I'm not an auditory learner.
When I was first exposed to chanting, I would go home and try to piece together the sounds I heard *imagine phonetically googling Sanskrit* find the chant online, then research the meaning behind the words
I'm primarily a kinesthetic and visual learner
Experiential trainings are my jam
Metaphor & visual dialect are my vehicles
This is how I learn
This is how I teach
So, for all the brave souls who try to follow along in class....
Check out my IGTV as I'll be posting videos of what we chant in class, the Sanskrit, and my personal perspective on meaning (translations are subjective...so don't let one person's definition limit your own understanding & insight!)
These series of captures are from back when I got to work/play with the beautiful and talented @meredithisme recording some chants
The last vid is especially hilarious...mouthing the words so I could keep time when we recorded the instrumental 🤪