Devotional Chanting is a fantastic way to open your heart and get out of your mind. Chanting is simply a way to sing a love song to God. You can chant in any language and sing any song. All that matters is that you sing sincerely from your heart and allow yourself to go deeper and deeper into the chant. Krishna Das is a contemporary American who has made a life out of chanting.
Paramahansa Yogananda loved to chant and wrote many songs which can be found in his book Cosmic Chants. If you begin your meditation with a short period of chanting, it will take you deeper in your meditation and help you to quiet your mind much faster. Yoganandaji would say, “Kriya Yoga plus devotion works like mathematics.”
I have added a very short meditation below to give you a simple example. Simply close your eyes and let the chant take you within.