Jayapataka Swami: Well, there are three types of chanting. Mental chanting, soft chanting and loud chanting. So if we cannot chant more than 4 rounds loud then we can chant soft or you can chant mentally, but that is more difficult as the mind goes off, and chanting so you can hear it brings the mind back. So I don’t think you have a trouble talking to others? Only chanting he gets bad throat! No problem eating? Ha! Then walk and chant or you chant soft or you can chant mentally. Chanting should not take more than two hours for 16 rounds. And with some experience one and a half hours.