The Power of Sound: Simrit Kaur

I definitely remember when I first heard Simrit’s music. It was in a yoga class a few years ago at Wild Mountain Yoga in my hometown of Nevada City, California. After class, I asked the teacher who the artist was that was gracing our asana, and then I immeditately went home and purchased the album. Her sound is timeless and refreshing at the same time. When you hear her sing you know she is fully connected and in the flow. Her magestic world music sound has a way of bringing back the ‘remembering’ as well as inpsiring optimism for the future, all while being present. Her devotion appears effortless. All yoga teachers, music aficianados, and lovers of the mystery will appreciate this music. Thank YOU Simrit, for allowing us to catch up with you and learn a bit more about your story…

Can you share with us your first memories of exploring your own voice thru singing?

The first time I explored my voice was in my home in first grade.  I explored and sang with my voice since even younger…My mom said I sang when I was a baby/toddler, but the first time I remember actually sitting and listening back and singing interesting scales and notes was when I was in first grade.  I would sit in the corner of our living room and record myself on a tape player while singing and making up songs and lyrics.  Then I would play the recording back and figure out where I wanted to change the song or add things. 

When did you know that sound and music was your calling and what helped you believe in your path?

Interestingly enough, I was born to a lineage of Beloved Greek singers in Greece, so music has always been my path, and I was always playing music and taking lessons in piano and voice and drums since the time I was in grade school.  However, I didn’t realize I was going to do this as a life path until about 3-4 years ago.  I created two albums and never marketed them or did anything about them.  I just created them out of sheer joy and love of music.  People had been telling me I should tour more, etc, etc…but I didn’t.  They told me that the music was changing their lives and touching them deeply.  They told me that hearing me live was very powerful.  I played some concerts here and there….but never full-on toured like I do today.  One day, I just woke up and saw that I needed to do this thing myself and not rely on something to “just happen”.  That’s when I realized it was my calling…..when I felt a shift in perspective on a visceral level and also when I felt the drive to do this no matter how much work it takes, because it takes an immense amount of work.  However, when you love something so much, you’ll do any amount of work it takes to nourish it.   
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All photography by: Ingrid Nelson

Why is the power of sound so important in yoga and life?

Yoga is all about sound, audible or inaudible.  Being one with the sound is yoga..hearing and feeling sound internally and externally and merging your internal with that external sound.  Yoga isn’t some practice we do on mats or in yoga studios.  That’s simply practice so we can experience yoga.  Yoga is a state of being.  I’m not sure when it became some thing that people do in studios.  Yoga is what life is all about.  

What are your insights on how to create a better relationship with the voice and how to use the human voice to heal?

Stop trying to sound like someone else and start working with your natural sound, uncontrived.  Once we start trying to sound like someone else, we cut the soul out of our experience.  The real healing happens when we embrace our own, unique sound and refine from there. 

What is the main message you would like people to receive from your new album, ‘Songs of Resilience’?

That no matter what we go through, we are as resilient as we want to be.
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Who or what has inspired you the most along the way?

My Mamma, my Pappa, and my Brother.  They all have immense hearts.  My husband….he’s so incredibly intelligent and wise…way beyond his years, but most of all…..so dedicated, kind and SO generous.  He truly walks his talk.  My son, for being unapologetically his own.  Life….It has taught me so much about myself and others.  Music….a constant teacher and inspiration. I’ve been blessed to meet many teachers in my life along the way that have helped me to see life for what it is and see myself for who I am. 

Can you share a simple mantra to include in a daily practice?

Sat Nam.  Sat means truth and Nam means name.  It is the easiest way to direct the mind to tune into what we really are….Truth…which is beyond the mind’s conception.

SAT NAM

 

 

 

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Simrit Kaur’s energy and music have a way of deeply touching people, understanding them, and bringing them with her into the unapologetic realm of the soul. Hailed world-wide for her haunting voice, music and undeniable and rare ability to transmit deep humanity and pure love through her sound, Simrit is known for her revolutionary innovation in hypnotic world and chant music that heals and evokes the innate power within all. She is a Renaissance woman who is the CEO of her independent record label, SIMRIT KAUR MUSIC, LLC, and she has topped World Music Charts including iTunes at #1 for consecutive weeks at a time, many times over, and Billboard’s top 5 in the World and New Age Music category.  Her voice communicates with so much humanity. As an orphan child from the moment she was born in Greece, Simrit was the heir of a very distinct sound that she genetically inherited from a lineage of beloved Greek women singers going all the way from her mother (who was too young to take care of her) through her great grandmother. As a toddler, she was adopted by another Greek family from the American South, and she was raised in a rich Greek culture in South Carolina. Simrit records music and tours the world giving concerts and workshops with her band.  She is the creator of The Supreme Sound, a yogic voice cultivation online course that has been attended by thousands across the globe.  She is the co-creator of The Sweetest Love, an online course that she created with her husband that helps people deeply enjoy and succeed in their love relationships.

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