Kathryn E. Livingston (Harjot Kaur) is the author of the memoir Yin, Yang, Yogini: A Woman’s Quest for Balance, Strength and Inner Peace, a story of transformation through yoga. A Kundalini Yoga teacher, Kathryn has been writing professionally for many years. She lives in Bogota, NJ and teaches at AquarianYoga Center in Montclair.

6 responses to “An Introduction to Instruments Used in Kirtan”

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  3. Kathryn Livingston

    Sat Nam, Louise! So glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for your comment. I learned a lot writing it! (:

  4. Louise Vidal

    Thank you so much for that wonderful information! I will listen even more carefully to my wonderful music. You gave it another layer for me to enjoy. :0D

    Sat Nam

  5. Kathryn Livingston

    Thank you so much, Hargobind!

  6. Hargobind

    This is such a great post Kathryn! Even after all the years at Spirit Voyage, I still find myself at times listening to the tracks over and over to decipher which instruments I am hearing. I am going to bring up your list here and use it next time I am stumped.

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