SLOW EVEN RHYTHMIC BREATH Sound like ocean
Listening to music in the Yoga studio, practicing your Asana (Yoga postures) is a moment of contempt for a busy New Yorker, a moment away from the city heat.
Here in Manhattan, it seems like everyone is thriving to make it to the top, to realize his/her American dream. The city is full of the passion and the hunger of those who battle through their everyday lives, working, loving, and dreaming. In NY, endless numbers of Yogis come and go through the studio doors, from early morning to way past midnight, to release themselves from their daily stress. Early morning Yogis fill the Jivamukti studio at Union Square, to catch some Yoga before work. Housewives visit the Upper East Yoga studios in the afternoon. Early evening sees dancers take a class of Yoga at the Laughing Lotus Studio before they take off for another night on Broadway.
The instructors of these NY Yoga studios choose to use music that reminds us of quiet waves and forests, in order to let the Yogis enjoy their spiritual and physical happiness to the most. Music helps the Yogis to concentrate, and to leave the noise of the city behind, to enter the world of union of the individual soul. Now, more than ever, New Yorkers are attracted to the Asian world, and beginning their search for meditation and the spiritual world. Perhaps they see a mysterious beauty in Asian music, not found in Western culture.
This CD includes 12 songs, which will enable you to image the peaceful world of Asia, and makes you think of quiet wimples of the water, the hum of the beachside trees. You will find this the ideal accompaniment to the elemental Yoga breathing technique "Ujjayi breathing".
NY Yoga Instructor HALSHEN NAKAMURA