We will introduce the basic techniques of mantra meditation. That will involve both personal practice, japa, and chanting in a group, kirtan. As I said earlier, despite kirtan’s popularity, it is rare that the practice is directly connected to a parampara, although some branches of modern yoga do have strong Vaishnava influences. Krishnamacarya and Iyengar are followers of Ramanuja, whereas Swami Kuvalyananda’s guru was a follower of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Therefore, it would not be correct to say that this would be the first program ever to find its inspiration from Mahaprabhu, but it is certainly exceptional.
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