The Joshua Tree

The Joshua Tree

U2

One of the most powerful, emotionally charged album of songs of bhakti: love and devotion, longing, and complete surrender. Great for the standing series of the Primary series of Ashtanga.

The Cello Suites

The Cello Suites

Yo-Yo Ma, inspired by Bach

To listen to the body as you listen deeply to this music is to know breath and to be the breath in your body is to play the cello in your heart.

Songs and Poems for Solo Cello

Songs and Poems for Solo Cello

Philip Glass & Wendy Sutter

To live a life realizing your voice and knowing your Self and in a moment having another hear it express it as you let go and surrender the self is to be Namaste.

Four Last Songs

Four Last Songs

Jessye Norman & Richard Strauss

To feel the life in the voice is to be that life, that energy. These songs by Strauss are like asanas in a vinyasa krama – a language of breath and movement – and Jessye sings her life in every breath.

Low

Low

David Bowie

Low is essential listening for a balanced hatha practice.

Hellen Merrill & Clifford Brown

Hellen Merrill & Clifford Brown

One of the greatest female vocalists in her smokey, cool jazz – exquisite debut album.

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague

A debut of young French singers singing in soft voices in English bossa nova-esque covers of 80s new wave songs… some familiar, some foreign; the perfect sountrack to an urban love-inspired existence.

Couleurs Sur Paris

Couleurs Sur Paris

Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague’s first French album brings the band in a more soul, rock direction from the bossa nova, acoustic origins of its early English years and fills the heart with warmth.

Versions

Versions

Thievery Corporation

An extremely versatile albums to listen to in different settings. Excellent covers and production. The entire album is excellent to practice to or to chill out to with friends.

Music For Airports

Music For Airports

Brian Eno, covered by Bang On A Can

Four stunning ambient pieces discreet enought to be in the background and non-intrusive and as well composed as to require the attention of listening afforded to a symphony. Relaxing and engaging, intense and tender. Originally composed to be played in an airport to calm passengers before the possible death in a plane crash.

L'Apocalypse Des Animaux

L'Apocalypse Des Animaux

Vangelis

A soft, silent, soul soothing, breath of air passing through.

Mamouna

Mamouna

Bryan Ferry

A smooth, stylized sonic soundscape of seductive songs.

It'll End In Tears

It'll End In Tears

This Mortal Coil

A collection of evocative songs that act as portals to different states of being.

1. Outside

1. Outside

David Bowie

A concept album with comlpex songwriting produced by Brian Eno. A masterpiece.

Akhnaten

Akhnaten

Philip Glass

The third part of a trilogy – that began with Einstein on the Beach as a scientist who plays violin and continued with Satyagraha based on politics as embodied in the life of Ghandi, an opera in Sanskrit – Akhnaten is based on the Egyptian pharaoh and explores religion in one of Glass’ most stunning operas.

You Must Believe In Spring

You Must Believe In Spring

Bill Evans

A clear white cousin of Miles Davis’ Kinda Blue, which Bill Evans collaborated on. Light and featherlike.