Sangita Yoga lesson: Playing Guru Stuti on harmonium

For those of us who need a little extra juice, a little extra Ojas, there’s probably nothing that quite fits the bill than music and chanting. We’ve passed on a few words of wisdom from Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga. Here’s some basic instruction for you harmonium wanna-plays: Posted by Steve Advertisements

A beautiful Hanuman devotional aid from Sangita Yoga

Here’s a little something just in time for Hanuman Jayanthi. Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga — which performed the sacred music at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence this year — has uploaded a track recorded at the Confluence. The song? (Is “song” the right word?) Jai Bolo Hanuman Ki, which he wrote just for the Confluence. … Continue reading A beautiful Hanuman devotional aid from Sangita Yoga

Sangita Yoga on a cool San Diego evening

A wonderful addition to this year’s Confluence was having Naren from Sangita Yoga perform on Saturday night. We’ve posted about him before: here (and especially here, about his album release). Naren and his partners, notably Hansel on the tabla, bring an honest, traditional approach to their music. They emphasize the sacredness, and its long history, … Continue reading Sangita Yoga on a cool San Diego evening

Some ragas you ought to check out

If you’ve missed our coverage of Sangita Yoga and Naren Schreiner — well, you haven’t been paying attention, have you? As we noted earlier this month, Naren has finished a new album of sacred chants . Now there’s a quick video about it, which is well worth you time on a calm Saturday. From the … Continue reading Some ragas you ought to check out

‘Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine’

We’ve highlighted the music of Naren Schreiner — who has lead chanting and kirtan at the Ashtanga Yoga Confluence — a few times. Now, we’re happy to report, his first full-production album is complete. As I hope you’ve surmised, it’s sacred music of India. Here’s a link to more. Key facts: Digital release date is … Continue reading ‘Chanting gives expression to the soul’s innate yearning for the Divine’

Your chance to learn about sacred chanting in Los Angeles

For our readers in and around Los Angeles, maybe mark your calendar for Dec. 13. That’s when Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga will be up here — at the Center for Yoga / Larchmont Yoga Works — leading a workshop on sacred chanting. Link to the promotional flyer is right here. (You also can preregister … Continue reading Your chance to learn about sacred chanting in Los Angeles

LA, Boulder: Here’s your chants to explore India’s sacred music

Oh, yeah, I went there. Two upcoming events — one in Boulder, the other here in LA — feature Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga, who has performed kirtan and Indian sacred music at the past couple Ashtanga Yoga Confluences. Up first is Boulder, at Richard Freeman’s Yoga Workshop. One is a workshop on chants, the … Continue reading LA, Boulder: Here’s your chants to explore India’s sacred music

‘People are not dying. They’re gaining moksha’

The Namarupa blog has a link up to a CNN story that I can’t help figure is Robert Moses’ way of telling those of us going on this summer’s Yatra: “Read this.” It’s about Varanasi, one of our many stops: Varanasi has always been known as the city of light. But a more appropriate moniker might … Continue reading ‘People are not dying. They’re gaining moksha’

Support the spread of sacred Indian music

On Friday, into our inbox came news that Naren Schreiner of Sangita Yoga — playing in a few weeks at the Confluence — is set to record an album of sacred (and traditional) Indian music. And he’s appealing for support. (Krishna Das did it, after all.) Here’s the PayPal link. But you’re probably wondering what’s going … Continue reading Support the spread of sacred Indian music