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A Two-Minute Chant for Anxiety, Stress Reduction, and Improved Memory

Posted By Carolyn on Aug 18, 2021

In this video, Brenda McMorrow talks about the power of mantra and shares a two-minute version of a Chant and Mudra sequence recommended by The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation. 

I’m pretty sure you’re going to get hooked on this quick and simple practice—it’s stuck with me ever since.

The Saa Taa Naa Maa Chant is powerful for reducing anxiety and stress levels and for increasing cognitive function. The mantra means "True Essence" and is a Kundalini Kirtan Kriya (pronounced KEER-tun KREE-a). Kirtan Kriya is Sanskrit, a classical language of India. Kirtan means “song” or “praise” and Kriya means “to do” or “action.” 

The Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation recommends working your way up to the 12-minute version of the meditation, which combines chanting with moving the hands through the mudras seen in the video. As you’ll see when you practice, whether you have 2 or 20 minutes, any length can produce a sense of calm and clarity.

Brenda and I would love to hear how the chant impacted you. Let’s connect, in the comment section below!

With Love,

Brenda McMorrow is the Director of DevaTree’s 50-hour Kirtan Academy: Bhakti Heart Fire, which begins in September in London, Ontario.

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4 Comment(s)

Stephanie on August 19, 2021
Thank you both for putting this out there! I feel so much better after just this short practice and intend to add it to my box of tricks for dealing with life. It was also lovely to see you both. ????????
Brenda on August 22, 2021
thank you for this, Stephanie! I'm so glad that you are adding it to you "box of tricks for dealing with life"! Big love to you!
Carolyn on August 19, 2021
Stephanie, it’s wonderful to hear from you! So good to know this mantra was helpful. Happy chanting OMxo
Mary Louise Johnston on September 19, 2021
I am so glad that I found your website. I practice Kundalini Yoga and I teach this form of yoga at a community college. I live in Oregon and I do not find Kundalini folks in my town. I would like to connect with you and learn more about your on-line classes. I also teach "Stretch and Relax" classes at the college that includes breath work and aspects of Kundalini Yoga.

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