Alongside the familiar yoga practice of movement and meditation is the ancient yoga of music and chant whose goal is to open your heart, awaken your mind, and arouse your spirit. Russill Paul is a modern master of this practice, having left his career in film music to immerse himself in monastery life and be initiated into this powerful art.
“His music is delightful—a spiritually uplifting experience.”
—Caroline Myss, best-selling author of Sacred Contracts
“His fusion of the sounds of India with the energy and technology of contemporary Western music produces a sound unequaled since George Harrison collaborated with Ravi Shankar in the late 1960s.”
CD 1: Nada: Awakening Spirit
Russill’s remarkable nada yoga chanting is accompanied by his own 10-stringed hybrid instrument called a Unitar, bansuri flute, Indian percussion, sarangi, and tanpura. Nada can be used for meditation, or to fill a room with uplifting energy. Chanting along is almost irresistible.
CD 2: Shabda: Mantra Mysticism
An ensemble of traditional and contemporary instrumentation supports Russill’s inspiring Vedic chanting. Listen quietly to go on an inward journey through meditative states, or chant along and be bathed in these healing sonic energies.
Russill Paul presents his work on musical mysticism at retreats and learning centers worldwide. He has shared the stage with many musical luminaries, and has performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama.