Sitar player Surajit Das joins forces here with flautist Dipak Sharma and tabla player Sourav Bose for a full set of classical Indian ragas. According to Ayurveda, an ancient holistic science that promotes health and well being, music has curative and restorative properties for both the body and the mind; the compositions on AYURVEDIC MUSIC THERAPY are based on this belief. Das, Sharma, and Bose perform three beautiful ragas here for the morning, afternoon, and evening, respectively.
The pieces are quite substantial (the shortest clocks in at eighteen minutes, the longest at twenty nine), and are rich in variation and layers of subtlety. According to the liner notes, the compositions were selected specifically for their healing effects on health disorders. The morning raga heals indigestion, rheumatic arthritis, and hypertension; the afternoon raga purports to have a peaceful effect on anxiety-prone individuals and pregnant women; and the evening raga is for sleep disorders. Given the level of artistry and the lovely, utterly absorbing music here, it is hard to doubt the therapeutic potential of AYURVEDIC MUSIC.