Music Reviews


Shakti Guitar by Stevin McNamara

Shakti Guitar : A Yogic Journey from Dawn to Deepest Night

Stevin McNamara’s seventh solo album, Shakti Guitar, is a mesmerizing 75-minute soundtrack that pairs well with the ebb and flow of a yoga practice. This mystical sonic journey begins with the soothing sounds of nylon-string guitar, bansuri flute and tambora, inspired by the quiet and awakening energies of dawn. We are slowly brought into the fiery aliveness of midday in the fourth track with a faster tempo through the addition of upbeat drums and percussion. The remainder of the CD travels into the nighttime with slower tempos, less instrumentation and the notable addition of beautiful Indian female vocals.

Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

Sadhana by Baird Hersey & Prana

The new album by Baird Hersey & Prana is a magical and mystical journey into sound, vibration, and sacred chant. Using only overtone singing, vocal harmonics and sparse percussion this… Read More→

Pilgrimage by MC Yogi

Our favorite yogi hip-hopper is back with an awesome sophomore release brimming with devotion and joy. MC Yogi traveled the world to work with master musicians, and he composed these… Read More→

One Shared Heart by Kristin Luna Ray

What you notice first about this kirtan/chant album are the beautiful vocals. Luna’s singer-songwriter background is evident in her masterfully controlled and emotive voice. The backup harmonies and the subtle,… Read More→

Prana Groove by Stevin McNamara

On Stevin McNamara’s latest CD, he combines his beautiful acoustic guitar playing with a lively blend of world percussion.  The melodies on these songs are based on Rag Malkauns, one… Read More→

Yoga Sessions by Go-Ray & Duke

If you love funky electronica and world-music inspired beats then this Indian/electronic fusion Cd will make your heart happy.  Go-Ray Gulab’s powerful and mesmerizing voice effortlessly guides the listener into… Read More→

Lost in a Moment by Shrift

Lost in a Moment is a soft, sweet and dreamy bossa nova inspired album that works great as the soundtrack or mixed in a playlist for a yoga class.  The… Read More→

The Lost Souls by Niraj Chag

While there have been many Indian/electronic fusion CDs recorded, The Lost Souls stands out by its sultry, mystical and magical sweetness as well as through its minimal use of electronica… Read More→

Ten Million Moons by Gaura Vani

This devotion soaked CD is remarkable blend of many different musical styles, musicians and instruments. Raised as a “Krishna kid,” Gaura Vani draws on his upbringing singing and playing traditional… Read More→

Emergence 2012 by Alex Theory

This inspiring and peaceful Cd is a collaboration between ambient-sound technician Alex Theory and philosopher-journalist Daniel Pinchbeck. The intention behind these compositions is to express a positive vision of the… Read More→

Thunder Love by Jai Uttal

After focusing on traditional Kirtan (chanting) music for the last several years, Jai Uttal returns to his signature blend of world-music, American roots music, and devotional Bengali chanting. This recording… Read More→

Maha Moha the Great Delusion

Funky, upbeat and fun, this chanting CD is a fusion of rock/pop grooves with world instruments and ancient mantras. The most impressive element of this recording is Morissette’s blending of… Read More→

Sitar Secrets by Al Gromer Khan

The compositions on this Cd are based on Indian ragas, the melodic structure used in classical Indian music, which are used to create specific moods in the listener. And indeed… Read More→

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In times of crisis, we often feel we don’t have the time or energy to practice, but those are precisely the times when the practice is most necessary. This is what we’ve been practicing for: the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily. When the winds of change reach hurricane force, our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.
- Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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