step, we will send you the zoom link one day before the event.
We have reserved your time slot with S Vaidyanathan.
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