More About Mantras and Sound Healing

Currently I am chanting So Purkh for 40 days.  I’ve done this a few times over the past 3 years.  I was first introduced to So Purkh about 8 years ago, but I thought it was too difficult to learn.  I tried it a little, but I was also 8 months pregnant, super busy and super impatient at the time.

When I finally attempted it around the end of 2011 it was because of Marcia Canestrano, whose website had an English and Gurmukhi video of Nirinjan Kaur’s recording of the prayer.  Nirinjan’s voice, the calming music and the fact that the video was subtitled helped me a lot.  Marcia Canestrano’s site also introduced me to an idea I’d never heard of before…a chanting circle.  In Pasadena she holds 40 chanting circles and has been doing so for years.

Coincidentally she is a part of another group I’m in (Kristin Sweeting Morelli’s Pleasure Tribe) and when I saw her post there, I let her know just how amazing the prayer has been for me, and that it was because of her that I finally committed to the practice.  She invited me to join her online So Purkh group and since then I’ve been chanting So Purkh like I never have before.

Years ago So Purkh helped me to see my life completely differently in an extremely short period of time.  It helped me to see my long-term committed relationship for what it was.  It helped me to understand what I needed and deserved from a man, although I didn’t totally accept what it showed me, I knew at least that I didn’t have that and that I needed to leave.  It gave me strength as a woman and faith in myself that I’d never had before.  It also helped me to heal my relationship with my father and with parts of my past.

Now I am chanting So Purkh again and I find myself chanting it all day some days.  I find myself in awe of it’s power and my own creative power more often than not.  I find myself feeling warm and fuzzy, in the coldest part of the year that I usually want to hide away from.  And I feel myself becoming much more powerful in my understanding of masculinity and femininity and for the first time in my life, secure and certain in my romantic life.

I highly recommend So Purkh (The Power of Prayer) by Nirinjan Kaur and Marcia Canestrano.  I also highly recommend Simrit Kaur’s Supreme Sound Course.  Today is the last day to join so check it out here.

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A Special Treat for Your Home Yoga Practice

Every Friday Spirit Voyage has “Free Music Fridays”.  This Friday they opened up their new ebook store and included a free ebook and a collection of 6 mp3s to go with it.  The book and music collection are called “Yoga and Mantras for a Whole Heart”.   I would definitely recommend signing up for Spirit Voyage asap, because Free Music Friday deals end in a few days.


You will soon have a great collection of free music for your sadhana or home yoga practice…plus an ebook all about mantras.

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The Transformation of Sound


It’s been really busy lately.  One of the things I find really helps me to stay balanced or achieve renewed balance is positive sound vibrations in my life.  The sound of laughter and kindness, nature sounds, healing music and mantra.   This video really struck me because I remember the first few times I did Kundalini Yoga and how the chanting made such a big impact on me.  The first time I did it I was very quiet and self-conscious, but when I opened my mind and let go of my fear the next few times…I was transformed.  Actually the first time I had an open mind about it was extremely healing and surprising.  I never expected the power of mantra to work so fast and so profoundly.  It continues to do so on deeper and deeper levels.

Another thing that really helps me is good food.  For me that’s low-fat vegan food and I find it is very healing and comforting to eat really well, especially high-carb meals.  Comfort foods can be transformed into healthier versions pretty easier, without losing any deliciousness. It goes with a yoga lifestyle perfectly well.  So, if you don’t know we’re doing weekly health challenges at Fruitalini Fit and you can still join.  Click on the link under the video to sign up for the emails.  Here’s a cool high-carb vegan meal tutorial to check out:


~Sat Nam

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The Fruitalini Fit Program

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Fruitalini Fit for Overweight and Un-energetic people:

The Fruitalini Fit Program for Overweight and Low energy people consists of large quantities of Fruits and Vegetables, passionate play and getting enough sleep to recover from the previous days activities.  Why large quantities of Fruits and Vegetables? Fruits and vegetables are some of the most nutritious foods for us to eat. Consuming most of the days calories from fruits and veggies help us stay away from the junk people normally eat.  Doing exercise you love (or passionate play) is important for overall fitness, but how do you know what exercise you love doing? If you don’t already know that we will help you find a balanced and interesting exercise routine on the Fruitalini Fit Program. If you have motivation problems, finding out your favorite exercises helps a lot.  When it feels like play, you will want to do it!

A lack of sleep contributes to confusion, lack of focus and other stresses that people suffer from. Getting enough sleep is essential for our overall health, but what does enough mean? What we would like for people to do is experiment with different sleeping times, being aware of how they feel and come to a natural understanding of when to sleep and how much sleep they need. With our help, you’ll be able to gain awareness of different effects of sleep on your life, different sleep techniques and wake up without an alarm.  The Fruitalini Fit Program will offer recipes to help people who aren’t used to eating large quantities of fruits and vegetables. We will help people find out exactly what food and how much of it they should be buying. We will work with our clients to find out rather they should be buying from a wholesale produce place or rather they should be buying from a nearby farm or farmer’s market instead.  Notice we didn’t say grocery store.
So who is the Fruitalini Fit Program for? The Fruitalini Fit Program is for people who are overweight people, it is for people who might not be overweight but who feel un-energetic a large part of their day, it is for people who are frequently sick. So if you are 1, 2 or 3 of those, then this program is obviously for you.
Who is this program not for? This program is not for ultra-energetic, extremely fit people who never get sick, obviously.
Before the program there will be a free consultation where we talk with you about your health goals to make sure we are a good fit, get it?😉
To sign up for the program prepare to invest $50. We’ll send your survey and schedule a consultation with you right away. Not sure if you’re interested?  No problem, you’ll get a free intro e-course if you sign up here:
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