Meditation and Chanting
at A Healing Soul, Ltd. in Hoffman Estates
Meditation at 4:00 pm
Chanting at 5:00 pm
Each calendar quarter, our meditations and chants are chosen with a special focus:
Saturday, September 28 – In meditation, we’ll be stepping into the light of OM. For chanting, the Gayatri mantra returns! The Gayatri mantra supports our understanding of the Unity from which all manifests. We’ll complement the Gayatri mantra with the always wonderful and easy to sing Om Namah Shivaya.
Saturday, October 26 –
In Meditation, we will be holding a small crystal and connecting with the Mother of that crystal. Bring your own favorite crystal or enjoy the use of one of mine.
In Chanting, we’ll be calling on:
– Narayana, said to be the physical manifestation of spiritual consciousness
– Hanuman, humble servant of the Divine who teaches us selfless service
– Ram, epitome of truth and virtue
– Durga, the Mother of the universe. a protector of all that is good and harmonious in the world.
For anyone who want to preview, practice or purchase the chants, our playlist will be:
Om Namo Narayanaya, by Deva Premal on Love is Space (track 7)
Baba Hanuman, by Krishna Das on Breath of the Heart (track 1)
Hallelujah Shri Ram, by Krishna Das on Heart as Wide as the World (track 3)
Ma Durga, by Krishna Das on Breath of the Heart (track 3)
Narayana / For Your Love, by Krishna Das on Heart as Wide as the World (track 2)
Saturday, November 23 – Same as October
Saturday, December 28 – Same as October and November
Meditation is just $5.00
Chanting is FREE!
Studies show that meditation and chanting have positive effects on your emotions, brain and body – calming emotions, increasing the ability to process information and even softening physical pain. The National Institute of Health (NIH) tells us that meditation may physically change the brain and body, potentially improving many health problems with lasting effects beyond the time you spend in meditation.
Regular meditation practice can create new neural pathways for peaceful thoughts and calmer emotions.
We will enjoy:
Aromatherapy for calming
An easy stress release exercise
A short guided meditation
A longer silent meditation
After meditation, stay for a free call-and-response chanting experience. It will uplift and inspire you for your weekend!
Mantras are the mind vibration in relationship to the Cosmos. The science of mantra is based on the knowledge that sound is a form of energy, having structure, power and a definite predictable effect on the human psyche…Mantra takes the vibratory effect of each of your molecules into the Infinity of the Cosmos. ~Siri Singh Sahib, Yogi Bhajan
Beginners welcome – no experience in meditation or chanting needed
Never chanted before? Come and give it a try! We will be chanting to a cd.
We will do both ‘sing along’ and ‘call and response’ chanting.
‘Call and response’ chanting means that first the “caller” sings the verse and then the audience repeats it. It’s easy! If you’re a visual person, we’ll have handouts with the words, definitions and explanations on them.
The gateways to the soul are opened with prayer, voice, sound, and repetition. The repetition of a vocal sound modifies and is remarkably healing to the breath, the body and the mind. Brainwaves begin to balance after only three or four minutes, and the muscle and skin temperature increases. Chanting is a simple way to reduce stress and anxiety.
Sacred chants bring about transformations in your awareness. Chanting opens you to the unfoldment of your potential into the field of possibilities, making it possible for you to fulfill any desire you have. You will have created a new reality.
The above information on chanting is adapted from liner notes to Om Namaha Shivaya, by Robert Gass
A Healing Soul, Ltd
555 West Central Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Liked the breathing (alternate) nostril prior (to meditation). Visualized I was sitting in a golden sphere from my heart and floating. ~ Melody Metzger
Felt it through my entire body. Liked that we were giving peace to ourselves, others and the world. ~ Melody Metzger
Oneness – Love! Thank you!!! Aaahhh – I love this so much. ~ PJ