Deva and Miten's music has a very special place in my heart. I'm blessed that they're regular visitors to my home town, so I've chanted along with them live on many occasions. They also play regularly in my lounge room (on speaker, not live!), and I love practicing yoga with their sacred music in the background. And now that I'm learning to play harmonium, I'm inspired by them to create my own sounds.
Deva and Miten will be sharing their lifetime love of mantra in the shala as A Daily Dose of Bliss guest teachers.
I'm so grateful that they've taken time out of their busy worldwide schedule for an interview today.
DP&M: Every breath
L: In this moment, what are you grateful for?
L: What are you inspired by?
L: What are you trusting in?
Lauren: What is mantra and why should we practice it?
Deva Premal & Miten: Mantras are ancient sound healing formulas - practice them to heal your wounds, spiritual and other wise, and to give thanks for the gift of life.
L: Tell me about your journeys into mantra.
DP&M: Deva was born to the sound of her father chanting the gayatri (the oldest prayer known to humanity) and she chanted the mantra all though her childhood as a bedtime song. Miten first discovered the power of mantras and chanting at the Osho ashram in Pune India. For the past 24 years we have travelled the world (24 countries in 2014) sharing the healing power of mantra.
L: What would you say to someone who was interested in mantra, but thought that they couldn't sing?
DP&M: Chant anyway - God is not listening to see if you sing the right notes - God is listening to hear if your intention is pure.
Succinct, heartfelt and straight to the point. Thank you so much Deva and Miten for this divine interview.
A Daily Dose of Bliss is starting soon. Come and join Deva Premal, Miten and myself in the online shala for 6 weeks of bliss.
I'm so excited to be sharing this with you. More info and sign up here.
With love and gratitude,