New Age composer Terry Oldfield presents a collection of instrumental music designed to integrate harmoniously with a standard yoga class. The opener "Earth and Sky" invokes a sense of solemn grace via wooden flutes before giving way to "Aum" with its spine-tingling tamboura drone. The title track opens with a peaceful summons to peaceful meditation from a Tibetan singing bowl before bells and more wooden flutes enter the scene like a break of light through the trees. When the album has progressed to "The Essence" things are so mellow, that the wooden flute is serenading in barely a whisper. With Oldfield's gift for conveying stillness, focus, and serenity, this album creates a benevolent sense of timeless now that makes it the perfect accompaniment for a yoga session, meditation, or any other sort of relaxing or therapeutic activity.
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