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The Mantra of Love

Manish Vyas is a teacher of Nada Yoga, the Yoga of sound. His composition "Tumi Bhaja Re Mana" is one of his most popular and beautiful. Translated, the mantra means: Oh mind (mana), my dear friend, always chant (bhaja) the name of the Divine, Always repeat (japa)...

The Power of Mantra and the Science Behind It

We know that mantras can help us feel calm and focused, but why are they so effective? Recent research studies show that mantra chanting has a wealth of physical, mental and emotional benefits. Not only is it a beautiful spiritual practice helping us feel grounded and...

East-West Fusion

American jazz pianist and compose Dave Brubeck's most famous song is "Take Five." Brubeck is considered one of the foremost exponents of cool jazz. In this video, it is re-imagined with an arrangement by musicians from Sachal Studios in Lahore, Pakistan. The result is...

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Just Released! Downloadable Kirtan and Bhajans

Just Released! Downloadable Kirtan and Bhajans

Integral Yoga Media is delighted to announce the release of these newly digitized albums available now for download: "Jai Gurudev! A Garland of Bhajans (OS Arun)," "Jai Guru Jai" (Rev. Manjula), "Om Satchidananda" (Sanjay & Sumi) and "Beloved" (various artists)....

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The Vibrating Subtle Body

The Vibrating Subtle Body

The chanting of mantras brings certain beautiful vibrations and helps us in lifting our own energy and consciousness. Modern scientists have proven the power of sound vibration. Sounds are even being used for cleaning purposes, as well as for soothing and comforting...

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Yoga Music/Producer Wynne Paris Suddenly Passes

Yoga Music/Producer Wynne Paris Suddenly Passes

Breaking News: 23 March 2021. Integral Yoga Magazine just learned that Wynne Paris died last night. According to Kimberley Maddox, his life partner, he suffered a fatal heart attack. The Yoga and kirtan community is reeling from this tremendous loss. Paris was a...

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Why Sound Heals

Why Sound Heals

We can feel it when we turn on the radio and our favorite song happens to be playing, or when we sit quietly and listen to the rain. There is a palpable peace when we are absorbed in quiet and a different kind of rejuvenation when we hear the wind in the trees. Have...

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Narada Burton Greene: From Bomb To Balm

Narada Burton Greene: From Bomb To Balm

In December 2020, pianist Narada Burton Greene was interviewed by All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz advocates, jazz professionals, and web technicians. This article is an excerpt from that in-depth article that traces Greene's history and evolution as one of...

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A 50 Year Tapestry

A 50 Year Tapestry

On February 12, 2021, Legacy Recordings reissued a black vinyl of "Tapestry," the classic album by singer/songwriter Carole King. The reissue features the original design of the Ode logos on the sleeve (the label that originally put out "Tapestry" in 1971). February...

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Sutra 1.33: The Four Locks and Keys

Sutra 1.33: The Four Locks and Keys

Mirabai Moon has composed a beautiful musical rendition of sutra 1.33 from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This sutra gives "four locks and keys" to interpersonal relationships. Also knjown in Buddhism as the "Four Immeasurables," the four keys are: maitri...

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Shakuhachi: The Spirit of Zen

Shakuhachi: The Spirit of Zen

Rodrigo Rodríguez is a Shakuhachi composer, musician and teacher. The Shakuhachi is a Japanese wind instrument with some 500 years of history, from its origins the role of the instrument was linked to different genres of Japan to contemporary times as a fundamental...

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Sacred Mantra: Free Download

Sacred Mantra: Free Download

Kirtan/musical artists and Integral Yogis Sam Rossitto and Meera Kerr each created a musical track of the sacred mantra for meditation given by Sri Swami Satchidananda. In his honor, we are sharing a mash-up of their songs, done with their blessings. Enjoy this new...

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Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

No need to miss Bhaktifest! This weekend (August 8th and 9th, 2020) will be the first-ever virtual Bhakti Fest Reunion! Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of Yoga, kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Participate in classes taught by world-renowned teachers...

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