Reviews

Are you constantly seeking out great yoga books, videos and music for your yoga practice? You’re in luck–we’ve rounded up and carefully reviewed the best titles relating to yoga in our reviews section. We’ve recently begun compiling our reviews together in easy accessible monthly and seasonal posts. If you have a title you’d like to suggest for review, please let us know!



Slow Meadow by Slow Meadow (Matt Kidd)

Slow Meadow CD

Slow Meadow’s debut CD is a wonderfully crafted 62 minute ambient soundscape. Gentle piano, cello and violin melodies drift above expansive electric guitar washes and soothing synthesizer drones. These nine… Read More→

Nanda Devi by Hans Christian

Nanda Devi CD

Hans Christian’s latest CD, Nanda Devi, honors the tall sacred mountains of northern India. These nine compositions contain a richly layered tapestry of mystical and enchanting sounds. Listening to this… Read More→

Everyday Yoga by Sage Rountree

Everyday Yoga by Sage Rountree
Everyday Yoga is a wonderful resource for creating and supporting a home based yoga practice. In the first section, “Building Your Everyday Practice,” Sage Rountree offers guidelines for using the book... Read More→

James by Lowercase Noises

James by Lowercase Noises

Recording artist Andrew Othling has created an album for each of his children as a gift upon their birth. James is the name of his fourth child and the title of… Read More→

Say a Little Prayer Cards

Say a Little Prayer Cards by Taschen
This beautiful set of prayer cards is a delightful exploration of religious traditions around the world. Each pack of eleven cards focuses on one of ten spiritual traditions: Brazilian Candomblé,... Read More→

Reveal by Elskavon

Elskavon cd

Reveal, the third album from Chris Bartels’ ambient project Elskavon, is a magical blend of beautiful sonic textures, slowly played piano and guitar, and sparsely placed post-rock drums. There is a deep feeling of fluidity and spaciousness on Reveal, perhaps due to the album having been composed in Minneapolis where water is abundant and the winters are cold, snowy and long. The synthesizer pads, guitar and piano are calming, soothing and mesmerizing, while the addition of percussion on several of the tracks adds an energizing, uplifting and driving force. All of the tracks are superbly produced and reflect Bartels’ experience writing music for film, television and online projects.

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.

The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche

The Radiance Sutras by Lorin Roche
Lorin Roche has taken an innovative and unique approach to translating the Vigyan Bhairav Tantra, an old tantric yoga text written in the the second millennium B.C.E. These sutras are... Read More→

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→

Yoga Sequencing by Mark Stephens

Mark Stephens’s latest book on sequencing yoga postures is a well-written and very useful resource for yoga teachers and experienced home practitioners. The depth and length of this book is… 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→

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