Are You A Kirtan Virgin?
Confessions Of A Kirtan Virgin
From Downward Dog/April 26, 2011
What the heck is up with all these confessions lately on The Daily Downward Dog?
I’ve been opening my heart and baring it all these past few weeks, so I couldn’t resist sharing my recent deflowering. I know it is hard to believe for someone of my age and experience, but last week I finally got the chance to attend my very first kirtan.
If you don’t know what a kirtan is, it is call-and-response chanting of Sanskrit mantras, which is accompanied by live instrumental music. At a kirtan you can participate in the music and chanting in a variety of ways that include singing along, closing your eyes and swaying to the music, dancing around with no inhibitions, clapping your hands, or just silently listening and taking it all in …