Sukha, an accessible blend of mantra rock inspired by the root chakra.

Sukha is comprised of husband and wife team Sukhmani (Nicole) on vocals and Sukhman (Steven) on acoustic guitar. Created in 2011, Sukha shares their unique blend of Kundalini mantra rock.

The name Sukha is derived from the Sanskrit word for happiness, bliss, and ease. The album, Rise, is true to form, with a light-hearted spirit that ignites joy. Inspired by the grounding energy of the root chakra, Sukha transforms traditional mantras “Ong Namo,” “Wah Yantee,” “Rise (Ra Ma),” “Dharti Hai,” “Gobinday Mukhanday,” “Humee Hum,” “Prana Apana,” and “Mul Mantra” into a devotional fusion of past and present.

Together, Sukha emanates powerful energy, asking us to gather around the sacred fire of transcendence.

 

Sukhmani’s voice is accessible and comforting while Sukhman’s guitar vibes with warbly riffs providing a familiar and accessible backdrop to the devotion. Additional Sukha musicians include Kenneth Oberholtzer on violin, Eliza Shah on harp and background vocals, Tripp Dudley on percussion, Jared May on bass, John Stolzman on piano, Michael Vanier and Matthew Charles Heulitt on electric guitars, Amar Khalas on flute, and Sahib-Amar Khalsa on viola, as well as multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and co-producer Ram Dass Khalsa. Together, Sukha emanates powerful energy, asking us to gather around the sacred fire of transcendence.

 

Chanting mantras ignites the spiritual transformation of our spirit and practitioners believe that we are drawn to the mantras we most need for purification. The sounds of the mantras themselves are believed to relax and rejuvenate the physical body while altering our consciousness. This is certainly the case when listening to Rise.

 

Rise

by Sukha

Super Symmetry Records

Buy Rise here.

by Aria Morgan, a writer, yoga teacher and birth coach who enjoys handstands and kombucha. ariamorgan.com