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The Art of Digesting The Gene Keys

Illustration by Dani Katz Digesting Big Ideas in Small Bites with The Gene Keys As a wide-eyed, frothy-faced Gene Keys devotee for almost a decade, you’d think a simple question like: What are the Gene Keys? wouldn’t stymie me as much as it does. You’d think. Inhale…exhale…repeat. Here goes… For starters, it’s a [...]

By | October 29th, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Divine Mantras on White Sun III

Some voices ring true with passion, others with the certainty of truth. White Sun is blessed to have both in singer and principal songwriter Gurujas Khalsa. Her angelic voice cascades through softness, devotion, and joy as she serenades us through 23 Kundalini mantras on White Sun III. These mantras resonate over the musical accompaniment of [...]

By | October 20th, 2018|Music|0 Comments

Shamanism in the New Millennium

What it takes to Hang out a Shaman's Shingle We live in a time of boutique shamans and shamans-for-hire, New York fashionistas using crystal combs to calm their hair, and luxury hotel spas featuring sweats and soul cleansings. Therefore it is refreshing to find a book (Shamanism in the New Millennium) presenting a powerfully modern [...]

By | October 20th, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

DEVA by Deva Premal

DEVA DEVA arrives in a full-circle moment of glory 20 years after Deva Premal’s emergence on the music scene with the widely-played and shared “Gayatri Mantra” track off her 1998 debut release, The Essence. Her new album, DEVA, is perfect for yoga, meditation, and any time you need a respite from life’s hectic pace. The [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Music|0 Comments

An Epic Free Solo Captured on Film

Free Solo: Gripping Rocks & Gripping to Watch Rock climbing has significant history in California, specifically in the Yosemite Valley. Not surprisingly, one of our own has taken the sport to new heights. Alex Honnold free solo climbed the prestigious 3,200-foot wall face of the El Capitan mountain in Yosemite in 2017, as documented in [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Trevor Hall The Fruitful Darkness

Trevor Hall photographed by Emory Hall In The Fruitful Darkness, Trevor Hall has created something extraordinarily rare these days: a concept LP. When listening to this album, other classics of the concept art form and lineage come to mind, such as U2’s The Joshua Tree, The Police’s Synchronicity and even Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Trevor shares with profoundly authentic vulnerability at a new level [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Music|0 Comments

Yoga Rising: 30 Empowering Stories from Yoga Renegades for Every Body

  Photo of Dianne Bondy by Sarit Rogers Photography One of the things I love about the yoga community is the growing conversation about inclusivity, accessibility, and how different bodies are represented in studios as well as within the images and literature. Author, professor, and yoga visionary Melanie C. Klein is the editor [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Mirrors by Sangeeta Kaur

Artist and Singer Sangeeta Kaur Sangeeta Kaur combines classical music with spiritual themes. Sangeeta Kaur is a Vietnamese-American trained opera singer who has performed all over the world. She gravitated to mantra-style singing to bring healing and awakening through music and yoga. Mirrors Mirrors is Sangeeta's third New Age/Classical crossover album. Accompanied by Nicolas Neidhart [...]

By | September 22nd, 2018|Music|0 Comments

Opium Moon Creates Enchanting World Music

Self-titled ensemble debut Opium Moon is a supergroup with meditative soul. Los Angeles-based ensemble Opium Moon produces some of the most enchanting music you'll ever hear. I dabble in music scoring and licensing and immediately thought, "Music supervisors would kill for world music of this quality and beauty.” It brought to mind one of my [...]

By | September 20th, 2018|Music|0 Comments

Love’s Door by Shyama Chapin

The daughter of a choir director, Shyama Chapin has been singing as long as she can remember. Her first composition, a piece about Winnie the Pooh, was written on her grandma's upright piano when she was four years old. While surrounded by sounds of prayer, and coffee shop singer-songwriters, she began to notice the dynamic [...]

By | September 4th, 2018|Music|0 Comments