Kirtan combines music and mantra – words and sounds that vibrate at the highest level of awareness. It is an effortless and joyful way to meditate. For those who find seated meditation difficult, a singing meditation can be just the ticket. Music bypasses the thinking mind, the worried mind, and goes straight to that part of the brain where the emotions reside. The musical meditation of kirtan soothes the nervous system, just like a yoga class. Both are easy and fun. Kirtan calms the mind without struggling to concentrate. Because kirtan has its roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, the language of mantra.