At the surface this hour long single track seems overly simple and potentially boring with its repetitive chanting of the same three mantras: Om, Hari Om, and Shiva Om. But the repetition of the mantras and instrumentation serves to mesmerize and to bring one into a slight trance state. This Cd works especially well when played low as background music, but when played a bit louder will draw your awareness deep into the resonate and harmonic layers of vocals and sound.The instrumentation is sparse, with tabla, tambura dominating, but appropriately accented and filled out with subtle guitar, bells and other percussion. The intention behind the Cd is of Gratitude and Joy, which is present in the beautiful execution of this recording. This slow, soothing and hypnotic Cd is an excellent soundtrack for all types of yoga classes, and works equally well for healing work, meditation and other spiritual practices.
Timothy Burgin is a Kripalu & Pranakriya trained yoga instructor living and teaching in Asheville, NC. Timothy has studied and taught many styles of yoga and has completed a 500-hour Advanced Pranakriya Yoga training. Timothy has been serving as the Executive Director of YogaBasics.com since 2000. He has authored two yoga books and has written over 500 articles on the practice and philosophy of yoga. Timothy is also the creator of Japa Mala Beads and has been designing and importing mala beads since 2004.